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Mary [Molly] Reed MORRISON


Birth:    27 Oct 1914   Place: Vancouver, British Columbia

Death:  04 Apr 1998  Place: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Burial: Ashes scattered under oak tree.   Place:  Salt Spring Island, BC.

Father:   Frank Sifford MORRISON (1887-1976)

Mother:   Beulah Foster REED (1889-1948)


Spouse:  Robert Michael AKERMAN

Birth:  9 Jan 1912   Place: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia1

Religion: Catholic




Marriage:   7 Jul 1939    Place: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia



Mary Darlene [Darlene] (1940-)

Robert Edward [Ted] (1941-)

Roberta Jean (1943-)

Merilyn [Lyn] Francine (1944-1997)

Morris Wayne [Morry] (1947-)

Catherine Teresa [Cathy] (1949-)

Daniel James [Danny] (1951-)

Patrick William [Pat] (1954-)

James Frederick [Jim] (1955-)

Kerry Michael (1957-)

Richard Lance [Lance] (1958-) 


L-R: Jimmy, Paddy, Danny, Cathy, Morry, Lyn, Roberta, Ted, Kerry & Darlene (last child, Lance, unborn).











Even as a great-grandmother, Molly was a star pitcher on her soft ball team where many of the players were her children's age.

Bob and Molly ... together they raised a family of eleven children.  "An even dozen would be nice," Molly said. 

Bob and Molly were married on Salt Spring Island July 7, 1939

L-R Molly, sister Peggy, father Frank and twin Betty Aug 20, 1952.

Notes for Mary Reed [Molly] MORRISON



  • When Molly and Bob's sons shot three cougar which were attacking Salt Spring Island livestock, a cartoon appeared in the Colonist newspaper with the caption reading "How many times do I have to tell you? ... First your homework and then you can have fun!!".  Molly's calm response to it all was something like, "I don't have shoes like that."   


  • Obituary

    AKERMAN - MARY Reed (nee: Morrison) Born October 27, 1914 in Vancouver, BC.  Molly passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 4, 1998.

    The Lord is my shepherd ... I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.  Psalm 23..1-6

    Predeceased by her daughter Lyn Andrews, her younger sister Peggy Bryan, Molly is survived by her beloved husband Bob, dear twin sister Betty Mouat, children Darlene (Tim) O'Donnell, Ted (Donna) Akerman, Roberta (Max) Allard, son-in-law Dennis Andrews, Morris (Janice) Akerman, Cathy (Dale) Cook, Dan Akerman, Patrick (Brenda) Akerman, Jim Akerman, Kerry (Leah) Akerman, Lance Akerman.  Thirty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.  Molly will always be remembered for her caring, unselfish ways by her loving family and friends.  There will be a family service.     Friends and relatives are invited to an open house in Molly's memory at the family home Thursday, April 9, 1998 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.    Flowers gratefully declined.   If so desired memorial remembrances may be made in form of donation to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.



1.  Sheila Lauraine [Laurie] Mouat (ID#, January 19, 2002.   Laurie (married name Fiander) prepared a genealogy package "In Loving Memory of Beulah Foster Reed Morrison September 20, 1888 to July 22, 1948" on behalf of Beulah's descendents and sent package to a Family Reunion of the Descendants of Clarence Gilman Reed approximately 1997 in Massachusetts.

2. Akerman family archives

3.  Bryan family archives

4. Morrison family bible