CALAIS – Louis “Red” L. Morrison, 91, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Debbie and her fiancé, Patrick, in Calais. Louis was born Nov. 17, 1921, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, son of the late Louis F. and Esther (Curran) Morrison.
After graduating from Calais Academy he entered the Army Air Corps and served during World War II as an airplane maintenance technician. While stationed in Monroe, La., he met Margaret Judkins. They were married Sept. 4, 1943, in Monroe. After his service, Louis and Margaret moved back to Maine and he worked at Todd’s Hardware until they closed. He attended barber school in Lewiston and opened Red’s Barber Shop in the St. Croix Hotel. Eventually Louis moved the shop into his home on Price Street, Calais. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, and a member of Sherman Brothers Post No. 3 American Legion, both in Calais. Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at his camp on Pennamaquan Lake in Charlotte, and most importantly, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret; a brother, Frank Morrison; and a son-in-law, Gregory Olsen Smith. Surviving are his three children, Linda McLaughlin and her husband, Butch, of Calais, David Morrison and his wife, Beverly, of Baileyville, and Debbie Olsen Smith and her fiancé, Patrick Ashley, of Calais; four grandchildren, David McLaughlin and his wife, Hanna, of Holden, Jeff McLaughlin and his wife, Sarah, of Wilmington, N.C., Stuart Morrison of Tucson, Ariz., and Julie McPhee and her husband, Brad, of Baileyville; two step-grandchildren, Krista Prue and her husband, Matt, of Glenburn, and Kim Hill of Atlanta, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren, Lucas, Natasha, Emma, Tyler, Jensen, Kate, Sadie, Lauren, and Courtney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Calais, by Father Rob Lupo. Burial with military honors, will be in Calais Cemetery. Donations in Louis’ memory may be made to Frank N. Beckett Center, P.O. Box 384, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.