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Sport was an big part of life for Nick Morris


Nick Morris, known fondly as Busty, will be sadly missed by family, friends and all that knew him.

Nicholas "Busty" Morris passed away on the 5th July 2015 at Wexford General Hospital at the age of 86 surrounded by family.

Nick grew up in Granisk, Ballycogley, the first child of Jack and Rita Morris, and attended Mayglass school as a child. Nick started work at 14 as a farm labourer before leaving for England in 1948 at the age of 20 to work in the construction industry. He later met his future wife, Christina Ellard of Kilscoran in Tagoat, in London where they married in April 1966. Nick and Chris later moved to Southsea, near Portsmouth, before returning to Wexford in June 1972 where they lived happily in Kilscoran until the sad passing of Chris at an early age in August 1981. After moving back to Ireland, Nick worked for both Wally Bates and also the Neville brothers in the building trade until he retired in the mid 1990's. Nick then moved to St. Brendan's Estate, Rosslare Harbour, in the late 1990's where he enjoyed a happy retirement.

Nick was a keen sports supporter, particularly G.A.A and horseracing, accumulating an in-depth knowledge of all the sports he followed. Eventually poor health caused Nick to move to the Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown, where he lived the last five months of his life in comfort.

Nick's family would like to extend sincere thanks to Mary, Nicola and all the staff at Knockeen, and also the nurses, doctors and carers at Wexford General Hospital for their help, support and kindness in caring for Nick. Nick is sadly missed by his sisters, Lucy and Patty, sister-in-law Una, nieces, nephews and extended family. A service was held in Knockeen Nursing Home on 9th July before Nick's remains were taken to Jerome Crematorium, and his ashes were interned in the grave with Chris on Monday 13th July.

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