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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Scott Morse (1927-2018)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Winnipeg on 29 May 1927, son of Harry D. Morse and Tena Bell (?-1963), he was educated at Ravenscourt School, University of Manitoba (BA 1948), and the Manitoba Law School (1952). He also served at the Royal Canadian Naval College at Royal Roads, British Columbia and served with the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve from 1946 to 1951. He practised law with the firm of Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson from 1952 to 1975, eventualy becoming a senior partner. He served as President (1972-1973) and Life Bencher (1973-2018) of the Law Society of Manitoba. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1965. He served as Puisne Judge on the Court of Queen’s Bench from 1975 until retirement in 2002. He was married twice, first on 18 September 1954 to Marjorie Jane Bull (?-1980) and second in 1983 to Margaret Chown. He was Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Rupert's Land and received a honorary Doctor of Canon Law degree from St. John's College. He died at Winnipeg on 5 December 2018.

Sources:

“Marjorie Bull’s wedding to Peter S. Morse unites two well-known families,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1954, page 14.

“10 Manitoba lawyers on New Year’s list,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1965, page 6.

Obituary [Marjorie Jane Morse], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1980, page 53.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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