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E. Murray Morrisette picture taken in 1916, source Gloria Morrisette Memoir, Cortes Island Museum
General News · 9th November 2020
Gloria Morrisette née Clemantine Godkin (1908–2013) emigrated to Canada from Tacoma with her parents and siblings in 1915. They settled on Hornby Island and later moved to Shusharte, a small settlement at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

In 1928, Gloria married Murray Morrisette, a First World War veteran who had suffered severe injuries during the Battle of Amiens in France. In the 1930s, they moved to Manson’s Landing spending ten years there raising their family.

Later in life, Gloria became a reporter for The Province and Vancouver Sun newspapers. Her story about the years spent on Cortes and her memoir with Murray’s war experience are available for everyone to read at the Museum.

To learn more about E. Murray Morrisette, read the museum blog: "Murray Was Large for His Age":