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": https://cortesmuseum.com/murray-was-large-for-his-age/