Spr Arthur Morris Dunn (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Arthur Morris Dunn (Ret’d)
    • RCE GVIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Arthur Morris Dunn (Ret’d) of Alder Flats, AB on 24 August 2011 at the age of 92 years.

    Morris grew up on the bald prairie near Dorothy AB east of Calgary. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  After the war, he took carpentry courses and moved to the Pendryl, AB area Northwest of Red Deer, AB.  He subsequently built the Esso station in Alder Flats, Ruby’s Café at Buck Lake, and his own home. Morris was instrumental in bringing rural electric and telephone to the Pendryl area.  In 1963, he and his wife moved to Alder Flats where they owned and operated Mountain View Store for 15 years. 

    Morris was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Alder Flats Branch No. 269.  He and his wife were always involved in their community.  He was a member of the Alberta Apiarists Association and helped researchers with the discovery of a disease in beehives, later named the Winfield Disease.  In retirement, he assisted with the construction of the Alder Flats Community Centre.  He was on the Alder Flats Gas Co-Op board, served on the Alder Flats Community Society, and was a Scout leader.  Morris was also a member of the Breton Victims’ Services, helped build the shelter for the Rose Creek trail system west of Alder Flats and was still volunteering at the Thrift store in Drayton Valley, AB at the age of 90.

    Family and friends are welcome to drop by the home of Ian and Pauline Dunn in Drayton Valley area for tea or coffee on 10 September from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to share fond memories they may have of Morris. {dcFeb18gd} [zsd, zpi, zsp]