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Joseph "Slim" Ambrose Morin

September 26, 1929 - December 16, 2021


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Slim Morin, at the age of 92 after struggling with COPD.

Slim was the eldest of seven children born to parents John and Germaine Morin. He was raised on a farm and went to school in Looma, Alberta, later moving to Edmonton to learn how to weld. To get away from the long winters in Alberta he found a position at Capital Tractors, a John Deere dealership in Vernon, BC, working in the repair shop and later the front office.  When he showed interest in opening his own business, John Deere provided him with additional training and eventually offered him the franchise in Nelson BC in 1967. He ran the business very successfully until he retired in 1991 but not wanting to sit idle he ran a backhoe and saw sharpening business and a small farm with sheep, cattle and chickens in Balfour.

He is sadly missed by his partner Marian Ranseth and his children Tom (Lorraine), Doreen (Conrad), Dianne (Charlie) and Lee, his grandchildren Alex, Hope, Kailey, Claire, Kyla, Lani and Eden, plus eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Roxy (nee Maltais) and his brothers Claude and Ray. He will be missed by his siblings Gloria, Lorraine, Denis (Ann) and Dolores (Barry) and many of his dear friends including Hugh, Paulette, Bob, Archie and Joan and lastly his beloved dog Mia.

As per Slim’s wishes no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association (www.lung.ca).



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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barb Price
Relation: Family friend

To Slim’s family; I just wanted to express how saddened I am to hear of his passing. My parents Lil and Gordie Sharp had great times with Slim and Roxy many moons ago. I’ll always keep them close in my heart. The 4 of them are keeping good company together in Heaven I’m sure.
Sincerely; Barb Price

From: Lynda Dosenberger
Relation: Family Friend

Deepest sympathy to Tom, Doreen, Diane and Lee and families. Slim always had a smile on his face and we hold many fond memories of him. Nick bought his first John Deere off of Slim. Nick & Mary Dosenberger & the Dosenberger families.

From: Christine & Gary McCandlish
Relation: acquaintances

Condolences to the families: Slim was a fine gentleman.

Service Schedule

  No Service by Request

As per Slim’s wishes no memorial service will be held.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association (www.lung.ca).

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