Burroughs, Morris Lee

Regiment: Canadian Parachute Corps
Regimental Number: M 8970
Rank: Private
Force: Army

Morris Burroughs was the son of Lee and Margaret Burroughs, and was born on December 19, 1923, in Hafford SK. He settled in the Peace Country with his family in 1937, and they farmed in Codesa. Morris also attended school in Codesa for 2 years. Enlisting for service in WW II at age 19, he joined the Canadian Parachute Corps. His postings included Camrose AB, and NW Europe, and he was discharged in February 1946. Morris obtained a veteran’s lease on the land SW and NW 10-26-W5 in Eaglesham area. In winters, he worked out at logging camps and later at oil rigs. On July 12, 1951 he married Edith Larkin, an RN from PEI, in Grande Prairie AB, and they settled on his homestead which he farmed full time since 1952. The Burroughs had 5 children: Elizabeth, Margaret, Shaun, Christina, and Kathleen. Being hailed out in July 1969, Morris hauled water for rigs in Red Earth. In 1975, their house burned down, and it was rebuilt by the help of friends and neighbors. Selling their farm in 1988, they retired in Grande Prairie. Morris died at age 86 in September 2010 in Grande Prairie.
Source: Smoky Peace Triangle pp. 156-158 (photo p. 157)