Allan Morrish, 1921-2010
Posted 7 September 2010

The Faculty of Science extends its condolences to the family of  Dr. Allan H. Morrish.  Distinguished Professor Emeritus Morrish passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital August 25, 2010.

Morrish was born April 18, 1921 to Agnes and Stanley Morrish in Winnipeg. He attended Daniel McIntyre where he excelled in all academic study. He attended U of M for his B.Sc. (Hons.), then M.A in Toronto, his Ph.D. at Chicago.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Physical Society. Recipient of the 1977 Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Achievement in Physics and author of more than 150 papers, he had served the physics community, both National and International levels, in innumerable ways. His books like The Physical Principles of Magnetism are still used as a graduate text in many parts of the world.

Morrish was a navy officer during the Second World War. He then was working on his Masters in Toronto and PhD in Chicago before 1950. He then worked at UBC and McGill Universities. Allan worked 11 years at the University of Minnesota.

He moved back to Winnipeg in 1964 as the head of the Physics Department. While Heading the Department of Physics he also traveled to Bristol England, Holland, Melbourne Australia, and Japan to present research papers in the field of Solid State and Nuclear Physics. At the time of retirement he received the status of Distinguished Professor Emeriti.

He will be greatly missed by his sister Gladys, sons, John and Allan, grandchildren Madelaine, Andrew, nephew Brian, cousin Eric, and his friends in the Physics community. A special thanks to the doctors and nurses and all the staff on 5 at the Victoria General Hospital.

Morrish had a special interest in helping students at the U of M. Should friends so wish, donations in remembrance may be made to the Centennial Scholarship Fund at the University of Manitoba (Physics), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba R3T 2N2.

At Morrish's request, cremation has taken place. A service was held at Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road, Winnipeg on September 1, 2010. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent toe Thomson in the Park.

Obituary courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press