James Morgan

October 31, 1939 to August 4, 2019


It is with heavy hearts we share the sudden passing of James Charles Morgan (Jim, former Provincial Minister of Fisheries) of St. John’s, NL on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at the age of 79 years while surrounded by his family and friends at Pleasant View Towers.

Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Ella Morgan.

Leaving to mourn his wife of 52 years, Denise Morgan (Philippe, originally from Quebec), only daughter Kimberly Dawe (Bill), two grandchildren Alexander and Brandon, Brother Bill Peckford (Elizabeth) of Halifax, and many relatives and close circle of friends.

Sending special thanks to the caring and professional staff on the 4th Northwest floor of Pleasant View Towers who have all made his last few month’s very comfortable.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral home on Wednesday, August 7th from 7-9pm and Thursday, August 8th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral Service to be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Military Road, St. John’s, on Friday, August 9th at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice.



7-9 p.m. on August 7, 2019

2-4 p.m. on August 8, 2019

7-9 p.m. on August 8, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday August 9th

St. Thomas Anglican Church


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Denise & Family.
Saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I first met him in Bonavista in early 70’s.. Absolutely wonderful man, amazing politician who cared about everybody. Jim always got the job done !
Fred Russell

Denise and KIm,
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have very fond memories of happy times with Jim (and Denise) that will never be forgotten. Always a friend. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Barry and Peggy Bartlett

My condolences to the family from Donna, Daniel and faith xoxo.

I am just now hearing of Jim (Charlie;s) passing. My condolences to the family. I was on the train in the 50’s,when Jim was making his first trip to Montreal via Gander..My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Jones Ellsworth

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and it was a distinct pleasure in having a working and personal relationship with him. He was very successful in bringing forward the fisheries issues of the day.

Thoughts are with you Denise and the rest of your family

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing
Gerald and Barb Hounsell

Jim you will be greatly missed.
You supported us in our early years ,
30 years later we would have not been as successful without customers and friends like you. All our love to your family Denise and Kim.
Our thoughts are with you both .
David & Sharon Andrews

To: Denise , Kim and family!!!! sorry to hear of Jim’s passing!!!!! Our deepest sympathy!!!! Reg and Evelyn Reddick.

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He always seemed to have a smile. A pleasure to have known Jim. RIP. Al & Sylvia McHugh

So sorry to hear of JIm’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.. May he rest in peace.

Denise, Kim and Family,

Life goes by so fast. When I heard of Jim’s passing I took time to reflect on the good memories both our families shared over the years. We have many fond memories of fun times and celebrations. Jim, Denise and Donna were instrumental in my getting a summer student job with government in the Dept. of Fisheries back in 1981. It is golden opportunities such as these that most young people need in order to continue on with an education and career in our home province (which I love).

I learned a lot about politics by watching Jim Morgan’s political career unfold. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work for 30+ years throughout the public sector of our province; and to have met so many fabulous people along the way thanks to a few fine people having my back, looking my way and giving me a chance in life.

Kim, I watched you grow up, you were like a little sister to us. You have turned out to be one beautiful human being who I respect and admire.

Denise, I love you a lot. I have so many memories of fun times, laughter, the girl’s trip to Ottawa and Quebec, and Ma Mere’s and your sisters’ visits to Newfoundland and purchasing my first used car, the yummy delicious Christmas dinners at Mom’s and Dad’s and the men’s power naps after the big feed. I could go on…a lifetime is so short – I want to say ‘thank you’ Jim and Denise for your support and all of the great memories – it takes a community and your family was definitely a part of my community.

May you feel the warmth of loving kindness throughout these tender hours. May Jim’s spirit be free to soar.

Daphne MacNeil

Denise and family,
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have many memories of time spent with him as we served in the House of Assembly together.
He made a great contribution to our province as a dedicated person to the people he represented and in particular to the fishery of our province.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Milton and Joan Peach

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Didn’t realize that he became ill enough to be admitted to long term care. I can imagine that was extremely difficult on everyone as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now. Rebecca and I have many fond memories of your time in Cupids. We had planned to visit yesterday before getting the news that a close family member was admitted to palliative care. Our hearts are heavy as well. Take care and God Bless.

Enjoyed many a stimulating conversation with Jim over the years. We were so sorry to hear of his passing.. Sending our deepest condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Jim

Kim, Denise, and family,
I am so sorry for your loss., The memories that we have as kids will remain always. In late years, I would run into your dad at Tim Horton’s and the first thing he would say to me is, “ Carolyn, I see ya running all the time, staying in shape “ . He always had a HUGE smile on his face and our childhood memories will last a lifetime of him. He was just so fun and a dad to all of us!

To my dearest friend Kim, I am so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our teenage years and sleepovers at your house. He would always laugh and make jokes of us “getting ready to meet up with our boyfriends!”.
To you, Your Mom (Mrs. Morgan), Bill and the boyz… I am thinking about you all and sending my heartfelt sympathy and my love. xox
Raynette (Soper) Russell
Darryl, Jordan and Emily

Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with friends and family. God Bless you all.

Denise, Kim and family, Helen and I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Morgan’s passing. We have many fun memories of Jim, at the Haines home. Our prayers are with you.

Helen and Keith King

Dear Mrs. Morgan and Family,
While we have not met I had the good fortune to come to know Jim and eventually work with him in the 1970s in persuading the government of the day to pass legislation legalizing the practice of denturism in our province. Jim always had a great sense of fair play and when he took on a cause he did it with real gusto and logic.. Jim’s help in that regard was greatly appreciated by my denturist clients and he is fondly remembered by them.

Aunt Denis, Kim and family, I am sad to hear of uncle Jim’s passing. Although I only got to meet him a few years ago for the first time, he left a wonderfull impression. I will never forget our visit and chats with him. He was one of a kind. RIP uncle Jim.

To the Morgan Family:

I send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. I worked along side him in the Department of Transportation when he was minister of that department. I recall how our work day would get started as soon as he entered his office – it was action immediately. He was a dedicated worker and a great constituency man. When he was in meetings, he would buzz out and say “hold all calls except any from my wife and constituents”.
Wishing you comfort and courage to face the days ahead without Jim and loving memories to hold in your heart.

Bertha Rose

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have great memories from Eastport, Glovertown, and Mollock St. in St. John’s. Treasure your memories..

Jan(Samson) and Fred Stuckless

I am deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Denise and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing! Always enjoyed conversations with him over the years , he was very knowledgeable and a thinker.
We know that you will share many fond memories of Jim as you celebrate his life with Family and Friends.
Doug and Jean

I was very sorry to hear of Jims passing. I grew up on Cowards Island and we attended school together. I did see him a few times after, but our paths sent us in different directions. It was Jim who concvinced me to follow the PC party, when you lived near Memorial Stadium many years ago. I followed his illustrious career with pride in a “little ” boy from a tiny Island. My condolences to Denise, Kimberly and family, may the memories live on in your heart.

Joan and I were saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. As friends, work colleagues (Canadian Marconi), and political allies we enjoyed many years of friendship.
Denise , you are in our thoughts at this time.

George & Joan Innes

My Tribute to James Morgan

I first met Jim Morgan back in the late seventies when he was Fisheries Minister in the Peckford Government.

We were in the process of trying to get a Marine Service Centre in the Green Bay South area, after a long time we were successful.

We had meetings with Jim after the anti-sealing group destroyed the market for seal products.

After Jim was finished with politics he formed an organization called Rural Rights and Boat Owners Association because the Federal Government had stopped Newfoundlanders and Labradorians from being able to get a cod to put on the table. Jim was President and I served with him for several years as Vice President. Some of us went out and got charged while protesting but we did get a food fishery and still do to this day, thanks a lot to Jim Morgan for his lobbying and persistence.

I knew Jim for close to forty years and I found him to be a good politician, one who was accessible, easy to talk to and was strait forward, a quality that is lacking in many politicians today.

I offer my sincere condolence to the family and was proud to have known him and to have him as a friend.

So long Dear Friend, Rest in Peace

(Ret) Capt. Wilfred Bartlett

I knew Jim during my time working with the House of Assembly in the 70s and 80s and also around PC Party events. Jim was always there to help his fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and was an especially strong advocate for those in the fishing industry. As Minister of Fisheries, he worked tirelessly and passionately on their behalf. I also remember him as a very positive person who was always a pleasure to be around. Sincere condolences to his wife, Denise and daughter, Kimberley. RIP Jim.


Denise and Kim
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. It was a great honour and pleasure to have worked with him for a few years in Fisheries. He was a great Minister and politician and always had the back of all fishermen, plant workers and rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
Extending our condolences to you and knowing that you will go forward with all those wonderful memories of a great husband and dad. Prayers with you.


Sincere condolences to the Morgan family. Jim was a close colleague of mine and a friend of our family. He was a very successful politician and served his constituents well and faithfully for many years. Rest in peace Jim !

The Morgan Family,
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and would like to express sincere sympathy to his family. I Met Jim many years ago and followed his political career with much interest. May you find consolation in wonderful memories and be proud of his contribution to his province. May he Rest In Peace.

Walter Butler,

Condolences to Family and friends of Jim. So sad to read about his passing. i’ve known him for possibly 5o years; Having done business with him, finding him a sticker on details, but still very fair in his dealings. Our prayers are with you. All the best Jim/wife Nelia Campbell St. John’s NL.

The Morgan Family,
I followed and admired the political life of Jim when he was a politician and was a friend over the years and now want to express sincere condolences to his family on his passing. May memories of a life well lived help to lessen your sorrow..

I got to know Jim through my father. They were political colleagues. Even now when I hear his name, this lyric from ZZ Top’s song pops into my head: ” . . . every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.” And that he sure was. Always like a stick of gum! 🙂 My condolences to the family. RIP Jim. I bet you’re the sharpest dressed man in heaven!

After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life like they did when they were here. Live each day with encouragement knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven”

Colleen, Donna, Dan and Faith
Peace and Love

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
Thinking of the years we worked together in the House of Assembly. He was a great person. Worked hard for his constituents and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a very passionate politician.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Tom and Mary Hickey

Denise, aka Mrs Morgan, Kim, Bill and boys, I am so sorry to hear about Mr Morgan’s passing. When Jeff told me that u had messaged him about your dads passing, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I’ll always remember your dad as a strong, outspoken and determined man who loved His family very much. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling but please know I am thinking of you all and miss you terribly. You are in our prayers. Xox

Denise, Kim Alexander and Brandon. Ike and I are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was a very kind person especially to his next door neighbours! A born Politician. He will be missed by friends and neighbours. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Denise and family, may I join with you in mourning the loss of a long time friend and political associate.

Our sincerest & deepest condolences to the Morgan family.
I only meet Jim a few times, He was a good man, Rest in Peace my friend.

Denise sorry to hear of Jims passing. Our thoughts are with u at this time Ron Lillian Penney

We have been your friends and supporters for many years. I campaigned with him during two successful elections and will always remember his completed dedication to his constituents and to the PC Party.
Rest in Peace Jim and rise in glory. Deepest Sympathy to all.
Herman and Rita Russell

Denise and family , Jim will remain that delightful witty contrarian I always liked and admired. His like will not be seen again .Rest in peace dear friend. Fred Stagg

Kim, Bill , Alex and Brandon ,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad and pop. Hold tight the memories that you have made.
Take Care and thinking of all of you. Sending hugs your way.
Sherry, Chris and Christian Cole xoxo

My sincerest condolences to Denise, Kim and family. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Denise and family, Our sincere condolences. Thinking of you.

Claire Ramsay Mulligan and family.

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I have fond memories of Jim. May he rest in peace.

R.I.P Jim.
You were a fine man who stood up
strongly for those who elected you.

Denise, Kim and family,

We are shocked by the news of Jim.s passing. We are deeply sorry and our thought and prayer’s are with you all at this most difficult time.
Sharon, Bobby & Josephine

To Kim and Denise and family. So sorry to hear about your dad. Kim you and I have been best of friends for many years and I will always remember our time that we would spend at the cabin in cupids and your dad taking us out in the boat and the stories that he would tell us. I am away with the girls but I am thinking of u and the boys and your mom. Hugs to you ❤❤❤

Deepest condolences to you Denise and family . We enjoyed Jims stories in Florida and when we met him at Kennys Pond in the summer. Judy and Ted Mercer

Very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.
. He was a kind and wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers to Denise and family at this difficult time.
Wally and Sheila Skeard
Port Aux Basques

Dear Denise and family
I was shocked to read of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of lively discussions with Jim in Florida.
He will be missed.
Clare and Mike Sikorsky

Aunt Denise, Kim and Family please accept our deepest condolences.
Allen, Joanna, Dustin and Dylan Nichol

Mes sympathiques à la famille Morgan et Philippe

My sympathies to the family thinking of you guys.

The Morgan Family.
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.. In the years I have known Jim I have known him to be a wonderful, caring person. I often think of all the good times we shared, and I hope these memories comfort you during this sad time.
Sincerest sympathy,
Linda Giles

Aunt Denise, Kim and Family
Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing…sending you our sympathies.

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Thinking of you all.

Dean and Patsy Cull

The Morgan Family
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I met him several times as minister in the Peckford cabinet. He was a kind and sympathetic minister who always tried to help his fellow Newfoundlanders as a government leader. May he rest in peace. Cherish his memories. NL has lost a great former government minister.

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

To Denice and Kimberly so very sadden to hear of Jim’s passing I have so many good memories of our times together in the early years I also remember the many visits Jim made out to visit my late parents and we can never forget our trip to the Bahamamas I no longer live in Newfoundland but my heart is with you my dear friends

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. My Dad, knew him well, Gerard O’ Reilly and met him many times! May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Judy O’Reilly