Stephen John Morris (13 Aug 1965 - 6 May 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane (Upper) Chatham, Kent. ME5 9QU
Funeral Director
John Weir Funeral Directors Parkwood

In loving memory of Stephen John Morris who tragically passed at the age of 54 to Covid-19.

Steve was born 1965 in Gillingham and died peacefully and comfortably on 6th May 2020 at Medway Maritime hospital.

Steve was a loving husband to Jane Morris, an inspirational father to Calum & Amber Morris, a beloved son to Dave Morris & Cheryl Daniels, and a brother to Roger and Maria Morris.

Steve contributed greatly throughout his life to various causes, notably his place of work where he made many friends and contributed greatly to efficient and effective IT systems. He was an amateur radio enthusiast with the BRATS and made many lifelong friends, running their website and innovating ways to communicate for many years. Steve was also an avid fisherman, enjoying many hours out in the sun with friends and family. Steve loved to play video games and loved his home and his family dearly, he appreciated nothing more than a quiet night playing Farming Simulator with the sounds of the TV in the background.

We, the family, ask for flowers to be sent only by attending family members to the funeral.

If anyone else would like to contribute in some way, please see the link below, it will take you to a justgiving page which has been set up by me, all donations will go to a charity of our choice, one closely linked with hospital care more than likely, once this is all over and we have our heads screwed on straight.


https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stevemorrisfarmerfisherlegend

I am having some trouble getting the link to work, if you copy the text directly it will work, for some reason the link is breaking in the text. The justgiving link will also be available on facebook, and I will make sure it is emailed to BRATS and his place of work and if anyone cannot access it but wants to donate please just give me a call or a text and I'll sort the link for you.

On a personal note, my Dad was a fantastic human. And his time was cut far too short by such a nasty disease. It has shattered our lives and has affected so many people, and it really sucks that so few people can be at the funeral. Dad was loved by so many, and gave nothing but love in return, his wicked sense of humor and love for his friends and family allowed him to lead such a fulfilling life, I just wish he had lived it much longer. In loving memory of my Dad. I will carry your strength and your inspiration with me forever, you are sorely missed.

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Calum Morris wrote

Your funeral was Tuesday and even though it's like a final phase it still feels like I'm very much at the beginning of this process. My life is now defined into two distinct categories: before and after my Father died. Everyone came out to see you on Tuesday, Dad, and those that couldn't be there watched from the comfort of their houses, crying and laughing with us. You are endlessly loved. The celebrant said that if love could heal, you'd have come home - I say that if love could heal, you'd be immortal. You're taken from us far too soon and you had so much more of your life to live. This injustice will not stand and I will always fight for it, I will always carry you with me, I love you endlessly.

Thank you for the inspiration,
Thank you for the smiles,
All the unconditional love
that carried me for miles,
But most of all, thank you for my life <3

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Teresa Fisher wrote

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Too soon. Condolences to you all.

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Martin Davey wrote

A great man and cousin, who will be sadly missed by those that had the pleasure of his company. My condolences to his close family. Rest in peace Steve. Martin&Lynda xxx

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Lisa Ray wrote

We were so saddened to hear Steve had been taken at such a young age by this terrible virus. Our thoughts and condolences are with you all. With love Paul, Lisa & May xxx

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Darrell Hocking wrote

Steve was a valued member and friend at Fuji Seal who will be sadly missed. Have fond memories of when he first started at Fuji and worked in the Print Department working alongside his brother Roger. He had a wicked sense of humour that no one could match and I know he loved his computers hence the reason he moved to IT when the chance came up. He loved his festivals and for the past couple of years I bumped into him and his wife Jane at the Faversham beer festival which I know he looked forward to. My thoughts are with his wife, children and extended family in this difficult time. God bless.

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Jackie Kruse wrote

So sorry to hear the sad news guys. Steve was a funny and special guy. You are a wonderful bunch and we have such fond memories of when the girls were growing up with calum and amber. Stay strong and stay safe. We all send our love to you all at this difficult time. Jackie, Tiff and Chloe xxx

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Hazel and John Scott wrote

Dear Jane and family. We were very sorry to hear about Steve. You are in our thoughts. Remember, even if we can’t see them, those we love are always with us. God bless. Xx

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Peter Barkaway wrote

I have worked with Steve for many years, since I recruited him back in the mid-1990s, as I set up the first ICT department in Gillingham.

Steve worked in print at the time, but regularly asked me if there were any jobs in IT as he really enjoyed setting up his server and PC at home, and wanted to extend this interest at work.

Steve and I set up the first network at Fuji, introducing the first PCs at a time when most people were still using the old green on black IBM terminals.

We even had had a front page spread on the Fuji Times as we were one of the first sites to do this;
this was followed a few years later when we were the first to introduce video conferencing.

He has always been loyal and did his very best for our small team in Gillingham.

Steve will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues , in the UK and the rest of Europe.

His work friends in the LTD office, Ben, Tony, Alex , Rebecca and myself, especially miss his contribution, wit and his company.

My deepest sympathies extend to his family, of course including Roger & Arnold, for this shocking loss.

We all miss you lots Steve.

RIP

Pete

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