Ron and Vi Morgan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24.

Ron and Vi Morgan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24.

Couple celebrates 50th

It is with great pleasure that Ron and Violet (Vi) Morgan announce their golden anniversary

  • Jul. 17, 2011 7:00 a.m.

It is with great pleasure that Ron and Violet (Vi) Morgan announce their golden anniversary. It was June 24, 1961, when they shared their wedding vows together in the old Vernon United Church on 27th Street.

Vi was born in Vernon and lived here for 10 years before moving to Sugar Lake where she attended Cherryville School. At a very young age she travelled to Edmonton where she worked for the Provincial Government. In 1957 she moved back to Vernon and worked for Krippes-Chanasyk Realty and then for Eatons for approximately 17 years. In 1959 she had the honour of becoming Miss Vernon.

Ron was also born in Vernon. His passion for hockey would see him off playing Junior A hockey for the Lethbridge Native Sons and the Cleveland Barons at the young age of 16. But he eventually moved back to Vernon to play hockey for the Vernon Canadians. I seemed like the timing was meant to be, and Ron and Vi would meet, falling in love, and get married.

Over the years Ron has held sever positions in the community including manager of the Vernon Beer Distribution Warehouse, Deputy Sheriff, councillor for the City of Vernon as well as trustee for the Vernon and District School Board.

Having such a compassionate heart for the less fortunate, Ron started Upper Room Mission in 1980, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. He also opened the Haven of Hope Ranch for boys in BX which stayed open for a few years. The ranch helped in making special homes for teen boys. Finally, before retiring he had his own custodial business for 15 years.

The Lord has blessed the Morgans with three wonderful children whom they are so very proud of. They have two sons, Jay who married Wendy Williams of Lumby, and Randy who married Laura Kunka of Kelowna and one daughter Holly who is married to Rob Kienlein of Lumby. They are also the proud grandparents of four beautiful granddaughters (Alysha, Kelsey, Kaitlin and Shelby), and four handsome grandsons (Brayden, Sean, Nicky and Kyle). They enjoy attending their many sports, drama and music events, and always feel so proud and blessed. Each one is so very special and brings such joy to their lives.

A very big part of their lives was having the privilege of caring for foster children in our home. They were each such a blessing to us and became a very special part of the family. On special occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas there would always be a number of lonely souls gracing the family table for a delicious meal with all the trimmings. The fellowship was always such a great time of sharing and laughter, and they treasure all the wonderful memories from all the special people they have come to know and love over the years.

Now that the Morgans have both retired they are travelling a bit, enjoying the pool, gym, and a wonderful fellowship with their many “bingo and coffee” friends.

They give all the glory to our Lord for His guidance, love and grace over the past 50 years and look forward to many more happy years together. To celebrate their 50th they will be enjoying a beautiful Alaskan cruise and exciting trip to Disneyland with family.