Robert Morissette, 75, of Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 surrounded by his family. He had experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of a fall.
Robert was born on November 5th, 1940 in Quebec City. He attended Catholic schools and continued his business education at Bart College. After graduation, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for eleven years. An opportunity arose with B. F. Goodrich – Canada in Quebec City and subsequent moves occurred for positions in Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario and Akron, Ohio followed.
Janet and Robert met in 1979 in Akron as their apartment complex office manager advised “you would make a cute couple” and so they were married in January 1980. Rachelle was born in 1982 and Robert continued to travel for 11 years covering the Middle East and Africa as the International Sales Mgr for B.F Goodrich. In 1990, Robert moved to a new opportunity with Komatsu Dresser in Peoria, IL and in 1994 to the Quad Cities in Illinois where he worked for Grisham Industries until retirement.
After retiring, Robert always kept busy with volunteer responsibilities or a part-time job as he loved being around people and was always willing to lend a hand with whatever needed to be done. Most recently he enjoyed volunteering to coordinate bus food for the local Quad City Mallards hockey team in Moline, IL.
Robert excelled at skiing and led the Ski Patrol in Quebec at Mt. Ste-Anne, along with his life-long friend, Yvon Provencher. He was also a Junior Snooker champion in Quebec. He loved hockey, travel, cooking and riding his motorcycle. Another key element in Robert’s life was his life-long passion for the game of golf. In Quebec, he was the president of the Club de Golf at Stoneham. He was very proud of his two hole-in-ones. During a recent vacation to Scotland, UK he visited St. Andrews and took a lesson with the pro to add 15 yards to his drive and improve “backspin on his chip shot.” The pro advised he would achieve his goals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Morissette and Lucienne Allaire Morissette of Quebec City, Quebec Province, Canada. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janet Watts Morissette of Olathe KS, daughter Elyssa Rachelle Morissette and son-in-law Joshua Williams of Nashville, TN.
A memorial service will be held on June 13th at the Hennessy Bagnoli Moore Funeral Home. 936 N Main St. Akron Oh. 44223. 330-376-4251. There will be a visitation from 5-7 pm and the service will follow at 7pm.
In keeping with Robert’s wishes there will be a visitation in the Quad cities and a private memorial service in Akron, Ohio at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Robert’s favorite charity: Feeding America http://www.feedingamerica.org/
So very sorry! Your in our prayers
Hi Janet, Rachelle and Williams.
We, Sonia and I Gaétan would really offer you all our sincere condolences. This was so a bad news about that situation and were waiting for good news from Yvon. We are so sad about that and give you our support to pass true this moment.
Our love is with you all.
Gaétan and Sonia.
Janet–Both Sue and I are sincerely sorry for your loss. Robert sounds like an accomplished man and will be sorely missed! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God walks in Robert’s footsteps and will keep him safe. Much Sympathy–Jerry & Sue Lynch
Janet, so so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I pray that God will replace your pain with His peace. Thinking and praying for you and your family. ** Laurie Ochs
Janet, I can’t begin to express my sympathy at the loss of your beloved Robert. You two were a very special pair and the memories you shared will be with you always. May the Lord give you and Rachelle comfort at this time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you daily.
Janet my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know many friends in the Quad Cities are thinking of you and your family at this time. Love is sent your way.
So sorry to hear about your husband. Please know Mike & I are thinking about you. Our hearts goes out to you & your family.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Robert has a very interesting and successful life.
Janet, Karen and I want to let you, Rachelle and Joshua are in our prayers. Robert will be with you always but I know that does not take away the pain. By this write up Robert was a wonderful man, father and husband. What memories you must have to celebrate his like.
Dear Janet and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers and on my heart…
Janet, my deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us they live on.
I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Robert. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days and please feel free to call me anytime or better yet come visit us. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
My heartfelt condolences,
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.