Hope Morritt, local author and friend of writers, has died

morritt obitOne of the Sarnia-Lambton's best-known authors has died.

Hope Morritt was originally from Edmonton but came to Sarnia with her husband, the late Dan Cameron, in 1960.

She passed away on Thursday at Fiddick's Nursing Home in Petrolia. Her funeral will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Sarnia on Monday, Feb. 11 beginning with visitation at 2 p.m.

Ms. Morritt earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Western Ontario and did post graduate work in Irish literature at the University of Dublin.

She authored several works of fiction, including "Nahanni," a book she co-authored with Norma West Linder, another local author.

Ms. Morritt received many awards over the years, including first place in a writing competition sponsored by the Banff School of Fine Arts (now the Banff Centre), which earned her a writing scholarship.

She also taught creative writing at Lambton College and launched a creative writing program for gifted students.

Ms. Morritt was a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and a member of WIT (Writers in Transition) in Sarnia.

 

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