Moose "Rene" Morin passed away May, 15, 2017, at the age of 80. He was a man of strong faith with a huge heart, a love for all things zesty in life, a deep commitment to family and friends and an unmistakable laugh.
A proud University of Alberta alum, he earned his engineering degree in 1959 and enjoyed a long and notable career. He loved his work which took him all around the world; he founded Explotech Engineering in 1978 where he worked until the end of his life, as well as Instantel in 1982, and spent many years serving the Canadian Explosives Association.
Moose loved to travel. He and Doris spent the past 20 years checking destinations off their bucket list, including South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, India, Thailand and Cambodia, China, Egypt and much more. They enjoyed spending winter months in Mexico where their families and friends would join them to be treated to Moose’s legendary cooking. He could make an incredible meal out of just about anything.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of nearly 43 years Doris (Amadori). Moose was a proud, beloved father to Marc, Carla and Paul; he was equally proud of his children-in-law, Jess, Matthew and Lara. He was a loving ‘Papoo’ to his grandchildren Kenzie, Talia, Charlie, Joseph, Andrew, Lola, William and the little princess on the way. His family will miss him forever.
He also leaves behind his siblings Andre (Myra), Florence (Richard) and Francoise (Norm); his in-laws Mrs. Ines Amadori, Dan (Barb), Rita (Jean), Nancy (Frank) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Benoit and Yvonne, his father in law Ted, his sister Claire and his nephews Rene, Benjamin and Marc.
Moose had a wide and wonderful circle of friends from every part of his life who have shown their love and support in so many ways over the years. They are too many to mention by name, but if you can measure a life by the people in it, Moose was very rich indeed.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions can be made in Moose’s memory to one of the following three organizations that he supported:
Shepherds of Good Hope
233, Murray Street • Ottawa ON K1N 5M9
First Place Options
PO Box 91036
Kanata, ON K2T 0A3
University of Alberta
Faculty of Engineering’s School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering Fund
Office of Memorial and Tribute Giving (U of A)
3-501 ESQ, 10230 Jasper