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Ian Morris of Cumberland died on December 5, 2010. Born in Liverpool, England he was the son of the late Edith (Cox) and Arnold E. Morris. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Baker) Morris.
Ian came to the US from England in 1967 looking for better Engineering job opportunities. His quest was successful, quickly moving up the ladder from Engineering to Corporate positions. He saw the importance of international business Development and establishing contacts worldwide, traveling throughout Europe and Asia. He later started his own consulting company.
Ian loved teaching graduate students, using his experience and case studies to educate them in real world/real time Marketing and Business strategies. He taught at Stonehill College, Worcester Polytech, and Providence College.
Shortly after arriving in Boston Ian met Susan. They married a year later and were married for 42 years! She joined him on their many travels. They have made some long-standing friendships worldwide. Vacations were also spent traveling, especially escaping to warmth and sunshine in winter.
Family time was important to. David, his son, lives in Cumberland. Wendy Paquette, his daughter, and grand daughter Nicole live in Sanford, FL. Adele Campbell, Ian's third child, lives in England with the grandsons Ian, Ross, Scott and Sean.
Ian enjoyed tennis until his knees gave out. Table tennis took its place and he took it very seriously. He loved pottering in his flower garden and sitting on the deck enjoying the ambiance of his lakeside retreat.
Ian was never seriously ill until 2 years ago when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. A year later he was in remission. Late this summer symptoms returned. Ian died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the age of 78.