Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s father, John, dies aged 84

Jan 23, 2020
Scott Morrison confirmed the sad news on Thursday. Source: Instagram/Scott Morrison.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has paid tribute to his “wonderful father” John, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 84.

The news was confirmed on Thursday as the PM shared a public tribute to his dad, as well as a series of sweet family photographs showing John with his youngest son, Scott, as well as his wife Marion and his grandchildren, Scott and Jenny’s daughters Lily and Abbey.

“Last night I received the sad news that my father John passed away quietly and peacefully,” Morrison wrote on Instagram. “He was aged 84. He lived a great life and was much loved.

“He was a loving husband to my mum Marion for 57 years. He was a wonderful father to me and my brother Alan. He loved Jen as a daughter and was a devoted grandfather to our girls.”

The prime minister went on to reveal that his father had served in the Army as part of his National Service, before joining the NSW Police Force, where he spent his entire career.

The PM added: “Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service. Dad served in the Army as part of his National Service, he was a dedicated member and officer in the NSW Police Force for his entire career, he served his local community as a Councillor and Mayor and many other roles, and he served faithfully in his church throughout his entire life as an elder, youth worker and in aged care.

“Dad had a deep and committed Christian faith, which is one of his numerous legacies in my life. Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives. Love you Dad and well done good and faithful servant.”

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Last night I received the sad news that my father John passed away quietly and peacefully. He was aged 84. He lived a great life and was much loved. He was a loving husband to my mum Marion for 57 years. He was a wonderful father to me and my brother Alan. He loved Jen as a daughter and was a devoted grandfather to our girls. Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service. Dad served in the Army as part of his National Service, he was a dedicated member and officer in the NSW Police Force for his entire career, he served his local community as a Councillor and Mayor and many other roles, and he served faithfully in his church throughout his entire life as an elder, youth worker and in aged care. Dad had a deep and committed Christian faith, which is one of his numerous legacies in my life. Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives. Love you Dad and well done good and faithful servant.

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Following the sad news, many people offered their condolences to the prime minister along with messages of support. One person wrote: “Sorry for your loss. All the best to you and your family at such a sad time.”

Another said: “Hope you’re doing okay PM Morrison – prayers and condolences to you.” While another well-wisher commented: “So sorry to hear of your loss Prime Minister. His legacy lives on beautifully in you and your family.

While another person, who appeared to have spent time with the late Mr Morrison, said: “Mr Morrison, you have touched so many lives especially in Boys Brigade. You will be missed. We were so blessed to have had you see both me and Luke get our queens awards. Go celebrate with your Heavenly Father now.”

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