Jim Morrison Obituary

On September 23rd, 2023 Norman Lloyd James (Jim) Morrison, broadcaster, filmmaker, videographer, record producer and entrepreneur; a man known for his cheerful disposition and many small acts of kindness; peacefully departed his time on earth at the North Shore Hospice. 

With a broadcast and production background reaching back into the sixties, The Renaissance Man of Media, has done it all ... well, quite a lot, anyway. For a deeper understanding of Jimbo, and an enjoyable read, refer to the appended documents; Jim Morrison My journey; and Jim Morrison Musings and Journey update, written in his own words.

Starting in radio as a technician at the CBC network center in Vancouver, Jim became a DJ at CKWX, produced radio documentaries for the United Church of Canada, made short films, recreated baseball games live-to-air with Canadian sportscasting legend Jim Robson, "boss-radio"d at CKLG, wrote and delivered newscasts at WX, hosted music shows on "Super-Country", and wound up his live radio career with a morning show at CJAZ/KISS-FM in Vancouver (now the notorious JACK-FM).

Jim hosted the nightly 6pm CBC-TV EVENING NEWS in Calgary for a year before becoming a CBC-TV Producer/Director. He left the Corp to build Video Publications Limited, a pioneer company in video EFP (Electronic Field Production) in Alberta.

He has produced several record albums (including THE ECSTASY OF RITA JOE with Ann Mortifee, Paul Horn and Chief Dan George), designed and built professional audio recording equipment, and co-created a marine electronics manufacturing company.

Over the past 30 years Jim has created hundreds - no, thousands - of video productions, including sales presentations, documentaries, training programs and television commercials. In addition, he has designed logos, websites and other creative videos for commercial and several not-for-profit organizations.

Jim was an active member of the Austin Healey Clubs of British Columbia and beyond. He became renowned for his auctioneering skills at club events around the Pacific Northwest and spent time with the Healey family and car enthusiasts here and abroad.  

More recently Jim has been a commitment to the success of the newly developing Volunteer Cancer Drivers of BC.  He was a passionate driver and supporter for over 5 years.

Jim has done many small acts of kindness for others and leaves behind his wife and partner of 24 years Elaine Grenon, Sister; Patricia, (Vern), Bother; Don, (Sharon and Connie), and many very special nieces, grand nieces, nephews and his previous partner Karen.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Volunteer Cancer Drivers of BC or the North Shore Hospice.