A ‘great life’ for Morrie

Maurice David Anderson made some of his best memories while farming. Pictures: contributed

ANDERSON, Maurice David (Morrie)


On Sunday June 13 2021, Maurice David Anderson (Morrie), loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at aged 77.

Morrie was born on the 1 October 1943 at Ringsfield in Nanango, second son of Len and Flo Anderson.

He has called many a place home, including Kingaroy, Moranbah, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Dysart, Allambie, Kia-Ora and then back to Nanango in 1987, where he lived for the longest time until moving to Gympie in 2017.

Morrie has tried his hand at many jobs, wood cutting, cane cutting, truck driving, mining, machine operating, bus driving, and farming.

Of all the jobs he chose, his family are so glad he gave the farming life a go. They made the best memories out there at Kia-Ora.

He also loved a game of tennis and even boxing in his early years.

For someone that didn’t finish primary school, Morrie made a great life for himself and his family.

Starting with cars that were held together with wire and rags, he did well progressing to buying his beloved brand new Landcruiser ute.

Morrie and his wife, Joy, have bought and built many houses and made many a home. He has children and grandchildren who have grown up to be good people.

By all accounts and measures, Morrie has had a successful life.

Morrie was known for his infectious smile, his endless energy and zest for life.

He liked to keep up with the younger people and most of the time he was still going after they had tired.

Morrie was a worker, a true blue spirit and his passion and love for his family was never ending.