PM Scott Morrison mourns the death of his father

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed the heartbreaking news about the death of his father.

John Morrison passed away peacefully on Wednesday night. He was 84.

The Prime Minister gave no hint of the family tragedy when he fronted a media conference earlier today, but did end his appearance by saying he had to attend to a family matter.


Mr Morrison confirmed the news of his father’s passing in a post on Facebook this afternoon, saying he “lived a great life and was much loved.”

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“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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