Gordon Morse, or Gordie as he liked to be called, was born to humble beginnings in Harmony, Nova Scotia. He was a lifelong resident of the Berwick area, many of them living in the town proper. He loved the town of Berwick and the area he grew up in.
While growing up and working hard, Gordie was active in sports, hockey in the winter and baseball in the summer. Although he was an avid baseball player, playing on many teams representing the town at the district and provincial level, he might be best remembered for his prowess as a hockey player.
Gordie, along with many from the town and area, played for the 1947-48 Berwick Cubs. They won the Valley Championship that year and went on to play in the Provincial Intermediate playdowns, eventually losing to Kentville in a total-goal series.
A little later in life, Gordie took up the sport of curling and as well as excelling as a player, he was an integral part of the Berwick Curling Club. Representing Berwick as a player in many bonspiels throughout the province, he was also a noted ice-maker and served on many committees, giving of himself as well sponsoring many teams and events. He truly was a great ambassador for the game, the Club and the Town of Berwick.
Though he was a fine athlete who represented the town of Berwick in multiple sports, Gordie will be best remembered as a builder of sports covering many venues over the years for the town and area.
For many years, he owned and operated a successful business, Gordon Morse Trucking, and he was always quick to listen to proposals and lend his name and financial support to many.
Minor sports at all levels benefited greatly over the years due to his generosity and support. Not only was he quick to offer financial support, Gordie also took a great interest in following the various teams and monitoring how they were doing.
One team of particular note was the Berwick Red Sox ladies' softball team in the mid '80's coached by Hall of Famer Jack Murphy. From humble beginnings, the team continued to get stronger and went on to win three League Championships.
Few have done more as an ambassador for sports, as a builder and athlete for the town of Berwick and area than Gordie Morse. Gordie gave so freely and without fanfare, he truly was a humble man who just wanted to help others - a player, sponsor, mentor, friend and inspiration to generations of athletes of all ages.
The Berwick Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct, posthumously, in the Builder category, Gordon Hardy Morse.
Inducted June 2012