Emotional Scott Morrison pays tribute to his late father John at a funeral service attended by his wife Jenny and mother Marion
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s father John died last Wednesday, age 84
- The Morrison family said goodbye to the ‘wonderful’ father on Thursday
- The private memorial service was held at Church in the Marketplace in Sydney
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said goodbye to his father at a funeral service in Sydney.
John Morrison died on Wednesday January 22, aged 84, and was farewelled in the city’s eastern suburbs on Thursday.
Mr Morrison, his wife Jenny and mum Marion paid tribute to John’s life in a private memorial service at Church in the Marketplace, in Bondi Junction.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison carries his father’s coffin at a memorial service on Thursday
Mr Morrison is seen at the private memorial service for his father at Church in the Marketplace
John Morrison (right with the prime minister) died on Wednesday January 22, aged 84
Pictured: John Morrison, Marion Morrison, Jenny Morrison, Scott Morrison and his two daughter’s Abbey and Lily
John served in the Army as part of his National Service and was also a NSW Police Officer and later, Commander. He was also a dedicated member of the Force for his entire career.
The Morrison family were supported by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Heath Minister Greg Hunt and Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma at the service.
Mr Morrison thanked the Australian public when he briefly referred to his father’s passing at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
‘My brother and my mother and I very much appreciate it. I mean, the outpouring has been quite overwhelming, frankly. Thousands and thousands of people,’ he said.
‘We’ll remember him tomorrow and I’m not going to say any more than that, because I’ll lose it.’
On Thursday, Mr Morrison wrote on Facebook: ‘We will remember you always Dad, as we say farewell today.’
Mr Morrison, his wife Jenny and mum Marion paid tribute to John’s life in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Thursday
Marion Morrison (centre) arrives at the memorial service on Thursday
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was in attendance at the Church in the Marketplace in Sydney on Thursday
Radio presenter Ben Fordham is seen on the phone outside the ceremony on Thursday
‘To all those who have sent their kind wishes, thank you on behalf of all of our family.’
When Mr Morrison announced John’s death last week, the prime minister said his father ‘lived a great life and was much loved’.
John was a ‘loving husband’, a ‘wonderful’ father and a ‘devoted’ grandfather, Mr Morrison said.
‘Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service,’ the prime minister said.
John served in the Army as part of his National Service and was also a NSW Police Officer and later, Commander. He was also a dedicated member of the Force for his entire career
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt arrives for the memorial service of John Morrison
The Morrison family were also supported by former NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione
The father-and-son also shared a commitment to their Christian faith.
‘Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives,’ Mr Morrison said.
‘Love you Dad and well done good and faithful servant.’
‘The Morrison family would like to thank you for the many expressions of love and support we have received,’ the Order of Service said
Mr Morrison speaks with guests following Thursday’s service for his father who died last week
When Mr Morrison announced John’s death last week, the prime minister said his father ‘lived a great life and was much loved’. John was a ‘loving husband’, a ‘wonderful’ father and a ‘devoted’ grandfather, Mr Morrison said