Died: Saturday, February 04, 2017
D. James Morrice, Ph.D and a graduate of Imlay City High School, died on Feb. 4, 2017 in Rochester, New York. He was born in 1942 to James and Vera Morrice in Imlay City. He attended Imlay City schools and graduated from Kalamazoo College. He earned a Ph.D in psychology from Indiana University. Jim had a private practice in psychotherapy and served in public mental health clinics for more than 32 years in Rochester, New York. He died of complications of Parkinson's disease.
He is survived by his wife, Cate Burke; his daughter, Amanda MacBride of Corpus Christie, TX; his sister, Mary Bogin of Geneva, NY; and two grandchildren, Katie and Emma MacBride.
Jim loved endurance sports. After playing high school and college football, Jim competed in 100 mile- cross country ski races, marathons, triathlons, and enduro motorcycle races. He traveled to Quebec and Finland to cross country ski.
Jim was a dog lover and studied dog and wolf behavior. He excelled at training dogs. He entered his dogs into obedience and agility contests and owned many different breeds over his lifetime from bull mastiffs to pit bulls to rat terriers.
He and his wife Cate often visited his parents in Imlay City for holidays and the Imlay City Blueberry Festival.
There will a memorial service in the late spring at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.