6 May 1941 – 20 August 2022

A great Soul for Africa, Rest in Peace

I was greatly saddened to hear today of the death of Arthur, our colleague, a great friend to those in need, and a surgical pioneer in Ghana and West Africa.

I have known Arthur through the charity for almost 20 years, as a volunteer, passionate advocate, skilled surgeon,  and fellow director. Someone who was grounded in the challenges faced, but able to develop solutions to overcome them; and  to build new services. He was a passionate advocate for those in need.

This was something which was recognised by all those around him: nursing and surgical colleagues, administrators, Rotarians and golfers ; but especially by patients and those in need. It is not surprising that he was invited as visiting professor in Kumasi, and also awarded an OBE for his services, by Her Majesty’s government.

When challenges arose he found opportunity: even creating a fundraising round of golf in his own back garden. Determined to give – despite adversity.

His enthusiasm and energy helped to build  and support the ongoing success of  reconstructive surgery in Ghana, and Sierra Leone,  a vision which continues to change the lives of many. This is a tremendous legacy, and one of which he and his family should feel justly and rightly proud . This all in addition to his own significant work as a surgeon and leader in the British Medical Association.

On behalf of all the board of directors of Resurge Africa I offer sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your husband and father, Arthur MacGregor Morris , a loss which will be felt not only in Scotland , but by so many around the world .

A man whose life, through his actions,  has transformed the lives of so many others for the better.

May his soul rest in peace, in the presence of God,

Sincerest wishes,


Odhran Shelley
Chair, Resurge Africa