Julie Anne Morrison passed away peacefully March 6, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.
Julie, known affectionately by many as “Jules” along with her husband, Jim, purchased an old cape and barn on 36 acres of land down a dirt road with no power or indoor plumbing. From those humble beginnings and with lots of sweat equity, hidden talents, tireless work and dedication built a successful business, which they named Merriland Farm after the Merriland river that you cross over to get there. She listed her occupation with humor as “Jules of all trades” and became well-loved for her homemade jams, pies and tea breads baked from the berries grown on their farm and was admired for her amazing green thumb that made Merriland Farm such a unique and special place to visit. Over the 40 years they have lived here the business has morphed from a road side stand and fields of berries to a full-service restaurant and par 3 golf course. Through the years she and her husband transitioned the business over to their children. Julie still remained a staple and you could find her there most days either baking, washing, planting, watering, weeding, picking berries or walking around with any number of her six grandchildren.
She leaves behind big shoes to fill and hole in the hearts of many. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Jim, her son Jon, her two daughters, Holly and Jennifer and her grandchildren, Sam, Sydnie, Bailey, Emily, Summer and James.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday May, 17, from 3:00-5:00 at the Merriland Farm Cafe on Coles Hill Road in Wells. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Colon Cancer Research and Prevention Fund @ www.twfightcancer.org Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME. Please share any memories or photos and express condolences at www.johnsonfuneralhomeme.com
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