Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.