October 11, 1925 – September 16, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin at 85 years of age. He passed away peacefully in his home and will be greatly missed by many. Colin leaves behind his beloved wife, Elsie. Children: Terry Mooney, Maureen (Mike) Ruscheinsky, Bruce (Terre) Mooney, Teresa Mooney, Kevin (Darlene) Mooney, Ian (Linda) Mooney, Sherry (Kevin) House . Stepchildren: Marsha Lea (Ivan) Smith, Dayleen (Gary)Soule, Charla Kelly (Warren), James Middleton (Wanda). Stepsister, Ella (Ray) Coxhead, Grandchildren: Carrie, Shelley, Nicole, Dani, Nathan, Sky, Brianne, Nelson, Perry, Leanne, Tracy, Gary, Jeff, Guy, Jim, Karyn, Jacqueline and 21 great grandchildren. Colin is predeceased by his father and mother; sisters, Patricia and Betty and Marjorie Mooney, dear mother to Terry, Maureen, Bruce, Teresa, Kevin, Ian and Sherry.
Colin served in the British Army before immigrating to Canada in 1948. His love for travel started in the early years as he moved his family frequently to follow a career with the Hudson’s Bay Company. All his life Colin enjoyed being an artist and would never hesitate to share his paintings with family and friends. Singing has also been a passion for Colin and he has shared his talent with many community choirs. Over the years Colin has been very active with the church and has been a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Above all, family always came first.
Colin’s quick wit and wonderful sense of humour has always been evident even as his health became compromised. Always concerned about others, he will be greatly missed.
A special thanks to all the ladies at the Dialysis unit for their care and friendship.
Prayers will be said on Friday, September 23, 5 pm at St. James Church.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 24, 11 am at St. James Church with light refreshments to follow at St. James Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, it is Colin’s wish that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation.