Eric Moore was a Prince Rupert Rainmaker who never forgot his roots. Born in 1931 on the Queen Charlotte Islands and raised in Prince Rupert, he left for Vancouver with his new wife and high school sweetheart, Deshka, and their first two children in 1956.
Eric is leaving a legacy of love and family and his journey in both Port Moody and Vernon left lasting impressions on many. He was a devoted Husband, Father and Friend and through his selfless commitment as a Scout Master, Head Referee and Kiwanian and with tireless devotion as leader and volunteer in the Anglican Church community, demonstrated his personal guiding principle for life – giving is our salvation.
His children Mike (Lynne), Rob (Judi), Jim (Margie) and David (unfortunately pre-deceased) were given every opportunity in their formative years through church, outdoor pursuits, sports and music and they have carried this legacy forward into their own families. To the end Eric came alive around his family and on his final days had energy and spark when visited by his children, and their children and their children’s children. Eric leaves 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (and a sixth on the way).
When Eric went through a difficult time in the late ‘90s, with the loss of Deshka, the church community came through for him and he met another love. Ludell brought out a renewed passion for life and together the two of them laughed and played and planned and discussed – they were inseparable and created growing networks of friends in the church and in their Tronson Road neighbourhood. Our father was so lucky to have Ludell and Eric’s life ended on his terms and with the full support of Ludell.
Eric’s mortal remains may have passed on on March 29th, however the final step of his journey will be a mystical return to Haida Gwaii as Mike, along with Lynne, and Rob and Jim embark on a commemorative paddle through the land of his dreams in the summer of 2016.
The funeral service for Eric is Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the All Saints Anglican Church Building Fund and/or to the North Okanagan Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com