April 9, 1923 – October 23, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry John Moore at 91; a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather.
Harry was born April 9, 1923 in Woodstock, New Brunswick and was the only son of the late Charles and Alma (Stairs) Moore. He was predeceased by his sister Cora in 2013.
Harry is survived by Effie, his wife of 68 years, and his five children: Connie (Dan), David (Eva), Ron (Gail), Sandra (Dave), and Lisa (Al); his grandchildren Shelley (Jim), Leanne, Melanie (Eric), Derek, Stuart, Matthew, Jessica, Rae, and Bradley; his great-grandchildren Alex, Ethan, Violet, and James; his sisters Jennie and Sheila, and many other family members on the East Coast.
Harry was stationed with the RCAF at CFB Comox during WWII where he worked on aircraft maintenance. He later worked in construction and at the BC Department of Highways as a Bridgeman. He retired in 1985, as the Foreman of Terminal Maintenance for BC Ferries.
In his younger years, Harry enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, providing many a meal for his family. Upon retirement, he took up golfing, where he loved to smack a nice long drive down the fairway. He immensely enjoyed his many travels camping in the RV with Effie. They also flew off on many trips to explore the world. He loved to play cards with friends and family into the wee hours of the morning – especially a game of 45’s. He was quite the card shark! Harry was a devoted Vancouver Canucks fan and during hockey season could be found cheering for the Canucks in hopes of a Stanley Cup win. He was also an honorary member of the Courtenay Legion for 58 years.
Harry worked hard to provide a good life for his family and succeeded in doing so. He will remain forever in our hearts.
As per Harry’s wishes his family will get together to honour him in a private “Moore” style celebration of life.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. (Headstone in Ireland).