It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of our loving father, husband and grandfather, Edward Moore. After a long struggle with heart illness, he died peacefully on Friday, October 31, 2014 in the Campbell River Hospital. Edward was born on May 18, 1925 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and he lived to be 89 years old. Edward leaves to mourn his wife of 55 years, Stella and their 3 children; son, James (Marianne), Dakota and Tyra; and daughter, Barb Ostler, (Jeff- father of), Angus and Henry; and son, Bob (Chris), Kelsey and Nicole. Also, left to mourn are his brother, John and sister, Cynthia, many nieces and nephews as well as good friends Abel and Millicent Stewart and the Power family.
Anyone who knew Ed knew of his quiet, unassuming character. He had many jobs in his life, air traffic controller in Gander, Newfoundland and Campbell River, and finally working at the Pulp Mill in the yard department for 25 years.
Ed’s life focus was to provide for his family, making sure he didn’t miss a day’s work unless absolutely necessary. It was his full time job to make sure his family was well cared for, even up to the last days of his life. Ed liked the simple things in life, like planting a garden, reading up on health issues, watching 60 minutes and the Canucks, and going out for a drive or for a walk. He played a lot of golf in his early retirement years, bowled and enjoyed a slow game of bridge. Ed was most proud of his children and grandchildren and how strong and diverse their interests and talents ranged. Ed always worked hard, had a little smirk on his face, and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
The family is very thankful to Dr. Sutherland and all the nurses and support staff from the second and third floor for their wonderful care and support of Ed during his stay in the hospital.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Blood Donor Clinic.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 2PM at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Campbell River with Rev. Blair Haggart. There will be a tea and coffee to follow in the adjoining hall.