Margaret Ethel Moore

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Margaret Ethel Moore (nee Cameron)

1913 ~ 2010

Margaret Ethel Moore passed away on January 29th, at the age of 96. Her family was at her side, after a long vigil, and many family and friends were with her in spirit.

Margaret was born in Calgary, and moved with her family to Wasa when she was three, where they spent their first winter in a canvas wall tent, which her cultured mother later referred to as “the best time”. Her scholarly father moved the family next to Skookumchuk (“Larchwood”), where he built and ran a sawmill for years. She enjoyed the freedom of a life in nature, surrounded by 7 siblings whom she loved.

She married John Sheperd Moore in 1937, bringing two amazing families together, and beginning a life of mutual devotion. They had 3 children while living in the East Kootenays: Deanna (Francis) Ferguson, Ralph (Sam) Moore, and Jackie (Clements) Verhoeven, who grew up surrounded by respect and beauty.

The family moved to Erickson in 1959, where Margaret pursued the painting career that had been blossoming since childhood. She specialized in portraits, especially of First Nations elders, whom she and Jack travelled miles to meet. Jack’s death in 1978 brought her art career to an end. Margaret spent the last years of her life enjoying her family and friends, walking the earth that she so loved, learning to play the piano, and living in her own home until the last year when she moved for physical support to Crest View Care Village. She met some fine people there, who helped bring joy to her days. She also had the good fortune to meet and “adopt” Anna, who cared for her so well.

Margaret leaves her 3 “children”; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and her youngest Cameron sister, Lois. We have been blessed.

A Funeral Service was held on February 1, 2010. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of memorial contributions, enjoy a quiet walk in the woods.


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