After a very long courageous battle with multiple health issues, Myrna Moore passed away on November 16, 2012.
Myrna was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on July 22, 1938 and moved with her family to Chilliwack in 1941 where she spent the rest of her life. Her early married life was spent in community service on behalf of her four children: Barbara Cunningham, Loyal Goodey, Brenda McKinney, and Geneva Reynen. One of her proudest moments was being honoured as “Mother of the Year” in 1977.
Myrna was very involved in St. Pat’s Circle and St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League which led into her catering career. After many years as co-owner of Top-Notch Catering, Myrna operated the Cafeteria at Sardis Senior Secondary School for 12 years. During this time she also ran St. Mary’s Bingo which brought her great joy and satisfaction. Myrna enjoyed playing bridge and treasured all of her many card-playing friends.
As we all know, Myrna’s main goal in life was to “feed the hungry”. She did this not only with delicious food, but with her generosity, loving spirit and warm hospitality. One of her first thoughts of the day was always “What will I make Larry for dinner tonight”?
Left to mourn are her devoted husband of 26 years, Larry Moore, her sisters Myrt Armstrong and Pat Reid and her brother Bob Musselman; her four children, four step-children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. “Cha-Cha” has made her last apple pie but has left us with a legacy of love, faithfulness and strong Catholic faith.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 7 – 9 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack. All of her friends are welcome and encouraged to come and say good-bye.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be joyfully celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:00 am. Lunch will follow in the Church Hall.