Richard Joseph MOORE

Richard Joseph Moore of Chilliwack, B.C. died on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at the age of 81 years.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Chilliwack, BC, with interment to take place at a later date in Glenboro, Manitoba.

Richard was the youngest of six children born to Bob and Belle Moore. He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Albert, Orval, Lloyd and sisters Florence and Vivian.

In 1946 Richard married Grace Helgason. Richard and Grace farmed near Glenboro until 1954 when they moved to Winnipeg.

In 1962, Richard and Grace moved to Forrest, Manitoba where he began his career as a Municipal Secretary. Richard worked at the R.M. of Elton from 1962 – 1967. In 1967, they moved to Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba where Richard worked for the R.M. from 1967 – 1979. In 1970, he completed the Municipal Administrator’s course.

While in Lac du Bonnet, Richard was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1968, and as a Magistrate in 1975.

In 1980, they moved to the R.M. of Pembina in Manitou, Manitoba where Richard worked until his retirement in 1989, at which point he had served 27 years as a Municipal Administrator. In 2001 Richard and Grace moved to Chilliwack where they lived until Richard’s death.

Richard was a member of the Anglican or Lutheran Church, depending on where they lived. He served as Treasurer and sang in the church choir for many years.

Richard is survived by Grace, his wife of 62 years; four children, Mark (Maureen), Dwight (Marian), Gwenda Brouzes (Rick), and Derrick; ten grandchildren, Jeannette (Ian), Shelley (Shabab), Michelle (Dirk) Vandepol, Melissa, Richard (Ev), Teresa Moore, Elise Moore, Erinn (Darrin), Julie Brouzes; and eight great grandchildren; Coleman, Riley and Carson Vandepol, Harrison Smith, Hunter and Gracie, Zachary and Sierra Moore.

Many thanks to all the family for their care and support, and to the many members of St. Thomas church for their concern and prayers.

Thank you to the staff of the Chilliwack General Hospital for their excellent care of Richard and for their kindness to the entire family during his brief stay.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Woodlawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Thomas Church Fund or the Cancer Society.