1954 – 2011
Lois was the beloved wife of Stewart Moore for 39 years, mother to Daniel (Rachel), Andrew (Jeni-Lyn),Sean and Elisabeth, grandmother to Jorja, Layla and Skylar and sister to Thomas and Geraldine.
Lois was born in Nanaimo on March 14, 1954 and grew up in Qualicum Beach, a part of a ‘heritage’ family, the Kinkades, who homesteaded in Qualicum Beach in 1864. Lois’ grandfather built and operated the Shady Rest Hotel in 1924, an establishment which remained
in the family until 1985. In 1972 she met and married Stewart Moore of Victoria BC after which she attended
the University of Victoria, her studies in the Sciences being curtailed with the birth of Daniel and Andrew in November 1973. The Moore’s moved to Qualicum Beach in 1974 to assist Lois’ parents, Gerry and Emily,in the operation of the Shady Rest. Son Sean was born February 2, 1975 and daughter Elisabeth was born
on March 15, 1977. Due to economic times the family sold the business in 1985 and Lois attained her Teaching Certifi cate from Malaspina College and began a career
with the District 69 School District, specializing in early Elementary classes. In 2004 one of Lois’ proudest
moments came when she received her Masters in Education Administration from Gonzaga University through Malaspina University Distance Education Programme.
Lois’ greatest love outside her family was her student’s education and she taught at Bowser Elementary before moving to Winchelsea (WES) Elementary where she taught until her passing on Sunday 13 November 2011 after a short 18 day, courageous battle against complications from a severe strep infection. Lois passed peacefully with her family at her side. Lois never got over the pride she felt on many occasions when she would meet young adults who still addressed her as “Mrs. Moore” when she met them on the street, in a store, or at a restaurant.
Her gentle and kind manner was infectious.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the NRGH Intensive Care Unit, who displayed the most professional manner of ‘TLC’ in fighting for Lois and keeping her comfortable until the end. We would also like to thank the WES Family and the District 69 School District for countless acts of support and their prayers during this trying time.
As per Lois’ and family wishes, there will be no service by request.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation, in Lois’honour be given to the CKNW Orphans Fund, AnnualPledge Drive, December 2nd or CKNW.com.
The tiny seed grows into a tree,
It’s roots so strong and secure;
The seeds you’ve planted in each young mind,
Will prosper and endure.
To teach is to touch a life forever.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.