Obituary of Ray Grant Moore
With broken hearts, the family of Ray Moore announce his passing on February 1, 2022, at his home in Black River. He is the son of the late John and Marion Moore, born August 23rd, 1945. He leaves behind his best friend and partner, Elizabeth Forrest (Liz).
Left to lovingly remember Ray are his children, Karla (Allen), Kim (Derek), and their mother, Ruth Cameron; special bonus children: Gail (John), Troy (Mary-Lynn), Timmy (Tammy) and Kara (Addison). Ray had 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Bev (Carol); sisters, Marilyn “Tootie” Bennett and Irene “Renie”; sisters-in-law, Marjorie and Doris; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Holly; and brothers: David, Chesley, Paul, Glennie and Lawrence.
Ray worked for almost 40 years in sales for Coastal Bearings (Canadian Bearings) where he met and made many great friendships and memories before retiring. He spent his life never far from his family homestead on the Duffy Road in Black River and could never be away for too awful long for fear the grass would need trimming. For many years he enjoyed Tuesday night crib at the club and the local Sunday night dances around town. Most of later years were spent with Liz at the cottage in South Oromocto Lake, listening to fiddle tunes, dancing to the Sunday Night Jamboree or ripping it up on the trails with their new side by side. He often reminisced over his many years fiddling and travelling with Winston Crawford and The Old Tyme Fiddlers.
Ray will be remembered for his patience and kindness throughout the years; he was a well loved and respected member of his local community and impacted many throughout both his work and personal life. He never had shared an unkind word or thought and found enough in his everyday life.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 1 to 5 pm. A private funeral service will be held in Brenan’s Chapel. Family and friends are welcome to view the livestream by clicking on the "View Funeral Livestream" link on Ray's obituary, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Due to Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the visitation and service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Seaview Community Club, St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.
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