Shirley E. Moir
Shirley Eileen Moir passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Pine Grove Nursing Home, Fredericton, N.B. on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Shirley was born in Saint John, N.B. on December 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Loretta (McGrath) and John Green. Shirley is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Weldon, and children, Clarke (Susan) Moir of Calgary, AB, Karen Misener of Fredericton, and Douglas (Joanne) Moir of Kitchener, Ontario. Loved by grandchildren Jason (Lindsay) Misener, Jill (Tyler) Lorencz, Jonathan (Theresa) Moir, Justin Moir, Tylor and Alex Beitz; Great grandchildren Lily and Brooklynn Lorencz, and Avery and Austin Misener.
Shirley is also survived by eight sisters, Dolores Ross (late Tom), Norma Hardy (late John), Glenda Lussier (late Allan), Lorraine Green and Joyce (Bob) White all of Ontario, Valerie Carmody (late Terry) of Saint John, Nancy Plante (Al Cole) of Nackawic and Maureen Carters (late Richard) of Australia; three brothers Lorne (Marge) Green, David Green (Joan McGuire) and Kevin Green (Ruth McSorley) all of Saint John. Also survived by sister-in-law Florence (David) McCord of Riverview and brother-in-law Calvin (Marge) Moir of Gatineau, Quebec, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers Peter, Robert and Jack (Joan), and sister Catherine (Kay) Ruseff (late Ron). She was also predeceased by her in-laws Frances and Everett Moir, brother-in-law Donald Moir (late June), and sister-in-law Loreta Moir.
Shirley grew up in North Saint John as the eldest of 16 children. She knew hard work from an early age having to help care for her younger siblings. Shirley and Weldon were married on November 26, 1954 in the Bloomfield Ridge United Church. Shirley lovingly cared for her husband and family, and was an excellent cook and housekeeper. Her family was number one. She was a graduate of Saint John Vocational School in 1953. She then taught home economics at the Boiestown High School. After starting a family, she and Weldon relocated to Fredericton, where she was a supply teacher and taught evening sewing classes. Shirley worked for years as a Red Cross Homemaker, and later was employed at the Daily Gleaner. She belonged to St. Peters Anglican Church, and was an active member of the Anglican Church Women (ACW). Shirley was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch # 4.
Visitation will take place at Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, on Tuesday, May 16th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 17th at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 2365 Woodstock Road, Fredericton with The Rev. Cannon Dr. Ross N. Hebb officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place at the Bloomfield Ridge United Church Cemetery at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Pine Grove Foundation, or charity of choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Pine Grove Nursing Home for the excellent care and compassion.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch #4, Fredericton will be having a Tribute Service at Bishop's Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017 at 6:45 PM.
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