Our mother moved on to her next adventure late in the evening on September 2nd, 2021.
Left to share her wonderful memories are her children; Randy Moir (Sheila), Michael Moir (Laurie), Vernon Moir (Jackie), Terry Moir, and Patricia Moir (Paul McNeill). She also has many grandchildren to help carry on her legacy; Christina (Thane), Julie (Mike), Jessica, Allison (Gaelen), Melissa (Matthew), John (Leanne), Mary-Jo (Steve), Tyler (Sabrina), Cory (Maddy), Kelly (Brad), Mark (Tania), Susan (John), Devan (Brad), Alex (Nikki), Stacy (Marc), Melanie (Brandon), and conversations that quickly brought a smile to mother’s face were those about her 29 great grandchildren, and she "even had 2 great great grandchildren with two more soon to arrive." She will also be missed by her dear sister Barb Spencer, and brothers Vernon and York Clarkson. She has many nieces and nephews and special nieces, Paulette Buchannon, Annette Larlie (Danny), Sandra Spillman, and a dear nephew Bernard (Linda). She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Phyllis Clarkson, her husband, William Sauvé, sisters; Doris Murray, Vesta Richard, and Winnifred Hovey, infant sister Roxanne, her brothers; David Clarkson, Wilson Clarkson, and Winston Clarkson, and first husband Mel Moir.
Life was about family to our mother; she loved and attended every family function she could get to. Mother was so proud to have grown up in Stanley. She had many, many stories about her childhood, her parents, aunts, and uncles. The tough times growing up in such a large family is what made her the spunky, independent woman she became. She was a strong determined woman. Qualities that took her far in life. Mother enjoyed drives through Stanley, where she could tell stories about where she lived, loved, played, and worked. She had a sense of smell that took her back to a place in her memory that she could describe with such vigor that made you want to be there.
Our mother loved people! She couldn’t tolerate the thought of someone being hungry or cold. She gave freely to those less fortunate. Mother was very well read and passed the love of reading down though several generations. She loved music and often had music playing in her home. Mother enjoyed the concerts, especially going to see Where Rivers Meet. Our mother was a hard worker, she always had a job from a very young age. Her and her late husband Bill lived in Kingston Ontario for many years where she worked in the hospital. They returned to Fredericton to retire, where mother was in her glory to "be home". "Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine dear".
A visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, from 1-3pm at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB. A memorial service will take place at 3pm, with a reception to follow. The family has recommended that masks be worn while attending. If you wish to make a donation in Mary’s memory, please do so to Fredericton Hospice, the Fredericton Homeless Shelters, or the Fredericton Soup Kitchen. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made to www.bishopsfuneralhome.com
"Love many. Hate few. Always paddle your own canoe."