Obituary of Berneice Eleanor Moore
MOORE, Berneice Eleanor
Berneice Eleanor Moore (nee Reed) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Aug 14 at her home In South Elmsley, Ontario at the age of 87. She was born February 28, 1932 to Mary Ann and Alan (Bud) Reed and spent her early life on the family farm outside of Elrose, Saskatchewan.
A survivor of polio in her youth she never let adversity get her down. Following a brief stint at secretarial school she joined the Canadian Air Force where she met and married the love of her life Cecil Moore. Together they spent 66 years of adventures together variously joined by their five children, dogs, cats, canaries and sundry other participants as they crisscrossed the country as part of their military life together.
The pair eventually settled down in Yorkton Saskatchewan until retirement brought them east to their dream home outside of Lombardy Ontario where they spent another 25 happy years together.
Never shy to make her opinion known, Berneice loved her family, gardening, spending time exploring the land surrounding their property and in her later years she could be seen eagerly zipping about in her Gator on B6.
Pre-deceased by Cecil in 2015, she now goes to join him for their next adventure together. She will be missed by her family, daughters, Mary Langer, Donna (Wayne Baumung), and Susan (Jim Hargreaves, sons Russell Moore (Darcy), and David Moore (Sandy Senko), as well as her 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister Frances Hanson and multiple nieces and nephews.
A ceremony will be held at Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main Street, Smith Falls Ontario at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 20 followed by internment immediately after at Lombardy Cemetery located just off Highway 15 and Rideau Ferry Road. All are welcome to join the family for a reception to celebrate her life and legacy to be held at her home at 118 Otter Lake Road following the proceedings.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.lannin.ca