Robert Moir

Obituary of Robert Courtenay Moir

Moir, Robert Courtenay


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert Courtenay Moir at the Ottawa General Hospital, on Friday June 1, 2018, after a brief hard-fought battle with cancer. He was eighty-one years. Treasured, beloved husband of Marlene (Burchill) Moir of sixty years. Dearly loved and respected father of Kenneth - deceased 2009 - and Darlene (David) Henderson. He was truly blessed and proud of his granddaughters Brittany and Brooke Henderson, who brought so much joy to his life. Survived by sister Elinor (Jim) Commodore. Dear brother-in-law of Harvena Underhill and Sharon and Ron Hughes, loved and fondly remembered by Jenn Banks. He was the son of the late James and Annie Moir. Pre-deceased by ‘special’ Aunt Essie, sister Ruth (Hawkins) Macpherson and brother Martin. Fondly remembered by nephews, nieces and extended family and friends. He had a special relationship with nephews Scott and Hal Hughes. He will be deeply missed by friend Ian Campbell and life-long friend Wilson Levere.


Bob was a true sportsman who loved the outdoors and had a deep understanding, respect and appreciation for the balance of nature. He was a skilled craftsman who loved to create - always busy.  His charisma and candidness made him a valued friend and confidant. He always had a joke and a smile to brighten your day and lighten your heart. He lived his life with passion and compassion, executing strong values in all he did and believed. His family was always his number one priority. We always felt so loved, safe and respected. 


A Message from Brit & Brooke

The bond that we shared with our Gramps was truly special. Between the golf courses, hockey rinks, our love of nature, just hanging out at home or our texts from afar, we shared so many great laughs, smiles and memories that will be deep in our hearts forever. We will miss him very much as he will also be missed by so many friends and family. Peace and happiness is found knowing he is welcomed Home by Our Father through the gates of heaven where Uncle Kenny will greet him with a big hug. You are forever loved.


As expressions of sympathy donations to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. At Robert’s request, there won’t be visitation. Live each day to the fullest and follow your heart. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at