De­scen­dants re­unite to hon­our Moirs

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Shan­non Smith

A heart­warm­ing fam­ily re­union took place in Eyre Park ear­lier this month when de­scen­dants of the Moir fam­ily met up for the first time since child­hood.

The cousins are the grand­chil­dren of Alice and Colly Moir, of Amelup, who trag­i­cally drowned when their car ran off the King River Bridge in May 1941.

Now aged in her 90s, the only re­main­ing daugh­ter of the cou­ple, Cicelia Soun­ness, at­tended the day, along with 13 first cousins and sev­eral sec­ond cousins. One of the grand­chil­dren, Ge­orgi Gar­bellini, said only two of the grand­chil­dren knew the Amelup cou­ple.

“Colly Moir pi­o­neered and farmed Amelup, just north of the Stir­lings, in 1905 and in 1914. He mar­ried Alice Smith and they raised six chil­dren,” she said.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Benson

De­scen­dants of Colly and Alice Moir got to­gether at Eyre Park Al­bany on Tues­day.

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