CHARLES W. MOORE
Funeral service for the late Charles William Moore, 66, Port Hilford, Guysborough County, was held September 22 in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Sherbrooke, with Father Lazarus Guria officiating. Burial was in St Paul’s Cemetery, Stillwater.
Mr. Moore died September 16, 2018, at home.
Born September 23, 1951, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Ersel F. Moore and Rev. Josephine (Kinley) Moore. He spent most of his childhood in Wolfville and Sherbrooke. He married Helen Durham of Spanish Point, Bermuda, in 1974. He worked for Halifax Cablevision and Strightmackay, Pictou, later establishing Barquentine Ventures to sell sailboats and yachting equipment. In 1982, he moved to Port Hilford and pursued a career as a writer. His first writing gig at age 20 was Wheelin Around, a column in the Dalhousie Gazette. He was a regular print columnist for Atlantic Fisherman, The Guysborough Journal, and the NB Telegraph Journal, as well as a frequent contributor to many other magazines, newspapers and periodicals. He was an online columnist for several Macintosh computing sites as well as a syndicated writer of opinion pieces and a writer and editor for Texasbased Bionews Services, an online medical research publication. He loved cars, sailboats, photography, guitars and cabinet making. He read widely and could draw from his acute memory to support enthusiastic debate. He was moderator of an online religion forum for many years. He lived and worked with chronic illness which forced his abrupt retirement a year ago.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Haley (Christopher Melanson), Saint John, N.B.; Deirdre, Boston; sister, Elizabeth (Rev. William) Sheppard; half-brother, Philip Moore, Fredericton; niece, Rebekah (Dr. Martin) Mccallum; nephew, David Sheppard; cousins, nephews, nieces and their families.
He was predeceased by three half-brothers, Craig, Hedley and Shirley Moore.
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