Moore, Frederick Thomas

Born in Meaford on December 20, 1936, a son of the late George and Mildred (nee Stopellben) Moore, Fred passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at his home in Meaford on Saturday July 11, 2020 at the age of 83.

Fred will be remembered for his many years of work with Bell Canada as a respected construction foreman and for his tireless work and support of the Masonic Lodge and with the Scottish Rite in Barrie.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife and partner of some 61 years, the former Joan Graham, whom he married on May 16, 1959 and with whom he shared a wonderful marriage raising their family together.

He will be remembered as a devoted father and Dad by his children and Grandpa to their children: son Dwayne and his wife Karen of Meaford and children Melissa and her husband Frank Thompson of Omemee and Nathen at home, Meaford;  daughter Carolyn and her husband John Watts of Beeton and children Nicole Watts and her husband Julio Malpica of Barrie and Megan Watts, at home, Beeton; and daughter Susan Townsend and her husband Peter of Bradford.

Fred will be recalled as a dear brother by Lawrence Moore and his wife Ruth of Dryden and Rosemary and her husband Keith Black of Rockwood. He was predeceased by brothers Lloyd (late Lilian) Moore and Ted Moore and a sister Betty Moore all of Meaford.  He will be recalled fondly by his sister-in-law Eunice Moore of Oakville and as a brother-in-law to Muriel (late Ken) Ellis of Meaford and Marilyn Bowman (late Ted Livingstone) of Owen Sound.  He was predeceased also by a sister-in-law Aloma Sinclair of Owen Sound.

Fred was a very special uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families.

Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service officiated by Rev. SallyAnn Longfellow will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy memorial donations to the Owen Sound or Meaford Hospital Foundation, Hospice Grey-Bruce ‘Chapman House’, or the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home to whom arrangements have been entrusted.  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Private Family Memorial Service

Donations:Owen Sound or Meaford Hospital Foundation, Hospice Grey-Bruce ‘Chapman House’, or the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Tom and Lynn Carbert
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Condolences to Joan and all the family, he will be truly missed.

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  2. Saundie, Greg, Matt, Brian & Alex Rowat
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. What an incredible gentleman who had such a welcome & generous nature always. It was an honour to have spent many happy memories at the Moore home enjoying the humour & indescribable warm welcome while growing up. We send our love to Mrs. Moore , and the whole dear family.

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  3. Tom & Debbie Currie
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Dwayne, Karen & Joan.
    Debbie & I were saddened to hear the news of Fred’s passing. I was honored to have known him while working at Bell, having first met him on the 460 Exchange Rebuild Project in Toronto and then later while working here in Owen Sound. He will be missed by many and he will also be remembered as one of the good guys.

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  4. Bruce Nuckowski
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Our sincere condolences to the Moore Family. Fred and I shared coffee time,never a dull moment.

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  5. brian crawford
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Dwayne and Family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.

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  6. Dave Brown
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    I will miss my discussions with Fred. He will truly be missed. Dave Brown and Joanne Hill

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  7. Wanda Ward
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Moore family at this sad time. Fred was a kind and gentle man whom we were privileged to know and are thankful for the memories we have been left with. God Bless.

    John and Wanda Ward

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  8. Rosalie Murray
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. My thoughts are with you.

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  9. Neil Kennedy
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Joan and family, Rosemary, Eunice and Lawrence,
    So sorry to hear from my sister Christine Boyd of the passing of Fred. It has been a long time since I have been in touch with your family but I have many fond memories of time spent with the Moores as a child, including the hay wagon that toppled as we headed up the lane to the Moore homestead and his nickname for me as the “Professor”. He always appeared as such a generous “gentle giant” of a man to me. I’m certain he departed proud of his legacy. I hope that all of you will be able to reflect on your own personal and special times spent with Fred.
    Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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  10. Murray Adams
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    To all of the family, our condolences, ken&freida adams,Murray &Sandra Adams

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  11. Jill and Sharon
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you on your loss.

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  12. Doug Bishop
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Joan and Family,

    My wife and I were so very sorry to learn of Fred’s recent passing.

    Fred was my supervisor for a time at Bell and I always enjoyed working with him. He was a true
    gentleman, well like by everyone and highly respected. He was a dedicated man, always helpful and if there
    was a problem for us on the job he’d be the first one to ensure it got fixed.

    We always enjoyed bumping into Fred in his retirement and hearing the latest about his family and “the farm”. Always a big smile and a story to tell…he will be greatly missed.

    Our deepest sympathies to Joan, Dwayne, Carolyn, Susan and all of the the Moore family at this sad time.

    Sincerely,
    Doug and Nancy Bishop

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  13. Fran Austin
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    My deepest condolences to all the Moore family. Muriel, so sorry for your loss of a brother-in-law.
    Fran Austin.

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  14. Jan & Terry Chappelle
    Friday, July 17, 2020

    Dear Joan & Family
    We were sorry to read of Fred’s passing. I feel we had a special bond when we learned of each others’ careers at Bell. He was so welcoming to us “new comers” and we always looked forward to his visits.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Jan and Terry Chappelle

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  15. Larry Woods
    Friday, July 17, 2020

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Fred Moore…..he was a wonderful friend….he is at peace now.
    From Larry and Darlene Woods….

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  16. Pearl and Brian Bumstead
    Friday, July 17, 2020

    Dear Joan, Dwayne, Karen and family, Carolyn, John and family, Susan and Peter.

    We were so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. There has been many fond memories of the “Bell” days, as we enjoyed many social gatherings over the decades. Brian has many good memories working with Fred and this morning he stated – “Fred was the epitome of dedication.” He was always ready for the next big
    project that Bell had assigned his team. Brian also remembers something Fred used to say, and it went something like this – “Fair days pay for a fair days work.” Again, a very hard working dedicated employee.

    Fred will be missed! He was a great guy, a wonderful person and easy to be around.

    Joan and family, our deepest sympathies – draw on treasured memories to get you through, and although we haven’t talked for quite some time, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Peace and blessings, and love the memories of years gone by! Pearl and Brian Bumstead oxoxo

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  17. Laurie Hill
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    To Joan and family: Our sincere condolences to you all. Fred always had a smile for everyone.
    Sincerely:
    Laurie and Judy Hill

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  18. Brenda Boyle
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Fred. My Mom and I send our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all of your family.

    Dale and Brenda

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  19. Bev and Mary Henry
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Deepest sympathies to Joan and families.

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  20. Murray Robinson
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Murray and I worked with Fred at the Bell. He was always willing to help and share his knowledge with others. We have so many happy memories of our time with Fred especially the time he found us in Nashville Tenn.

    Our condolences to all Fred’s family and friends. He will be missed.

    Mary Beth and Murray Robinson

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  21. Bob & Anne Kellam
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Joan, Carolyn & Family:
    Memories are special moments that tell our story and Fred had lots. Always a gentle man and with that “magical” twinkle in his eyes, he loved to tell a story. He had a special gift. You were always greeted warmly into their cozy home. We always felt honoured to have known Fred.

    Bob & Anne K

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  22. MaryLu Albright
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    My deepest sympathies. So many happy memories of working with Fred at the Bell, He will surely be missed.

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