annus horribilis

I think most people will agree that 2020 hasn’t been a stellar year. Mine certainly hasn’t been.

  • Covid-19 pandemic
  • Metastatic breast cancer diagnosis
  • Craniotomy
  • Pandemic
  • Deaths of two of my feathered flock
  • Pandemic
  • Tests and doctors appointments out the ying-yang
  • And now the passing of my father yesterday

This is a pseudo-obituary for my dad so that you know a bit more about him—

William Gerald Moore (Gerald or Gerry) passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2020. He was in his 83rd year.

Gerald was born in Ancaster, Ontario and lived there his whole life until he moved to Moncton, NB to live with his son and family.

An avid Standardbred horseman, Gerald was well-known in the harness racing industry; he owned and trained harness racing horses. He was the “man behind the hanging shoe” [Hamilton Spectator article] and built and repaired harness racing carts.

Gerald is survived by his daughter Gayle (Vince Swales), his son Arthur (Corrine May), grandson Finley Moore, and nieces Terri and Anne. He was predeceased by his wife Jane (nee Neil), his sister Patricia, and his parents William (Bill) and Margaret (Peggy).

Gerald was an original – crusty and grouchy on the outside, but absolute mush where his family was concerned on the inside. He wasn’t one for frilly words or many words at all, but actions spoke louder than words. We have no doubt we were loved.

He will be missed.

Live. Laugh. Thrive.❣

3 thoughts on “annus horribilis

  1. We were just talking about your dad at breakfast this morning (Dad, Andrew, Kim, Dave and I) and how much of a sucky year this has been.
    It’s been some time since I’d seen your dad, but we think of him often!
    He will be missed!

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