MOORE, Michael . With love and sadness, the family of Michael Moore wishes to announce his passing on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013. After a long summer of holding on, Mike finally let go, and he will be very much missed by all. He was 62 years old. He leaves his three adult children, Shawn Wood (Samantha) Amanda Williams (Brendon) and Emily Moore, their mother Susan, and his beloved granddaughter, Lylah Bear, who was, along with his children, the very light of his life. MIke is also survived by his four sisters, one brother and many nieces and nephews in Hamilton Ontario. Mike was born May 1, 1951 in Hamilton and spent his younger years there, moving to Vancouver Island as a young man in his twenties. He found a community of other Hamiltonians in Youbou in the seventies and decided to stay. He worked as a logger with Pacific Logging Co until around 1991, then found work with the CVRD at the arena and Community Hall. When that ended, he began his work with SD79, working as a custodian for many years in many different schools in the area. Mike was well known for his quick wit and his wonderful sense of humour. He played a mean (literally) game of scrabble and always did crossword puzzles in pen. He was a talented musician with a beautiful singing voice that unfortunately wasn't heard often enough. He was a kind hearted and loving father, a generous and loyal friend, a hard worker, a great cook, obsessive fan of the Hamilton TiCats (oskie wee wee!), and a pretty great guy to all who knew and loved him. The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at CDH who took such great care of him over the last few months in hospital and hospice care. You made a difficult time a little less difficult and we are all grateful to you for that. Also a very special thanks to Dave and Lori Mackenzie, who kept Mike going from the very beginning, back and forth to doctor and cancer clinic appointments and for being such great friends to Mike, we are truly thankful to you both. A Celebration of LIfe will be held at the Curling Lounge in Lake Cowichan Saturday Sept. 7th at 3:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2013