Ainsley Moore
1963 - 2021
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July 20, 1963 - June 25, 2021

Dr Ainsley Moore, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Hamilton. She was our 'Ainz', our partner, our family, our compass, our mentor, our provider, our caregiver, our colleague, our doctor, our most cherished friend. With a demure stature she was a force to be reckoned with on issues of gender and racial equality in the medical field and beyond. A champion for friends and family, and a champion for colleagues and peers. But most importantly, for the exploited and marginalized. The means of her advocacy were not through hashtags on social media, rather through her teachings as a Professor and Researcher of Medicine at McMaster University. This advocacy included, and was complemented by, an extensive list of published and peer-reviewed journal articles. As Vice Chair, then Chair elect Ainsley was poised to assume leadership of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, shaping policies and screening procedure with an emphasis on Women's health. As a practitioner and proprietor of Canada's largest independent Women's Clinics, including Mississauga Women's Clinic, Hamilton Women's Clinic and the Canadian Women's Clinic, employing evidence-based medicine and care for women's health and women's rights. At Stone Church Family Health Centre (McMaster University) practicing Family Medicine with care and compassion for her patients while guiding the next generation of Family Doctors. Ainsley made everyone who knew her proud.
Ainsley was born in Toronto and was the first child to her unique and loving parents; Ian Moore, and Helen Moore who were free spirits, raising their children in the early years in New York and then back in Toronto. A time of social and racial reckoning during the late 1960's and early 1970's, sowed the seeds of her life pursuits. While she did not have children of her own, the dynamic of the times and as the oldest child, Ainsley's hand in raising younger siblings, was unprecedented and parental in nature. As a graduate of Trent University (Bsc), Guelph University (Msc) and McMaster University (MD, Msc), Ainsley was a scholar, an academic, an educator and an extraordinarily talented practitioner.
We fondly remember her inquisitive spirit, her curiosity of all living things, her quirky smile, her dedication to medical care, her fierce loyalty to friends, colleagues and loved ones and her never-give-up attitude towards accomplishing her goals and the pursuit of equality. Ainsley was predeceased by her parents, little sister Merrin Moore and her dog Foxy. She is survived by her partner Phil Rose, brothers Andrew Moore and Owen Moore, her nieces Emily and Victoria and nephews Hayden and Henry, her Aunt Rose, her Cousins Linda, Nory, Peter, Kathy, Diane, Moreen, and James, her coddled puppy Lucy and all her friends, colleagues and patients. She is sorely missed and will be remembered forever.
We love you and miss you so much Ainsley. You were one of a kind and your loss has left a hole in our collective hearts. Rest in peace.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Dr. Ainsley E. Moore Foundation in care of Dr. A. Moore Medicine Professional Corporation. The Dr. Ainsley E. Moore Foundation was established by Ainsley on June 24th, 2021 to provide stigma free and financial support for the uninsured, women requiring out of country procedures, and uninsured service fee for all patients.
A public outdoor memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 25th between the hours of 5 - 7:00 p.m. at 623 Miles Road, Hannon, Ontario.


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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Jul. 8, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUL
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Memorial service
05:00 - 07:00 PM
623 Miles Road
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September 1, 2021
We met the lovely Ainsley through a mutual friend in 2004 while visiting Toronto.
She was one of the most beautiful people ( inside and out), that I have had the pleasure to know.
Ainsley was beautiful, kind , gentle, brilliant , unaffected, and great fun.
Ainsley visited us in Ireland on many occasions and I treasure the memories.
I was only thinking of her this week ; that I should contact her and we are heartbroken today to hear of her untimely passing.
We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to Phil , Ainsley’s brothers and her extended family.
Ainsley has touched so many people and achieved so much in her life.
Rest in peace beautiful lady.
Maurice and Ger Fitzgerald
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Friend
July 26, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Ainsley for many years. She truly cared about everyone. She was a kind and generous person. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. She will be missed but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to Phil and to all of Ainsley's family.
Enza Finlay
Coworker
July 26, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Ainsley for many years. She truly cared about everyone. She was a kind and generous person. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Enza Finlay
Coworker
July 25, 2021
I first met Ainsley Elizabeth in Sept. 1975. Ainsley was one of my 17 students at the Toronto Island Public School. Ainsley and her brothers were "mainlsnders" and we took the ferry daily across the harbour. Every Monday morning, using the school can, we collected beer bottles from the residents to buy a school buy, and finance a school to Newfoundland. Our Newfoundland trip was nearly 3 weeks. Ainsley was the youngest student in my Gr 7 & 8 class, yet she was one of the outspoken leaders. Ainsley was a gem whom I will never forget.
Byron Grant
Byron Grant
Teacher
July 25, 2021
I first met Ainsley Elizabeth in Sept. 1975. I was Ainsley's teacher at the Toronto Island Public School. Ainsley and her brothers were "mainlanders" who lived in the Harbourfront. We travelled daily across the harbour by ferry to school. Every Monday we used the school van to collect beer bottles to buy a school bus, and finance a school trip to Newfoundland for approximately 3 weeks. Ainsley was the youngest of the 17 students in my Gr. 7 & 8 class. Ainsley was a beautiful student and a highly outspoken leader. She was a jem whom I will never forget.
Byron Grant
Byron Grant
Teacher
July 23, 2021
Our deepest condolences in the loss of Ainsley. We have such fond memories of her visits out to Airdrie and her generous gift of food, time, and crafts. I still have a basket liner she made for me one year that I will cherish even more, She was always game to go tobogganing with our kids or making a trip to Lake Louise in -30 degree temperatures. We learned alot about the Macedonian customs from her and her family. Her legacy is immense and the the loss of such a great soul resonates with all of us. May all the great memories and shared stories from others help the family find peace. Much love to all.
Barbara O'Brien
July 21, 2021
I have fond memories of Christmas visits, bonfires and walks. Ainsley was a warm and caring person ... brilliant and creative. Her joyful spirit influenced us all and endures in her family, friends and achievements.
andrew fuyarchuk
Friend
July 15, 2021
I had a privilege and pleasure working with Ansley for few years .Her kindness ,generosity and dedication to her Profession especially in women's health will be missed .
To her partner ,her brothers ,rest of the family members and her professional team our deepest and heartfelt condolences .
Rest in Peace Ansley
Lence Sopkic
Coworker
July 12, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Ainsley a number of years at the Henderson. She was kind, generous and dedicated to her Profession.
Our condolences to the Family during this difficult time. She will be dearly missed.
Bob and Martha Slaght
Martha Slaght
Coworker
July 11, 2021

So sorry to Phil and family members, our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Maggie and Tim
Maggie Cook
Friend
July 10, 2021
I met Ainsley when she was a family medicine resident at McMaster 25 years ago. She was a beautiful soul and greeted everyone with a warm welcome. I have been saddened to hear of Ainsley's sudden passing and I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to her partner and family. Ainsley will be forever remember by the legacy she has created. Respectfully, Cindy McClung, McMaster University
Cindy McClung
Coworker
July 9, 2021
She was the most caring, compassionate and kind Doctor I ever had. Was with me every step of the way when I needed her most. What a terrible loss for everyone she touched. My sincerest condolences to all who loved her.
Jackie Myslow
Acquaintance
July 8, 2021
Dr. Moore was my primary preceptor during my time spent training as a family medicine resident at Stonechurch. As soon as I met her, she was the most encouraging and supportive staff physician, and I am forever grateful to have learned from her. She trusted me with caring for her patients, and through them I saw how much of an impact she made on their lives. Her passion and skill in training medical learners and advancing healthcare/evidence-based medicine was evident everyday. Outside of the clinic walls, I would enjoy bumping into her at the gym, and also conversing about non-medical aspects of life. I was devastated to hear of the news of her passing. She was an amazing person and physician. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. Rachel Snaidero, MD
Rachel Snaidero
Student
July 8, 2021
Phil, Ainsley was my doctor for a short time ( who would have known the connection) ! I praised her for years to come because only she shed the light to Dr’s of my prognosis! She gave me my life back! I know that she is in a special place! Beautiful woman! Rest In Peace dear angel!❤❤
Silvia Vlasic
Friend
July 8, 2021
Saddened today. Dr. Moore was my Dr. years ago at Rosedale Medical Centre. When I was done having children, I told her of my decision and she arranged for the procedure without questioning me or wanting to have my husband’s input. She respected that this was my decision as a person, a woman. When I was going through a difficult time her first response was not to prescribe drugs but natural methods, which I so respected as I have first hand experience of Drs. pushing drugs at the detriment of the patient. My experience with her was one that I will remember forever. I was disappointed to lose her as my Dr. but knew she was meant for greater things. So sorry for your loss and the loss to the medical community.
Marcia H.
Acquaintance
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