Wally Moult
September 25, 1923 - January 08, 2015
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Walter Cherry "Wally" Moult died peacefully after a short illness in Lions Gate Hospital on 8 January 2015 in North Vancouver BC at the age of 91.

Wally is survived by children Sheila (Anne) and Michael (Kathy), nephew Geoff and his much loved grandsons Ian and Eric. His beloved wife Peggy died in 2009, and his sister Win in 2014.

Wally was born on September 25, 1923 in Bolsover, UK. He grew up in a coal mining family, but pursued a different path, winning scholarships to grammar school and to Cambridge. World War II saw him joining the Royal Air Force and coming to Canada for training, where he met Peggy in Vancouver. After a courtship by letter, she joined him in England in 1946 where they married and he completed his studies at Cambridge University. Following the birth of their daughter Sheila in 1949, they decided to emigrate to Canada, welcoming the birth of their son Michael and settling eventually in West Vancouver in a home they built on Duchess Avenue. Wally embarked on a long career in education as a high school history teacher and finished his career as a Principal at Magee and Gladstone. Wally and Peggy were adventurous spirits who actively pursued opportunities to travel and learn, embarking on 18 months in Europe studying when their children were 8 and 4, and living in Germany for two years when Wally took a secondment to the Canadian Forces school system. They spent most of their summers on Bowen Island. Following Wally's retirement they travelled more, including extended time in Mexico. It was during his retirement that Wally developed his passion for lawn bowling, a sport he pursued actively well into his 80's as a life member of the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club.

Wally is remembered by the many people he worked with, taught or played with for his kind heart and keen interest in the events of the day.

A reception in his honour will be held at the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, 650 20th Street, West Vancouver, BC, on Sunday February 1, 2-4 pm. Friends are welcome to attend. The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care Wally received at the Lions Gate Hospital, orthopedics and 6th floor W.

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Published in Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2015.
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February 7, 2015
A big thank you to everyone involved in this condolences book and in the memorial tea last Sunday. My father had a full life and a gentle death and his kids were very touched to see how much he meant to all of you.
He will be missed
Sheila Moult
January 29, 2015
Mr Moult - you were a great Principal. I remained on the "right side of the fence" for the most part but I watched from a distance your respectful and fair treatment of more than a few friends full of testosterone and attitude in their late teens. You garnered respect from everyone you encountered - quite the accomplishment when you had to be the "policeman" more often than not ! I remember you to this day - you had as large an inpact on me during my high school years as any teacher ! Your kind, gentle demeanour still resonates....as does your smile which never seemed to leave your face !
Thank you Mr Moult .....for being passionate on a daily basis and caring !
Joseph Pribaz
January 28, 2015
Dear Mike and family:
My condolences on your Dad's passing. I remember him so clearly from my days at Windermere Sec. As he taught my grade 8 class the warriors fight song :-). From the comments here, it is clear that he had a positive impact on so many people! I measured all of the administrators that I taught with by his example and few surpassed his firm but very fair model! He will be missed.

George Popp
George Popp
January 28, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rose Senior/ Nolan
January 25, 2015
visiting Metchosin in 2011
January 25, 2015
with Peggy on their first date
January 24, 2015
Wally was my favorite uncle and we in the UK followed his progress with pride and admiration .
My sons and I will always recall the great holiday we had with Wally and Aunty Peg and family in Vancouver in 1994.
It is obvious from other tributes recorded that many students and colleagues drew inspiration from his sage advice and that can never be erased
Nephew Geoff and his sons Chris and Nick
January 23, 2015
Mike it is apparent that your Dad had a very positive impact on many people during his life. Losing a parent is a significant event and I wish you a peaceful time as you prepare the memorial. I am sure he would be pleased that the event will be held in a place of many friends and activity that he loved so much.
All the best, Karl
January 21, 2015
I have fond memories of the Moult family visits to our cottage on Bowen Island. My dad, Martin Grasdal,(deceased) was especially fond of Wally. They had many lively discussions about their common profession, teaching. My condolences to the family.
Christina Grasdal
January 20, 2015
While on supervision duty in the café during lunch at Gladstone Secondary I watched Wally, my principal, walk through picking up garbage from the tables as he passed. From that time on I made sure that I did the same. If my principal could do it, for sure I could. Just a small legacy.
Sandra Assaly
January 20, 2015
As a '78 Magee Grad, please know that Mr Moult made a difference in 'my' life as I'm sure he did in many others. TBH I may not be here today if not for Mr Moult. So grateful.
Cathy Yohimas
January 20, 2015
Mr Wally Moult,was an inspiration and a true example to us ,as young men,what a gentlemen should be. My condolensces to the Moult family.
David Smith
January 20, 2015
I attended Magee when "Mr. Moult", as we deferential students called him. He was delightful and always cheerful and fair. And I loved his accent - exotic to a high school kid at the time. His was a life well lived. Condolences to the family. Ann Gibbon
Ann Gibbon
January 20, 2015
To the Moult family,
May knowing others share your sorrow help to comfort you. Mr Moult was my principal while attending Magee Secondary School. He was a gentle gentleman,and I hold positive memories of his cheerful nature. May precious memories carry you through this time of sorrow
With Heartfelt Sympathy
Brigitte Sonnendrucker
January 19, 2015
Mr. Moult was a model to aspire to. He led our school with a kind yet firm demeanour, and always with a twinkle in his eye. I am truly saddened that he no longer walks among us.
Karen Jones
January 19, 2015
Ah, Mr. Moult! You had the best smile: heartwarming and kind. You exuded good intent! You were known for your fairness and a sympathetic ear. One day, in grade 10, I stomped into your office to complain about someone- you sat me down, patted my shoulder and told me that I had been heard. Somehow, you made me feel that I counted, I a snippy 15 year old! Mr. Moult, I became a teacher and I just hope that my career was imbued with the same kindness, fairness and caring that I experienced from you. Thank you.
Laura McNairn
January 19, 2015
Mr. Moult was truly the best principal ever! Always pleasant but stern, particularly when he caught a couple of us skipping out and throwing snowballs at the school. He gave us a detention and said once the snow melted we would be required to pick up garbage….then he forgot! Ah the good ole high school days. Rest in paradise Wally!
Louise Lackey
January 19, 2015
RIP Wally...The Windermere Crowd.
January 19, 2015
Mr. Moult was my former principal at Magee and a true gentleman. I am very grateful to have known him. My heartfelt condolences to the Moult family for your loss.
Roy Heuckendorff
January 19, 2015
Fond memories of Mr. Moult. As our principal, he was always very kind and smiling. Condolences to the Moult family.
Mia Gabrielson
January 18, 2015
Such happy memories of Mr. Moult - his kindness and humour made some tough times much easier to take - even if I never did figure out the math he tried so hard to help me understand. He was such a gracious man.
Muff Hackett
January 15, 2015
Sheila and Anne, our thoughts are with you as you navigate this rich and sad time. so much love from Kim and Sandi
January 15, 2015
Your dad was always a gentleman. He always showed great interest in what others were doing.
Honored to have been your wonderful folks neighbour for a lot of summers on Bowen Island. My sincere condolences.
Tanis (Goldie) Layzell
January 14, 2015
A fond farewell to your last parent. That is a bittersweet experience. May your memories stay clear and bring you joy in this time of remembrance. Warm hugs, Sheila
Shirley Avril
January 14, 2015
My sympathies for our loss, yours and mine. Mr Moult was my principal in the 70s and was a positive influence on my life. It looks as though he had a full life and was a great man to many!! My thoughts are with the family and to my former principal. I will tell some fun stories in my barbershop this week!
John Rainer/Roberts Creek, BC
January 14, 2015
You look a bit like your Dad. I am thinking of you.
Kathryn Edgecombe
January 14, 2015
What a full and rich life your family has had and such wonderful adventures with your Dad. Be gentle with yourselves at this time.
Miki Hansen
January 14, 2015
Dear Sheila and Anne, What an intriguing life story. Your Dad was one of the great ones - his influence and excellence is evident in his daughter. Wally is now teaching that "final awesome lesson" on what makes us human. My thoughts are with you.
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