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John Moore

John Alan Moore

Wednesday, April 12th, 1933 - Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Moore, John Alan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Moore on December 9, 2020 at the age of 87 with his family by his side. Loving father to Chris (Corinne) of Vancouver and Elizabeth (Scott) of Port Robinson. Predeceased by his beloved wife Laura (2012) and eldest son Stephen (2005).

Cherished grandfather of Robert, Jack, Robyn and Audrey.

He will be sadly missed by his sisters and many nieces and nephews in the UK and Australia.

In 1952 John met the love of his life Laura in Liverpool where they both attended University. Mom was studying physiotherapy and Dad was studying physics. They married in 1956 and two years later Dad graduated with a PhD in Nuclear Physics at age of 25. In the following years, they lived in Reading England, Long Island USA, Deep River Ontario and Saskatoon Saskatchewan where Dad enjoyed his career as a researcher. In 1967 the family relocated to St Catharines where he was a professor at Brock University from the years 1967 until his retirement in 1993. In the subsequent years Dad enjoyed his wood carving, travelling with Laura and his role as a Grandfather.

Dad's life was always led by his curiosity of the natural world, believing that birth, life and death are the natural cycle of everything. What happens after death is shrouded in mystery, and will always remain so.

We love you Dad and will miss you always.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lookout Ridge Retirement Home for the tremendous care and compassion Dad received while there. We will always be grateful.

In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of John's life will take place at a later date in the UK with all his family.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada.

Online condolences may be shared at www.pelhamfuneralhome.ca
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Kathleen Fenwick

Posted at 11:15am
With fond memories shared over the years, love Beryl, Kathleen, Andrew, Ruth, Mark, Helen and Alison. We will miss you Brother and Uncle. X

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David Wright

Posted at 07:23am
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was my supervisor at Brock from September 1975 to March 78 for my MSc in Physics. At Brock I was involved in preparing gold crystals for backscattering and dechanneling experiments which we performed at the accelerator in Chalk River. He was an excellent supervisor, a kind and gentle man and a very good scientist. I visited him when I was back in Canada in 1995 and he showed me some of his beautiful wood carving of birds. Only last month I was speaking about him. A branch of the Tim Horton franchise opened in my home town in Northern Ireland. and it reminded me John had joked that his retirement plan was to introduce Tim's to the UK!

Dave Wheeler

Posted at 05:44pm
Hi Liz, Scott and the lads:
My deepest condolences. I must admit it was hard to be sad for too long for a man who had such a wonderful life. I was happy for him more than anything as I read the obituary and Brock News write up. He was blessed with a wonderful family, superb career and above all the joy of inquisitiveness. Life is always a wonderful place if you have all that going for you. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.
Dave Wheeler
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Hugh Gayler

Posted at 12:00pm
We were sorry to learn of John's passing. I have known John since I came to Brock University as a professor in 1969, and met Laura through Symphony Chorus, now Chorus Niagara, after that. For over half a century, we have shared many good times together, while being saddened by the loss of Stephen and Laura. I have to share with you, Chris and Elizabeth, one very funny moment, to remember your father by. As I recall, it involved Stephen and Chris (sorry, not you Elizabeth). You had not long moved into your home on Royal Henley Blvd; we were visiting at the time and your father wanted to go to a nursery for plants. I went with him, and the two of you were in the back seat. Our journey took us on the QEW westwards from Ontario Street, and your father drove as if it was a city street. Both of you were jumping up and down (in that pre-seatbelt era), saying, "come on dad, put your foot down, let's get up to 30 mph, wow, the trucks are passing us," etc. etc. I still remember thinking, oh my god, someone is going to rear-end us. Luckily, we exited the highway at Seventh St. Louth in one piece to get to the nursery. May you cherish all those memories of John, and Laura, two wonderful parents.
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Lynda Beard

Posted at 04:45pm
We are sorry for your loss as we so appreciated John and Laura in our lives over the years at Brock functions and in Symphony chorus and at social gatherings. Thinking of you all in this season. Pat and Lynda Beard
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