Clara Emily (Smith) Moore
Passed on October 24, 2019
Peacefully, with family at her last residence, Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall, Clara passed on October 24, 2019 just into her 100th year. She lived a good and full life for her 99 years. Born to Henry and Mathilda (Schultz) Smith at Grass River, near Plumas, Manitoba on September 11, 1920, the third child and eldest daughter. After the family moved to Winnipeg, then Rockwood, she and her husband in 1940 resided on the Moore family farm in the Grassmere-Tecumseh District, and then from 1945 on their own farm. They worked to establish a dairy and had hardships, losing their dairy herd twice to TB. The farm was always populated with various types of fowl and animals. There was always a large garden and flowers, and Clara spent long hours canning and pickling and filling the freezer. She sewed and knitted and made beautiful quilts. She loved her colourful Gloxinia plants. There was always home cooked meals and baking. She was famous for her date-filled oatmeal cookies. She worked in Stonewall at clerical and bookkeeping jobs at Stonewall Pharmacy, Stonewall Hardware, Co-op, and Taylor’s Food Centre. She and Bill travelled over most of Manitoba to the fairs helping friends Ernie and Liz with their heavy horses. There were many friends made in the community groups she participated in. She loved Bingo and doing the Jumble puzzles, watching curling, going out for lunch and then playing her favorite VLT games. Clara was preceded by her husband Willis (Bill) Moore in 1999, her parents, her brothers Walter (Clara) and Ed (Edith) Smith, her sister Eleanor (Joe) Peterson and all of Willis’ ten siblings and their spouses, her son-in-law Dale Gallant, most of her close cousins and many life-long friends. She is survived by daughters Eleanor Moore and Cheryl (Jack) Willis, grandchildren Jim (Z’Anne) and Blair (Wendy) Moore, Lisa Tarko (Joey Uliana) and Geri (Cory) Grzenda; great grandchildren Katelyn (Jamey) Martin, Harleigh (Reuben) Hoogerdijk, Hillary and Nick Grzenda, Cheyenne and Jamie Moore; great- great grandchildren Viktor Hoogerdijk and Porter Martin; also Wendy’s family Jeff and Kim Cloutier and Danielle and Johnny Medeiros. The service will be held in the Anglican Church of the Ascension, Stonewall on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM.
Cheryl, Jack, Eleanor and families, our sincere condolences in the loss of your mom. Bill Good, Dennis and Joan Schaeffer, Bev and Bill Watkinson, Cliff and Marilynn Lillies
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