Jack William Moore

Jack William Moore

Passed on January 24, 2023

Peacefully on January 24th, 2023 with family by his side, Jack Moore passed away in St Boniface Hospital at the age of 73.

Jack was predeceased by his mother Doris, father Ken and stepfather Ewart. Jack is survived by his wife Lorna, two sons Dustin (Teryl) and Dana, his sisters Ivy (Rich), Joy (Ron) and his brother Brian (Dolores). Jack had many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family that he absolutely adored. He will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Reese and Carter who he loved more than anything. He was their number one fan.

Jack was born on Oct 22, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to the farm at Grosse Isle in 1951. Jack attended Grassmere school, then Grosse Isle before graduating from Warren Collegiate in 1967. That fall, Jack attended the University of Manitoba majoring in Mathematics. Following his father’s passing, Jack moved back home to help on the family farm while continuing his university education. He graduated in the spring of 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and started his career as a computer programmer with the Manitoba Hospital Association. From there he worked with Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Data Systems, and eventually IBM where he worked his way up to supervisor.

While he was working in the city, he would spend his off time in Grosse Isle working on the farm which he purchased in 1974 and then expanded in 1982 when his Uncle Les decided to retire. Dad farmed until 1994 when he retired and sold the land to neighboring farmers. Jack retired as a computer programmer in 1998 and immediately started helping friends doing renovations and carpentry work. Jack could always figure out how to do any project. In 2003 Jack and his son Dustin started a renovation company where he still continued to work.

While at Manitoba Hydro, Jack started curling with a coworker Bob Hudson and his wife Laurie. They introduced Jack to Laurie’s sister Lorna McKenzie and the two were married in March of 1979.

Jack & Lorna built a house in Grosse Isle in 1983 where they raised their family and eventually bought a cabin at Falcon Lake in 1994. Jack enjoyed spending his free time at Falcon Lake and met countless friends who he absolutely cherished. Material objects never meant much to Jack, but family and the friends he made over the years meant everything to him. Jack felt fortunate that he had such a close relationship with his sons, getting to work every day with Dustin and spending his weekends at the lake with Dana.

You would never find Jack sitting still, he was always up to something. If any friends or family had a project going on you would find Jack there ready and willing to help in any way he could. Jack loved to snowmobile, play cards & games with friends and watch his grandchildren play sports. Jack had a very clever, yet distinct sense of humour – in fact there are a number of punchlines still floating around waiting to land in the years to come.

The family would like to thank Ian & Neil Speirs, the Falcon Lake EMS, and the wonderful and caring staff at St Boniface Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at the Grosse Isle Hall on Thursday, February 9th at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Interlake Community Foundation to the Jack Moore Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to support charitable causes in the Interlake and Falcon Lake areas. In keeping with Jack’s history of generosity, any donations made before Feb 28th will be matched by his estate. Donations can be made at https://interlakefoundation.ca/cause/jack-moore-memorial-funds/


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