It is with a heartbroken spirit that I tell you I have lost my best friend and the love of our lives, Michael Kenneth ‘Tex’ Moore, who has passed on from a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 5, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, Feb. 26 1943, Kenny was the son of the late Michael ‘Mick’ and Cecelia (Mac Donald) Moore.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Diane (Somers); daughter, Cheryl MacDonald (Barry) and their children, Alix, Brandon and Hannah, Sydney; son, Dwayne (Lisa Bates) and their daughter, Catilyn, Sydney; son, Terrance and his boys, Ty and Ryan, Alberta; daughter, Tracey and her children, Macey and Jermey Ditzel, Sydney; daughter, Tanya (Brent) and their children, Nicolas and Gracie Sheppard, Sydney. He is also survived by sisters, Clara (Terrance) McCarron, Trisha (Frank) Balmas, Carol (Lincoln) McPhee and Colleen (Michael) MacPherson; brothers, Terry (Mary), Brian (Catherine) and Keith, all of Sydney; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Pauline Somers; and many nieces and nephews who truly loved and respected him.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a son in infancy, brother, Gregory and a sister, Michelle.
Kenny was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. He retired as a driver salesman from Scotsburn Dairy in 2008. Kenny enjoyed camping, driving, harness racing and travelling, especially to Florida with his wife. He loved to talk by having a good conversation or storytelling with anyone who would listen. Kenny will be remembered by his friends and family for being generous, loving and his practical ways.
Visitation for the late Kenny Moore will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Feb. 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass, reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kenny may be made to the Canadian Blood Services.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 4B and palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their kindness and care shown to Kenny.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Brian and Cathy … Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
From: Donna & Kenny Muise
We would like to send our sincere condolences to Kenny's wife, Diane, his children & all his family. Kenny was a wonderful person that will be missed by all that know him.
From: Dougalenes & Francis Bowman
We were so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. The campers, Walter and I will miss having him around with his pleasant smile and helping hand. Our love and hugs to Diane and family at this most difficult time.
From: Walter & Lexi MacDonald, Ben Eoin Beach RV Camping Resort
So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. From: Kay Gillis and Family
Diane & family, the Moore family, our hearts are saddened to learn of Kenny's passing. Remembering the fun,whacking the biting horses at horse shows, getting drenched in the river in Florida, and fun with Dwayne when he was small. A great friend, we will miss him.
Love and prayers, Faye Langley & Family
Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of Kenny. We have very fond memories of him and his brothers staying at our home durung visits and courses. Kenny was very thoughtful and always showed his fondness towards especially our Mom & Dad ( Mary Ann & Henry Ryan ) I know one thing for sure…. Mary Ann will be waiting at the gates to prepare a huge feed of her Famous BBQ Ribs. You will be in good hands Kenny .
Sadly missed by Connie Anderson & Family xo
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.
From: Vic & Joyce Maxner
Dear Diane and family, I was so sad to hear of Kenny's passing. When I worked in the canteen at Ben Eoin Beach many years ago, I looked forward to his deliveries and the stories and jokes he would tell. He always had a smile and a way of making the day a better one. He leaves a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren.
From: Joyce MacDonald Kaye
Diane and family it is with a heavy heart that I offer you these sincere condolences. Kenny was a great person one who always had the time for a chat or a laugh. I recall his greatest love his grandchildren. Keep courage and strong for one another.
From: Kevin Linden
We are so deeply saddened by Kenny's passing. Diane, we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. We love you.
From: Frankie & Christa Balmas
We are thinking of you in your loss and wishing you strength and comfort at this time. May God bless you all.
From: Paul and Mary Aucoin
Dear Diane and Family members of Kenny: We were so sorry to hear about Kenny's illness and now his passing…Unfortunately, we are unable to get down to the wake tomorrow due to previous appointments and pending storm on Sat…We will keep you all in our prayers, for sure… We always enjoyed Kenny's little visits in Florida and Diane, it was so nice you were both able to visit with us down there last Fall.
Sincerely, Francis & Brenda White
Our sympathies to everyone. We are sorry that our circumstances don't allow us to be there. I have many great memories of Uncle Kenny – never ending laughs, sledding for hours at the house in Howie Centre, summer days in Baddeck on the milk truck, lunches at the Highwheeler and an unforgettable trip to Magic Mountain, forever remembered as "Wally World". You will be missed Uncle Ken. Rest in peace.
From: Craig, Carla and Family
Diane & Family, my sincere condolences to all of you. Kenny always made me smile. Take care.
From: Cleo Niedzielski
Diane & Family: We are so sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathies. We were expecting a visit from you any day now. Please know our thoughts are with you.
From: Keats & Brenda
My sincere condolences to the Moore family on Mike's passing.
From: Jay Duguid
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
From: Brian & Debbie Costigan
Sorry to hear of Kenny's passing.I worked with him at Lynch's Bakery & Modern City Dairy. We had more than a few good laughs on the way to Arichat every day.
From: Bill Ferguson
I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Kenny's passing. Joe and I had so many wonderful times with Kenny ,especially the time we spent with him in Florida,I loved my long chats with Kenny and have many many fond memories of him. I am so so sorry Diane for your loss, hope you are doing the best you can, my sympathy to all his children, grandchildren and his family, we will all remember Kenny as a wonderful friend and an amazing person, he will be missed.
Love to all of you; Donna (Roberts) Mullins
Sincere condolences to all the Moore family.
From: Joanne Tynski, Saint John, NB
Terry, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Both I and the hockey community extend our deepest sympathies. Please know our thoughts are with you.
Sincerely; Randy Pulsifer
I am so very saddened and heartbroken and shocked to hear of Kenny's passing. I have many fond memories of Kenny ,who I remember as a very kind,caring and wonderful friend,he was a favorite of both Joe MacDonald and mine for many years, we spent a lot of time with Kenny back in the 70's. my favorite memory of Kenny was in Florida when he came to stay with Joe and I, we went swimming in huge waves and along came a wave and took Kenny's false teeth right out of him mouth, we thought they were gone for good but went back the next day and found them:) I enjoyed his company very much and loved our long chats. To Diane, I am so sorry for your loss, you saved Kenny. To all his family that I know would have been the world to him, I know you will miss him more than words could say. I am so happy to have had my time with Kenny, he meant so much to so many, his memories will be with us all forever.
Bless you all; Donna (Roberts) Mullins
Our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers.
From: Linda McPherson & Famiy
Diane and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. As you know, Kenny taught me how to drive. I think of him every time I drive the highway from Grand Lake to Sydney River … I would say, "Kenny, I am going fast!" (which was like 80) and he would say, "You got it girl!" He was a beautiful person and his memory and spirit will live on in all who were fortunate to know him.
From: Paula (Petrie) Oliver