88, Sydney

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing, after a lengthy illness, of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty, Mae’ Moore, of Taylor St., Sydney, on February 24, 2014.

Born at Jamesville West, Victoria County, Betty was the daughter of the late Rod and Katie (MacNeil) Gillis.

After Betty spent her early years in Jamesville, she moved to Sydney, where she met and married her loving husband, James Moore.

Betty’s focus in life was raising and nurturing her children, followed by her grandchildren. She was never known to be idle, when her family was growing, she spent a number of years working at the K-Mart in the layaway department. Betty was well known for great cooking, her quick wit, and all things Scottish.

Betty is survived by her children, Roger Cormier (Chalin), Lynn Sewell (Eric), Kay Gillis, Anne Chiasson (Dave), Shirley Fraser (Joe), Mary Aucoin (Paul), Alan Moore (Patsy), Arlene McCarron (Bob), Aggie MacDonald (Ian), Donnie Moore and Bobby Moore (April); 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; brother, John Anthony Gillis; sisters, Annie Bois and Faye LeFort; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by her sons, Jimmy and Wayne, sisters, Jenny, Margaret, Aggie, Theresa and Lucy, brothers, Neil John, Jimmy, Hector, and several more siblings in infancy. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Charlie Gillis.

Visitation for the late Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty, Mae’ Moore will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Family flowers only, for donations in memory of Betty may be made to Feed the Children, Heart and Stroke or charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

Dear Bob, April & Family; We are thinking of you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Brian & Shelley Lund

Alan, Patsy & Family; Very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Donnie & Sharon MacKinnon

Sorry to hear of Mae, a great ladies passing, fortunate to have had her as an aunt. From:  Hector & Josie MacNeil

Sending along condolences on the passing of your mom. Very sorry for your loss. God Bless.
From:  Paulette Corbett

You were blessed for many years with the gift of a wonderful mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your loss is great.
From:  Jean and Robert Proctor

Our hearts are truly saddened to learn of Betty’s passing. She was my favorite aunt. She always greeted us with a sweet, happy smile. Betty was a happy, positive person who always accepted people for the way they were and was always ready to smile and be happy. Even in her home of many children she was always ready to find a spot for me to fit in with them . Ron and I send our condolences to the Moore family.
From:  Ron and Helen Crane

Dear Allan, Patsy and the Moore family, My sincere sympathy on the death of your Mom. She sounded like such an amazing woman. I hope all your great memories provide some comfort in the days ahead.
From:  Rosalie Starzomski