John William ( Bill ) Moore

September 10, 1913 – July 9, 2010

John was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to

John Arthur Moore & Jessie Lavina (nee Weeks); the eldest of four children.  He moved to Kamloops with his family in 1927. For many years, he ran J.W. Moore Contracting, a sand & gravel business in Kamloops, B.C. One of his most memorable

moments in life was being contracted to help build the Alaska Highway. In later years, Bill owned and operated Moore’s Rock Shop in downtown Kamloops. He was very proud of his lapidary work and creations of remarkable jewellery.

Bill loved hunting and fishing in his younger days and was very proud of his excellent garden in his retirement years – including canning many, many quarts of tomatoes every year.

Bill retired to Campbell River and later to

Salt Spring Island, B.C., where he was

lovingly cared for by his niece,

Gaynelle Lobbes (Tom) of Merritt and

great niece, Noella Fraser (Mike) of Salt Spring.


Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Francis;

second wife, Alma; and sister Doris Moore.

He is survived by his sister Margaret Bainbridge of Salt Spring Island and brother Don Moore of

Abbotsford; two daughters, Joan Bennewith (Stan)

of Ashcroft, Janet Meeks (Ray) of Chase and one son, Bill Moore (Kathy) of Kamloops; adopted daughter Kerry Hruschak of Kelowna, as well as 

10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, great nieces & nephews, and great great nieces & nephews. All who knew and loved him greatly!


Thank you to the Greenwoods Elder Care staff

for the wonderful care & love, you provided Bill

in the past few years. You were his family, too!

Thank you to Dr. Barclay,

Hayward Funeral Home and everyone

who helped in the final days

of Bill’s life.

No service by request.

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