A. PEARL A. MOORE (née Ward) entered her heavenly Father’s arms on January 21, 2005. Pearl was born on April 3, 1919 in Vernon and spent her early years in Lumby where she reigned as May Queen in 1936 and then owned her own hairdressing Salon. She met the love of her life Thomas Patrick Moore, married him in September of 1946 and shared with him 59 years of loving and laughing. Pearl touched the hearts of many. She deeply cared for others- everyone she knew had a special place in her loving heart. She loved to dance, play jokes, cook, organize whatever she could, travel swim and so much more. Her devotion to God, the Catholic Church, St. James School and CWL were very important to her throughout her adult life. She was a gentle soul with the heart of a lion, battling cancer for 15 years with a courageous spirit and without complaint. Pearl was a positive person who always saw the best in every situation. ‘Mom and Grandma’ was a cultural advocate, truly enjoying music, books, singing, art and theater. An athlete all her life, she fully supported her children’s’ and grandchildren’s’ athletic endeavors. She did love her “Yankee Doodle Boys”! She was most proud of her husband, her five children, her thirteen grandchildren and her great granddaughter. Pearl is survived and will be greatly missed by her husband Thomas Moore, her brother Peter Ward (Betty), Her children Patrick (Dawn), Pamela Powell, Kevin (Maureen) Kathryn Carson (Peter Twidle) and Michael (Tara), her grandchildren Kieran, Kelsey, and Katlyn Moore, Jillian Powell (Allan Roberts), Bobbi Cormier (Marc), Colin, Matthew, and Hailey Moore, Karin, Kristopher and Michael Carson, Evan and Jenessa Moore and great-grandchild Kendra Cormier, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Annie Ward and her siblings Wallace, Lawrence and Stephen Ward and Yvonne Baird. Prayers were recited at St. James’ Roman Catholic Church on Monday and Funeral Mass was celebrated there on Tuesday, January 25 at 11;00 A.M. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home.