Thomas Patrick Moore

Thomas Patrick Moore passed away peacefully in his sleep at Heron Grove on March 5, 2011. He was born Aug 30, 1919 in Cranbrook, BC. He spent his early years in southern British Columbia until he was sent overseas to Europe with the Medical Corp in 1941. In September 1946, he married the love of his life, Pearl Ward from Lumby and together they shared 59 years of loving, laughing and living life to the fullest. He started his teaching career in Summerland and then moved to Salmon Arm where he was the principal of Carlin Elementary school. The Moores moved to Vernon where Tom taught for 35 years for school district #22 as a teacher, coach, counsellor, and home educator. Aside from his family, God and community were of the utmost importance to him. He served many years as an active leader of the Knights of Columbus and as president of the North Okanagan Social Credit party. He was also involved with Vernon Winter Carnival, the Schubert Center, and St. James School. His many interests included music, theatre, sports cars, hiking, skiing and appreciating nature. He and Pearl spent many happy hours dancing, travelling, and entertaining their many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Verle and Thomas, his brother Terrance and his soul mate Pearl in 2005.

Tom was a wonderful father, fun-loving grandfather and benevolent great grandfather and will be lovingly remembered by his children Patrick (Dawn), Pamela Powell (Rick Owens), Kevin (Maureen), Kathryn Carson, and Michael (Tara) his grandchildren Kieran Moore (Cheyenne), Kelsey Moore (Jason Beazer), Katlyn Moore, Jillian Roberts (Allan), Bobbi Cormier (Marc), Colin Moore, Matt Moore(Katie), Hayley Moore, Kristopher Carson , Karin Carson-Pinchbeck (Jamin), Micheal Carson, Evan Moore and Jenessa Moore, his great grandchildren Esme Reece-Moore, Lily Roberts, and Kendra, Riley, Bryce and Marley Cormier, and his brother and sister-in-law Peter and Betty Ward and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Since 2008 Tom has received wonderful care as a resident of Heron Grove cottage #2. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Tom to the Knights of Columbus #4949 St. James’ Scholarship Fund.

Prayers will be recited on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at St. James’ Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m., The Reverend Father Dale Normandeau, Celebrant. Cremation will follow.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at

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