Gordon Russell Moore CD
Gordon Russell Moore CD - age 90, of Kentville, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building QEII, Halifax. Born in Guelph, ON he was the youngest son of the late Joseph and Lillie (Adamson) Moore. Gordon proudly served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for 25 years as a fighter controller, and a navigator with fighter interceptor squadrons. In 1972, while serving at RCAF Base Namao’s Rescue Coordination Centre, he oversaw what remains the costliest search and rescue operation in Canadian aviation history. Near the end of his career he moved his family to the Annapolis Valley, where he had met and married his first wife Helen many years before. After retirement, with Helen’s help, he turned his passion into becoming the owner of an antique restoration and woodworking shop in Kentville, and later Centreville, selling antiques and restoring or building furniture. He has left many cherished heirlooms for family and friends to enjoy for many years to come. He is survived by his children, Garth (Jill) Moore, Bob (Liz) Moore and Joan (George Emberly) Golden; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (Eye) Moore; second wife, Julita Moore; two brothers, Lloyd, John and sister Wilma Verdonk. An avid curler, bowler and lifelong gardener he always provided summer visitors and neighbors with an abundance of bounty. He also organized indoor curling activities while at Kings Riverside Court and was always game to play billiards or listen to jazz. Gordon’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Kings Riverside Court, as well as his other caregivers, for their care, support, kindness and compassion during Julita’s and Gordon’s time there, and to the staff at Valley Regional Hospital and Camp Hill 3 West for their care during his final days. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.