Frank Henry Moore
Frank Henry Moore – 99, of Kentville, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020 at the Veterans Unit, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia. Born in Kentville on February 14, 1921 he was the son of the late Emeline (Forsyth) and Charles Moore of Kentville. He is survived by his four children, Dianna (Ivany, Selfridge) Cleveland (Gary), Kentville; Judith MacDonald (Bob), Rockland; Frank Jr. (Deborah), Wolfville and Steven (Sue Crowell), Billtown; 10 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; his sister, Winifred (Molyneaux) Palmer, Kentville; special friend, Pam O'Leary of New Minas and several nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Marion (Russell) Moore in 2012; two sons-in-law, Gordon Ivany and Arthur Selfridge; two brothers-in-law, John Molyneaux and John Palmer and special companion, Myrtis Bennett. He served five years in the Army during the Second World War, enlisting on March 26, 1941 and was posted in Halifax and Windsor, NS; Camp Borden, Ontario and Holland. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. In 1946, he joined the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department and served as driver, 2nd Deputy Chief, Chief, Secretary/Treasurer. He was the oldest surviving veteran of the department. Frank retired from Standard Paving as office manager in Kentville in 1986. He was involved in hockey from an early age playing with KCA teams and is a member of the KCA Hockey Hall of Fame. He also played with Kentville Wildcats Senior Team (1939), Truro Jr. Bearcats 1940 Maritime Jr. Nova Scotia Champs and the Halifax Garrison Army team. He was known as a rugged, fast-skating defenseman who could score and set up plays. He liked to rough it up, bump the boys around a bit and this earned him the nickname "Dirty Moore". Frank's main hobby was woodworking, making all types of crafts which can be found in various homes in the Valley. He LOVED dancing to country music well into his 90's. Special thanks to Dr. Goodine and the staff at the Veterans' Unit of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for their incredible care and compassion during the two years dad was living there. We will be forever grateful to them. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Due to the pandemic we are now experiencing, the family will hold a private service at a later time in the Garden of Rest at St. James Anglican Church, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Hospice Foundation.