Birdie Viola (Redden) Moores
Birdie Viola (Redden) Moores - age 98, of Halifax, formerly of Kingston, NS, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Gaspereau, NS on February 5, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Emerson and Winnifred (Meister) Redden and was one of 17 children. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Moores (1914-1986).
Birdie graduated from Mack Business College, Kentville, in 1942 and worked as a secretary until 1952. She was a member of the Kingston United Baptist Church, and later, the Birch Cove United Baptist Church and was active on various committees. In 1991, she was awarded a Dominion Life Membership from the Women’s Missionary Society. Birdie gave freely of her time and talent volunteering for the Home and School Association, Hospital Auxiliary and canvassing for charitable organizations. She enjoyed and excelled at playing tournament bridge where she formed many lasting friendships. Throughout her life, Birdie maintained a positive attitude and was a role model to many. Her love for her family was enormous and she had a way of making us each feel special. Gram adored her grandchildren, offering encouragement, praise and unconditional love. She will live forever in our hearts.
Birdie is survived by her daughter, Anne (Moores) Gniewek, Halifax; daughter-in-law, Grace (Muggah) Moores, Gaspereau; son-in-law, Marcus Buck, Hamilton, Ont.; sister, Helen Adie, Comox, BC; brothers, Harold (Clara) Redden, Cambridge; Hughie Redden, South Alton; grandchildren, Michael, Andrew and David Gniewek, Maggie and Richard Moores, Kelly and Shannon Buck; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Vivian Gniewek; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sons, Stephen (1954-2013) and Greg (1952-2022); daughter, Norma (1962-2022); sisters, Rita Bowman, Virginia Bilgen, Gladys Hunt, Hazel Lake, Mary Schurman and Rose Doyle; brothers, Terrence and Earl, both in infancy, Robert, Basil, Clyde, Chesley and Emery.
Special thanks to the staff of Northwood Centre, especially to the kind and caring staff of 7 Centre.
On Thursday, January 19, visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis St., Kentville. The funeral service will commence at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception. For those unable to attend, a video webcast will be available at the time of the service. Burial will take place in the North Kingston Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. For online condolences, inquiries and to view the video webcast of the service, please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.