Moira Corrine Hill, beloved wife of Timothy (Tim) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the age of 57 years. She left us peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. At her passing, she was surrounded by her immediate family. Everyone who knew her always mentioned her beautiful smile and caring ways. Moira’s greatest desires were to be a loving wife, mother and grandmother and dedicating herself to the support of her family and friends, all tasks which she excelled in.
Moira was born and raised in Glenboro, MB, attended Red River Community College taking Secretarial Science in Winnipeg, MB, and eventually moved to Calgary where she met and married Tim in 1978, before settling in Cochrane to raise their three children, Graham, Daniel and Julie. In 1993, the family moved to Brentwood Bay, BC, spending the next thirteen years enjoying life on Vancouver Island and experiencing the West Coast. During this time, Moira worked at the University of Victoria in two different research centres, The Centre on Aging and most recently the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. In 2006, Moira and Tim returned to Calgary to be reunited with their children and beloved grandson Lucas, who was the pride and joy of Moira’s life.
Besides her loving husband Tim, Moira is also survived by her son, Graham, son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Hannah, and daughter Julie; grandson Lucas; sister Karen Martin (nee Moore); niece Cindy; and nephew Chris, all of Calgary. Moira will also be remembered by many of her extended family, friends and colleagues throughout western Canada. Moira was predeceased by her mother Ellen Moore (nee Beatty) in 1978; father Daniel Moore in 2001; and stepmother Helen Moore (nee Penner) in 2004.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Moira’s honour may be made directly to the Hospice Calgary, #900, 833 – 4th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3T5, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.com, or to the University of Victoria Foundation, www.csrs.uvic.ca. A special thanks to Moira’s Home Care nurse Barbara Kearnes for her care and compassion. She became one of our family during the last months of Moira’s life.
In living memory of Moira Hill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences