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MOORE, Richard Stewart

May 19, 1927 – January 30, 2019

Richard Stewart Moore (Dick) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Dick was born on George Gordon First Nation (Blood Tribe) where his father was the First Nation Agent. The reserve is located near the town of Punnichy Saskatchewan.

Dick moved to Calgary at a very young age where he was raised and educated. Other than a brief residence in Regina and Edmonton he lived and worked most of his life in Calgary.

Dick worked 37 happy and rewarding years with Mobil Oil, having retired in June 1986 as a Petroleum Land Manager. He retired due to illness (“The Company was Sick of Him”).

Dick is survived by daughters, Darice and Jacqueline; son, Darren; grandchildren, Kirstin, Jared, Louis and Henri; daughter-in-law, Sabine, and numerous nieces and nephews

Dick was predeceased by his father, Stewart Sydney Moore who immigrated to Canada from Salisbury England; his mother Jessica Hilda Goss who also immigrated to Canada from Portsmouth England; his sister Margaret Hilda Gow; and his brother William Graham Moore.

A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through If so desired and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation 110-1525 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 Telephone: 1-888-473-4636

In living memory of Dick Moore, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Dick was an awesome skier and loved his golf, especially the social aspects with friends and family. I will always have fond memories of Good Old Dick’s “stand up” comedy at family events. I looked forward to his annual family golf events and Christmas brunch at the Petroleum Club which brought his family together to share their memories.

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  2. We send our condolences to Dick’s family.
    I worked for Dick in the Mobil land department and came to work for Mobil from General Crude. Dick’s outgoing personality brought a lot of fun to the job and he was well respected in the oil patch.
    Sincerely, Shirley & Iain Laurie

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  3. When I arrived in Calgary in 1966 I was looking for a job in the oil industry and Mobil Oil was the first company that I interviewed – Dick was the interviewer. Didn’t get the job – a temporary hiring freeze – at least that is what I was told. However we became close friends which included regular weekly lunches and sporadic golf games over the ensuing years until 1988 when I left the chilly climes of Calgary for the blossoms of Victoria. Our friendship continued mostly through lengthy phone conversations (mostly Dick) when we each phoned the other on their respective birthday to catch up on personal, industry, mutual acquaintances, business activities and share stories and laughs
    Dick was a great friend and I will miss our – dare I say – pithy conversations. and his unique blend of humour and narrative.

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  4. Carol Voz Short

    I was Dick’s secretary at Mobil Oil in the late sixties. What a character he was! He expected excellency from his staff and he got it through fairness, high expectations and a great sense of humor. He encouraged me to take courses on geology, and taught me a lot about petroleum land management. After morning coffee breaks went on a little too long everyone would gather in someone’s office down the hall), Dick would shout out in a German accent, “Vere are da workers? You vill all get back to vork and, not only that, you vill enjoy it!” Dick was a dapper gentleman, always turned out very fashionably, even occasionally wearing spats! He often treated us to lunch at the Petroleum Club and when he would get the bill, he would always shout, “Holy Cow!” He gave us plenty of time off during Stampede. I remember his excuse for going for a drink after work, he called it a “Traffic Thinner”. I still have the letter of recommendation he wrote for me when I left Calgary for Vancouver. Dick was a great guy, forever remembered. Carol (Voz) Short

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