It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Effie Isabella Moore in residence at Eagle View Lodge Oct 30, 2015. Effie was born April 11, 1927 in Vermilion, Alberta and spent her entire adult life living and raising her family in the Comox Valley. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Eva (Dutton) Black and sister to Bruce, Bill and Mel Black.
Effie was predeceased by Harry, her husband of 68 years and is survived by her five children: Connie (Dan), David (Eva), Ron (Gail), Sandra (Dave), and Lisa (Al). Grandchildren: Shelley (Jim), Leanne, Melanie (Eric), Derek, Stuart, Matthew, Rae, Jessica, Bradley and great grandchildren: Alex, Ethan, Violet and James.
She was a devoted homemaker, beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Effie got pleasure from the simple things in life like; gardening, cooking for her loved ones, knitting, crocheting and cross stitching pictures, which she framed and proudly hung on the walls of her home. She enjoyed playing various board and card games with friends and family members. She enjoyed many camping trips with her children and grandchildren both on and off Vancouver Island. Once her children left home, her and Harry enjoyed several bus trips to Reno to play the slot machines and flew off on many trips to travel the world. She especially liked to stay in their RV at the Sandown Park Racetrack in Victoria, meeting new friends and betting on her favorite horses.
Effie was a very kind and caring person who had a love for animals, especially hummingbirds and cats. In recent months, her dementia made it hard for her to communicate verbally, but she managed to communicate with all her beautiful and comical facial expressions. Family, staff and volunteers at The Views always enjoyed her facial expressions and how her smile would light up the room. She enjoyed watching the coming and goings of people and the talented performers and musicians. Effie and her family really appreciated all the caring staff and volunteers that made her feel comfortable and flourish in her time there.
A small family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Effie will be dearly missed but remain forever in our hearts!