Obituary of Faith Ida Moar
With profound sadness, the family of Faith Ida Moar of Kennebec Manor, Saint John, NB announce her peacefully transition from this life to the next, to be embraced by the love of her life Dr. James Donald (Don) Moar and her parents Harry and Marjorie (Coles) Richardson.
When Faith was a little girl growing up during World War 2 in England, she had three ambitions: to be a nurse, to be a wife and to be a mother.
With incredible will and intelligence, Faith made those dreams come true. She obtained her nursing and midwifery education at Manfield Orthopedic Hospital, Northhampton and The Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England. There, she met and married Don and moved to Canada in 1958. They raised four daughters who adored them (and each other).
Her family, friends and Catholic faith were her greatest sources of strength, and wherever she was, Faith created a community. Blessed with incredible creativity, kindness, empathy, humour, and a love for babies and children (of all ages), she was also: a baker of chocolate chip cookies, a creator of costumes, a knitter, a crafter, a world traveller, a Douglas Lake water skier, a bridge player, a volunteer, a mentor and a friend to many. After Don died, she took up quilting and won several awards for her innovative work. Her quilt commemorating VE Day in Europe hangs in the Raunds Library in England.
In addition to Don and her parents, she was pre-deceased by her brothers David and sister-in-law Eileen, Ray, Dennis and his wife Joyce. She was also pre-deceased by Don’s parents, uncles and aunts and brothers and sisters, all of whom warmly welcomed her to Chatham, NB where she began her life in Canada.
Faith/Mom/Granny/Grammy/Gigi is survived by daughter Helen Milne, husband Peter, and children James (Kalyn and great grandchildren Patrick and Katie), Brendan (Samantha Charlesworth and great grandchildren Lily and Noah), Jordan, and Fiona (James Wilson); daughter Jane Logan, husband Bruce and children Claire and Ian; daughter Nancy (Dave Drinnan); and daughter Amy McInnes, husband Donald and children Angus, Charlotte and Finlay. She is also survived by sister-in-law Eve Richardson of England and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Thank you to our extended family and Faith’s many friends for your support, care and love. Thank you to everyone who paid forward the grace of Faith’s vocation of caring for others by working to ensure her quality of life until the end of her journey here on earth. To everyone at Kennebec Manor, your care and compassion will never be forgotten. You are all part of our family.
Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (634-1701). There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 12pm at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Due to Covid-19, please wear a mask and follow church protocol.
Internment will take place, alongside Don, at St. Michael’s Cemetery (Miramichi, NB) in the fall. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Kennebec Manor Residents’ Activity Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.castlefh.ca.
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