Hilda Moore



Hilda May Moore of Williams Lake, passed away on May 21, 2005 in the Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

Hilda was born on December 26, 1915 the second daughter of Edmund and Pearl Adshade in Mansfield, Nova Scotia.

She married Spurgeon Salter Moore on October 6, 1934 in Nova Scotia. They had three children, Greta, David and Jo-Anne.

In August of 1963, Hilda moved to Lac la Hache B.C. with two of her children, David and Jo-Anne.

They came by train to join her husband who came out three months earlier to work in the logging industry, daughter Greta and family had moved out a few years earlier.

In Nova Scotia Hilda lived on a small farm. She enjoyed working outside especially in the summertime and haying time. She also liked working in the garden.

After she moved to Lac la Hache she still had a small garden. Also when her husband retired they would go camping at many of the small lakes in the Cariboo. Many times their children and grandchildren would join them on these camping excursions. Hilda loved being at home and loved having anyone drop by and was known as Granny to many of the neighbourhood children.

After her husband passed away in 1978, she stayed at their little house in Lac la Hache for six more years.

In September of 1984 Hilda moved to Cariboo Sunset Manor in Williams Lake, where she started a different part of her life. She enjoyed her many new friends she met there. She went on several bus tours with other residents who lived there and joined in the many activities there until the last few years when she no longer could get around as well. She also did crocheting and knitting over the years. She was planning to knit Afghans for her great-grandchildren and had one almost finished and another one started before she became sick.

Hilda is survived by her daughters, Greta Bowser and Jo-Anne (David) Ferguson; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Spurgeon Moore, son David Moore, sister Ethel Weatherbee, brother Ancel Adshade and son-in-law Douglas Bowser.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at The first Baptist church on May 26, 2005 with Pastor Darrin Lauder officiating. Burial followed later the same day at the Lac la Hache Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the arthritis society of the Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Hospital Trust Fund for the purchase of a CT scanner.