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Obituary of Charles "Chuck" Eustace Moore
Moore, Charles Eustace (Chuck) - Reg #24995 (Sgt, Ret) Age 75, of Waverley NS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 9th 2023. Born in Oxford, NS, he was the son of the late Charles and Hazel (Mattinson) Moore. Chuck grew up in Oxford Junction, NS and attended Oxford Regional High School, where he was an outgoing student involved in Army Cadets, Student Council, Track and Field, and the high school band. At 18 years old, he took the train west to Regina for basic training at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot, graduating in 1967. In June 1970, he returned to Nova Scotia and married his high school sweetheart Lorraine (Bragg). Chuck proudly served 25 years for the RCMP throughout Canada, helping others and giving back in each town he served, including Selkirk, Carberry, Regina, Truro, Tatamagouche, Cole Harbour, and various units within the RCMP H Division at Halifax Headquarters. After retiring from the RCMP, he had a 15-year career as Assistant Manager of Enforcement of the Nova Scotia Natural Resources. Highlights of his policing career included instructing new recruits at the RCMP Headquarters in Regina, winning countless combat shooting and rifle competitions, head of several Nova Scotia detachments, and various security details including visits of our Prime Minister and assignment for personal protection to the President of Iceland and Head of NATO. Within NS Natural Resources, he played a pivotal role in reforming and training the NS Lands and Forest enforcement division, serving as a model for other provinces as well as international conservation enforcement and training groups. Outside of his professional commitments, Chuck devoted over 25 years with various Scout Canada troops at each of his postings. His extensive knowledge and leadership made a lasting impact on countless individuals especially his sons, their friends, and the members of the 1st Waverley Scout Troop. Together, they created cherished memories through countless hiking expeditions, community service initiatives, fundraising endeavors, winter camping adventures, and survival training excursions. Chuck's dedication extended to Standing Camps, ScotiaJam, the Canadian Jamboree in PEI, and he even served as the head of security for the Canadian Jamboree in Kananaskis AB. Building on his Scouting legacy, he pioneered the first RCMP Venturers Company in Canada, offering both adolescent boys and girls interested in Scouting a unique opportunity to pursue a career in policing. Furthermore, Chuck selflessly shared his knowledge by teaching first aid for over 25 years, earning him the esteemed St John Ambulance Serving Brother Award bestowed by the Governor General of Canada. After retiring, Chuck enjoyed handcrafting custom knives and became a member of the Knifemakers Guild of Canada. He cherished his time with the RCMP Veterans Association, Archery Association, and Parkinson's Society, forming lasting friendships along the way. Chuck's passion for woodworking and landscaping extended to assisting his neighbors, friends, and church community. Whether he was immersed in his workshop, collaborating with his son Shawn on numerous rental apartment renovations, or helping his wife Lorraine with cottage building plans, he embraced life's simple pleasures. He loved the music that his wife Lorraine and son Darren brought into his life, and always liked to tune into the country and jazz stations while working in his workshop. Chuck's generous spirit was evident as he always had time to listen, lend a hand, enjoy a beer with loved ones, host scouting tobogganing parties complete with lighting and a campfire, or assist the neighbors in clearing a driveway or two after a storm. Throughout the years, Chuck's unwavering desire to help others remained steadfast, even in the face of his challenges with Parkinson’s disease. He adapted and continued to do what he could to help others even in his assisted living home. His optimism and positivity in the face of his adversity was nothing short of remarkable, always finding a reason to smile. Though recently he struggled more, we know he is smiling again with loved ones, friends and family and perhaps a pet or two! Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis “Lorraine” (Bragg) Moore; and sisters, Shirley Leslie and Vivian Ferguson; sister, Rita in infancy. Chuck is survived by his sons, Shawn (Sarah); Darren (Hera); daughter in-law, Julie; grandchildren, Annika, Aurelia, Solea and Charlie; his brothers, Stan (Faye) Moore, Jim (Grace) Moore and his nieces and nephews who had a special place in his heart. A celebration of life will be held at St. John’s United Church in Fall River NS on Monday May 29th, 2023 at 11am followed by a burial service in Oxford Junction at 3pm. Chuck’s family would like to thank the staff at Parkland at the Lakes, Dartmouth General Hospital, Northwood Ivy Meadows, as well as neighbors, friends, family, and his church community for their love and support over the years. In lieu of flowers, Donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to Parkinson’s Society NS , Feed Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
Celebration of Life
Monday, May 29, 2023
St. John's United Church
Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada