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Wilda "Billie" Moore (nee Douglas)

February 18, 1923 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 99)

Obituary

Moore, Wilda Dorothea “Billie” (nee Douglas)

1923 Feb 18 – 2022 Apr 07 (age 99)

Billie Moore died peacefully at home with a loving care-giver in Chase BC.  She was predeceased by her father Gordon Campbell Douglas, mother (Sarah Anne) Josephine “Dodie” (nee McBurney), sisters Velmore Dennison (Tom), Alva “Peg” Bernaski (Hank), Neva “Bunty” Reeve (Harry), daughter Ruth Slobodian (Nestor), and husband James Moore.  She is survived by her son Douglas (late Gillian Stocks) of Cold Lake AB, daughter Janice Winfield (David), nine grandchildren (Sheri-Bea, Terri-Lei, Jamie-Ray; Laura, Patrick, Heather; Philip, Andrea, Steven), and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She spent her youth on a farm outside Souris, MB.  The fourth girl of four children, she said her Dad called her “young Bill” as the son he would have liked; she evolved that to “Billie”.  After the farm, she worked in Winnipeg, where she met Jim at a serviceman’s dance in 1952; they’ve been together ever since and are happily together for ever more.

Billie was the wit of every gathering; strangers would often have to double-take to realize she was hoodwinking them with a turn of a phrase, whereas friends and family knew that twinkle in her eyes meant “listen up”.  She was strong willed:  in her youth if you were off-limits she would tell you to pump sand, as she passed octogenarian she’d be more direct.  She always had a story to tell, and if you got her going, there were jewels of family history to learn.

She was strong, alert, and a sweetheart to her last day.  She dearly missed Jim, and we all dearly miss her.

There will be no service at her request.  Interment will likely be summertime; but feel free to stop by anytime to share memories.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity in her name.

Many thanks to the staff at Parkside Community Retirement Living for their loving care throughout the years Jim & Billie lived there.

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