Mr. Norman Andrew Moore August 19, 1923 - July 16, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Burke Funeral Home It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Moore announces his peaceful death on Friday, July 16, 2004, in his 81st year, following a long illness. Son of the late George and Ethel Moore. Predeceased by his loving wife, Rita Moore (nee Roche). Greatly missed by son Paul and his wife Liana of Burlington and daughter Linda and her husband Gordon Blake of Kitchener. Much loved grandfather of Jacob and Liam Moore and Shannon and Colin Blake. Loving brother of Florence Green of Thunder Bay and the late Edgar Moore. Cherished brother-in-law of Mary Forrester of Hamilton, Marie Roche of London, England, Mary Moore of Guelph and Kathleen Roche of London, England. Norman's gentle, kind way will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Norman was born in Fort William, Ontario. He enlisted in the RCAF on March 23rd, 1942 and was attached to the RAAF, 456 Squadron stationed in England, where he was responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting of onboard radar systems for Mosquito night fighters. He met Rita Roche at a dance in London, England in 1945. Norman returned to Canada in October, 1945. His fiancé, Rita Roche, joined him in Fort William in 1948, where they were married in July of that year. Norman attended the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1951 from the Honours Math and Physics program, Radio Physics option. He worked as a design engineer and then manager for 33 years for Northern Electric (later Northern Telecom) in Belleville, Ontario, retiring in 1984. He was an amateur radio enthusiast (VE3 NFD) and an active member and president of the Quinte Amateur Radio Club. During his life he enjoyed camping, bowling and curling, and being with his family. He also enjoyed his poker and investment clubs. In recent years, he attended the reunions of the WWII radar veterans, which brought him great joy. Although quite ill, he attended his last reunion in Ottawa in May of 2003, where he was a part of the opening of the exhibit at the Canadian War Museum honouring the tremendous contributions of the radar veterans. Thank you to Norman's friends and neighbours, especially Michael and Marie Durling, Connie McCullam and Carolina McArdle, for their support and caring that enabled him to stay in his home over these past years. Thank you to the teams of health care workers at Belleville General Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Freeport Health Centre in Kitchener for their compassionate, professional care and support through the past five months. Also thank you to Fr. Bernard O'Neill of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Belleville, and Fr. Bill Trusz of St. Mark Catholic Parish in Kitchener, for their comforting words and special prayers for Norman and his family. Friends are invited to call at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968), 150 Church St., Belleville, Ontario on Tuesday, July 20th, from 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral mass celebrating Norm's life will be held on Wednesday July 21st, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, Fr. O'Neill officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Cremation with interment in Belleville Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norman may be made to The Lung Association or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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