Mary Colleen Moore
MOORE, Mary Colleen - Following a courageous battle with a long-term illness, Colleen passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 surrounded by the warmth and love of her family. Colleen was born on March 17, 1946, to Mary Lillian and John William Moore (deceased). Colleen was a faithful mother to David and Natalia Daniloff and an exceptionally proud Bubby to her grandchildren Ivan, Chloe (deceased), Kora and Jacob. She was the deeply cherished sister of Nancy Bourke (Charlie, Meghan), Jack Moore (Anna, Mark, Steve, Dominic), Mary Lynne Hooey (Dick, deceased, Alley, Samantha), Kathryn Swift (Bill), Rosanne Matheson (Dennis, Shelley, Paul) and David Moore (Janice, Bennett). Colleen's greatest gift was having a profoundly positive impact on everyone she met with her gentle grace, infinite wisdom, sharp intellect, clever Irish wit and humour, and her unique, infectious laugh. She was a prolific writer, poet, painter, gourmet cook, gardener, entrepreneur and philosopher. She was a spiritual soul, who found beauty and comfort in nature, especially birds, wildlife and trees. She had a wonderful zest for life, indomitable spirit and determination. Colleen was our Celtic warrior. Private cremation has been arranged by Harris Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to honour Colleen at a gathering on Thursday, March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St., London, ON.
February 29, 2016, 9:55 pm
I miss you already, dear sister. Love Always, Kate
March 1, 2016, 12:58 pm
I don't know how to say goodbye to you, and I won't, I will only say see you in the next phase of existence. I am sure it is amazing, and it's even better now.
March 2, 2016, 8:08 am
So sorry to hear about your mother David. I did have the pleasure to meet her when I was working in London. She made me feel welcome in her home and was a beautiful woman. My thoughts are with your family. R.I.P.
March 2, 2016, 12:25 pm
Just found out last night ...I am devastated..My lovely Colleen you have bought such comfort to myself and my mother . So happy that I reunited the two of you many years ago. I haven't slept all night tears just keep flowing down my face ... I even sent you a private message on FB hoping for I'm not sure what ....She bought me so much comfort she was a beautiful soul we used to chat and message each other ...pushing me to be positive saying to me " This will pass too, think of lovely words" . My mother is totally lost she was her best friend not sure how she will cope .. I know she loved you all so much . I hope her passing was a peaceful one ..... I just wished I could have said goodbye . I wish I could have said that I loved her one more time . I know that the funeral is tomorrow.... Please whisper to her that I loved her ........ I will miss our chats Colleen I will miss you...Rest in peace now my lovely beautiful soul ..love you
My condolences to all the family
March 2, 2016, 1:53 pm
Natasha,David and Family,
May the memories your carry with you bring you comfort in the days ahead.
With heartfelt sympathy,
March 2, 2016, 4:32 pm
My condolences to all of Colleen's family. I feel I have lost my friend and a spiritual sister. I don't think I will ever meet again anyone who was so understanding, in spite of her own difficulties, and who kept me going with her friendship. Miss you. Love Val
Catherine Downey McMullen
March 7, 2016, 6:54 am
Colleen was a childhood friend and even though we lost all contact over the years her friendship will continue to hold a profound and treasured influence in my life. Thanks for the sweet memories dear Colleen.
Mary Lynne Hooey
March 8, 2016, 8:44 pm
Col, I hope that your spirit will always be close by me, but I also know that you will want to fly free and soar. I will have to catch up with you when it is my time, and I know that you will be waiting for me.
I love you.
March 9, 2016, 11:37 am
Colleen was always a safe haven for me in my childhood and she showed me great love and respect. She has been the epitome of a caring mother, working hard for her children and giving them stability and love. She has always been an inspiration to me in that way.
Colleen's fierce determination and strength through life's ups and downs has made her an amazing role model. Her warmth and kind-heartedness has been appreciated by many as well as her loyalty to family and friends.
Colleen has made such a difference in my life, as a child and as an adult. She will be so missed. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her.
Rosanne Moore Matheson
March 15, 2016, 12:00 am
Coll, you said I could do anything I set my mind to. I don't know if you realize how much those words influenced me as a child and continue to inspire me as an adult. To this day, whenever I try something new or dream of doing something different, I hear your strong, encouraging voice cheering me on. I'm so grateful for having had such a wonderful sister who believed in me and taught me to believe in myself. I will miss you till the day I die, but I still have you in my heart and I can still hear you cheering me on.
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