MOORE, LCol Richard (Dick) Goldthorpe - It is with great sadness that we announce Dick’s peaceful passing at Marian Villa, London, Ontario on September 16, 2016. Loving husband of Janifer Moore, father to Nancy Dubois (Dave) and Susan Moore; stepfather to Joel and David Taggart. Predeceased by his wife Barbara and daughter Sandy Jackson. Grandfather to Dana and Robyn Dubois, Bradley Jackson, Andrew Moore and Holly McAndless, and Frank Taggart. His leadership in the community extended from 35 years as an elementary school principal, to his lifetime commitment to the 9 Signals Regiment/22 Service Battalion of the Canadian Armed Forces Militia including belonging to the Royal London Military Institute and a member of the Officer’s Mess at Wolsely Barracks. He was also proud to be a member of the London Amateur Radio Club, the Ontario Rifle Association in which he was a lifetime member and twice a representative on the Canadian Bisley Rifle Team. In his spare time, he was an accomplished photographer, a member of the Masonic order (The Tuscan Lodge), a member of the Shriners’ Trumpet Band, the Vimy Branch #145 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Crumlin Sportsman Association as well as a recreational small craft pilot. His thoughts were never far from the ski hills where he engaged not only his family but countless students.
Friends will be received at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Monday, September 19th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (where he was the longest standing member of the congregation), 1204 Richmond St., London at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 20th. A celebration of his life will be held immediately following the service in the Church hall.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, to St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Broughdale) or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Al and Carol Kish
September 16, 2016, 4:11 pm
Nancy, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Al & Carol Kish
Marnie and Bill Zablosky
September 16, 2016, 7:17 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is our thoughts and prayers. Much Love Marnie and Bill zablosky
September 17, 2016, 11:25 pm
Dick Moore was the Principal of Northridge Public School when I began my teaching career in 1964. Dick was a highly positive influence for me, insisting that the youngsters whom we taught were our reason for being. To include the many pieces of advice given to a novice teacher would be far too time-consuming to list here. I enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as an educator due in large part to having been mentored by Dick. To his family, please know how much Dick meant to me. I am very saddened by his passing but take comfort in having known him so well. Please accept my most sincere condolences on Dick's passing.
September 18, 2016, 5:11 pm
Nancy, Susan and Sandra,
I am sorry to hear about your Dad.
Your family will always be in my childhood memories as a staple of our times at Broughdale and on Epworth Ave.
I will be thinking of you and sending comforting wishes.
Bill & Judy Wylde
September 19, 2016, 1:01 pm
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of our old and dear friend Dick Moore.
September 20, 2016, 8:33 am
So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was the principal of Northridge when I began my teaching career in 1967. I have many fond memories of those years. Such a man will be greatly missed by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the dats ahead.
September 20, 2016, 9:31 am
It with profound sadness that I send condolences on behalf of the entire Hammond family. I just saw the announcement today, as I am preparing a visit tomorrow, and have just sent Melanie and Mum back to Canada today.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I loved spending time with both you and Dick during our RLMI meetings and dinners. A true gentleman and shall be missed by many.
Linda (Church) Howe
September 20, 2016, 5:14 pm
Dear Jan, Nancy, Susan and families. I was very sorry to read of Mr. Moore's passing. I know he told me to call him Dick but he will always be Mr. Moore to me. My family moved to London in 1964 and I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Moore as my school principal at Northridge Public School. He is a man I shall never forget and was a great influence in my life. I am glad for a visit at your home 6 years ago and at the last Northridge School Reunion. It was wonderful to sit and spend some time with Mr. Moore. I have such wonderful memories of Northridge and think it was only fitting the last time I saw him was in that very school.
Holding you all close in my heart.
Sincerely, Linda (Church) Howe
September 21, 2016, 12:37 pm
I cannot hear "Anchors Aweigh" without thinking of your dad/husband. As a student at Northridge PS, we all marched down to assemblies on Friday mornings to that tune. Many years later, I often saw him washing his car in the driveway as I walked down Epworth Ave to King's College.I always stopped to chat. The only time in my life I have been on water skis, (at your cottage) he was driving the boat. My only downhill ski adventure was organized by him. I didn't end up pursuing either one, but if not for him, I'd never had tried them. I remember his original Christmas cards - did he invent Photoshop? All of you, including the cat, dangling as Christmas tree ornaments, or another creative arrangement. He was a people person, and brought out the best in others. He was a true gentleman. I will miss his smiling face, and Jan, Nancy, and Susan,and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Laurie Kay
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