Farming Rural 03

George Moar

January 26, 1926 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 96)

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George Wood Moar passed away on February 27, 2022 at the age of 96. 


George was born on January 26, 1926 to John and Margaret Moar. He was raised in the Orkney district, along with his five siblings, Laura, Margaret, Stewart, Marcus and Robert.  He loved being a farmer and working alongside his brothers.  He thought the world of his older sisters and enjoyed sharing fond memories and stories about his childhood and years on the farm. 


George married Isabel Odermatt in 1978, and they built a home in Nacmine in 1980.  George was a good friend to Isabel’s grown children and enjoyed many years with Isabel until her passing in 2005.  He remained in their home until failing health resulted in him having to go to the hospital the day after his 96th birthday.


George enjoyed a simple life.  He was humble, kind and generous.  His family and friends were in awe of his amazing memory and ability to remember dates/birthdays. 

George was devoted to his family, loving us all unconditionally and without judgement. His only remaining sibling, Robert, looked forward to George’s nightly telephone calls. His only remaining sister-in-law, Alice, nephews, Clint, John (Wanda), Brent (Bev), and nieces, Maureen(Mel) and Laura(Doug), all shared a special bond with Uncle George, as did his great niece, Teanna (Carson), and great nephews, Chad and Grayson (Jordan). He was precious to us all.


George so appreciated home care assistance and being doted on while in the hospital.  He endeared himself to many as he seldom complained. He had wonderful neighbours in Nacmine and was fortunate to have developed a strong friendship over the past few years with Allan Koch, who shared his interests in cars and gardening.


George enjoyed reading his Bible and was a devout member of the Orkney Presbyterian Church.  He often said that “the day you die is better than the day you were born”. We are comforted by that sentiment, which he held fast to until the end.  We know he is beyond happy to be reunited with family and friends who went before him.


A celebration of George’s life will be held at the Orkney Presbyterian Church on March 12, 2022 at 1:30, after which we hope all who attend will head over to the Orkney Community Centre for “coffee and pie”.


Donations in George’s memory can be made to either the Salvation Army or the Orkney Athletic Association, P.O. Box 2721, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0


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