We Remember

MOORE, Cyril Endrick

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Cyril Moore, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend went to be with the Lord, at the age of 85 after a short decline in health.

Cyril’s legacy will be carried on by his three sons Lennard (Latoya) George, Bruce, and Kevin (Melanie); and his six grandchildren Ayinde, Akinlabi, Johance, Terence, Isaak, and Eva. His memory will also be cherished by his sisters Wilda Margaret, Beryl, and Stephna; his brothers Gilbert, Walter, Charles, and Anthony; all of his extended family including numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and of course his many dear friends. Cyril goes to join his beloved wife Emiko (d. 2018). He is also predeceased by his parents Ansel Goodridge and Evelyn Matilda Moore; his sisters Viona and Wendy, and his brothers Arthur and Peter.

Cyril moved to Trinidad to live with his aunt Eva Jack Joseph who played an important part in his development. He was an assistant (local) preacher of the North Trinidad Methodist circuit in Trinidad and Tobago.

He got his tailoring certification from city guilds, and the London Institute, and he acquired skills by attending Tranquility night school in Port of Spain Trinidad. He was one of the few master tailors in Trinidad and Tobago. He also taught tailoring at the goodwill industries technical institute in Trinidad and Tobago and worked as a tailor at the police headquarters in Port of Spain Trinidad. Due to his master tailoring, he came to Canada. He also designed and even made suits for the mayor of Vancouver  BC. Cyril was also employed by The Hudson Bay company store in Kelowna BC. He designed and made his coat that he wore to come to Canada. He made his wife’s wedding gown. He was the family tailor.

An author of four published books of poetry, including “Canada eh!”, he also entered into a competition of writing the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago. His sons remember hearing the typewriter late into the night.

Cyril loved cricket, he played from early childhood up into his early 70s. The Kelowna Cricket Club is where he met some of his closest friends, Tip and Amy Harvey and family; the Harvey family was his family away from home. The Cricket club later joined with the rugby club where he built lasting friendships with the members.

Cyril was a performer, he loved to sing, write songs, and play the bongos. He played an important role in the Boy’s Brigade at San Juan Methodist Church singing tenor.  He “tread the boards” with Kelowna Community Theatre and acted in productions of Fiddler on Roof and Those Damn Yankees. He was an extra in several productions. And, Cyril sang tenor in a Barber Shop Quartet.

Involved with St Paul’s United church where his good friend Rev. Albert Baldeo ministered, Cyril was on the church committee and had lots of great friendships built through there.

Incredibly active in the community, Cyril was very involved with Folk Fest and the Caribbean Festival. He also volunteered with Kiwanis, Fat Cat Festival, Taste of Home put on by the Multicultural Society, and many more worthy organizations and projects. He helped make our community rich with diverse experiences.

Cyril lived life to the fullest, he will be dearly missed.

A Private Graveside Service will be held, for all those who are unable to attend the family invites you to join by Livestream Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm (SEE BELOW). A recording will be made available shortly thereafter to view anytime.

A Celebration of Life is planned when the pandemic restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kiwanis, www.kiwaniskelowna.org, or the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca.

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  • Maureen Mieras says:

    Cyril taught a tailoring course at night school many years ago which I attended. He made tailoring so much fun, I have never forgotten his lessons or the fun we had in class. An amazing man!

  • Tom and Shirley Cole says:

    To the Moore Sons and families.
    We were so saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. We became friends through the St. Paul’s United Church family some twelve years ago. During that time, we shared good food, fun stories, and great fellowship. In our conversations, we learned early on that he was dedicated to family, church, and community. It was indeed a pleasure knowing him, and sharing his thoughts through his books, stories, and poetry. Let the cherished memories of a life well lived, and of a man well loved be a source of comfort in your time of grief. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow and loss.
    God bless.
    Tom and Shirley

  • Brian Graf says:

    I grew up with Kevin, he was my best friend. Cyril was such an amazing man, I never forget the time I was playing star wars with Kevin and Cyril grabbed me by the hand and measured me lol 😆 I was like ok. The next weekend was my 7th birthday party and he had made me custom camouflage army pants ❤ it was by far my favorite birthday present. My family is sending all our love in this very hard time.

  • Linda Kovach says:

    So sorry for your loss. Cyril was such a talented, kind and caring person! Hope your many happy memories will help you through this difficult time.

  • Rev Shonu Ghosh says:

    Thank you for all the good memories and good times we had together. The upbeat music, the apples and vegetables, the food we shared together at our home and elsewhere. Rest In Peace dear friend. Shonu

  • Rev. Cornelius & Cecile Harry says:

    We extend our heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of Bro. Cyril. The peace of God continue to reign in your hearts. Stay strong

  • anthony dyer says:

    My deepest sincere condolences to the Moore family and may God bring you comfort and peace as you grieve the lost of your love at this time

  • Judith Trim says:

    Condolences to the Moore family. Despite I didn’t know him I have met a brother and extended family. Just remember our Risen Saviour will continue to be the guide as long as you continue to allow Him so keep faith in His Word He will never lesvdvuou nor forsake you. God blessing upon you all.

  • Sharon says:

    My condolences to the Moore family…May his soul RIP

  • Marcelin A. Melville says:

    I extend my heartfelt sorrow to the Moore family at this time of your grief. May the peace of God comfort you, as you celebrate the good life that Brother Cyril lived. May his soul rest in peace and rise when again in glory on that great day.

  • Maureen Young says:

    It’s a sad day for our family, however heaven has gained an angel. Cuz rest in peace.

  • Vivian C. L. Kangalee says:

    Sincerest Condolences to the family from the San Juan Methodist Church,, North Trinidad. Circuit.

  • Carla Ward and family says:

    Condolences to Tone Kevin and Bruce

  • Ann Davis says:

    My condolences goes out to the moore family in the lost of their love one may he rest in peace

  • Cynthia Murphy says:

    Cyril was my sister’s brother-in-law. I extend my warmest condolences to the Moore family. May God give you the strength to cope in your time of grief.

  • Thelma Jack says:

    Cousins, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I pray that God will give each and everyone of you the strength to carry on, and may He grant you His perfect peace.

  • Janice Lawrence-Clarke says:

    From your Cousin Wilma Lawrence and her children; Janice, Norman, Michael and our Families, please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of Cousin Cyril. He will always be remembered for his joie de vivre, humor and just sweet disposition. May the love of GOD and your love for each other, strengthen you during this void, and may Cousin Cyril’s spirit and soul Rest In Peace Eternal.❤️🙏🏿❤️

  • Gretchen Aird Dawson says:

    My deepest sincere condolences to the Cyril Moore Family. I was deeply saddened to hear the news when Beryl Baldeo called me. I’m a Trini too, and arrived here in Kelowna to find my new Trini friends, mostly through Albert & Beryl. We made several attempts to have a “Winter dun Gone” Party in February just on or before Carnival weekend. It was amazing to find many “Islanders” living in and around the Okanagan Valley, who attended the several gatherings we managed to have, with wonderful Trini food and music. Your Mum and Dad were always there – sometimes with a couple of you boys. It was a total pleasure getting to know a little about him, enjoy his smile, hear his interesting stories, see the joy in his face as he played his drum. I’ve just watched the very emotional graveside service – May your Dad rest in Peace as he meets up with Mum to pick up their love together as they enjoyed their love here Kelowna. May the love of God and your love for each other give you strength to carry on with your young families, as you grieve now the loss of both parents. Beryl Baldeo gave you and your families a very special, meaningful grave service on this sunny morning February 3rd/21. God’s Blessings upon you all.

  • Cedra Lewis Baird says:

    Condolences from children and relatives of the late John & Lyllis Lewis of Charlotteville Tobago. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Vivian Yearwood says:

    To all family and friends of the late Cyril E. Moore.
    On behalf of the Pastor and Leadership of The Truth Centre Toronto.
    May the peace of God bring comfort and strength to you all through this time of loss and going forward in life. To his Sister our beloved Beryl, we are here for you and you know you’re loved.
    Grace & Peace,
    Rev Vivian Yearwood.

  • Susie Kaul - Kelowna Folkfest Committee says:

    We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family from the Kelowna Folkfest Committe, Canada Day Celebrations. Cyril was a member of Folkfest for 44 years and helped organizing the event. It was a pleasure to be working with him, we had good times together and many great memories. He will be sadly missed by us all.

  • Ted and Yvonne Naito says:

    Bruce and Kevin
    Very sorry to hear about your dad. He always brought a smile to our face whenever we met him. We really enjoyed the time you were our neighbours up in Scotty Creek. Both your parents were wonderful. We will miss them. Take care.
    Ted and Yvonne Naito

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Sonja Hesse & Misty says:

    It comes with sadness and a heavy heart to hear of Cyril’s passing . Our family wishes to send condolences to the whole family during this difficult time of saying goodbye to a wonderful family member and friend. Cyril will be greatly missed. With many fond memories I will always have, I send love and strength to the family. Sonja, Misty and family

  • Margret Fartaczek Ablitt says:

    Mr. Moore was a star that shone brightly whenever I had the good fortune to meet up with him. My last memory of him was during my wedding weekend when he came over to my parents house and sang for my friends family and new in laws. He gave me that beautiful memory and I’ve always cherished him. I send my condolences to his family and apologize for its tardiness.❤️

  • Kumar Bandyo says:

    Dear Cricketer,
    I will miss you as a good friend and also, a talented cricketer. I played cricket against you and your team in Kelowna for over three decades.
    We will miss you. My deepest sincere condolences to Cyril Moore Family. I am deeply saddened to hear the news.

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