We Remember

Moore, Mary Jane Hempton (MJ)

July 28, 1949 — May 30, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Jane. Survived by her son Josh (Yarjau), daughter-in-law Alicia VanderKooi, her four grandchildren: Connor, Brennan, Dakoda and Ethan; her sisters: Sharon (Ed) Houghton and Heather (Norbert) Scheiber; her brothers: Duncan (Sharron) Moore and Sandy Moore. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and friend. MJ will be missed and loved forever. Family and friends are invited to join us for a celebration of life on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC to share stories and remember MJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak Street, Room B321, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

Celebration of life on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak Street, Room B321, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 Link: www.bcchf.ca


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The service for Moore, Mary Jane Hempton (MJ) is scheduled for Celebration of life on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Jackie Stang says:

    I am so sorry and shocked of the passing of Mary Jane. I worked with her and just recently we reconnected. I seen and talked to her on May 26. I will not be able to attend the service as I will be out of town. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Jody Hunter says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Mary’s death. I worked for a number of years at Barkerville with Mary, where she worked as the Post Master, on Barkerville’s Security staff & as the adult supervisor of the “Barkerville Kids” program.
    I was guest in her home in Wells on numerous occassions,enjoying her hospitality, great cooking & humerous story’s of her experiences living in Vancouver & elsewhwere.
    Mary also worked with the BC Ambulance Service in Wells & was always willing to extend a helping hand to others. This was very evident when Mary took post-secondary training & became employed in the Social Services sector.
    My condolences to Josh & the rest of Mary’s family.

    Jody Hunter.

  • Tom Adair says:

    So sad, I also knew Mary in Wells in the 70’s and 80’s. Kindhearted and caring. Community minded and fun loving. Way too young… my sincerest condolences to all her extended family and multitude of friends.

    Warmly, Tom Adair, New Westminster

  • Sam Thatcher says:

    Very sad to hear of Mary’s passing. Condolences to Josh and the rest of Mary’s family.

  • Halena MacDonald & Family says:

    Josh so sorry to hear of your moms Passing.You are in our thoughts & prayers. Bud & I will cherish our memories of her.She was a fun lady full of hospitality.

  • Rosy Croy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.I send my regret to her family and friends.

  • Rosy Croy says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.I’d like to send my regrets to Mary’s family and friends.Thank-you for sharing this on facebook.

  • Caroline Alexander (nee Yarjau) says:

    Josh: you know my sentiments with regard to the passing of your mother and my step-mother. But I just wanted to reiterate that Mary was a shining light in this world: always seeking truth and joy. Mary has taken a part of us on her journey and we shall not forget her.

  • Charlene says:

    I knew Mary in the early 70’s while living in Vancouver. The last I heard she had married and had a son named Josh. Then we lost touch since we both moved and married and changed last names. Mary was an incredibly wonderful person back then and Im sure she blessed many people’s lives after that too. I wish so much I could have remembered her married name and had found her before her passing away. Condolences to the family.

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