August 31, 2018
Bill Moore passed away peacefully in his sleep at home as he wished on August 31st, 2018. Bill was born in London, England in 1946, the son of an Englishwoman and a Canadian soldier. After the war, they settled in southern Ontario where Bill grew up. He attended Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, where he secured a degree in English.
Bill’s lifework was with children not only as parent, but as a childcare worker, youth worker and teacher. He relocated to Nelson in 1980 and in 1982 became the founding
chair of Nelson’s Waldorf School Association. In 1986 he completed teacher training at Simon Fraser University, returning to Nelson to establish Lake Street School, an independent middle school which he considered to be one of his greatest achievements. During his years in Nelson, he was involved with a number of Boards and was the initiator of the Nelson Friends of Refugees.
In 2009, Bill jumped off the edge of the world, traveling blind and alone to China and settling in the extreme southwest where he engaged for a year in community economic development with blind people. He crash-landed back in Nelson in 2010.
Bill also wrote: poetry, essays, metaphysical works and a novel, Yellow Dog Coming. In addition to his generosity, kindness and compassion, he will be remembered for his sense of humour, his piano playing, his tarot reading and his own brand of personal coaching.
In lieu of flowers, donations generously requested to the Nelson Friends of Refugees https://chimp.net/groups/nelson-friends-of-refugees or send a cheque made out to Nelson Friends of Refugees to Francyne Laliberte 1118 Stanley St, Nelson, BC, V1L 1P5.
There will be an open ‘Whiskey & Stories’ gathering in the backyard at 301 Hart (on the corner of Kootenay and Hart) on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-4pm. Anyone with a connection to Bill is welcome.