With sadness, we wish to announce the passing of Rosalyn Jeanenne Moir at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, on Friday, January 31, 2020 with her family at her side. Her passing was actually a ‘blessing’ that rescued her from long debilitating suffering and illness. Our thanks to the skills and kindness of the Doctors and Nurses who eased her final days.
She is survived by her husband, Colin R. Moir and daughter, Tracy W. Moir both of Victoria, BC, sisters, Lenora Brynjolfson, Vancouver, BC and Wynnona Newsham, Los Angeles, California, USA.
As one of seven sisters in the family of James Rector and Lillian Foster of Maidstone, Saskatchewan, she was predeceased by sisters Doreen Franko, Beryl Hobbs, Yvonne Foster and Maxine Crawford.
The bulk of the Foster family moved to Victoria in the 1940’s, and Rosalyn attended North Ward and Victoria High School, graduating in 1950, and then moved on to employment with the BC. Government, Hospital Insurance, Education and ultimately became the Editor for Mines and Petroleum Resources where she flourished, and was Internationally known. She retired in 1985.
Rosalyn married Colin a former classmate from ‘Vic High’ on July 23, 1955 . They moved into a new home that Colin had just completed and struggled (as all young couples do) to make ends meet while Colin was Articling to obtain his degree as a Chartered Accountant.
As the years passed, and with hard work they managed to build a summer home at Qualicum Beach. Rosalyn was happy to smoothly preside and cater for over 35 years to two homes and be the Hostess at numerous gatherings in what we and our friends felt was heaven.
Rosalyn was an excellent gardener and she was adept at building annual moss and flower baskets with emphasis on Fuchsias that put on a colourful showing!
Please join us for a Memorial Celebration of Life, and reception on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am, in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Dr. Victoria, BC.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate a donation be made to the Victoria Hospice Foundation.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Don and Pat Nicklin
Dennis and Jo-Anne Nicklin