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.

McCall Gardens






  • Doreen Fehr

    I just heard today that Roz has left us. I am sorry to hear the news. She was a good friend to me, although we had lost touch in the years I was away from Victoria. We shared many crazy fun times together and I will never forget her kindness. My condolences to you Colin and Tracy.

  • George James

    I worked with Roz for many years at Mines and Petroleum.
    She was a exacting professional at taking notes and diagrams from staff and geologists and turning them into a publication that is still considered word class.
    Her standards and her laughter will be much missed.

  • Clarice Stewart

    Thinking of Roslyn and the wonderful days we had a Vic High. Graduating in 1950 but keeping in touch throughout the passing years. A special group of many. Roslyn was always cheerful, helpful and fun. My sincere condolences to you Colin for your loss and to all your family.

    Clarice Stewart

  • Barbara Golder

    My condolences to whole family – I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Roz for a year of so at the Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum resources. She was a skilled and generous colleague and teacher having mastered the art of government publications. Roz was especially kind to me when I was writing my Master thesis in 1983. I will always be grateful for her warmth and a sage advice. RIP

  • Don and Pat Nicklin

    We’re sorry to hear of your loss, Colin; Pat and I will be thinking about you and Tracy and hoping that the many happy memories you have of Rosalyn will help you at this very sad time.

  • Dennis and Jo-Anne Nicklin

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Denny and Jo-Anne Nicklin

  • Louanne Reeves

    My sincere sympathy Colin in the passing of Rosalyn. I hope you and Tracy are doing

    as well as expected at this sad time.

  • Al Bodnar

    Please accept our condolences at this your difficult time.
    Sorry for your loss.

    Al & Marianne Bodnar

  • Wilda Dirks

    So sorry to read of Rosalyn,s passing. Rosalyn Indeed was a wonderful hostess and I fondly remember those late night Christmas Eve “drop in’s” that Ron Nicklin would not miss and you both hosted so graciously and of course all the wonderful get togethers with the Nicklin’s at Qualicum. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you at this sad time.

  • Karen

    Our deepest condolences, Colin.

    Karen (Adrienne’s daughter)

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