Ludell Mary Moore
9 January, 1925 – 7 April, 2021
Ludell Mary Moore January 9, 1925 – April 7, 2021 It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ludell Moore, a resident of Creekside Landing Care Home in Vernon, on April 7, 2021 at the age of 96 years
Predeceased by 3 siblings, grandson Daniel in 1969, a daughter Karen in 1979, her first husband Graydon Montgomery of 51 years and her second husband Eric Moore of 14 years. She is survived by her children Barbara Schimpl (Gary), Robin Montgomery of Edmonton, Alberta, Joyce Kidner (Fred) of Nanaimo, B.C. Jeff Montgomery Vernon. B.C. Also survived by Grandchildren, Heidi, Tanya, Chris Schimpl, Natasha Montgomery, Keely, Liam, Allie Kidner, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild, several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by stepchildren Mike, Robert, and Jim Moore and their families.
Ludell was born in Bishopton, Quebec in 1925. She met and married Graydon Montgomery in 1943. They made a living for their 5 children through mixed farming and harvesting maple syrup. Ludell was very involved in her church and farming community. She became known as the “roadrunner” as she was often driving people without a car or helping out family. She taught herself to sew and became an excellent seamstress sewing clothes for her daughters. She was an avid reader all her life and was even able to read and knit at the same time! After the older children left home Ludell and Graydon took in teenage boys from fishing villages on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence giving them a loving home and support while they attended school, how they loved her home cooking and her homemade bread! In 1976 Graydon and Ludell sold the family farm and moved to Vernon to be close to their eldest daughter. They became very involved in the church parish of All Saints Anglican where Ludell gave many volunteer hours. In these years she also took on a job of being nanny to several Vernon families who she remained in contact with, and who fondly remember her. Ludell was well known for her homemade donuts, her Quebec tourtiere and springtime sugaring offs with Quebec maple syrup.
After Graydon’s death in 1994 Ludell remained very involved in her church community and it was here she met and fell in love with Eric Moore, a recent widower. They married in 2001 and had some very happy year’s together, entertaining friends, taking Alaskan cruises and travelling throughout B.C. and across Canada. As her eye sight began to fail. Eric became her eyes and kitchen helper. They lived independently until Eric’s passing in 2015, at which time Ludell became a resident of Creekside Landing. Ludell was a kind and loving person , always generous with her time - entertaining, helping others, spending time with family, taking friends to church and out for drives. She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews in Quebec and she will be fondly remembered by them along with their stories of her being their feisty aunt. It was a huge loss for her when she had to give up her driving license due to macular degeneration yet she still loved being out on the road, enjoying the scenery and bright colours which she could see in a limited way. She always looked forward to friend’s visits and spent many hours listening to her audio books. We children treasure the memories of our growing up years with such a loving mother.
The family would like to thank Creekside Landing staff and Dr. F. Deetleffs for the care given her the past 6 years.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by the Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155 Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com, and a livestream service will be held May 19, at 11am – allsaintsvernon.org. The YouTube link is https://youtu.be/3PfKOcBGSIM. In lieu of flowers , donations in Ludell’s memory may be made to All Saints Building Fund , 3205 27th\ St. Vernon, B.C V1T 4W8
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Ludell Mary Moore
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25 April 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you dear Barb and to Gary, Heidi, Tanya and Chris and all of Ludell’s family at this time of great loss. It doesn’t matter how old someone is when a parent dies, the loss is profound. What a beautiful and loving tribute for a remarkable and well loved woman. What a rich and full life, with focus always on her family, church and community. And what a lovely woman she is in the photo you shared. You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
23 April 2021
My warm regards to you all, I knew Ludell from at least the early 80's , and Garry visiting her, and her whispered comment about the age difference between her and Eric. Jane
22 April 2021
So sorry to hear of Ludell's passing. I remember going up to your Mom and Dad's place to stay with Karen. We were good friends. I also remember going up to your home with my cousin Gary Winslow. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Karen Olsson Laberee.
22 April 2021
Sending sympathy from Austin and myself. I have many memories when we would go and visit on a Sunday most likely for dinner as children with our parents. Tried to keep in touch with your mom over the years and enjoyed her visit when she and Eric came for a visit. That was special to me. I know she has not been well for quite sometime but I will miss sending her cards. She was a very special lady.