Lera Luella Moore

July 1, 1927December 29, 2012

MOORE, Lera Luella (nee Lake, Barclay) wife, mother, teacher It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lera Moore in the early morning of December 29th. Born July 1, 1927, she was the loving daughter of William G. (1996) and Ida (1960) Lake and step-daughter to Hazel Lake (1995), sister to Billy Larmer (1929), Rosemary Ada (1931), Gordon David (1959). Mother to Paula Hurtubise (Daniel), Robin Taylor (Larry) and Susan McConnell (Brad); step-mother to Phillip Moore, John Moore, Bob Moore and Tom Moore (1977); grandmother to Angie McQueen (Dave), Zoé Gunn (David), Kelleigh Taylor and Katy Moore; and great-grandmother to Ellie McQueen. First marriage to James Barclay and then wife, friend and life-long devotee to Paul Moore (2000). Following graduation from U of T in 1946, Lera worked at :Ingram & Bill Pharmaceuticals; Meteorological Section, Dept of Transport; Dept of Energy, Mines and Resources, Geography Bureau; Public Welfare Toronto; Peterborough Children's Aid Society; Lakefield District High School and twenty years at Adam Scott Collegiate (ASCVI) mainly in Geography Department. Lera and Paul, during the 60's and 70's, produced five Gilbert & Sullivan operettas at ASCVI. Retired in 1982, she and Paul gardened, read, enjoyed classical music and traveled twice a year to Panama City Beach until his death in 2000. During her final years, Lera travelled with her children and their families throughout Canada, the USA and Europe. Friends may call at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, Friday evening, January 4, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with service following at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Maple Cemetery, Vaughan Ontario. Donations to the Arthritis Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013

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August 12, 2013

Robin, belated condolences on the loss of your mother. J.W.

Beth Carr

January 11, 2013

Dear Paula, Robin and Susan:
I just heard yesterday of the sad news of your mother and want to extend my sincerest sympathy to all of you. She and I kept in touch mainly at Christmas and occasional phone calls and I remember how pleased she was to receive a picture I sent her that showed her mother's family when your grandmother was a very young girl. I lost conntact when my Christmas card was returned and I had no way of contacting you. I have many happy memories of your mother, your grandparents, your Uncle Gordon and also the three of you when you visited your Aunt Lou's cottage on Shadow Lake.
Please know that I am thinking of you and send my very warmest regards.

Rhonda Christie

January 8, 2013

Dearest Paula Robin and Susan,

The service for your Mom was wonderful and very emotional being there with my cousin Helen sure brought back great memories. To think that our Grandmothers were best friends for life. My Mother (Ida) being named after your Grandmother and my sister (Rosemary) being named after your Great Grandmother. My earliest memories of you all are my Gram telling us that Lera was coming to the cottage with the girls...I do not even think she parked the car before you bolted out. We are family as our Gram did marry your Great Uncle Austin. I also wanted to thank you for including photos of my brother John and my Mom in the memory book. Sending big hugs to you all.

Rhonda Christie

Julie Frauts

January 7, 2013

Robin and Family

Sorry to hear about your mom. Mom's have a special place in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan Duquette

January 7, 2013

Dear Paula,Robin and Susan,
Our family sends our sincerest condolences in the loss of your Mother. Lera frequently visited the Soo on many occasions to visit with the McCracken clan and her sense of humour and zest for life was always apparent.Hopefully the fond memories with your Mom will sustain you all in the difficult days ahead.
Austin and Susan Duquette

Jana Smith

January 5, 2013

Robin: I was very sorry to hear the news about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.

January 5, 2013

To Lera's Family - We are very sorry to hear that you have lost your dear Mother - we did not know where she was as our Chrhistmas letter last year was returned to us and we didnt hear from Lera. We looked all through the Ottawa area to try to locate her but to no avail...I guess she moved to Peterborough...sadly we didnt know that...
We have passed on the news of your loss and 2 of Ab's nieces will likely be at the service. Ab is almost 87 now and the day is just too much for him...but he has many many memories of the Lake Family - and more recently of Bill and Hazel - darling people...of course her uncle Austin was married to Ab's mother later in life..a very long family connection. Another era has passed. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers today.We remember seeing many of you at Uncle Bill Lake's 90th Birthday - it was a wonderful party...
With love
Mary Anne and Ab Carr (

Neil Coulman

January 3, 2013

Mrs Moore was a favorite Geography teacher at Adam Scott and made her subject interesting with her intelligence and sense of humor. The Gilbert and Sullivan productions were a hallmark of the school. My condolences.

January 3, 2013

I met Lera at the Prince of Wales Manor in the Hair Salon. Her presence and her funny wit will be missed. Marcella

January 3, 2013

Dear Paula and family
Sorry to hear about your mom. Lera came to be an important part of our lives. We especially appreciated her friendship with Yvonne and the time they spent together. We will remember her genuine approach life. Our condolances and prayers.
Anna, Rick and Alyssa