Muriel Louise Waldvogel

May 10, 1938June 5, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel Waldvogel in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with her devoted husband Peter, by her side on June 5, 2021. Muriel was born in Sydney to the late Noel Moore and Mary Eliza (Sylliboy) Moore on May 10, 1938. Besides her husband Peter, she is survived by her son Wayne (Sydney) and grandchildren Justin, Karlee and Kirsten. Also surviving are her sisters, Sister Dorothy Moore (Antigonish), Myrna MacLean (Sydney), Carol Marie Moore (Eksasoni), brother David Moore (Sydney) and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Carl, Barry, Alfred, Ralph and an infant sister Mary Margaret. Muriel attended Holy Angels and Mabou High Schools before graduating from Sydney Business College. She moved to Toronto to pursue a very successful secretarial career. As well, she was a very active participant and promoter of the Indigenous Organizations in the Toronto proper and area while residing in Toronto. Known for her elegance and beauty, Muriel was sought after to be an actress in the film industry but, due to ill health, had to decline the invitations. Upon returning to Sydney, Muriel and her husband Peter took up residence in the family home in Membertou where they were able to enjoy leisure retirement living. Muriel enjoyed the friendship she experienced as a member of the Membertou 55 Plus Club and its activities until ill health prevented her from being an active participant. Muriel was a Residential School Survivor! A Funeral Mass for Muriel will be held at a date when all can attend. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting


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Maureen Coleman

June 10, 2021

Dear Peter, Son Wayne, and all the Moore family, My sincere condolences on the death of Murial. She was a good friend and will be missed by me and all of the Holy Angels classmates who reunited at our 50th Anniversary in 2007 and met for many lunches and events since. We appreciated her stories, her sense of humour and her great smile and especially her company as she made great efforts to join us despite her health problems. On a personal level thank you both for being such great hosts when I visited you . Also a special time for me were the phone visits with Murial when we would would get caught up with each other’s lives.

My heart goes out to you and all of Murial’s family and friends at this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love Maureen

Doug Smith

June 9, 2021

My condolences to Peter, Wayne and Muriel's siblings and remaining family and friends. I first met Muriel through the late Gordon MacDonald, both of whom were living in Toronto in the early 1970s. I would make the long drive out to where she and Peter lived from downtown and she would coach me in the Mi'kmaw language. At one point she was rehearsing a part for a film featuring native people, and I ended up helping to write out the script she was to follow. Muriel was always kind to me and generous with her time and eventually arranged for me to live at Membertou with her parents, Noel and Eliza Moore. RIP Muriel

Colleen Doucette

June 9, 2021

Dear Sister Dorothy,
I was saddened to hear of your sister’s death. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time of great sorrow. May the support of family and friends bring you comfort as you deal with your loss.
Colleen Doucette

Betsy Groome

June 9, 2021

Please accept my sincere prayer of sympathy and concern.
In harmony,
Sister Betsy Groome, SC (Halifax)

cecilia Mac Neil

June 8, 2021

Dear Sister Dorothy and Family,
My deepest condolences to you and your extended family in the death of your sister. Keeping you in my prayers Blessings Sr, Cecilia Mac Neil S.C.H.

Sharon MacDonald

June 8, 2021

I offer condolences to the husband, son and family of this lovely lady, and to her siblings, especially Sister Dorothy, for whom I have the greatest respect. I note that I was 3 days old when Muriel was born! Perhaps each of us worked in similar positions in Toronto at the same time. Her family must be pleased that her retirement days were spent here in her home community. May your memories of her sustain you during these days of grieving her loss and in days to come. In prayer and with sincere sympathy!