Moira Eileen Deirdre Wallace (nee Doyle), peacefully at her home in Bayfield, Ontario, in the presence of her daughter, Deirdre, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, just days before her 93rd birthday.
Daughter of Eileen (nee Brooks) and Francis Doyle and sister of Eugene Doyle and Monica Antipas. Survived by her son Andrew Wallace of Etobicoke, Ontario; daughter Deirdre Denholm (Gregg Denholm) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; grandson Graeme Wallace (Rizalene); granddaughter Julia Wallace (Matt Schichter); and great grandson, Charles James Wallace. Beloved wife of Charles Wallace (who predeceased her in March of 2023), to whom she was married for almost 70 years.
Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales December 9, 1930, she spent her early life in England and Wales looking after her younger brother and sister, attending school, enduring the depression, and the London Blitz during World War II. In the 1950s, Charles and Moira enjoyed the London nightlife with their friends, and she worked while Charles attended medical school. She and Andrew came to Canada in September 1961 to join her husband who was stationed at the RCAF base in Centralia as a doctor. They settled in Zurich, Ontario and Charles began his medical practice that would serve the local community for almost 50 years. Moira engaged in community life, making many new friends, and enjoying new activities such as figure skating at the Zurich arena, snowmobiling, skiing in winter, and swimming in Lake Huron in the summer.
A lover of cats and culture—especially fine art–she was well-read and well-travelled, making the most of all opportunities and experiences that came her way. Her hobbies included gardening, painting, photography, and cooking. She was intelligent and a woman of strong convictions who enjoyed feeding peanuts to the crows and squirrels in her back yard. Most of all she loved a good limerick!
When she could no longer care for Charles on her own, she showed her devotion by frequently driving from her home in Bayfield to visit him in the Blue Water Rest Home in Zurich. She endured the myriad Covid restrictions of forced isolation, testing, masking, and sanitizing to provide him with the love and stimulation that kept him alive until his passing, just 8 months before her own departure.
Moira will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.
A celebration of Moira’s life will be held in the Garden Room at Hessenland, 72981 Bluewater Highway (Highway 21), Zurich on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 2 – 5 PM. Cremation with interment Bayfield Cemetery.
Donations in Moira’s memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Bayfield’s Forgotten Feline’s (e-transfers accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org (but please fill out the form on the right side of the page)).
Those interested in adopting a cat and sharing the same love for feline’s as Moira are welcome to visit the Facebook page of Bayfield’s Forgotten Feline’s at https://www.facebook.com/groups/670030531294217/?ref=share&mibextid=NSMWBT