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Thomas Lindsay Moore

November 16, 1945 - May 7, 2015


Lindsay was born in Mission, BC on November 16, 1945, the fifth of seven children to Thomas and Joyce Moore.  He was raised on a dairy farm in Hatzic, BC.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, and childhood sweetheart, Cheryl; his two daughters, Corrina (Larry) and Tracy (Terry); his seven grandchildren; Jericho, Braeden, Cassandra (Dustin), Tabitha, Jocelyn, Sheriden and Tiahnna; and his great granddaughter Haisley; as well as  his sisters Pat Jago and Gerry Russoski and his brother Ron Moore.  Lindsay is predeceased by his parents; his sister Shirley Mathews and two brothers Ken and Mike Moore.

Lindsay started his working career as a busboy on the White Pass Yukon Railway in Whitehorse, but wanted to be with Cheryl, so he came back to the valley and started working for Dueck Industries where he became a draftsman.  When his family was young he worked for Ridge Top Builders, designing and building custom homes.  He built two of his own personal homes and had his own business as a contractor and builder in the early 80’s.  In 1985 he became a building inspector for the municipality of Maple Ridge where he stayed until he retired in 1998 at the age of 53.

Lindsay was an artist, both in carvings and paintings and an all round craftsman having tried his hand in many wonderful creations.  He was always trying new things, from the six foot fish tank that was a gift to his family to the many different courses that he took throughout his lifetime.  His love of music was also paramount in his life.  He was the lead singer in a band and was a gifted guitar player.  His family enjoyed many hours of listening to him sing at gatherings around the campfire and at parties in his home where everyone was welcomed and joined in the singing and playing of instruments.  His favorite music was country and country rock and he had a voice like Elvis.

Lindsay and Cheryl purchased a piece of undeveloped land 23 years ago and there they spent their summers turning it into a working ranch.  They cleared the land for pasture and hay fields and built a cabin with an addition, in later years a barn and other out buildings.  Lindsay loved to play with his “Big Boy Toys” and the ranch now stands as a beautiful culmination of their hard work and was enjoyed by family and friends alike.

As Lindsay got older he felt that the best place to raise a child was on a farm and he provided that for his seven grandchildren.  On Grandpa’s farm they got to feed cows, plant seeds, roast marshmallows around the campfire, ride quads and build forts.  They played in Toad Pond, went for long hikes and learned to love nature as he did.  Grandpa and his farm have provided many beautiful memories for his entire family.

Lindsay will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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From: Rich and Kathy Berg
Relation: Old Friend

Hi Cheryl:
We were very saddened to read that Lindsay had passed away. Rich has been flashing back to the days of Jim Willson (Rich’s brother in law) Gene Reimer, John Chase. And we both remember the wonderful day we spent at the ranch, dodging the thunder storm. Your Lindsay was a sweet man, always welcoming, fun, and so gifted. Our thoughts are with you.
Rich and Kath

From: Paul Juoksu
Relation: Former Co-worker

I had the privilege of working with Lindsay at the District of Maple Ridge. I remember he would proudly share pictures from his farm. It would be something he built, a “new to him” piece of equipment or even moose wandering past his front door.
I was just starting out as an inspector and Lindsay was very generous in sharing his knowledge and went the extra mile in training me in my new career. I consider my self fortunate that I had the opportunity to learn from an “Old School” inspector from the time before there was numerous engineers and reams of paper involved in the Building Inspection Profession.
I remember the printing on his inspections slips was as perfect as on his Architectural drawings. Lindsay would point at defincies he found in the construction with the end of his Bick pen. I would often say that Lindsay had the Building Code written on the end of his pen. He was so knowledgeable in his profession that he made it look that easy. After all these years, I still benefit in my profession from the things Lindsay taught me.
I am very sorry for your loss.
Paul Juoksu,
Building Inspector, City of Burnaby

From: Marilyn Fairclough (Oliver)
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Hi Cheryl and family. I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Lindsay. Please know you are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. Marilyn

From: Pieter den Uyl
Relation: Worked with Lindsay in Maple Ridge

Dear Cheryl!
I am so sorry to hear (and read) that Lindsay has passed on May the 7th. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on Lindsay’s passing. Lindsay became known to me in the early 1981 as I was working for the Building Department in Matsqui. I often witnessed beautifully design drawing completed by TL Moore designs and thought his designs and his drafting style was so well done! In 1990 I joined the Building Department in Maple Ridge and got to know Lindsay very well! It was only after being in Maple Ridge that I discovered the identity of TL Moore Designs, namely Lindsay Moore, the Building Inspector. We spend a lot of time discussing Building Code issues and various interpretations. Lindsay was a detail oriented Building Code expert and perfectionist. The passion for his farm and his outdoors interests were his to relish and enjoy! To me his “retirement” from Maple Ridge’s Building Department came way too soon! And Lindsay’s passing away is also way too soon! I pray that the many great memories about Lindsay will support you while dealing with this incredible loss! Take care Cheryl and best regards to you and your family during this time of grief!

With deepest sympathy,

Pieter and Gina den Uyl

Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
May 31, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall
33868 Essendene Avenue
Abbotsford, BC Canada

33868 Essendene Avenue
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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