RICHARD STEWART (ARCHIE) MOORE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Stewart "Archie" Moore, 86 years of age on Saturday, March 25. Richard was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Richard is survived by his son Donald (Joy), grandchildren Lindsay, Kristin, and Ryan, and great-grandchildren Easton, Zoe, Callie, Liam and Gray. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Marguerita and son Richard Jr. Archie had a very active life. At age 18, Archie joined the Canadian Army Reserves as a medic. Soon after, Archie joined the RCN and served aboard HMCS Nootka, a tribal class destroyer for two years. Archie transferred to the Army in 1957 where he became a member of the Canadian Guards. When the Guards were disbanded in 1969, Archie was patched over to the RCR, and in 1973, Archie was again patched over to the PPCLI in Winnipeg where he retired from active duty in 1978. Archie continued with the Camerons of Winnipeg for several years. Archie was a member of the Canadian Guards Association, The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association, and the Atomic Veterans Recognition Program. Archie was also an accomplished athlete. At 18 years of age, Archie was the amateur middleweight boxing champion of Halifax with a record of 36-1. Archie also was accepted as an NHL linesman in 1965, however opted to remain with the military. Archie was also mentored by Danny Gallivan, the famous Montreal Canadiens announcer to become a hockey announcer. Archie spent many hours in the booth at the old Montreal Forum. Archie was a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by his son and daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Association, Winnipeg. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 08, 2017
Archie was CWO of 735 Communications Regiment in Winnipeg.