It is with deep sadness that the family of George Murdock Moar “Scotty” announce that on November 11th, 2022 at the age of 87 and with family by his side that he peacefully entered into eternal rest.
Left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his loving wife of 61 years Lissi Moar (nee Haucke), sons Jeff (Diane), Les Moar, daughter Lynn (Clint) Moar-Robertson, Grandsons Max Moar, Riley Brown, Ty Robertson (Des), Justin Robertson (Hayley) and great granddaughter James. His Brother Jim Moar, sisters Ann Szyjak, and Martha Brooks and many nieces and nephews as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
George was his given name, but everyone knew him as Scotty.
Scotty was predeceased by his parents Donald Hebron Moar, Dora Victoria Moar (nee Cooper), Father-in-law Emil Haucke and Mother-in-law Edith Haucke, Brothers Clarence (Jigs), Tom and Terry, sisters Nellie and Ruth. Scotty was born in a snow storm on January 11th, 1935. His birthplace is just down the lane from where he and Lissi resided at the time of his passing.
Scotty was the fourth of nine children in the family to Dan and Dora Moar.
Scotty attended school at Alfred #1. Helping his Dad and brothers with farm work, trapping muskrats in the spring, haying and harvest in the summer and hunting to help keep food on the table for the big family in his younger years.
His first work experience was with the Red River Grain elevators at Longburn, MB, after that for five years he lived and worked for Jack Parsons, south of Amaranth doing general farm duties.
From there Scotty entered a ten year term driving truck for Maple Leaf Construction. During the latter part of his time with Maple Leaf he met his wife Lissi who had recently immigrated from Danmark.
On October 14th, 1961, in Portage la Prairie, Scotty & Lissi were married in the afternoon with a small reception at Lissi’s parents place in Oakville. Every fall, for the next five years Scotty & Lissi would move up to Alonsa and help Scotty’s parents for the winter on the farm and then return to Portage in the spring to resume work with Maple Leaf.
Scotty and Lissi’s family grew with their first son Jeffery in 1962, Leslie 1963 and Lynn in 1966. In the spring of 1968, they moved onto the property of SE7-22-11. For four years Scotty & Lissi fostered Irvin & Joseph Maud.
At this point they committed themselves to a cow/calf operation focusing on a purebred herd of Charolias cattle.
In 1976 Scotty was hired by the Turtle River School Division and drove bus for over 20 years.
In the years that followed of expanding their farm, he contributing to the community, enjoyed fishing trips near and far, celebrated milestone anniversaries and hunting times with his children and grandchildren were times lived to the fullest.
Scotty was happiest on a tractor on his way to “get it done”, even a week before his passing he was out discing a field, always the hope of a farmer for a good crop and lots of hay.
Scotty became a Grandpa, lovingly referred to as Pop. His Grandsons Max, Ty and Justin afforded him new memories and adventures together that always brought a smile when he was with them.
The family wishes to Thank Dr. Kinnear for the comforting words and guidance. The staff of Portage General Hospital, the nurses in palliative care for their extra compassion. Warmest Thanks to Jytte Johnston (cousin to Lissi) for the hospitality and open home during the family’s time of need. Special Thanks to Martha Brooks (Scotty’s sister) for the daily support and guidance.
The family deeply appreciates everyone who made calls, left messages and texts, for the visits and offers of help and support.
A celebration of Scotty’s life will take place on Saturday November 19th at 2:00 pm in the Community Hall, Kinosota, MB. Burial will follow the service at the St. Bede’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Kinosota, MB.
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, contributions in Scotty’s name can be made to St Bede’s Church (c/o Don Asham, General Delivery, Kinosota, MB R0H 0L0), to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Ronald Moffit Memorial Services in care of arrangements.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of George Scotty Murdock Moar January 11 1935 November 11 2022 (age 87)..
Death notice for the town of: Portage-la-Prairie, Province: Manitoba