Peacefully and surrounded by family, Loretta Ann Howell (Moores) passed away on May 26th, 2022 at the age of 75 at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Regional Long Term Care.
Loretta will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Gus; children: Wakefield (Penny), Norma (Darryl), Carol (Johnny), and Janet (Jamie); grandchildren: Johnathan, Emma, Katelyn, Nathan, Jennifer, Adam, JJ, Nicholas, Thomas and Spencer; great-grandchild Sapphire; sister Betty (Ron). She will also be dearly missed by her many friends and relatives.
Loretta was predeceased by her parents Arthur Moores & Elizabeth Moores (Pike) and Baby Moores.
Those who were fortunate to have known Loretta will remember her for her gentleness and kindness, her love for a good game of cards, her endless supply of jiffy cinnamon roles, and her wonderful sense of humour. She dearly loved her family and took pride in telling stories and sharing memories, she spent hours picking berries in the summer and fall, loved keeping the stove with wood in Winter, and enjoyed every single minute of every visit to their special place at Fry's Cove. Loretta would always insist, if you visited, that you go away with something - a bag of potatoes, a bit of fish, or a belly full after a lunch.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, May 29th at Red Bay United Church, with interment to immediately follow the service.
The family wishes to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank-you to the amazing care professionals at Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook as well as Western Regional Long Term Care Palliative Care Unit. In particular the wonderful Dr. Lafferty and her dog “Sky” and nurse Sarah. Also, a special thank-you to Deanna for the help she afforded the family and for opening her home at a most difficult time.