In tranquility, and with loved ones at his side, Moie Neilson slipped away on the morning of July 14, 2018 at Rainycrest, where he had resided for the past several months.
He was born in Sifton Township on Dec. 4, 1919.
Moie was the eldest of eight children born on the homestead of Maurice and Stella (Bowman) Neilson.
As soon as he was able to drive, trucking became a part of his life and his major source of income.
Moie and Walter (Neilson and Hanson Trucking) are well remembered for their years of hauling district milk to Kenora and beyond, and they formed a relationship with every farm kid that they met in the milk house.
Moie married Marjorie Kathleen Norris on Oct. 24, 1947. They built a house and set up a farm across the road from his parents. They were great gardeners and nature lovers.
In 2005, they left the farming life and moved to a new home in Emo.
Moie is survived by his son, Kurt (Terrie); grandson, Jonathon Neilson (Erin); grandson, Michael Waugh; and great-grandchildren, Jamie Neilson, and Justus, Tylan and Neytiri Waugh; sister, Dixie Kivi; sisters-in-law, Lou Neilson and Grace Neilson; and brothers-in-law, Jim and Lynn Norris.
He also is survived by scores of nieces and grand nieces and nephews and grand nephews
He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Neilson on Nov. 19, 1950; daughter, Sandra Louise Neilson on July 4, 2018; wife, Marjorie on Jan 7, 2009; parents, Maurice and Stella (Bowman) Neilson; sisters, Ruby Bernice Sisco and Thelma Hansen; brothers, Arthur, Garnett, Carman, and Keith; sisters-in-law, Katherine and Vivian Neilson; and brothers-in-law, Paul Sisco, Walter Hansen and Robert Kivi.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo with lunch to follow.
After that, Moie's body will be laid to rest alongside Marjorie in the North Branch Cemetery, with all who wish to attend welcome.
Sandy's ashes will be buried there as well.