Red Mosher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at the Emo Health Centre, in Emo, Ont. at the age of 86 years following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Stratton, Ont.
Red lived and worked on the family’s farm in Pattullo Township until he retired with his brother, Arnold, and sister, Vera, to their new home just north of Stratton in 1969. Red also was employed as a truck driver, and worked on construction for many years.
He enlisted in the Canadian Army and was stationed, until his discharge, in Manitoba during World War II.
Red enjoyed driving his new cars, visiting with his friends and neighbours, and listening to Irish music. He also loved to play cards, as well as spend time with his neighbours’ children.
He was predeceased by his parents, Whitney and Hannah Mosher; four brothers, John, Emerson, Arnold and Floyd; two sisters, Mary Thompson and Blanche Touch; sister-in-law, Judy Mosher; and a special niece, Louise Baker.
Red is survived by his sister, Vera, at home; brother-in-law, Ernie Tough; niece, Marilyn Russell; nephew, Joe Mosher; great-nieces, Jodie Baker and her husband, Jamie Hutchison, and Holly Baker, all of Winnipeg, Man.
His loss also is mourned by many special friends, including Ron McQuaker and his wife, Joyce, Carson and Iris McQuaker and their family, Dixie Watson, Beth Brown, Susan Norlund, and Norman, Harold, Jim, Robin, Peter, and Bud McQuaker.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stratton United Church in Stratton. Rev. John McFarlane officiated, with interment in the Stratton Municipal Cemetery in Stratton.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 99 Colour Party performed its Legion Tribute following the service.
The organist was Crystal Dorie, and special singing was provided by the Christian Fellowship Chapel Choir. Words of remembrance were expressed by Beth Brown. Lunch was served by the Stratton U.C.W. at the Stratton Senior’s Centre following the funeral service.
Pallbearers were George Rempel, Dennis Brown, Don Bolen Jr., Alvin Alexander, Gary Jolicouer, and Robin McQuaker.
Honourary pallbearers were Carson McQuaker Sr., Norman Alexander, Ron McQuaker, Cliff Noble, and Ernest Tough.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Health Centre Renovation Fund, Emo, Ont.