Herbert Austin Moores

November 11, 1930 to November 13, 2020


Passed away peacefully two days after his 90th birthday at the Health Sciences Centre.  Predeceased by his soul mate of 62 years Joyce, parents Robert and Agnes Moores, brothers Tom, Emerson, George, and sister Mame; in-laws Selby and Elsie Thistle.  Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his daughter Ruby Moores and a large circle of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  He spent his entire career with McNamara Construction, and was fortunate to have made and kept friendships throughout his time there and well into his retirement.  He was also fortunate to have had a circle of loving and supportive friends from his childhood home of Small Point, Conception Bay.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the health care team of 5 South A for their special care of Herb during his final moments and for the compassion shown to Ruby at that difficult time.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Donations in Herb’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  


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Ruby We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, I worked alongside of Herb for many years and he was always a person who could brighten your day with his smile and his funny jokes. I will always remember him for his upbeat personality and good humour.

Ruby, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts.
.Irwin and Gail Melamed

Dear Ruby,
What a wonderful life was your father’s
Thinking of you

Ruby, we are so sorry to hear of you dads passing, his visits to my house every time he came out of town will be deeply missed. Our condolences to you

Ruby, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was always close to our family, and Wayne and I have fond memories of visiting him and your mom in Small Point.

So sorry to here of your dad’s passing. May loving memories warm your heart and ease your pain. You are in my thoughts.
Take care.

Ruby, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, please accept our condolences.

Our deepest condolences Bessie and Wayne walters

Ruby, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, please accept our condolences.

Ruby, So sorry to hear about your loss. He will be remembered for the good man he was.
Rod & Les Earl

My Deepest Sympathy on your dad’s passing,
My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ruby…..I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, my thought are with you at this sad time.

My Sincere Condolences , so sorry for your loss .
I knew your parents from visits in English Harbour at
“Auntie Mame’s “ Such lovely people .
Maureen Howard

Ruby my sincerest condolences on your Dad’s passing. It was a pleasure working with Herb at McNamara for many, many years – my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lorraine Richards

My sincerest condolences on Herb’s passing. Roy used to love Herb’s visits to our house to exchange old stories and keep up on the news from around the bay

Your Dad’s name was often spoken in our household as our Dad also worked with McNamara.. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Deepest condolences from the Tubman family.

Lorna (Tubman) Farewell

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, and I am also very heartsick that I am so far away and cannot be there with you for the wake and funeral due to the out of province quarantine rules.
I am however very grateful that I got to see Uncle Herb when I was home last March, and that he got to meet my new husband, Ben, when we came home the February before that. ( I think Ben was the only taker of the 11am whisky Uncle Herb offered).
I have so many memories of him (and your Mom) that are intertwined with my entire childhood/life. Memories out in Small Point, on Grenfull, at Poppy;s on Terra Nova, at our home in CBS, and he is always smiling in them, and always has that mischief lurking around his eyes, just waiting to break through.
So much love and light from the West, Ruby.
Kimberley Moores (Inder)

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts. Take good care of yourself and I hope to see you soon.


Ruby, Your Dad was so supportive of us during our early years in business, and throughout his later years with McNamara. He was a ‘no nonsense’ man to deal with, but more loyal than any other customer we have every dealt with. Our staff affectionately know him as “Herb Honey” because he called everyone ” Honey” when he called our office. During my Christmas visits (and drink) with him, he would always ask about our staff and family.
I will truly miss him this Christmas and forever. Stay strong and take care !
Gerry Dowden (and staff) East Can Transport.

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I understand how difficult of a time this is as an only child. Sending you hugs. May the memories of good times help you get through the next few days and weeks. If I can do anything for you, please reach out.

Ruby,so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.Memories come flooding back to growing up in Small Point & your mom & dad visiting at our house.My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Florence Morrissey(Pippy)

Ruby so sad to Hear about Herbs Passing …. Gonna miss our chats… He used to call me every Sunday Night when we got home from Broad Cove to hear what was on the go on the weekend…. Sure gonna Miss Him..

Ruby, my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have fond memories of delivering the Telegram to 88 Grenfell Ave many years ago.
Your Dad took great pride in sharing his weekly update regarding his gardens progress in Small Point and always shared a few vegetables at harvest time with the paper boy.
Your Dad & Mom were excellent neighbours & very supportive to my parents Lloyd & Olive Driscoll during their lifetime of living across the street.
My thoughts are with you, Ruby, at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Thinking about your Dad only a few days ago while passing by his home in Small Point. I am so sorry to
hear of his passing.
My sincere condolences to you at this time.

Forever in our thoughts, no matter where we go.
Forever in our hearts because we love you so.
A special smile, a special face
And in our hearts, a special place.
No words we speak can ever say
how much we’ll miss you everyday.
Love you Uncle Herb,
Bob and Debbie

Sorry to here of your Dad’s passing. It was a great pleasure to have worked with Herb for many years with McNamara. He was a good friend , we had many laughs together. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. We will miss him.


Thinking of you during this time. Take solace in all the memories. Take care.

Ruby Thinking Of You Today In The Loss Of Your Dad. WWe Will Miss You Herb. REST IN PEACEe Always Enjoyed A Laugh And A Joke With Hiim

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with your dad, share old stories and have a laugh. It was only a couple of days ago we were down to Small Point and as we passed by his house we wondered how he was doing and if he had spent time in Small Point this summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Milton and Joan Peach

Ruby and Family my deepest condolences.
“Remembering Herb”,
I have lost a lifetime “true” friend. You have also lost a wonderful father. The memories of all the good times we spent together will remain with me forever. We shared a special kind of friendship which only happens when you grow up together.
I will miss you greatly. Goodbye old buddy.
Sincerely, Clyde

To Ruby and all the family..Sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad.He was such a kind and wonderful man.Your Mom and him always welcomed us on our stops at Small Point with Glenys and Don..such wonderful memories we hold dear.He will be missed by all who knew him.

Ruby, our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad, . Herb and Joyce were very dear friends to mom and dad, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ,
Glenys and Roger

Ruby, so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. He was a lovely man.

Ruby, our sincere condolences on the death of your dear father. He was such a great neighbor, as well as your Mom of course. He would always ask “how’s the boy?” or “how’s the girl?” when he would ask about our son and daughter. He was even friendly with the neighborhood cat, Peanut. He will surely be missed.

Ruby My DeepestSympathy I Have Lost A Long Time Friend And Buddy Rest In Peace Herb. Keep Hts Good Memories Alive. TO THe WOrld He Was But One But For Us WHo Knew Him He Was The World Winst

Dear Ruby,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Our sincere condolences. He will be missed.

Condolences to Ruby and extended family members. We enjoyed many conversations with (Uncle) Herb while visiting Broad Cove over the years. He will certainly be missed.

Ruby and the Moores Family, so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest condolences to you in this sad time losing your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ruby,what can I say?so many happy memories.Take care. San

Sorry to hear about the passing of herb. Condolences to his family God bless

Sorry to hear of herbs passing… condolences to his family r. I. P. God bless

Dear Ruby, Ron and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our sincere condolences. Barbara and Ron Ivany

To Ruby
Please accept my sincere sympathy. Herb was so close to my father and mother that he was considered family by my two other brothers and me.
I’m glad that I used to visit him often and was so happy to receive a call from him shortly before he died. I have lots of good funny memories to remember him for sure. Going to miss our chats and a few sociables this winter. Rest In Peace Brother.

Ruby, our sincere condolences and prayers on your dad’s passing. Uncle Herb will always have a special place in our heart.s. When he and my dad got together they were a pair that would beat a full house! So glad I got to see him a few years back and was able to spend some time with him.

All our love and prayers,
Bob and Teri Moore and family