MOYOR JohnPosted: June 6th, 2013
1921 – 2013
It is with sadness that the family of John Moyor announce his passing in
Taber on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48
Avenue, Taber on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at
the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our
website at www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his devoted companion, Grace Marko, John is survived by his
daughter Sherry (Wayne) Schmirler of Calgary and his son Robert (Diana)
Moyor of Kelowna; twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one
great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Irene James of
Calgary and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his youngest son, Jimmy Moyor, in 1987.
John was born April 2, 1921 in Megyaszo, Hungary. At the age of six, he
immigrated to Canada with family. They settled in Taber which he has called
home ever since and consequently, many wonderful friendships have been
developed over the years. Morning coffee was a normal routine with his
After serving in WWII, John was a loyal Royal Canadian Legion member and
officer. He also served on various other committees including the Air Cadet
League, Taber Golf Club, Taber Museum Society and with the Clearview Lodge.
As with many of the youth in Taber, John worked at the canning factory and
part time with the Alberta Liquor Control Board. He eventually became the
manager of the ALCB, retiring in 1981 after thirty two years.
Hunting, fishing, gardening and playing his guitar were his passions until
the Taber Golf Club opened. Then it was golf, golf and more golf! His yearly
trips to Mexico and the United States were also a highlight. Many exciting
stories were told of his trip to China to visit Sherry and Wayne.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made
directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber,
Alberta T1G 1S8.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)