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Irene "Rene" Moyer

April 22, 2023


MOYER, Irene “Rene” - Passed away peacefully, at Caressant Care, Arthur on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in her 85th year. Loving mother of Ken Higgins. Dear grandmother of Ben and Christine (Dave). Adored great-grandmother of Jacob, Emma, Cassandra (Jake) and Sarah. Cherished great-great-grandmother of Ava and Liam. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Harvey Moyer and daughter Connie George and husband Jim, sister Shirley (Jules) Caza, brother Matthew (Janice) St. Denis. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29th at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Forest. All are invited to a reception in the church hall following the burial. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view the livestream by visiting the England Funeral Home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rene are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services.  



Sending prayers and condolences to all the family She was a great friend to my family and Mom Joyce Gervais catered for Her I worked in the kitchen She cooking up some great meals in heaven God Bless

— Karla Gervais, May 4, 2023

I am saddened to hear of Rene's passing. She was truly a unique and wonderful lady- always positive. She was a skilled meat cutter at a time when women did not normally take on that kind of job. Later on I enjoyed lots of great meals at her restaurants. One of Mt. Forest's finest citizens- she will be missed. My condolences to all of her family. Cam Noble, Waterloo

— Cam Noble, April 27, 2023

What a wonderful woman she was. Rene had a big heart and was super patient as she happily taught me her catering craft. It was an honour to work for her, and to eventually cater to her. She will be missed.

— Steve Chambers, April 27, 2023

Dave & Christine,
May happy memories of your grandmother bring you comfort at this sad time.
Thinking of you and your loved ones during this time of grief.
Sincerely, your friends at Victoriaville.

— Victoriaville, April 27, 2023

my condolences to family and friends for a awesome lady and a super great friend . I worked with Rene at the thrift store and she was fantastic to work with we all well trained in how the store ran. She was truly one of a kind and I will really miss her. Rest in peace

— anne E Mader, April 26, 2023

I and so many girls, worked under rene when the thrift shop first opened in town. Rene was so fair and understanding with her workers. She also took the time to chat on one to one basis. The best to work for.

— Barbara Reeves, April 25, 2023

Rene was one of the founders of the Mount Forest Thrift Shop and became the Manager for several years. Rene will always be remembered for her great sense of humor and kindness to everyone. She was a special lady. Sincere sympathy to her family.

The Volunteers of the Mount Forest Thrift Shop

— Sue Lawson, April 25, 2023

Sincere condolences to Rene’s family. She was an incredible lady and will be missed!

Rene was my first supervisor at my (real) first job - and I still remember her kindness and patience teaching me everything I needed to know. She had a passion for customer service and no matter what was going on - she always found a positive and calm way through it. We worked hard, and we laughed hard. I can honestly say Rene was truly one of the best bosses I’ve ever had!

Rest in peace, dear Rene.

— Jody Kennett (nee Woods), April 24, 2023

Ben, Christine and families,my deepest condolences on the loss of your grandma. She was an amazing woman, always quick with a smile and a story. She was an awesome neighbor. Renee was a beautiful soul, and she passed on her beautiful soul to her family. She is now reunited with her husband, daughter and other loved ones. Keep her memories in your heart and she will never be too far away.

— Theresa Clemmer, April 24, 2023

Condolences to all family and friends. Rene will be missed greatly, she alway's had a smile for everyone. R.I.P. Rene

— Shane and Darlene Rivers, April 24, 2023

Ken, Ben and Chrissy, so sorry for your loss. So many memories of going to the trailer at Pike Lake growing up and eating at her restaurant.
She will be missed. Rest in peace Auntie Irene ❤️
Vicki, Steve, Wes and Jacki.

— Vicki St. Denis, April 24, 2023

Condolences to Rene’s family in her passing. She was a great lady.

— Sue Kelly, April 24, 2023

Sorry to hear of Rene passing .She was a client and had her hair done every week for many many years . Wonderful lady she will be missed . Condolences to the family .

— Trudy Parker, April 24, 2023

To all of Rene's family. I am saddened by Rene's passing. She was a wonderful lady had a lot of good times with her at the restaurant plus she taught me alot. Loved her wonderful smile. Hugs to all of you.

— Karen Rave, April 24, 2023

Rene was one of the founding members of the Mount Forest Thrift Shop we were so lucky to have her guidance.
Myrna Sheppard

— Myrna Sheppard, April 24, 2023

With deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Rene she was quite the women. I can still see the smoke coming from her Pipe when she smoked it back in the day. She was also a wealth of information and a great business person. She always had the biggest smile on her face when you talked to her no matter what was going on. She will be greatly missed.
Flo & Brian Van Meer

— Flo Van Meer, April 24, 2023

My heartfelt sympathy to the families; Rene was a wonderful & Fun Lady to know, everyone will miss her dearly.

— Kaye Coutts., April 24, 2023

Such a beautiful and fun lady. She had a big caring heart. So thankful that she crossed my path and I had the opportunity to care for her. Condolences to the family.

— Cindy Webster, April 24, 2023

My deepest sympathies in the lose of such a great lady! She will be very missed.

— Donna Bilton, April 24, 2023

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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