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Shirley Locke Moores

July 22, 1940 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 79)

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Passed peacefully away on April 22, 2020, (in her home) at Cocoa Beach, Florida in her 79th year.  Shirley was born and raised in Springdale, Newfoundland.  After high school she taught in her local school for a couple of years and then entered nursing school at the Grace Hospital in St. John’s, completing her RN degree in 1961.  She married Rev. Dr. David Winsor and they served together in many charges of the United Church of Canada throughout eastern Canada, Ottawa and Toronto.  In 1974, while living in Annisquam, MA, Shirley completed her Master of Psychology degree at Boston University and worked as a psychologist for a period in Ontario during which time her book Coping with Loss was published.  In 1994, Shirley married Carl Moores of Gloucester, MA and they spent the next 26 years together spending winters in Cocoa Beach and summers visiting their childhood homes and families in Newfoundland and Gloucester.  Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Cyril and Rita Locke of Springdale.  Shirley leaves to mourn her husband, Carl, sons Stephen (Kathy), Sheldon (Camas) and Shawn (Jenn), stepsons Ian (Roseanne) and Keith (Mary Ellen), grandchildren Hannah, Emily, Ian, Maggie and Violet, step-grandchildren Justin (Ashley), Brandi (Eric), Kristin, Ryan and Todd.  She also leaves to mourn sisters Daphne (Ed) and Beverly (Dave), brother Fr. Laurie and nephews Craig, John, Kent, Chris and niece Susan.  Shirley had a deep faith and was a member of the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach and the Trinity Congregational Church in Gloucester.

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