Robert Gerard Moore

Born: Sat., Oct. 16, 1954
Died: Thu., Jul. 9, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 30, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 30, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 31, 2020
Location: St. Joseph Church, North Sydney

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Robert Gerard 'Darby' Moore
North Sydney

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother, Cousin, Godfather and friend. Robert passed peacefully in the Cape Breton regional hospital in Sydney at the age of 65.

Robert grew up in Sydney Mines he was the son of the late Mary Rodina (MacKeigan) Moore and Sydney Russell 'Darby' Moore.
Robert worked for the Cape Breton regional school board for 35 years starting at Memorial as a security guard and lifeguard. He was also president of his union. He was a great mentor to youth through working at schools and coaching hockey in his younger years. He loved to play hockey and baseball. He finished his later years watching his grandsons play their sports with minimal coaching / yelling from the side lines.
Robert is survived by his two daughters Roberta Moore (Chris Lomax), Danielle Moore. He is also survived by three grandsons Brock and Josh Lomax and Jackson Moore.
Robert also leaves to mourn five sisters Rosemary (Lewis) King, Sharon MacKenzie, Maureen Moore, Elva MacKinnon  Colleen Moore and one brother Kevin Moore (Brenda Churney). Robert is also survived by the mothers of his children, Stephanie ( MacLellan) Moore and Amanda ( Earle) Barker, along with long time past partners Cathy Hanrahan and Mag Gould. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and Godchildren. Two stepsons Jacob and Dylan along with an honorary granddaughter Rylee.
Besides his parents Robert was predeceased by his brother-in-law Joseph McKinnon.
Robert's family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Wawer and the staff at the Northside General Hospital. As well as the doctors and nurses of Cape Breton regional hospital. And Home Care along with all their staff members.
Visitation for the late Robert Moore will be held Thursday July 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm In the JM Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St. Sydney Mines. A Funeral mass celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 31st at 11am at St Joseph Church, North Sydney with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating with burial in St Joseph cemetery, Sydney Mines. Please be aware that we will be abiding by Covid- 19 guidelines.

The family is asking in lieu of flowers to make a donation in Robert 'Darby's' memory to a bursary in his name for graduating students of Memorial High School that will go to a student who pursues a career in the trades. Robert always said if you know a trade you have a job for life. Donations can be sent to Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

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Bert Lewis
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Colleen and family,
We are very sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina Lewis

Greta Nearing
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
To The Family;
My sincere sympathy on your loss of Darby.
Darby was a good friend and a nice man and had a good sense of humor.
He will be missed. Treasure your memories and God Bless.
Greta Nearing.

Cyril Hatcher
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020

Deborah pratt
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Iam so very sorry to hear of he passing of Darby he will be sadly missed by us all at Branch 12 in Sydney .Fly High my friend R.I.P. So very sorry for all of his children and grand children Sisters and family God Bless you all keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Deanna and gerard
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Hi very sorry to hear about darby he was a great guy who raised Jacob n Dylan with a proud heart we saw him everyday in the lot with Dylan taking his dad out for coffee Dylan n family my heart goes out to u guys love ya all sorry for your loss

Beth MacIsaac
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Sincere condolences to Darby’s family.Darby and I worked together for many years as union and management.I always appreciated his dedication to his fellow union members .I was so sorry to hear of his passing.

Sharon Johnston
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
Very sorry to hear this sad news. I have known "Darby" since school days and worked him for many years. He was a strong Union man who worked with management to establish the Employee Assistance Program for employees of the Northside-Victoria Board. He was always friendly, a very nice guy. Sorry for your loss.

Sue Currie
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
The “Moore” brother and sisters. Please accept my condolences on the death of your brother, Robert. May he Rest In Peace!

Rita Found
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
To the "Moore" Family...i am so very sorry to hear of Darby's passing.We were childhood friends.I know he will be missed by many.I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers..R.I.P. Darby.....Rita (Fahey) Found and Family

Debbie MacDougall
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
Sorry to hear of Darby's passing. My condolences.

Connie McCormick
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Darby's passing. My condolences to his family. Darby was a wonderful man and long time friend. R.I.P. Darby! May you fly with the angels.

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