John Rutherford Moir

Born in Invercargill, New Zealand on 9 August 1941
Passed away on 9 March 2020
Late of Paraparaumu
Aged 78 years
MOIR, John Rutherford:Of Paraparaumu, formerly of Porirua. Peacefully at home on Monday 9 March 2020. Aged 78 years. Cherished and cherishing husband of Glenys. Loved father of Mark, Jo, Sarah, Paul, and Kathryn and father-in-law of Vikki, Simon, and Dave. Loved Grandad of Bailey, Tommy, Mitchell, Luca, Mackenzie, Max, and Miles. Loved brother of Doug. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all Health Care Workers who made it possible for John to stay at home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance ( would be appreciated. A service to celebrate John's life will be held at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Steyne Avenue, Plimmerton on Friday 13 March 2020 at 11.30am, to be followed by private cremation. Messages can be placed online at or sent to "The Moir Family" PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.

Online memorial

Please choose a Candle
John's shoes were often polished
Highly highly polished too
Gleaming in the Sunday sun
Polished through and through

I have this enduring memory of John's shoes in Dunedin - they seemed unreal so perfect, bright and gleaming. I remember privately thinking that he was diligent and worked hard at things. This was when we were about 19 years old.
Keith Thomas posted a message for John Rutherford Moir
Kia ora
I will always remember you at Porirua College. We had some fine old times back in those long gone days. Glenys and all your family, please accept my deepest sympathy.
Kia kaha
Brenda Joyce
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