A Tribute to George Moad, a beloved member of our Kerry Blue Terrier family

(written by Jann McQuay)

On October 31, 2019 the Kerry community lost a special member George Moad. Losing George leaves a big hole in our Kerry Blue terrier world and in our hearts.

George Moad was a kind-hearted and true gentleman who was first introduced to Kerry Blue Terriers when he met and married Louise Lang and her Kerry, Kelly, who was the guest of honour and flower girl at their wedding. 

This began a life of yearly road trips to take part in dog shows from Ontario to Montgomery, Pittsburg and Ohio where he was always a loyal fan while Louise and Kerry competed. 

For several years he was a Board member of the Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Canada and was especially involved in facilitating Kerry rescues.

He welcomed his roll as host and BBQ king at KBTCC annual meetings, picnics and social events.  Some will remember the year Katie scoffed all the sizzling bacon when opportunity knocked!

July meant hauling beautiful, but heavy trophies out of storage, transporting them and setting up the trophy table at the specialty show, then back to storing them for another year. 

George was devoted to and loved by many Kerries – Kelly, Bonnie & Clyde, Kate, Maggie, Dandy, Angel and Betty, most of whom passed away in his arms.

Many organizations were the beneficiary of George’s wonderful generousity and volunteer time, always willing to help out, pitch in and to make a difference for someone.

Lunches out with friends and dinner invitations were good times for George who lived life to the fullest.  He will be remembered for his delight in delicious desserts; the richer, the better! 

In these last few years telling great, long entertaining stories was easier than listening, as George was severely deaf (and usually forgot his hearing aids!)

Please remember him kindly in your own special way.  He will be interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto with the ashes of his beloved Kerries and leaves Louise and ‘Betty Boop’ to Kerry on. 

Rest peacefully, dear George.


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