MOORE – Ian James Westley
Died at home with family on Friday the 26th of February 2021, aged 72 years. Adored husband of Michelle. Loving father and father-in-law of Nicolas and Emma, Edward and Yongsi. Cherished Grand Pa of Layla, Freya and little Anya.
‘Our love is here to stay’
The Service for Ian will also be live streamed, to view the live stream click here.
Michelle, Nicolas, Edward and families my love and condolences for the loss of Ian. He was such a wonderful husband, dad and community member. He will be sorely missed by many people.February 28, 2021
My teacher, my work colleague, my boss, my mentor, my travel companion, my footy/Bomber buddy who was ALWAYS optimistic, so many things, but mostly my friend.March 1, 2021
At peace now dear Ian, the footy seasons will never be the same. XX. Anne
Sincere condolences to Michelle and family. A wonderful voice for the choir in Heaven.March 2, 2021
Dear Michelle, Nicolas, Edward and family, Maurie Freeman and myself send our sincere condolences. Ian was a real gentleman and he will be missed by all who knew him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.March 3, 2021
The Yallourn Madrigal Singers grieve the passing of Ian Moore, “the Tenor of the Valley”. Ian’s glorious voice has graced concert performance of the Madrigals, Latrobe Chorale, the Latrobe Light Opera Society. Ian’s talent and passion for music also led him to mentor other singers, as well as support for the music directors in the creation of beautiful concert programs. His meticulous work as choir secretary ensured smooth operations. Recently, Ian was awarded with Yallourn Madrigal Singers Life membership, a richly deserved honour for his decades of service. Farewell to our friend, love and support to Michelle, Bronwyn and families.March 3, 2021
We mourn the loss of our friend, Michelle’s husband, his sons & granddaughters. I will never understand why “good” people die too soon.March 4, 2021
Ian was a great friend & supporter of the Latrobe Orchestra having sung with them on occasion as well as when his brilliant tenor voice rang through the G & S perfomances and others of the Latrobe Light Opera Company. Our most sisncere condolences to Michelle and family.March 4, 2021
Ron Wall for the LATROBE ORCHESTRA (Inc)
So very sad to hear of Ian’s passing, just loved listening to his beautiful voice, thinking of all his family and friends at this very sad time.March 4, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Michelle and family, at the passing of Ian. What can one say, so sad, so sudden, such a loss to our Community, in so many ways. Many of our Musical Events will never be the same again without Ian’s voice and presence.March 5, 2021
Also appreciated Ian’s interest in the life of Sir john Monash. Thank you.
Michelle and family every strength and from your treasures memories.
Our sincere sympathy to Michelle and family. We are shocked to hear of the death of your dear Ian. Who will ever forget his magnificent free tenor voice? I feel privileged to have performed with him in the Latrobe Light Opera Society and we are so grateful he was part of a LLOS choir which performed at our wedding 33 years ago. We treasure those memories. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Betty Clarke-Wood and Alec WoodMarch 6, 2021
A hugs & sad loss to the world. HIs contribution to music has been immense! I learnt so much from him. LLOS/LTC have lost one of the greats.March 7, 2021
Our sincere and deep felt condolences to Michelle and family
Thank you Moorey for all you gave. The music culture of our community is indebted to your legacy.March 8, 2021
Ian was a wonderful friend. Wise, humorous, loyal. I met him through my years teaching at Traralgon Secondary College between 1982 and 1993, and he is one of only two people who I maintained contact with from that time. We talked on the phone from time to time, and it was always a positive and cheery conversation. Ian never missed an opportunity to see the funny side of things, and we would often laugh together. I was deeply touched when I visited Ian just a few weeks back to find he and Michelle in such loving interaction, and to spend time walking in their beautiful garden with Michelle. And my wife, Helen, a musician who played in the LVLO pit orchestra always raved about Ian’s beautiful voice. We will both miss his voice and every beautiful word that he spoke.March 8, 2021
Mr Moore/Ian-a wonderful man and an integral part of the fabric that was Traralgon High School and later Traralgon College. A teacher, colleague, mentor, cast member, cricketer/team member and also friend. Fondly remembered by many students who gained a knowledge of touch typing and economics whilst he happily practised his latest Gilbert and Sullivan songs between instructions in class. So very supportive of the performing arts, literacy and later in his role as a librarian, Ian was always a calming presence who offered reason and knowledge. The Traralgon High School/Traralgon College community were fortunate enough to have had Ian share his passions of commerce, cricket and the performing arts with his students and greater community over many years of dedicated teaching service.
RIP Ian.March 9, 2021
I will always remember Ian for his fun, and his wonderful, wonderful voice. Such a generous and kind man.March 9, 2021
My condolences to Michelle and family.
Condolences to you Michelle and the whole family on the passing away of your much loved Ian. I will always remember him at Anzac services singing the National Anthem and envious of his beautiful voice.March 9, 2021
I wish I could be there today…I am with you in spirit and love.March 9, 2021
A former teacher, mentor and friend to many but mostly a family man. Ian Moore was an inspiration to many of his past students who will remember him fondly as a guy who really cared about teaching. Farewell Ian, you’ll always be remembered and hope others may have followed in your footsteps in life, to become the best they could be. Condolences to your family. Gratitude from years 1973-1978 Traralgon High School students, as I was one of them. Rest In Peace Ian.March 9, 2021
Losing such a fine man at such a young age is sad. He was a good husband and father. Our condolences to Michelle and family. It’s a big loss.March 9, 2021
Dear Michelle I am very sorry to hear of Ian’s death. When I joined the Mads, way back when, it was my first serious choir, and the standard of musicality and comradeship, anchored by Ian’s impeccable technique, has been what I look for in a choir ever since. Death came too soon for him, leaving so many hopes and plans unfinished and severing your long happy marriage. My thoughts go out to you, and all your family. I know he will be dreadfully missed.March 9, 2021
With deepest condolences, Caroline
Dear BronwynMarch 9, 2021
Tanya and I joined you online today (9th March) for Ian’s funeral. What a tough time parting is! May you be upheld by the love of friends and family in the days ahead.
Sending all our love.
Gippsland Acoustic Music Club is saddened by the loss of Ian, and sends its condolences to Michelle and family.
Ian, together with the Yallourn Madrigal Singers, was a regular supporter of our Acapella festivals. The audience absolutely loved hearing his singing.
Thank you Ian.
R.I.P.March 10, 2021