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Charles Edward Moreau (1894-1960)
Letha Bella Moreau (1891-1960)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, June 14, 1962

Funeral Rites For Respected Local Couple, 1960

    The community was saddened last weekend by the death of two of its respected citizens. Charles Edward Moreau passed away at the Whitehorse General Hospital Saturday, March 26 and his widow, Letha Bella Moreau, passed away at their home Monday evening, March 28.

    Father Monet conducted the double funeral service at Sacred Heart Cathedral Saturday, April 2, with interment in the old cemetery. The Wm. Morris Funeral Home was in charge.

    Mr. Moreau, 65, came to Edmonton in 1898 with his father. Later, he and his brother worked in the family store of David Moreau and Sons at Whyte Ave. and 100 St. In 1916 he enlisted in the 178th Battalion and served overseas with the rank of lieutenant with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He received his dicharge in 1919 and he remained until the death of his father in 1928. For a short time he lived in Portland, Oregon, and then moved to Dawson City. He prospected for a number of years until joining the department of national defence at which time he was transferred to the RCAF base at Whitehorse. He retired last year.

    Mrs. Moreau, 69, who came from New York City, met her husband during the First World War while on overseas duty as a nurse for the United States Army. She also held the rank of lieutenant.

    Mr. Moreau is survived by a brother, Louis, of Vancouver; and a sister, Mrs. Emile Pilon, of Edmonton. Surviving Mrs. Moreau is a sister, Mrs. Russell W. Ham of Versailles, Illinois.