Obituaries

Obituaries

Oswald Morris Moore

Oswald Morris Moore

12/14/2012 11:39:10 AM
Oswald Moore was a giant of a man to his family and friends. He was caring, supportive and “always one way,” that is, even-tempered and not mercurial. He was the father and person of Proverbs 17:27, “he was a man of knowledge that used words with restraint and was a man of understanding who was even-tempered.”

Ossie, as he was affectionately called, was born in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica, on April 28, 1949, to Zephaniah and Dorothy Moore. He later migrated to New Providence at the age of 16, after his father Zephaniah arrived in New Providence to work as an engineer at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation and later at Grand Bahama Power Company. He was the “go to” brother and uncle.

Mavis and Ossie met in 1969 at Williams Electric. Their meeting changed both of their lives for the better. Over the 41 years of their marriage, they raised four children and assisted wherever they could with others. Their home was a warm place for family members, who sometimes stayed for several weeks, months, and in some cases years.

Ossie cherished family time and especially loved Christmas and birthdays. Exactly a week prior to his illness, he was celebrating his granddaughter Alexandria’s second birthday. It was the last family birthday celebration for the year and the family had gathered for a fun evening where Grandpa was in his glee. Alexandria is named after him and he was happy to pose for photographs, talk politics and relish in family time. Ossie liked toasting to the health and well-being of family members at these gatherings; he usually talked about his love of family and the importance of staying close and connected.

Ossie was a family man. He dearly loved his wife and children, and was a consummate provider. He believed and adhered to the biblical mandate of 1st Timothy 5:8, of the husband and father providing for his household. He was not an absentee husband and father that used his provision of needs and wants to his family and loved ones as an excuse to be emotionally disengaged and physically absent. Ossie loved unconditionally, accepted people with open arms, and remained faithful and patient in relationships even if sometimes they were temporarily strained due to conflicts.

He was open to everybody, but still maintained a strong sense of self. His loving and kind ways endeared him to his children’s and wife’s friends. Ossie had a wide and varied circle of friends and acquaintances, which contributed to his unique and interesting worldview. Ossie learned the electrical trade at Henry F. Storr. He worked there for over twenty years before deciding to venture on his own. During the course of his career, he was a mentor to scores of budding electricians. He made time for people; he shared whatever knowledge he had with others; he believed in second and third chances.
Ossie was a joy to be around and will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered.

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Posted By: Mr. Wendell G. Dean II on 12/20/2012 12:13:09 PM
To the family of "Ossie" I wish to extend heart felt condolences at this time. I've known Ossie for some thirty four years, having met him when I worked at the then Ambassador Beach Hotel. He was always a person who would give you good advise and encourage you to be the best at whatever you put your hands to do. Am know that he will be sadly missed by all who new him. May God's Peace, Love and Grace be with you all at the time, may you find strength in knowing that Ossie is in a better place in Christ Jesus his Lord...God Bless!!
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