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Vesta Moir

February 10, 1926 — October 30, 2020

Woodland - Vesta Moir died peacefully with family by her side October 30th, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born in St. Francis, Maine February 10, 1926. The daughter of the late Gilbert & Sadie McPherson Morrison. She lived on the Thomas Road for 64 years. She was baptized the 12th of May 1926 by Pastor William Forsyth. She gave her life to Jesus at the age of 20 years old. She attended the United Baptist Church of Caribou, Maine and the New Sweden Baptist Church. She attended grammar school in St. Francis and High School in South Portland, Maine. She was a Lab technician for 20 years for Birds Eye Frozen Foods and also American Kitchen Foods. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, the Birthday Club of the United Baptist Church, the Golden Year’s, the Widows Club, the Thursday Night “Girl’s Night Out”, and a life time honorary member of the Nordic Lakers Snowmobile Club. She loved gardening and canning which she did for over 60 years. She grew tomatoes in her living room all year round. She also loved swimming, camping and traveling. She and her late husband traveled to 29 states. Her home was called “the Moir Hotel”. She served and kept numerous relatives and friends at her home. Our mother was a beautiful person. She always made our house a home where all were welcomed with open arms, hugs, and kisses. We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful memories. Every time we sat down at her table we enjoyed her special foods. Some of them were graham cracker pie, chocolate balls, cinnamon rolls, dill beans, bread and butter pickles, and zucchini bread. When you came to mom’s, you would be served a seven course meal within a very short time. Every spring she put out 7 or 8 bird feeders and many times we counted as many or more than 20 birds. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a very special aunt to too many to name. She is survived by her son and wife Ronnie & Ruth Moir of Woodland, daughters and husband Rhonda and Joel Gopan of Hampden, Maine, Rilda Bourgoine of Woodland, Maine, and Reta Greenier of St. David, Maine. Also, seven grandchildren, Lisa Collins and husband Anthony, Alan Moir, Jason Moir and wife Kristie, Scott Moir and wife Neali all of Woodland, Casey Plourde and husband Larry of Caribou, Joshua Gopan and wife Nicole of New Rochelle, NY, and Ryker Greenier of St. David. Her great grandchildren are Brandon and Bradley Doody, Emily Collins, Corey, Amber, Lane, Maren, Carter and Brooke Moir, Landon and Nicolas Plourde, Dax and Drea Gopan and one Great Great grandchild Lydia Moir.She is survived by two sisters. Phyllis McBreairty and Pat Kelley of Allagash, Maine and one brother, Merton Morrison of St. Francis, Maine. In addition she is survived by one sister-in- law. Phoebe Morrison of St. Francis, Maine. She also has several special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Moir, June 10, 2001, one brother, Cy Morrison, four sisters, Nellie Bernard, Hazel Tilley, Louella Palm and Cora Johnson and one great grandson, Taylor Doody, and two sons-in-law, Brian Greenier & Louie (Putzy) Bourgoine. Due to COVID-19 restrictions private family services will be held at the Mockler Funeral Home. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs Moir may do so through the Salvation Army at or the Woodland School Library, 844 Woodland Center Road, Woodland, Maine, 04736.

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