Moffat, Rev. Dr. R. Deane Moffat

MOFFAT, Rev. Dr. R. Deane Moffat

1942 - 2019

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Rev. Dr. R. Deane Moffat on July 3rd, 2019 at the age of 76, dear husband of Rev. Doreen Keet-Moffat.

Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn, his children; Jim (Brenda Murray), Leslie (David Toporchak) and Dorothy (Eric Alexandre).  He will be sadly missed by his siblings; Marilyn (the late Bob), Wally (Patsy),  Barry (Patricia), and ten grandchildren, their spouses/partners, members of the Keet family as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and so many, many dear friends.

Visitation will take place at St-Paul’s United Church (211, Pine St, Magog, QC) on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m and Monday July 8, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., with the Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 p.m.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the caregivers from the Palliative Care Unit of the CSSS Memphremagog for the excellent care provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory, to any charity of your choice.  For example, Deane served and supported many organizations including, but not limited to, St-Paul’s, Beulah or Georgeville United Churches, Canadian Cancer Society, Georgeville Historical Society, Copps Ferry Museum, Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club, Fitch Bay Brookside Cemetery Association.

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Rev. Doreen

With heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Rev. Deane, one of the dearest ministers who graced the pulpit of St. Andrew's United, Delson.

I know that my grandparents, and my parents (Harold Sr. and Gladys Ball, and Harold Jr. and Dorothy Ball held him in very high regard, as did all of the folks he ministered to during his time there.

May God richly bless you, and strengthen you during this very difficult time.

Best regards,
Brenda Ball and family

Brenda Ball, July 4, 2019

Rev. Doreen Moffat

Lorne, Susan, Adam and Todd Sheridan wish to offer our heartfelt condolences. Although we now live in Victoria B.C. (22 years) we have very fond memories of the Summerlea United Church family. You were a very big part of our boys ' youth and we thank you very much for your time and dedication.

Lorne and Susan Sheridan, July 4, 2019

Jim and Brenda, family and Friends

We(the Nemeth/Garoufalis families )are very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr.Moffat.
His enthusiam, kind words and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.He will not be forgotten.
Wishing you comfort in all the memories you have of the special times shared together

Rose Nemeth, July 4, 2019

Doreen, Dorothy, Leslie, Jim & Family

We are so sorry to learn of Deane's death, and our hearts and prayers are with you as you mourn.

Ian & Silvia Smith, July 4, 2019

Doreen Moffatt

I am so very sorry. Life can be sad. Take care of you and your family. Thinking of you!

Marion Phaneuf Dupuis, July 4, 2019

Jim & Brenda,

We send you and the wider family our sincere condolences. We pray you find peace in your memories and hope in the knowledge your dad who lived life to ‘the full’ has gone into glory as a ‘good and faithful’ servant.
With much love,

Steve, Cindy & Chelsea (Tulley), July 5, 2019


I am so sorry to read this notice this morning Doreen. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.

Joann Cleveland, July 5, 2019

Family of Dean Moffat

Sincere sympathy to you all.

Sharon and Junior Camber

Sharon Camber, July 5, 2019

Doreen and other family members

My deepest sympathies to Doreen and all of Deane’s family members. Deans was such a kind man. He will be missed.

Deirdre Ensink, July 5, 2019

Doreen Moffat

My deepest sympathies to you, your family, and his family.

Adam Haskell, July 5, 2019

Jim, Brenda and Family

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad. We both hope that you find comfort in the love and support of your friends and family. May the memories of happier times also help you through these difficult days. We are thinking of you.

Elaine and Paul Fantie

Elaine de Ryk, July 5, 2019

Doreen & family

Our deepest sympathy to all the family specially Doreen, Dorothy, Eric and their childrens. We are thinking of you.

Francine & Ed Markwell, July 5, 2019

Rev. Doreen

I was so saddened to read the notice today. You and Deane were such wonderful leaders, counsellors and friends, as Ministers to the congregation of Summerlea. I remember your time there and I know you both held very special places in the hearts of my parents, Huntly & Nancy. I still have their pictures from the times you welcomed them and many others, to your beautiful place in Magog. My sincere condolences to the entire clan. Go gently on the rest of your journey Rev. Deane.

Janice Bourne

Janice Collard , July 5, 2019


Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Thinking of you and remembering Deane fondly.
Linda and Corry

Linda Church, July 5, 2019

Doreen and Dorothy and all the family

I am saddened to hear of Deane's passing. I have deep respect for him and his ministry and appreciate his energy and love for young people. I know you miss him and so will the church community. Blessings. Victoria and Keith

Victoria Moulton, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

Dear Doreen,
Thinking of you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Hold all the memories of Deane in your hearts. What good memories they are! What a wonderful person he was!

Diane Allnutt Campbell , July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

I was privileged to serve with Deane in Montreal Presbytery beginning in 1990. Although we hadn't pursued a friendship over the years, the hospitality of your company and your home (to us and our friends) was a treasured gift in 2015 at the time of our anniversary. The news of Deane's passing came as a surprise to us, and we offer our condolences and support at this time of transition for all of you. "May the blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord."

Richard and Nancy Miller

Richard and Nancy Miller, July 5, 2019

Migration family

Deanne touched many hearts and will be remembered for his kind heart. My sympathies to all

Donna Catchpaugh Langlois , July 5, 2019


Dear Doreen,
I just got this news and it is still hitting me. You two have been so close for so many years, perhaps more than any other couple I have known. Deane was leaving UTC when I was entering (the first time!). He has been my minister, my friend, my colleague with whom I did not always agree. He is the person who encouraged me to go for ministry again when I thought all bridges were burned and doors closed to me. I would not be where I am today but for his counsel. I will try to attend the service on Monday. I know you will have a lot of support from your family and friends.

Dave Lambie, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

Our Sympathy to you and your family

Diane, Paul, Miranda, Josianne, Chantal , July 5, 2019

Doreen Moffat

I pass on to you the condolences of the congregation of Rosemere Memorial Church.

Carol Kirkpatrick, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family our deepest sympathie from Ernest and Lorraine Lapalme

Our deepest sympathie.

Ernest Lapalme , July 5, 2019

Doreen and The Fanily

Doreen and all. What a shock as I did not know that Deane was ill. I do not know if I can attend the funeral as I am wheel chair bound and I can not get around, but I am trying hard to see if some one can bring me. I will be making a donation to the Memorial Fund at Creek United in Memory of Deane. Doreen and Family please accept my deepest sympathies. Faithfully yours May Banks

May Banks, July 5, 2019

Doreen & Family

It is with deep regret that we were notified of Deane's passing. We have many good memories of your time at Summerlea. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shirley & Jim Ellison, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

Dear Doreen, this is an unfortunate solemn point in your journey. Thank you and your family for sharing it with Deane's friends and colleagues.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
Beverly Clark Lay Preacher Anjou United Church.

Beverly Clark, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

So sad to hear of Deane’s passing.
May the wonderful memories you created together and for so many people you touched, especially our McLauchlan family keep your hearts full.
BIG HUGS for all of you.

Susan McLauchlan Piotrowski, July 5, 2019

Dorothy, Eric and family

My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man.

Carla Straessle, July 5, 2019

The Moffat Family

We are truly saddened to read this news. Some of our fondest Georgeville memories are of services led by Deane at the Georgeville United Church. Heartfelt condolences to you all,

Bob and Sandra Scott

Alexandra Scott, July 5, 2019

Rev.Doreen Keet-Moffat

All our sympathies to you and the family .

maida and andre benoit and brothers jimmy and bob, July 5, 2019


Thinking of you with our sincere sympathy.
Don & Jolene

Jolene Robinson, July 5, 2019

Doreen and family

Our deepest sympathy, we've lost such a wonderful friend. He will be missed by many.

Bob and Monique , July 5, 2019

Family of Dean Moffat

My Sympathy to your family

Denise Hopps, July 5, 2019

Dean’s family

My condolences for your loss as Dean will be surely missed by all. RIP Dean as you’re feasting in Heaven. Thank for being who you were, a blessed servant to all of us.

Gérald Parent , July 6, 2019

Doreen Moffat and family

We were deeply saddened when we heard the news of the loss of Deane. He was a wonderful man , a tireless worker for the whole community and a fantastic minister who deeply cared about everyone.We will miss his sincerity and beautiful smile and our hearts go out to all the family at this very difficult time. Take solace in knowing that Deane lives on, making heaven an even better place.

Jim and Carol Porter and family, July 6, 2019

Reverend Doreen

I have always appreciated the kindness and pastoral concern Deane brought in his interventions. He was a blessing in our Church, and so are you. May thanksgiving in the Spirit be a soothing balm in this trying time. My prayers are with you and your family Doreen. Dieu te bénisse.

Denis Fortin, July 6, 2019

Dorothy, Eric and Kids

We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Let the memories of your fathers life provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time.

Dawn Schamerhorn, July 6, 2019

Family of Dean Moffat

My heartfelt sympathy to you all. You will miss this wonderful man as will the whole community.
Jennifer and Mike Sudlow

Jennifer Sudlow, July 6, 2019

the Family of Rev. Dean Moffat

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
He was such a friend of our congregation in Quebec City.

Shirley Nadeau
Chalmers-Wesley United Church
78 Rue Ste-Ursule
Québec, QC

Shirley Nadeau, July 6, 2019

Rev. Doreen Moffat

Dear Doreen - I am so sorry to hear of Deane’s passing. This photo should be entitled “Essence of Deane.” One picture expresses more than 1000 words could say. He has and always will have a special place in my heart.

My condolences to you and all the members of the Moffat and Keet families.

Kathy Adams

Kathleen Adams, July 6, 2019

Rev. Doreen Keet-Moffat and family

Words can't express my sadness on learning of Deane's passing. He was truly a beacon to the entire community: kind, wise and the soul of integrity. His words were always well thought out and were just what was needed to ease someone's pain, smooth over differences or help someone find the right path. And his smile spoke volumes, bringing sunshine into every room he entered. He was a modest person but exerted a wide influence for good that touched a great many people. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. May the love of everyone who knows you support you and your wonderful family.

Marian Scott, July 7, 2019

Doreen Moffat and family

Dear Doreen;
What a very sad shock to read of Deane's death in the Record yesterday. We assumed over the years that he would be around for ever, kind, steady , always the good husband, father, willing and able Pastor. Deane will be missed by our family; remembered by me as a serious student at UTC, a supportive and wise colleague over the years. Rita-Claire never forgets his caring and creative ministry at Summerlea, and, with you, his ministry with her parents. Together you represented the essence of team ministry.

And, what an example of parenthood you showed to all! Firm and fun loving; together with you, Jim, Leslie and Dorothy and the grandchildren will miss Deane greatly.

As you have prayed for so many over the years, we pray for you now.

Many Blessings

Rita-Claire and Tom Edmonds

Rita-Claire and Tom Edmonds, July 7, 2019

Doreen, Jim, Leslie, Dorothy

Thank you for sharing this. I was surprised to hear. I have many fond memories of your Dad. This picture so accurately captures it. He was so fun, always laughing. I remember him when you had the bakery in Magog, full of flour, big laugh - such a long time ago...
It has been too long since we’ve seen you. May God encourage your hearts as you grieve and remember him.

Glenn Goode, July 7, 2019

Doreen, Jimmy, Leslie and Dorothy

I was very sad to hear the news this morning that Deane had passed away. I have fond memories of the time that your family spent with us at Candiac United Church. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sending you our love, hugs and sincerest condolences,
Mimi Sakamoto and family

Mimi Sakamoto, July 7, 2019

Doreen and family

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Deane. Garnet and I were so sorry to hear the news.

Sandra and Garnet

Sandra Morrison, July 7, 2019

Dorothy, Eric, Brandon, Thomas and Dana

I was so sorry to hear the news. Your father was an exceptionally special man. He was so helpful for my mother after the death of my brother. I will always be grateful for that but also his complete support of the community.

He was loved by everyone and his love comes shining through you and your children.


Lucy, July 8, 2019

Doreen and Family all my Love and thoughts are with you Hugs to all/


Mary LouGustin, July 8, 2019

Doreen Moffat

My most sincere condolences Doreen for your loss! He will be fondly remembered!

Helen , July 8, 2019

Doreen and family

At this time and in the days to come our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn Deane's passing, and celebrate his memorable life. In his ministry and family life he exemplified for us the best of what our United Church of Canada is all about. We, and the many communities he served throughout Quebec in various capacities will miss his warm, caring smile and friendship.

Bill and Carol Jay
July 8th 2019

Bill Jay, July 9, 2019

Rev. Doreen Moffat

So sorry to hear about Dean. I have many fond memories of working with both of you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

Shirley Stark, July 13, 2019

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