Cris Moore of Crediton: remembered for love of animals and work at Moore Brothers

By Sue Read   |   Senior Reporter   |
Thursday 16th June 2022 5:16 pm
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The funeral of Cris Moore took place at Crediton Parish Church on June 1.  AQ 4413
The funeral of Cris Moore took place at Crediton Parish Church on June 1. AQ 4413 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier )

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MANY people in Crediton would remember Cris Moore, who would usually be around Moore’s Garage in the High Street or tending her animals in the fields behind.

Chystella died on May 9, she had been much looking forward to the Jubilee celebrations but it was not to be.  Her funeral service, held at Crediton Parish Church on June 1, was taken by the Rector, the Rev Matthew Tregenza.

Talking about Cris’ life, Mr Tregenza said she was the fourth of the five Moore children.  She had been born in 1936 in Crediton and the family had moved to 36 High Street, the site of the Fox and Gloucester Bank, with bank vaults under the car showroom.

She used to help in the family business but when Moore Brothers ceased being a Peugeot Main Dealer, she moved to Atlantis on Town Park and the business moved to Lords Meadow Industrial Estate in 2015.

Cris had a great love of horses and cats.  Her first horse was Dartmoor pony Nancy, bought by her father in the bad winter of 1947.  Her pony was aged 42 when she died.  Cris then had rescue horse, Brandy, followed by Rory and Half Pint.

Her love of cats was spread over many years and she was survived by four.

Sadly Cris lost her sight by 2019 and severe arthritis left her wheelchair-bound.

A huge fan of the Royal family, Cris had been looking forward to listening to the various events on her tv, but had been admitted to hospital because of the severe pain of her arthritis, she developed pneumonia and died within days.

Donations in memory of Chystella are being given to Marie Curie Cancer Care and the PDSA.  They may still be sent to funeral directors A White and Sons, Albert Road, Crediton EX17 2BZ.

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