Tuesday May 1st at the age of 66, Brian Mooney passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Chatham-Kent Hospice. Shock has rippled through family, friends and surrounding tennis and pickleball communities. A recent sudden hospitalization revealed advanced lung cancer.
Throughout his work life in Toronto and South Western Ontario, Brian worked as a private investigator, owned a jewelry store, coached tennis, flew planes, worked at Sport Chek and managed a tennis store, Of Courts. Brian’s sense of humor and swagger on the tennis court (and, let’s be frank, off the court too) will be most remembered. He had big hair, a big personality and an even bigger heart. He loved his family members, the sun, all living creatures, being outdoors, especially feeding his birds and walking his dogs.
He is survived by Mumbi Mooney (wife), Matthew Mooney (nephew), Justin Mooney (nephew) and Amanda Mooney (niece) Michelle Mooney (cousin), and her son Alex, Caroline and Robert Stevens (cousins) Laurie and Gary Mooney and Brett, Mary and Lisa (cousins). He will be fondly remembered by Pat Duncan. Brian is predeceased by Paul and Ruby Mooney (parents) and Barry Mooney (brother). The imprint Brian left on this planet is unmistakable. All his friends and family will love him for all time.
Everyone is welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at Erieau Beach Saturday May 19th at 12 noon with a reception to follow. Please RSVP to [email protected] We think Brian would have wanted to be remembered with joy over sadness (recognizing that our hearts are extremely heavy with his sudden and far too early passing), and we will do our best (if at times failing best) to honour him that way.
At 12 NOON a Memorial will be held at Laverne Kelly Pavillion in Erieau, look for the yellow balloons (take a right turn at Erieau Variety, toward the lake).
Reception and celebration of life to be held at 12:30 at Bayside Brewing Co.
BAYSIDE BREWING CO.
970 Ross Lane,
Erieau, ON, N0P 1N0