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In Memory of Moiya Anne Wright

Moiya Anne Wright
Moiya Anne Wright
The GVHS is saddened to announce that Moiya Anne Wright (nee Wilkie) passed away on August 12, 2020. A long time resident of Meech Lake, Moiya was a founding member of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society in 1962, and its first President until 1965. She continued serving on the Board of Directors until 1982, and was awarded an honorary life membership shortly after.

In 1962, Moiya helped start the tearoom at Mackenzie King Estate in Chelsea with the NCC, and which the Society ran for several years. She was also instrumental in the recognition of the gravesite of Queen’s Scarf of Honour holder, Pvt. Richard Thompson, at the Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery, and in the 1964 acquisition of the cemetery by the Society.

A true Chelsea pioneer in grassroots community engagement through the promotion of local history and culture, Moiya significantly contributed to the creation of some long lasting Gatineau Valley institutions and resources.

Her obituary can be read here:

https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/moiya-wright-1079740473

More about some of Moiya's lifetime accomplishments can be found in the " The Way We Were articles".