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Born: Mar 23, 1948

Date of Passing: Mar 12, 2018

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ANGELA PATRICIA TINA MOODIE March 23, 1948 - March 12, 2018 Angela has sung her last solo into tomorrow. On Monday, March 12, 2018 she transitioned into Heaven following a seven and a half year cancer journey that was remarkable due to her deep faith, great dignity and positivity as she dealt with the realities of this disease. She was an inspiration and role model to so many as she lived her final years with the belief that "I am living with cancer, not dying from cancer." Angie was born in Dauphin, Manitoba and moved to Windsor Park, spending her school years at Frontenac School and Windsor Park Collegiate. She attended the University of Manitoba for Teacher's College and her Bachelor of Arts degree. Angie characterized her life with her motto of "Life, Love, Laughter, Music and Family" and she successfully blended all these together to have a rich, full life. Her church family sustained her over the years with the power of their prayers. At the age of 11, Angela was asked to join the Windsor Park United Church Senior Choir and she added her lovely voice to the choir for over 58 years. In addition, she was the Director of the Junior Choir for 10 years. She has never hesitated to offer her time and talents to the Worship Council, Board of Trustees, the Lay Supervision team, and various committees throughout the years. Her circle of friends family added richness, laughter, good fun and good food to her life as she made time for the Birthday Club (Dorothy, Dorene, Gwen, Judy, Carole (late)), the Four Seasons Club (Chris, John, Sandra, Peter, Karen, Gerry) and her high school friends club. Angie was a warm person who made friends easily, had room in her heart for everyone and valued great friendships by nurturing her relationships with a glad heart. She was the one who brought you flowers when you were down or baked you special treats when you needed cheering. She had a passion for food, creating sumptuous meals for friends and family and enjoyed being a fabulous hostess. Her career family spanned many decades beginning in 1968 in the Transcona School Division, moving to St. Boniface/Louis Riel School Division where she taught classroom students at Howden, Prendergast, and Frontenac School. Angie enjoyed her role as Vice Principal at Frontenac School from 1983 to when she retired in 2004. Her love of teaching and expertise saw her substitute teach for many years as well. Angie was a dedicated master teacher who made lasting memories and learning fun for her students. Many remember Miss Moodie taking her students Christmas carolling in the evening and celebrating Thanksgiving in class with a full course turkey dinner every year. Angie was a role model and mentor to so many educators who speak of her as "their idol". She was very proud of the Mentorship Program for New Teachers for the St. Boniface School Division that she helped to initiate. From 1976 to 1981, Angie taught in Baden Baden, Germany taking her talents overseas where she received a military award for being an outstanding liaison between parents and teachers. Nearest and dearest to her heart, however, was her immediate loving family - her life's partner of 27 years, Frank Varga, her aunt Vonda Whaley, her siblings Darlene Sill (Jack), Peter Moodie (Leslie Slaney) and Charlene Birdsall (Rick), her nieces Shawna Moodie, Michelle Shuel (James) and Alexis Birdsall (Brett Neufeld), nephew Calvin Birdsall (Kate Simes), stepson Jason Varga, and the light of her days "little Emma" who could always make her laugh and smile and took away her pain and worries if only for a short visit. Greeting her in Heaven with open arms are her mom and dad Mary and Will Moodie, her aunt Molly Solomon, and her uncles Walter Burtniak, Doug Whaley and John Solomon. Angie was a natural organizer, initiating outings and family dinners for all of us to enjoy. She kept us all connected and informed about each other with her daily phone calls to her relatives. Other interests included her love of travel to Mexico, Italy, Russia, Tunisia, England, Austria, Switzerland, Cairo, France and Hungary. She was a regular summer volunteer for High Steppers Senior Club for many years. We were so proud to call Angie our own, so full of personality, she could bring life to any room and she radiated warmth with her tremendous people skills. Angie will be loved, cherished and remembered forever. She was that special! We wish to thank all members of her medical team for their compassion, kindness and care during her cancer journey. Also, we thank Patrick Woodcock for his comfort and support to Angie over the years, and to her family most recently. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden at the church. Angie has planned a celebration filled with joy and music for her blessed life on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Windsor Park United Church at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Angie would appreciate donations in her memory to Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1C7 for the purchase of a stained glass window that she designed. 204-782-3541

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 17, 2018

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Deepest sympathy on Angie's passing. I'm sorry I was not able to attend her funeral. I first met Angie when we both worked at Frontenac. She was always a very bubbly and friendly person. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Josie Landry (Fellow teacher) on: Apr 08, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Angie. She was a lovely, joyful person and we enjoyed spending time with her! She will be missed by so many. Our condolences to all her family. Arlene & Bryan - Posted by: Bryan and Arlene (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2018

  • So sorry to hear of Angie‚Äôs passing. She was a positive, caring, hard working educator who made a difference in so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moodie Family. - Posted by: Pat Trottier (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Moodie family. Angie was a church friend to our mom/mother-in-law Thelma Mallard who also battled cancer before her passing in Dec 2017. While Thelma was in palliative care, she visited Angie in the same hospital. Their friendship continues in Heaven, rejoicing with the Lord free from suffering and pain. Lily & Gary Mallard - Posted by: Lily & Gary Mallard (Son and daughter in law of Thelma Mallard (friend)) on: Mar 23, 2018

  • To the Moodie family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of Angela. I knew Angela from childhood in Dauphin, as our mothers were best friends . Our careers took us in different paths,so we did not see that much of each other. When we would meet, we were glad to see each other and would catch up on family news When Angela found out I had hip surgery,she brought me a meal on her way to church. Her kindness was greatly appreciated. The last time we met, we had lunch together. We promised that we would do it again. Time goes by so quickly and it did not happen, of which I am sad. Rest in peace Angela . Your memory will not be forgotten - Posted by: Adrienne Simms (friend) on: Mar 20, 2018

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Angie. Our thoughts go out to the Moodie family. - Posted by: Grant & Judy (family friend) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • RIP dear Angie. You were a brilliant educator and a kind and gracious person. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones at this time. - Posted by: Terry Borys (Colleague ) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • Condolences to the Moody families. If there was a perfect person - it was Angie Moody.We are in Mesa & won't be home before April 1st. Thinking of you all. Hugs from the Lefteruks - Posted by: Ed. & Bella Lefteruk. (friend) on: Mar 18, 2018

  • I met Angie at High Steppers. She and Leslie graciously offered to provide the meals for the seniors every July and August to give the other volunteers a bit of a break. Angie was a wonderful person, always ready to help, so friendly and always immaculately dressed. She will be greatly missed by everyone. - Posted by: Wendy Morier (Friend at High Steppers) on: Mar 17, 2018

  • Mrs. Moodie was my most memorable teacher from Frontenac. I was actually just reading my grade 2 report card that she wrote from 1992. I remember her laugh and Interaction with all of us and always taking us out and about in Windsor Park. I can still remember a song she taught us about the T Rex (pretty sure she created it) and I still know every word! Condolences to all of her family and friends. She was a remarkable teacher who sure made an impact on her students. - Posted by: Amy (Student) on: Mar 17, 2018

  • Such a lovely tribute to our dear family friend Angie. We will miss visiting with her out at the cottage, sharing great food, many laughs, and memorable stories with her and Frank, as well as our Aunt Cay and Uncle Frank (Wenski). On behalf of the Burtons, who cherished their time with Angie, we offer our condolences. As a teacher in the Louis Riel School Division, I am indebted to her for the words of wisdom she offered me over the years. She was a master teacher loved by so many. There is an old saying, "As I go, I am wearing you." Dear Angie, you are the thread in the fabric of so many lives and will be missed tremendously. - Posted by: Lisa Burton (Family friend) on: Mar 17, 2018

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