Gurth Lloyd Moon

October 13, 1952 - April 24, 2023


Obituary For Gurth Lloyd Moon

Gurth Lloyd Moon, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 70 years.

Gurth was born October 13, 1952, in Grande Prairie. His

early years were spent in the Bezanson, AB, area. In Grade 3 he moved with his family to Grande Prairie. It was at this time he met his long-time friend, Wayne Dunbar.

While Gurth was in junior high school, he became the proud owner of a small street motorcycle – a Yamaha 80. Wayne also had a motorcycle, and he introduced Gurth to two other motorcycle owners, Alan Munro, and Brian Hanson. Together the four of them spent many a good time cruising the streets of Grande Prairie. As had happened with Wayne, Gurth developed lifelong friendships with Alan and Brian. He also took up drumming. He drummed for the Scarlet Creamsicle, and the Peace of Mind, local rock and roll bands, of which Brian and other friends were also members. Gurth was known for his rock-solid drumming.

After high school, he worked with his dad at Tissington Industries at the airport. When his dad, Gordon Moon, and Richard Moon started Prism Glass & Paint, Gurth worked there with them. He became a Journeyman Glazier, receiving top honors in his class. He was a meticulous, conscientious hard worker. Eventually, Gurth and Brian ended up owning Prism and operated it successfully for many years. Former employees speak of the camaraderie and fun times that were had at Prism. Many of these former employees remained friends with Gurth throughout the years. In due course, the business was sold and Gurth and Brian continued with other investments. Gurth did, however, keep working at Prism until he suffered a bout with meningitis, after which he retired. During retirement, Gurth spent time maintaining his house - the outside of which he painted every year! He was always ready and willing to help his friends.

Gurth enjoyed many trips with his friends, including visits to Haida Gwaii, other areas of British Columbia, eastern Canada, and the United States. Gurth was also an avid car buff, owning a rare Buick Regal.

Gurth was a very private individual, and he did not want to ever impose on anyone, even when he was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. That little guy Gurth was loved by his family and his friends.

Gurth will be dearly missed by his relatives: niece Tammy Figol (Don); great-nephew Sawyer Figol; nephew Shane Higginson (Victoria); as well as many good friends.

Gurth was predeceased by his parents Bill and Ida Moon; his brother Deryle Moon; his sister Cheryl Higginson; as well as brother in-law Stan Higginson.

The family and friends of Gurth wish to thank Dr. Pope, Dr. Martin, Dr. Barreth, and all the nurses who cared so compassionately for Gurth.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta (102, 9823 116 Ave Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4B4,, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (710 10123 99 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1,

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  • 05/02/2023

    Gurth became a wonderful friend I met through Wayne and Gary Dunbar...the car hobby was a significant factor with many of the relationships I had when I lived in GP. Occasionally, we used to hang out during the evenings at Prism time setting up a makeshift paint booth and giving Gary Dunbar's Camaro the green paint it still has on it to this day, which is rather amazing, all things considered. I spoke to Wayne only a couple of weeks ago and he mentioned Gurth wasn't well and the sad news of his passing came a short time afterwards. Gurth was a quiet unassuming individual that touched the souls of those that had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed...Rest In Peace Brother...

  • 04/30/2023

    Gurth was a long time friend of mine since we attended Swanavon school together. He would always crack a smile and laugh when we talked. I always enjoyed our conversations and interactions over the years. Gurth was always willing to help out and provide advice on fixing stuff. Gurth, thank you for the great memories! Kim Logan

  • 04/30/2023

    I first met Gurth in grade 6 when we moved from Calgary to Grande Prairie. Brian Hanson had reached out in friendship and that's how I got to know Gurth and many other locals. Gurth you are quite the colorfull perfectionist.You are known to be grouchy, kind, giving, loving and wow, what a unique sense of humour!Lots of love my dear friend!I'm gratefull for all the quality time we had in our retirement years. Milo(Toy Fox Terrier) dearly misses you and your loving hospitality! Adios for now Amigos!

  • 04/29/2023

    Fair well my Brother from another Mother. Your passing has left a huge hole in my world. RIP my dear friend. WD.

  • 04/29/2023

    Many fond childhood memories of times spent with Gurth at the Bezanson as well with brother Don and myself in Grande Prairie. I remember Gurth as a quiet and respectful man that will will most certainly be missed by all that had the good fortune to be around him

  • 04/28/2023

    I worked with Gurth for 24 years and learnt the trade that I still am part of from him. He taught me so many things that google would be challenged in competing with. You wanted it done cleanly, leave it to Gurth. He was a great human we shared many laughs and many good times together, Curtis Siddons

  • 04/28/2023

    Dear Family We're so sorry for your loss of Gurth. It's been a long time since I'd seen Gurth ,but always liked and admired him for the gentle man he was. Our Family has many great memories visiting the Family at their farm through the years,and fishing at Sturgeon Lake also ..we had so much fun with Deryle,Cheryl and Gurth through our childhood years . Love/Peace and Prayers to all of you as you mourn your loss. Elaine(Moon) Stokke and Family

  • 04/28/2023

    Gurth was my best friend my partner my band mate. His life and mine so entwined! Good bye me dear little friend-I love you. Will miss you dearly! Brian

  • 04/27/2023

    I want to thank my Uncle Gurth for being a wonderful person to me throughout my life. Uncle Gurth attended every single birthday party and celebration we had throughout our childhood. He was always there no matter what the event. I think he even spray painted a small forest of trees in pots, so my sister would have white tress for her wedding at the Elks Hall. He was always willing to help and never made it seem like a inconvenience. I have great memories of my Uncle at the lake cabin doing projects, at home having coffee at the kitchen table, or working on the yard or house. His work ethic, attention to detail, and quiet but unique sense of humour is something that I will always respect. People tease me about how clean I keep my truck and I'm just like Uncle Gurth - I take it as a compliment I want to thank Brian and Wayne for all their years of friendship with my Uncle. They have been good friends and were there to the very end. My Sister and I will miss my Uncle Gurth immensely Gurth - your spirit can now rest with my Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, and Deryle. Thank you for everything Shane Higginson

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