Ken Moore, has passed away at the age of 90.

A member of the Stampeders during the club’s first full season in 1946.

A Calgary product and St. Mary’s alum, Moore was a guard and tackle for the 1946 Stamps and returned to the team in 1951 after a stint with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Moore later made his name in a very different field — law.

He graduated with a law degree in 1952 and joined the law firm Shouldice, Milvain & MacDonald. He appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on seven separate occasions and was named to the Queen’s Council in 1968. He accepted an appointment to the Supreme Court of Alberta Trial division in 1972, was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1981 and Chief Justice in 1984, retiring in 2000. He was instrumental in the creation and completion of the Calgary Courts building.Moore-Ken-player-black-and-white

“Ken was a real hard-rock lineman,” Normie Kwong, the former Stamps player who later became Alberta’s lieutenant governor, once told the media. “But he made the right choice to change his career to being a lawyer. He was my first lawyer.”

A member of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, Moore trained as a wireless telegrapher and was subsequently stationed in Halifax aboard the destroyer HMCS Quappelle until May 1945.

Moore was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007.

He was predeceased by his wife Audrey Ann Moore (McHugh) and is survived by seven children, 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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