Emile “Moe” Rooms

A photo of Emile “Moe” Rooms


St. Mary's Church
Thursday November 21, 2019
12:00 Noon


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday November 21, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Emile Joseph Rooms who was born April 9, 1939 in Wallaceburg, Ontario and left this world November 17, 2019 after a sudden and courageous battle with cancer.  Emile was fondly known as Moe.  He was raised in both Wallaceburg and Sombra Township on a farm where he spent time helping with crops and livestock.  He enjoyed boxing, hunting, fishing and golf in his younger days.  In later life, he enjoyed senior shuffling and participated in many tournaments.  He was married 60 years to the love of his life Nellie (Somerset) Rooms.

Emile is predeceased by his parents Remi and Aletha (Hill) Rooms, Mary (Lawereys) and Bill VanReyendam and by his siblings William and Terrence Michael Rooms.  He is survived by his siblings Loretta (Rooms) Kool, Shelley (Rooms) and Dave Hill, and by his cousin Bill Regnier.

He is also survived by three children Tim Rooms and wife Carmel, Sandra (Rooms) Richards and husband Dan Richards and Brenda (Rooms) Huff as well as five grandchildren; Brent, Carley, Jackie, Hannah and Cole and three great grandchildren Sophia, Ayrton and Warren.

Friends and family will be welcomed at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 53 Stanley Street in Blenheim on Thursday November 21, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. which will be followed by a Mass at noon in St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough Street North, Blenheim.  There will be a luncheon to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 185, 34 Catherine Street in Blenheim.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or All For Kids (supporting children to keep them in sports and recreation through the Municipality of Chatham-Kent) would be appreciated.


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Nellie, Brenda and family. I am so sad to just hear of Moe’s passing. He was always full of life either at the golf course or behind the butchers counter. My prayers are with you

Nellie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs my friend..Kathy

Sorry to hear of Moe's passing, As a teenager I worked with Moe at Dominion Stores in Chatham some 40yrs ago. Always liked and got along very well with him. He and Terry L would bring me golfing with them at the old Blenheim Golf course, with the occasional road trip after. May God take the pain and loss you feel now and quickly replace them with fond memories of a good Man.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sorry for your loss. Many wonderful Moe memories. God Bless your family.

Dear Nellie and family, Wishing to send my sincerest condolences on your loss. Moe was a wonderful husband, father and friend who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of love, Ellie Voets-Sterling

Nellie and Family, Sincere condolences to you and your family in the passing of Moe. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely , Linda & Peter.

Our thoughts are with you on this day. He was a good neighbour.

Our heartfelt sympathy, Nellie and family. Moe was such a kind man. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him at shuffling over the years.


Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Our Condolence to Nellie and the entire family.

Nellie and family So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless all of you. R.I.P Emile

Nice, nice man! Condolences Nellie and family.

Nellie and family. So sorry to hear of Moe’s death. Please know You are in our thoughts and prayers

Brenda and families, Treasure all those wonderful memories.

Nellie my condolence's go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sally

Dear Nellie and family, so sorry to hear about Moe's passing. Thoughts and prayers are going your way.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family .

so very sorry for your loss.

Dear Nellie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

My condolences Nellie. I always remember Moe's bright and cheery smile in the meat room at Knetchels when we walked into work. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Brenda and Family...... We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We send you strength, comfort and love at this time. Please know that all of you continue to be in our prayers. XO. . . .

Dear Nellie , our condolences to you and your family in your loss of a great guy. I have many fond and joyful memories of working with Moe . He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Nellie and family. Andy and I send our condolences. Moe was a great man. I will always remember the many years or working with him at Knechtels. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP Moe

Saddened to hear about Moe what a gentleman and was privileged to have had the opportunity to be his dentist will miss him God bless Nellie and family

Condolences to the family of Moe

Nellie and family I'm so very sorry to read of Moe's passing. He will be missed by all who new him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. 🤗🙏🤗🙏

Dear Nellie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Moes passing. Such a fine person, you were lucky to have him as the head of your family. May your memories of a long and happy marriage give you comfort.

Brenda, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I am thinking about you and here for you if you need anything. Love, Danielle

Such a nice man and a great neighbor to my Brother was so sorry to hear of his passing

Brenda and all of your family... So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, husband, brother and Grandfather. May all of your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Joy Kemble

Dear Nellie and Family, Pam and I are sorry to hear about Moe! Hugs and prayers to all! Moe was truly one of a kind! He will be missed.

Dear Nellie and family, Sending my condolences, love and prayers. Moe was a great man. He always knew how to make people laugh. I’m so glad that I had the chance to work with him (Knetchels and Sobeys) and got to know him. I will miss him always. Thinking of you at this time and sending hugs. May you Rest In Peace Moe

We are saddened to hear about the loss of Moe. We will miss his wit, charm, exuberance, sense of humor and zest for life. We always enjoyed getting together with Moe and Nellie for a beverage, a game of corn hole and a lot of laughs. Our thought and prayers are with Nellie, family and close friends as you come together to celebrate a wonderful man. We are with you in spirit.

My condolences to the family. Although I've only known Moe a short time, I'll miss seeing him and chatting through his haircut. All my love to Nellie and the family.

My condolences. Take this time to share warm memories, let this bring comfort to you and the family .

Brenda. I am so very sorry and sad to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend

To all the family please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of "Moe" He was such a nice man and always spoke to me whenI saw him in the Post Office. May he "Rest in Peace"

Brenda and Family. We are sadden to hear of the passing of your Dad. He always had a minute to converse even if was just in passing. Your memories will be your strength that will get you through this hard time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.