Crappy New Year

Posted By: John Moore · 1/9/2014 9:30:00 AM

Sorry, I've been mostly off line since coming back from the Christmas break. You may have heard on the air that I have been hosting the show from Montreal this week because my mom took sick over the hollidays. Because she never signed on to have the more serious aspects of her life rolled out on the radio for everybody, I have said very little about what's been going on.

I promise I will let you know. Just not now. It's a tough time for my family but my mom's three kids are all here, dad's doing okay and I have been beyond touched by your e-mails, texts, prayers and good wishes.

John Moore

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  1. SteveB_10 posted on 01/09/2014 08:34 PM
    All the best to you and your family, especially your Mom.
  2. Mary Stewart posted on 01/10/2014 10:12 AM
    John, have been listening to you since the afternoon shows and now on my 1.5 hour commute to work in the mornings. I hope your Mom recovers soon and my best wishes to you and your whole family.
  3. sylvia mcconkey posted on 01/10/2014 10:48 AM

    I am your biggest fan and I always make sure that you are part of every early morning. Thank you for your excellence!

    I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts during these difficult days. Your devotion to your parents has always been an inspiration to me. I am very certain that you are and have been a wonderful source of pride and comfort for them.

    Again, I wish you comfort and strength.
  4. Martin Wellman posted on 01/10/2014 10:50 PM
    John your comments regarding your parents on your Friday show really summed up how good a job they have done in raising you.
    You made your mum proud and all of us who were listening in the morning.

    May you give her all the strength she needs to pull through. Chalk it up as one fine moment for the rest of us. A home run.
  5. Sheila posted on 01/11/2014 08:40 AM
    Hello Mr. Moore. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Our family is going through a crisis right now as well. It is so difficult and exhausting, and we all just do the best that we can balancing all of our commitments in life - to the ill family member, our spouse and/or children, our parents, our jobs - it all hangs on a dime as I have come to find out. All the best to you.
  6. BARBARAB_2074 posted on 01/12/2014 11:05 PM
    Thanks for sharing John! You are blessed to have an employer who can accomodate. Having made the move to Toronto from Montreal about 20 years ago, I now have regrets as I watch my parents get older and frailer each time I see them. The cities are close yet very far apart when someone falls ill. Didn't seem that far apart when i was 25!

    You always talk about your Mom being so proud when people recognize you. That's so touching. Though I only know your radio personality, you strike me as a very respectable person. Given how you enlighten my mornings (and constantly change my perspectives) and those of thousands, she must be very proud! She must be a wonderful person to have raised such a wonderful warm man.
  7. Daniel Silcox posted on 01/13/2014 04:02 PM
    Hi John,
    My best wishes go out to your Mom...... mothers are SO special.

    I have been an avid 1010 listener for many ssyears. I don't always agree with you (in fact, I rarely agree with you!) but you are a very compelling and interesting radio host.

    Pls. know that there are thousands of folk out there hoping for the best for your family.... you are not alone.

  8. CarolM_3285 posted on 01/14/2014 05:45 AM
    So sorry to hear your news. Mums are the glue that binds. My thoughts are with you and your family.
  9. Tammy A. posted on 01/14/2014 06:12 AM
    Hello John,
    We are so sorry! Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. You, John are part of our extended family along with all of your listeners in the morning. Both my husband Joe and I listen to you during our 1 hour commute to work everyday since you joined CFRB 1010. I lost my dad to cancer several years ago and it's still aches my heart during special occasions when I think of my father, who was my best friend! Thank you for sharing this with us as we have been praying for your mom since your return to Montreal. I believe that your honestly and love for your mom transcends to us and will inspire others who still have their love ones to let them know and appreciate them before it's too late! Despite the very frigid and icy weather that we've been having in Toronto, you know that all of us sends our hugs and warmth to you and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    May your mother rest in peace and may God keep her in His care!
  10. Anthony Bakker posted on 01/14/2014 06:21 AM
    My sincerest condolences for your loss. It is fortunate that you had the chance to spend time with your Mother in her final days, and could ensure that all that needed to be said, was. Having gone through this experience a few years ago with my own Mom, many of your recent on-air comments had a ring of familiarity. I will not say that it "gets better with time", but it does become easier to deal with. Look after your Dad, and look after yourself.
  11. Charlotte Chadwick posted on 01/14/2014 06:39 AM
    My sympathy to you and your family. I have sent several texts with the same theme. I work just a few minutes from my home so am fortunate to walk to work ( I would love an opportunity to bike but that I'd for weekends and evenings). I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. Each weekday so as to hear your show and especially your 'double double' with Andrew Carter. Such a quality show of intelligent speech, some humor and insights! I start work at 8:00 so I am always early having such an early start! I have admired for years how you spoke of your family and your decision to visit with your parents on a very frequent basis. When my father-in-law was I'll for quite some time I too engaged my husband and his brother to be involved in a definite way. When my father-in-law passed, I went to work (I too really enjoy my work) and there was nothing more to be done (the funeral was set for a month later). I had peace. Thank you for sharing your story.
  12. Jean Cardella posted on 01/14/2014 06:54 AM
    Hello John, My sincerest condolences for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
  13. Ali posted on 01/14/2014 07:11 AM
    Good Morning John. My wife and I always listen (watch on line) in the mornings and sometimes on weekends too. You are always so balanced and honest.
    I was so sad to hear of your Mum's passing. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your whole family. We pray; May her soul rest in eternal peace and may you have the strength to bear this great loss.
    It was very touching and inspirational hearing you talk of her in the last few days. In fact it is so profound to hear you say that you have "No regrets" and had said and done all that you had wished to do for and with your parents.
    I lost my father almost 2 years ago and I wish I could say that. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him and wish I had hugged him more and said I loved him a lot more times than I did.
    "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un" - "Surely we belong to the Creator and to Him shall we return".[
  14. Daria Twerdochlib posted on 01/14/2014 07:12 AM
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your Crappy New Year title hit a nerve as I reflected on the passing of my own mother 10 years ago in palliative care at this time and a year later my dad. Not having regrets will help heal the wound but not fill the void. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  15. Alex posted on 01/14/2014 07:24 AM
    My condolences on your loss. I hope your Dad does OK. It will be an increasable loss for him.
  16. Mrs Mohabir posted on 01/14/2014 07:41 AM
    John, sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Enjoy your show very much
  17. Anne Berentschot posted on 01/14/2014 07:43 AM
    John, I am a long time listener and aware of the great love you have for both your parents. My sincere condolences on your mom's passing. How blessed you are in knowing that your mom was very aware of just how much you love her and that you were able to share that love of both your parents so openly.
  18. Louise Veenstra posted on 01/14/2014 07:52 AM
    I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. John Tory had the right idea when he suggested that it won't be long before the happy memories will overtake the sadness. God bless you.
  19. Pamela Martyn posted on 01/14/2014 07:57 AM
    John, I just tuned in and heard you lost your mom. My sincere condolences. I lost my dad on Christmas Day 2010, and regardless of the distance, was able to spend the last two months of his life with him and was with him and my mom when he passed. It's such a comfort in your continuing life to be able to say 'no regrets', and this will help in the months to come. My thoughts are with you and your family.
  20. Jayne Evans posted on 01/14/2014 09:20 AM
    John, when I heard your broadcast from Montreal and how you signed off one of those days, I was truly touched. You always spoke of your mom with such high regard and genuine love.
    I was extremely saddened to hear that she passed away. What a lucky woman to have you as a son.
    God bless your family at this time and always.
  21. Carla Pahulje posted on 01/14/2014 10:22 AM
    John, I heard you and Mike talking after the 8 o'clock news. So sorry to hear about your mom. I suppose I missed when you made the announcement. Remember the good times and that will see you through the next little while. It is true, we must cherish our parents, for one day they will be gone physically, but never in our hearts. Take care.
  22. Cathy posted on 01/14/2014 07:58 PM
    I was listening to you and Andrew Carter this morning as usual. Your loss touched me and I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. Your parents must be very proud of their children as you are of them. Stay strong.

    From a long time fan in Montreal.
  23. Susanne posted on 01/15/2014 12:35 PM
    Dear Mr. Moore.
    We would like to express our condolences to you and yours at this very sad time.
  24. Barb burton posted on 01/15/2014 05:00 PM
    John:I was sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. We sometimes don't get your radio station very clear here in Brighton and I missed your show on Monday. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. you used to talk about bringing your parents into the tecky world, which brought a laugh as I am in the same situation. I was given a mini iPad for Christmas so I can now get newstalk very clear also her love of Peter Robinson mystery books John again our deepest sympathy to you and family. Thoughts are with your Dad.
    Barb burton
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