March 10, 1935 – March 31, 2021
A Compassionate woman with a big heart for Philippines ~
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Ethel at the age of 86 at Prince Rupert Regional hospital on March 31, 2021
Ethel Jean Moorehouse was born on March 10, 1935 and raised in Prince Rupert more than half of her life. Upon graduation of high school, she went to pursue a career in nursing at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC.
After graduation in nursing, she applied as a missionary to the Philippines with the Christian and Missionary Alliance towards the T’boli tribes. She spent 23 years ministering and offering medical help to the local people in T’boli. It was very remote and primitive at the time and she dealt with extreme medical issues with very few resources.
Ethel loved her life there and was very compassionate about the country, the people and the culture. During that time, she and her father, Norman Moorehouse along with a good friend Dr. Gerd Gottschling, founded a hospital that has expanded & thrives to this day. It is truly a wonderful legacy for all of them.
Eventually, Ethel returned to Prince Rupert & continued nursing until retirement. In her retirement, she continued to support people in need by providing clothing & medical supplies to Edwards T’boli hospital in the Philippines as well as volunteering for local organizations in Prince Rupert.
Ethel was a generous & compassionate woman & will be dearly missed by her family & friends. She will always be remembered and lives in our hearts.
Ethel is survived by: her son Daniel Moorehouse, daughter Mercy Brown (Ryan), granddaughter Jennifer Brown, and her brother Kirk Tooby (Debbie).
A Christian service and interment of ashes will be announced at a later date when pandemic restrictions have lifted to allow for this.
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