MP pays tribute to Grand Falls-Windsor woman

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Scott Simms, MP for Bonavista, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, paid tribute in the House of Commons today to Tina Moores of Grand Falls-Windsor who lost her life on Aug. 15, 2009 after jumping into Red Indian Lake near Buchans with her sister to help save a nine-year-old girl from drowning.
"The bravery shown by this young woman is an example of courage and sacrifice at the extreme limit," Simms said. "Ms. Moores was known throughout the community as a kind and giving person who cared for everyone around her. If she saw someone in need and was in a position to offer help, she was there to lend a helping hand."
Moores was an operating room nurse at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre and a certified lifeguard for many years, as well as a Red Cross safety instructor.
"She made the ultimate sacrifice and will not be forgotten," Simms said. "Tina is sadly missed by her family and her large circle of friends. In the true definition of a hero, Tina Moores fits that description."

Organizations: House of Commons, Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Red Cross

Geographic location: Bonavista, Red Indian Lake

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  • Frank M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    A nomination for the Governor Generals' Award for Bravery has a greater chance of selection if the person is nominated by their member of Parliament.

    A nomination for the Provincial Bravery Award has a greater chance of selection if the person is nominated by the Premier.

    Mr. Simms, Mr. Williams - time to get the ball rolling for this courageous act.

  • Mandy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    She is a hero and will always be remember

  • Christopher
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    I worked with her during my college years at the pool, she is dearly missed and I am proud to have known her.

  • Rusty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    This woman deserves a medal for bravery.....

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Frank M you don't know what you are talking about. That may be so at the provincial level where Danny has turned the Order of NL into a patronage slush fund, but federal govenment honours from Rideau Hall are given much more weight when it is ordinary Canadians who are making the nominations, and not politicians.

  • Frank M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    A nomination for the Governor Generals' Award for Bravery has a greater chance of selection if the person is nominated by their member of Parliament.

    A nomination for the Provincial Bravery Award has a greater chance of selection if the person is nominated by the Premier.

    Mr. Simms, Mr. Williams - time to get the ball rolling for this courageous act.

  • Mandy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    She is a hero and will always be remember

  • Christopher
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    I worked with her during my college years at the pool, she is dearly missed and I am proud to have known her.

  • Rusty
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    This woman deserves a medal for bravery.....

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Frank M you don't know what you are talking about. That may be so at the provincial level where Danny has turned the Order of NL into a patronage slush fund, but federal govenment honours from Rideau Hall are given much more weight when it is ordinary Canadians who are making the nominations, and not politicians.