Brooke Henderson

Hendersons mourn loss of grandfather

Brooke and Brittany Henderson
Brooke and Brittany Henderson (Derek Leung)

OTTAWA, Ont. — Bob Moir is remembered as a grandfather who was fiercely proud of his granddaughters, Brooke and Brittany Henderson, and their accomplishments in the world of golf.

Moir, who was 81, passed away Friday after a brief battle with cancer. Brooke withdrew from the U.S. Women’s Open after an opening round 73 at Shoal Creek on Thursday and returned home with Brittany and their father, Dave, who is also Brooke’s coach. Moir was father to Brooke and Brittany’s mother, Darlene.

“He was truly blessed and proud of his granddaughters Brittany and Brooke Henderson, who brought so much joy to his life,” it said in his obituary, which can be read here:

Brooke tweeted on Monday afternoon: “I am so grateful for all the time we shared together. The great laughs, smiles and memories will be deep in my heart forever. Love you Gramps.”

Brooke and Brittany also composed a message which was included in their grandfather’s obituary:

“The bond that we shared with our Gramps was truly special. Between the golf courses, hockey rinks, our love of nature, just hanging out at home or our texts from afar, we shared so many great laughs, smiles and memories that will be deep in our hearts forever.

“We will miss him very much as he will also be missed by so many friends and family. Peace and happiness is found knowing he is welcomed Home by Our Father through the gates of heaven where Uncle Kenny will greet him with a big hug. You are forever loved.”

Kenneth Moir was Brooke and Brittany’s uncle, who passed away in 2009.