Cliff passed away at home in Victoria on January 23, 2018, at the age of 94.
He was born July 7, 1923 in Dunvegan Alberta, the 7th son in a family of 13.
He leaves behind his wife Sylvia Joyce of 71 years marriage, his children Robin (Joanna), Jacalyn (Andrew), Debbie and Heather; his grandchildren Byron (Janet), Jason (Nica), Rebecca (Nathaniel), Jessica (Ian), Grayson and Bronson ; great grandchildren Violet, Penelope, Joshua , Caleb, Charlie and Ophelia.
Cliff was a man of many trades, as well as an educator and worked all over Northern and Western Canada, retiring in Salmon Arm in 1980. He and Joyce left for Victoria in 2005 to live with his daughter Debbie who provided care and love as he aged and declined. Our family is grateful for his long life, his love and wisdom and his mischievous sense of humour.
He often said that his years in Salmon Arm were his happiest with gardening, fishing, teaching shop classes at the high school part time, camping with his Sams RV club and visiting with friends and neighbors that he loved.
A celebration of life will be held February 9th at 2 pm at First Memorial Funeral and Garden of Memories, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC.