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April 22, 2008




Cliff, Dad, Grandpa, Papa passed away April 22, 2008, surrounded by his family. Born in Regina, July 26th 1930, Cliff grew up in North Battleford Saskatchewan. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Cornwallis where he met his beautiful bride Betty. He always claimed he married her because she was the only one he could get in the backseat of his Chevy. The happy couple had their first child in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. He was then transferred to Victoria, had 2 more children and called it quits for kids. He spent the next 26 years in the Naden Band traveling the world. When he was in Victoria between trips, he had a dance band and was a member of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. For pleasure, he loved golfing and gardening.

He enjoyed his annual hunting/fishing trips up north with his boys and his adopted son Kel. He tried to organize everything and everyone in camp and made sure there was no shortage of his world famous garlic toast & “slugs” He also thought Mexico could use a little cleaning up and could be seen working on the boulevards there earning himself the title of ‘Senor Limpio’.

Cliff will be lovingly remembered by his stunning wife Betty, his oldest son Mike, the Golden Child (Geri), his younger son and fishing buddy Al (Barb), and his favorite daughter Lori (Larry). Grandchildren Angie (Harpaul), Erin (Colin), Brandon, Maggie, Sheri, Scott & great grandchildren, Madison, Raya, Canyon and two more on the way whose genders have already been determined by ‘Papa’.

Many thanks to Dr. Stockdill & Dr.Yee, the staff and volunteers at the Cancer Clinic and RP1.

Memorial Service will be held on May 4th 2008, 1:00 p.m. at the First Memorial Funeral Home @ 4725 Falaise Dr. followed by a Celebration of Life at Royal Canadian Legion, Trafalgar/Pro Patria Branch 411 Gorge Rd. East

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Clinic. A personal page has been created on their website,