Clifford passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital in his 89th year.
He is survived by his wife for 65 years, Martha and 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Family remembering Clifford are: Marnie (nee Somers) and Barrie Dennis, Karen Adams (nee Somers), Trewin and Moira Somers, Lenore (nee Somers) and Rudi Isback, Shelly (nee Somers) and Jim Marsh.
Clifford and Martha have lived happily at the Peninsula at Norgarden in Sidney, BC for the last 2 years after many years in Winnipeg, wintering in Mercedes, Texas.
Clifford retired in 1988 from a 25 year career with the Ministry of Transportation as an Electronics Technician. Having served at the Winnipeg International Airport for many years in a variety of roles ranging from radar support to developing airport public address systems you can actually understand. Post retirement he consulted with the constructor for the Winnipeg Airport Expansion, as well as travelling with Martha to many countries around the world.
As a supporter of the Celtic community, many of his children and grandchildren have performed with world renowned pipe bands.
Special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Phillips as well to all the staff and volunteers at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The support from residents and the entire staff at the Peninsula at Norgarden will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
“Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our hearts.”
We toast this great man with a glass
of Scotch in hand.
“Cha bait hide a leith if ami rainy”
“His equal will never be among us again.”