Died at West Coast General Hospital, Port Alberni, Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the age of 84. He was born in Nanaimo on January 20, 1922.
Predeceased by first wife Ann Lorraine, parents; William Wilson and Ethel, brothers; Hughie, Fred and Jack, sisters; Olive and Ethel.
Survived by wife Polly, best friend dog-Sam, brother Cliff, children; Douglas, Bobby, Judith and Betty and their spouses, 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nephew Ron and several other nieces and nephews.
Clarence was schooled in Port Alberni and worked at Manning Sawmill, APL Mill, Longshoring and joined the Army at the age of 21 where he taught truck and tank drivers and the use of cannons. He left the forces in 1945 and went Longshoring again until he and 3 brothers formed McLean Valley Logging. After this he went falling to several other areas around the island.
In semi-retirement Clarence and Polly operated China Creek Marina for 6 years. They then spent their leisure time hunting, gold panning, fishing and camping.
This year he received his 50 year medal from the Canadian Legion-Somass Branch #169, 4580 Victoria Quay, where a Memorial Tea will be held on Saturday, July 29th from 1-3pm.
Cremation. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if you so wish, donations in Clarence’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements through Yates Funeral Service & Crematoruim. (250-723-5859)