June 20, 2004
Cliff passed away peacefully at home in his own bed June 20, 2004 with Bette at his side.
Cliff was born October 1, 1922 in Edmonton. He attended Technical School in Calgary and joined the R.C.A.F. in 1941, serving in England and North Africa. He returned to Edmonton and helped his parents move to Victoria in September 1946. He left for England in October of that year to marry June Spencer and returned with her to Victoria, where Cliff was employed with Mac & Mac’s. He transferred to Nanaimo in 1952, and started traveling for them. In 1968 her moved to Campbell River for Van Isle Equipment and was with Western Equipment from 1979 – 1991, when he retired. He was proud to be a Mason and a Gizeh Shriner.
Cliff was predeceased by his parents Ethel & Arthur Hopwood and his first wife June. He is survived by his sister Elsie (George) Mayhew of Edmonton, niece Patricia (Bill) Ragsdale and family of Edmonton, and his wife Bette and her family.
Cliff will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Before he left us he cast his ballot in the Federal election, ate his last ham sandwich and directed the final act of the show on his terms.
Anyone who knew Cliff would appreciate the abrupt decline of Menthos sales will probably create a dip in Proctor & Gamble stocks.
Cliff was a great host, so anyone wishing to share memories of him is welcome to drop by the house at any time, but at his request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Campbell River Hospital foundation , Palliative Care, or to a charity of choice. Special thanks go to home care nursing, the home support workers, Dr. P. Daniels for hospital care and Dr. Keith Graham for his years of excellent care and home visits.