James Livingstone Cliffe – “Sonny”
January 15, 1945 – January 17, 2009
James was born and raised in Campbell River. He was predeceased by his dad, Moses, brother, Bobby and sister, Evelyn.
He leaves behind to mourn, his loving wife of twenty two years, Flora; mother, Eleanor; sons, David (Amber) and Ernest; daughters, Jessica (Mark), Rosemary and Priscilla.
Brothers, Michael (Gina), Edwin; sisters, Jean, Ethel (Doug), Ann (William), Linda (Wayne), Lucy (Dave).
James had ten grandchildren, Christopher, Ellie, Garett, Cool, Hailey, Taylor, Amanda, Tamara, Hannah, Rachel and one great-grandchild, Telesa and three unborn grandchildren. Numerous nephews and nieces.
He worked many jobs in his life, excelling in them all. He worked at Raven Lumber, a commercial fisherman for a majority of his life and used his carpentry skills helping many people renovate their homes. Many homes are decorated with the gifts of jewellery boxes, cedar chests and Na’t Na’ Mah, Games lovingly made by his hands forever to cherish.
James was a proud, hard working man. Always willing to lend a hand, never judged and gave freely.
“It broke my heart to lose you,
But you did not go alone
Part of me went with you,
the day God called you home.
A millions times I’ve thought of you
A million times I’ve cried.
If loving could have saved you
you would have never died
forgive me Lord, I’ll always weep
For the Dad I loved but could not keep”
By his wishes, James is going to be cremated.
A celebration of his life will be held on January 23, 2009 at the Thunderbird Hall at 1:00 pm with a viewing from 10:00am – 11:00am
The family would like to thank the ambulance attendants, the nurses at the Intensive Care Unit Thank you to the family and friends for the love and support and food to help us through this tragic time in our lives.
Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium entrusted with arrangements.