With much sadness the family of Clarence Armond Duford wish to let the community know of his passing on Dec. 30th, 2012.
Clarence had been living in Salmon Arm, BC since October, 2011. He had been comfortable there, cared for by the staff at Bastion Place and his family, and had considered it home. He was well looked after and was doing very well. His passing was sudden and without suffering, and those who saw him last said he was happy and smiling.
Clarence grew up on the prairies where he worked on the family farm. He met his wife Vi (who he was married to for almost 54 years) through Vi’s sister and husband who were friends of dads. Mom and dad married after a long courtship and moved to Saskatoon were they started a family. In 1967 they moved to Duncan, BC, then to Quesnel in 1970 where they raised their family. Dad worked at Ernst Saw Mill up until he retired. Quesnel was dad’s home until health and care reasons pushed the family to move him to Salmon Arm.
Clarence is survived by his sister; Loretta Scott, brother; Bert Duford, sister in-law; Eva Marcoux, children; Terry, Cameron (Debbie), Trudy (Jamie) Comeau, Celine (Mel) Loomis. His grandchildren Alex, Michelle (Terry); Neil, Sean, Ryan (Cameron); Trevor, Jennifer, Lindsay, Jessica (Trudy and Jamie); Erika, Erin (Mel and Celine) and his 12 great-grandchildren. We all will miss him dearly, but know he’s with the love of his life.
We would like to thank the staff at Bastion Place and Dr. Edmonson for their kindness and their care of our dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.
“We know they’re together now, sitting side by side in their chairs, happy and together again; just sitting and watching their favourite shows.
We’ll miss you, Grandpa and Grandma, but knowing you’re together makes us smile”