Stokes, Clifford

November 3, 1932 ~ July 29, 2014

rsz_stokes_pic2 1STOKES, Clifford Henry – Age 81 of Brigden, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Edith Stokes. Loving father of Brenda (Tom) Clubb, Patrick (Janice) Stokes, Mary Lynne (Wayne) McCallum, Rob (Chris) Stokes, John (Janice) Stokes. Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lloyd (Pauline) Stokes, Betty (Ray) Watson and brother-in-law of Lydia Stokes. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Della (Shears) Stokes, siblings Albert Stokes, Margaret Stokes and Emma Galareno. Cliff drove truck for Stewart Cox Trucking and lived in Oil City. He owned and managed Stokes Family Camping at Ipperwash, as well as worked on the Lambton County Roads Department. Cliff was involved with 1st Oil Springs Scout Association as Scout Leader and chairman of the committee. Also, vice chair of St. Clair District Scouting Association. He was involved in soft ball with his family, coached and umpired for many years. Cliff moved to Brigden Park Place apartments in 2006.

VISITATION
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.

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Condolences (19)

  1. Our sincere sympathies to all of the Stokes families. Because of the family connection through Rosey and Bob (still missed), you always felt like part of the Zandbergen family too! Always so friendly throughout the years whenever we happened to meet. So sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing … “Eventually, peace”.

  2. To Edith and family
    Sending you my condolences of the passing of Cliff.Was talking to Pat up at the camp where my son Doug Stewart camped was great to see him after all these years.I hope Cliff didnt suffer too much.Hugs to all

  3. Sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
    Bob, Charlotte & family

  4. Very sorry to hear about Cliff, I have very fond memories of you all. Summer camping was always special at your place. Prayers are with you all. Sincerely Cheryl

  5. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers from the Levasseurs. Ray and Ev, Huey and Jean and Mikie and Rob and families.

  6. Very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing, Lloyd & Pauline and all the Stokes family. Best wishes at this time of bereavement.
    Praying for you. Rev. Jim

  7. Thinking of you Edith and your Family – Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sending lots if hugs your way.

  8. Edith and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Cliff. I am sorry I am not able to be with you at this time due to prior committments. I will always remember Cliff’s wonderful qick wit and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  9. Pat, Janny, Jess & Norm….
    We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking about you all and sending hugs.

  10. Dear Edith and Family
    I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Cliff
    Sincerely Dolores Trevail

  11. John, Janice and Family
    I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you.

    Beth, Bernie, Nicole & Miranda Houben

  12. Edith, Mary Lynne, Wayne and family:

    We are so sorry to hear about Cliff. Please accept our condolences as we are unable to pay our respects in person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Remember all the good times that you spent with Cliff and cherish those moments dearly.
    Joe, Heather, Mac and Dawson Young

  13. Very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. He was a very gentle, kind man. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family, Edith.
    Roy and Joan

  14. Miss and love you all. Wish I could be there for you. I will always remember my first phone call to Cliff and meeting the family for the first time. all of us in Calgary are thinking of you all. 🙁

  15. I have called upon the Angels to hold the love and light….and prayers for Cliff on his continued journey
    I know there will be welcoming parties going on in spirit world for this wonderful funny caring man who cherished his family and friends….
    I know i chuckled more and my life was brighter by knowing Cliff…….
    I can only imagine all the signs and messages their families will be getting from Cliff, who could be a prankster in the background and instigate things without many knowing it was him, i am sure with my fathers help up there, that will be going on alot……and with Mary Lynnes Uncle Bob , OMG he was a character….. and he will be one of the welcoming ones in spirit…….as well… I know all our loved ones who have gone before will be so assisting in easing Cliff’s transition…..and journey back home. Much much hugs to you all…. in love , light , joy and bliss, Sherry , Randy, Mike and Rachel Whiting xoxoxox

  16. Marylnnes and Wayne and families , so sorry to hear about Cliff. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many . Thinking of you all at this difficult time . Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family xoxoxo