Clifton Thomas Robertson

December 10, 1951 ~ March 23, 2020

For Clifton Thomas Robertson, physical life began on Monday December 10th 1951 in Vancouver, BC. And It ended on Monday March 23rd 2020, at home, in Whitehorse, YT.

His wife of 6,883 wonderful days, Sheila Robertson, wishes to thank Dr Danusha , Nurse Richelle and other members of the Homecare staff who assisted in making Clif’s strong desire of ‘Staying home and allowing nature to run it’s full course’ a comfortable possibility. We are grateful. Much love and appreciation as well, to family and friends for their love and support throughout his Prostate cancer journey of 235 days….. 338,400 minutes to be exact, from his August 1stdiagnosis, till his peaceful surrender.

His parents William (Bill) and Evelyn Robertson and his brother Leonard Robertson had a head start and were there to greet him, along with many other loved ones, anticipating his arrival.

Clif is missed and remembered with love by his brothers Boyd (Joyce) Robertson of Cranbrook BC and Paul (Charlotte) Robertson of Kamloops BC, and his sister Joan (Robin) Stevens of Abbotsford BC. His children whom he adored and loved deeply, were at his side tenderly caring for him; Tammy (Dave) Robertson Koop and  Jennifer (Narvinder) Bamara,  of Abbotsford, BC, Marta Rogers and Miller Rogers of Whitehorse, YT. He is also survived by many wonderful Grandchildren, Nieces and  Nephews.

Clif retired from 10 years with the RCMP ‘911’ M Division in June of 2012.  He was an Entrepreneur, Painter, Missionary, Talented Musician, Graphic Designer, Dog Groomer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

His creative Hobbies included crafting Beer, Wine, Soap, Candles, Herbal lotions, Remedies, sprays and Salves. He was a fantastic gardener. Clif was a capable carpenter, mechanic, computer tech, photographer, dog trainer, cook, comedian, farmer, fisherman and always a lover of Life, travel, and adventure.

His sense of humour was often ‘shocking’ and people were surprised when they got to know the ‘real Clif’ that lurked beneath his seemingly ‘normal and Quiet’ exterior.

Clif left us as he lived, bravely, and with an unshakeable faith in God.  For him, he fully anticipated this next chapter……life has just begun and the best is yet to come.  Are you Ready? He would ask with a twinkle in his eye.

We hope to gather for some music, drink and Clif stories sometime in the future…. Though he indicated he didn’t want a fuss being made…. We will definitely get together, a place and time will be announced post COVID19.

 

 

 

 

15 Comments

  1. Lynn

    Will definitely be there to celebrate Clif’s life. Much love to all!

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  2. Robin Moyen

    What a well lived life so full of adventure and opportunities and dreams fulfilled!!! A BEAUTIFUL love story with a bitter sorrow earthly chapter but thank God his story is never ending .., imagine Cliff free , happy, healed and dancing on those streets of gold with his saviour!! Cliff has just stepped into the other room ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Tina Hein

    So glad you had the experience of having such a great husband and friend Sheila. Wish we could have spent time with you guys.
    You have so many awesome memories and pictures.
    I pray you find much peace in your lonely moments and get to enjoy life again in a new chapter.
    I love you girl. Always feel a warmth in my heart for you. You are such a strong and exotic spirit.
    I send my hugs since I wont be able to be there.
    Blessings!!!!!

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  4. Herman Kaglik

    YOu were a good friend and was always good to have a laugh with you, i miss those short visits,

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  5. Bonnie Johnson

    Wonderful words. I’m glad you had such a beautiful man in your life and hope those memories bring you much comfort. Love to you and your family.

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  6. Brenda Mainer

    Very sorry for your loss Sheila. Love from Brenda, Lisa, Andrea and Graham. ( Mainer )

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  7. Veronica Tallman

    You have such a wonderful gift with writing Sheila. Beautifully said. I am so thankful for the abundant life you and your children had with Clif. Full of fun, laughter and adventure. It sounds like he touch so many lives with is love of God and life. Memories to cherish and enjoy for sure. You and your family continue to be in my prayers.

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  8. Courntay Thoe

    Steadfast. Calm, cool and collected. those are the words I think of when I think of Clif. Children and dogs followed him. so much joy, and knowledge. What a privilege to call him friend. Love you Sheila, please reach out, come visit when the covid has finished rearing its ugly head.

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  9. Paul Heynen

    My heart is broken for you Shelia.I know you 2 were so in love with each other.Thanking God he gave you a second chance with Cliff to really experience the real joy’s of life you so rightfully deserved.The big hole you have in your heart from Cliff fill it full of family and grand kids and kids.I’m sure thats what he would have wanted.

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  10. Barry Phillips

    Yes Clif did have a sense of humor that was different but that is what made Clif, Clif. I remember working at Fresh Fire Canada and Clif was the graphic designer and computer tech and sitting around and laughing at some of the jokes that Clif was telling, it was hilarious.

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  11. Jennifer Trapnell

    Dear Sheila, Marta and family. Please accept my deepest condolences. From the loving way you have described Clif, I do hope that he and my late son, James, whom Marta met, will cross paths soon in their journeys ahead. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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  12. Ron Tupper

    Thank you for the wonderful memories shared here on my Uncle Cliff’s many journeys and incarnations through life. He will always be fondly remember by my family and always put a smile on our faces.

    My sincere condolences for your loss as my thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Rest In Peace Uncle Cliff and I no doubt you’re still following your bliss.

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  13. Ron Tupper

    Thank you for the wonderful memories shared here on my Uncle Cliff’s many journeys and incarnations through life. He will always be fondly remember by my family and always put a smile on our faces.

    My sincere condolences for your loss as my thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Rest In Peace Uncle Cliff and I no doubt you’re still following your bliss.

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  14. Melanie Weber

    I send all of the loved ones of Clif my strength…. xoxoxo
    I am so grateful to have crossed his path and made the memories shared.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers

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