Clarice Sophia McKinnon

Clarice McKinnon, a long time Castlegar resident passed away quietly on 27 February 2015 at the Kamloops Seniors Village. Mum was surrounded by her daughters and other family at her passing.

She leaves her husband of 63 years, Alex; daughters Sheila Grant of Kamloops, Janice McKinnon of Kingston, Nova Scotia, and son Allan McKinnon of Cranbrook; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Clarice was born on March 21, 1929 in Manchester England. She was introduced to her future husband Alex by her brother John when both men were home on military leave from the Scots Guard. They were married in 1951.

Clarice immigrated to Canada in 1956 with husband Alex and son Allan. In the early years the family followed construction work to Crofton, Hinton, Dawson Creek and finally arriving in Castlegar in 1960. Upon completion of the Celgar pulp mill in 1961 a temporary start up contract became a permanent stay of over 40 years.

An avid golfer, Clarice was a longtime member of the Castlegar Golf Club and spent many a Ladies Day on the course. Curling at the Castlegar Curling Club rounded out her yearly sporting activities.

Clarice was a volunteer and treasurer of the Castlegar Library for many years until her move to Kamloops in 2002.

Mums ashes will be interred in Castlegar with a family service to be held at a later date.

In memory of Clarice we ask you plant

and tend a rose, her favourite flower.


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