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Donald Herbert Cliff

August 7, 1926 ~ September 28, 2018 (age 92)

P.Eng (Retired)
September 28, 2018

After a full and wonderful life, Don passed away peacefully, at the age of 92, surrounded by loved ones.

Don was born in Dundas August 7, 1926. Predeceased by his wife Jean Hope (Walker) of 46 years; his father, David P. (Bud) Cliff; mother, Laura May (Myles); brother, William; and sister, Patricia (Paterson).

Survived by his partner of 15 years, Edna Stefaniuk; children, David Cliff (Patricia), Sheila Whitney (Hutty); and loving grandchildren, Danny Barrett, Robert Cliff and Nicole Barrett. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Lindbergh; sister-in-law, Ruth Cliff; and brother-in-law, Eric Paterson.

Don graduated from Queens University in 1949 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for Ontario Hydro for 34 years. His career took him to various regions throughout Ontario. His greatest accomplishment was bringing electricity to the remote village of Savant Lake where he was affectionately named the 'Stompin' King of Savant Lake'. Prior to his post-secondary education and following his retirement, he worked at the Dominion Lightning Rod Company of Dundas, Ontario, founded in 1898 by his Great Grandfather and now in its 6th generation of family ownership and operation.

He was also an honorary citizen of Barbados, where he has traveled since 1973 and was acknowledged by the Prime Minister in early 2018 for his 80th visit to the island. He will be missed by his many friends there, as well as life-long friends from around the world that he met in Barbados.
Don was a true gentleman, a hard worker, a proud parent and grandfather (Papa), and a loving partner. He always had a positive attitude, saw the good in people and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Cremation has taken place in West Kelowna and he will be interred at Grove Cemetery in Dundas at a private family gathering.

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