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Clive TANNER

January 7, 1934 - September 9, 2022

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Posted by:
David Anderson

Posted on:
October 4, 2022

Clive was a true prince of a man. He was a standout in the many fields he was involved with duing a long and varied life. I knew him best through the substanlial contribution that he made to BC's political life and the Liberal Party, where his integrity and commitment to creating a more open, fair and inclusive society was admired by all. Christine and the family have suffered a great loss and have our deep sympathy. David and Sandra Anderson

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Kathleen Trayner

Posted on:
September 28, 2022

Clive was such an important part of Sidney, and one of the most generous people I have ever encountered. In the mid-80's I worked at the little Sidney museum in the old customs building, and Clive was a great supporter; and a friendly face who would often drop by. He was always encouraging and would listen to our little problems! When the town grumpily turned down my request to get a working vacuum cleaner - he listened sympathetically - and was back that afternoon with a new and deluxe model. I have never forgotten that and other kindnesses. He was a local hero. Hell be missed.

Posted by:
Johanna Vandergoot

Posted on:
September 24, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Clive's passing. I met Clive in 1987. New to Sidney ,Clive was welcoming and gave me the opportunity to work at the sub post office called the Mailbox, which let to working for his Hobby and craft store and eventually I landed at Tanners books. I have the fondest memories working with Clive, Christine, Peter , Mark and Rebecca. Remembering the amazing Christmas parties, with the famous scratch and wins. Clive always gave you opportunity to grow and made you believe in yourself. He was an amazing role model. Sidney won 't be the same without him. Forever in my heart ❤️. My deepest condolences. Johanna Vandergoot

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Anonymous

Posted on:
September 23, 2022

Clive was the very first friend that my husband, John had when he arrived in Montreal from U.K. in the 1950`s when they we're both in their young 20`s. Clive managed to talk them both into jobs in a mining camp 200 miles north of Sept Isles. They worked there for many months, 12 hours per day, every day, starting at $1.20 and rising to $1.90. It was tough but they both enjoyed the North, or at least some of it, as both Clive and John worked in the North in later years. I met Clive and Christine in their home in Hull. In fact we became engaged during our stay with them and even more memorable soon after, they each stood beside us when we got married in Stowe, Vermont in 1963. Our paths did not cross for a while but when we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary, Clive and Christine were there to share the event with us. The last occasion that we met was for John to say a sad farewell before he passed away from cancer in 2015 at aged 80. A memorable and enduring friendship that lasted 50 years. Thank you so much, Clive.

Posted by:
Ted Daly

Posted on:
September 23, 2022

I was trekking in France when I heard the sad news that Clive had passed away. Days after hearing the news, I visited Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, and wondered if Clive had ever been there! I took some time there to remember him, and reflect on how he had helped me in my municipal political endeavours, but more importantly, how much he had contributed to the peninsula communities. Clive was tireless and selfless and as described in the obituary, was not afraid to speak his mind. I just read a letter in the PNR about how he secretly took billiard lessons so he could beat an unsuspecting friend who in the past had always bested him. That put a smile on my face..that was so Clive. My sincere condolences to Christine and all the family. I will miss Clive but will remember him with fondness. May he Rest In Peace. And what two wonderful pictures these are of Clive. God bless.