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Clifford Orme Payne

  • Birth: 1922-04-08 Died: 2020-09-06

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Clifford Orme Payne

Passed away on Sept. 6, 2020, at George Derby Centre. Orme was predeceased by his wife Rita and grandson Michael Marshall. He is survived by children Ron (Karen) Payne, Maureen (John) Payne and Deb (Bruce) Marshall, grandchildren Shawneen (Malcolm) de Vaal, Regan Payne, and Jennifer Voghell (Ian), great grandchildren Marlo de Vaal, Aidan de Vaal, Nathan Payne, Ethan Voghell and Dawson Voghell; sister Judy (Don) Empey, sister’s-in-law Teresa Lloyd, Eleanor Payne, brother-in-law Doug Andrew and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Neville, Sask., Orme lived a farming life, and as a teenager experienced the Great Depression. After finishing high school, he and some friends and joined the Canadian Army – in Aneroid, eventually going to England and seeing active duty through the Second World War, including the Italian Campaign and the liberation of Holland. Coming home after the war, Orme moved to Port Moody, where he met and married Rita, settled and raised his family.

Fisherman and outdoorsman, reciter of poetry, patriot and proud veteran, Mr. Fix Anything, pool player, golfer – who shot his age several times, raconteur, supporter of grandchildren and great grandchildren – collaborator and builder of many projects with them.

Orme enjoyed his retirement with travelling, his involvement in Veteran’s events – including reunions, the Memory Project, the Poppy Drive and speaking at schools around Remembrance Day. He enjoyed his hobbies and being an avid Canucks fan with his lifelong friend Gordie. Anyone who met or knew Dad will have enjoyed his sense of humour, and particularly his fondness for descriptive language. Orme will be dearly missed.

The family wishes to express our gratitude for the wonderful care that Dad received from the staff on Lower North at George Derby Centre.

Due to the pandemic no COL is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to your local Legion or to the NCC – Nature Conservancy of Canada.