Clifford Orme Payne

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

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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.

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Date :18 Sep 2020

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Date :21 Sep 2020

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Ron Wallsmith

Date :29 Sep 2020

Tribute :Mr. Payne will be remembered by all who met him. He was a truly kind and fine gentleman, veteran (proudly served his country, related stories of war time to younger generations), friend (to all of us,his childrens school time friends, neighbour (friendly, outgoing, helpful), Always smiling and positive. Thank you for being you. You are loved and missed.

Sirpa Arvonen

Date :30 Sep 2020

Tribute :So sorry to hear about your Dad, Maureen and Ron and Families. I am sure I might Orie when I was a very young girl. But hearing so many great stories and how you lived your life, your family were so lucky to say, that’s my Dad. Rest In Peace. 💕

Judy Anderson

Date :11 Oct 2020

Tribute :Dear Orme, from up in Heaven where you now sit on a white cloud along with Gordie and many other friends, you will not be forgotten! Rest in Peace!

Mariangela Rondinelli

Date :16 Oct 2020

Tribute :Dear Deb and Maureen,We have just learned of Orme’s passing and we pass along our deepest condolences. Orme was such a strong, wonderful man and we were always grateful to him for his support to Uncle Gordon when Gordon was going through tough times. The video was very touching and such a tribute to an amazing man who was proudly Canadian, who spoke his mind and who had a heart of gold. May you all keep well and strong. Gordie and Orme are together again trading stories!

Meg Roberts

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