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Clive Foot

July 22, 1938 - December 19, 2009

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Clive Reginald Foot was born in the New Forest, U.K. 0n 22 July 1938.
At 15, his world adventures began with 9 years in the Royal Navy. With his insatiable curiosity for life and other cultures, he and his wife Paula set off on a 16 year journey. Travelling and sometimes working, they did the overland route through Iran and Afghanistan from London to India then Kathmandu; Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, South and North America. They paddled the Yukon river, crossed Canada, and took their four wheel drive from North to South Africa.
Settling in Edmonton, Clive was a forman steel erector until the arrival of his beloved children Ashley and Nina, when he became a stay at home dad and made child-raising his career. Moving to Duncan in 1989, Clive and the family made every moment count; camping and exploring the island. For 8 months they traveled in Australia and New Zealand, their “best year of education.” Clive was a building pioneer at Sunrise Waldorf school, a music festival dad for a decade, and figure skating club volunteer of the year.
Funny, gregarious and amazingly well informed, Clive helped the neighbours with their gardens and was proud of his own flowers and fruit. Social justice and politics were his life, and he joined Bill and Celia Abram with Eye Opener films, collecting documentaries to educate the public. He acted on all causes that stirred his heart, which was big and generous. The only obstacle in his life that he did not overcome was cancer, but even then his timing was perfect. Friends and family came from Alberta to Dubai to enjoy reminiscing with him. He waited for his daughter Hayley to arrive from UK; Ashley from McGill and Nina from W.S. Chiropractic college in Portland. He died at home in the arms of the family on Saturday 19 December, ready for his next great adventure. Dr. Lyn Pascoe, Heather Taylor and the visiting nurses earned all our gratitude for their support. Friends and neighbours kept us going with food and love. Grandson Joshua; family and friends in UK and around the world are left with wonderful memories of times they shared with Clive; his passion and love of life. We love you so much.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to“Families for Children”, 10 Bowling Green, Point Claire, Quebec H9S 4W1. which Clive supported for 25 years. It is a Canadian-run orphanage in India.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., Duncan BC on Monday December 28 2009 at 2:30pm. Reverend Duncan Barwise officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Lorene, Alain and Francene Benoit Chabot Family
Relation: Waldorf, Eye Opener

Alain just saw Clive’s announcement in the paper- Francene is here for Xmas and we all read it together. So sorry, we had no idea Clive had been ill – a testament to his stoicness whenever I saw him at Eye Openers. We know he will be sadly missed in this community, as well as by his family. Blessings to all of you at this time to help adjust to his physical loss.

From: Lorene, Alain and Francene Benoit Chabot Family
Relation: Waldorf, Eye Opener

Alain just saw Clive’s announcement in the paper- Francene is here for Xmas and we all read it together. So sorry, we had no idea Clive had been ill – a testament to his stoicness whenever I saw him at Eye Openers. We know he will be sadly missed in this community, as well as by his family. Blessings to all of you at this time to help adjust to his physical loss.

From: Sharon Jackson
Relation: Friend

I offer you my sincerest condolences at this very sad time. Clive was a great man, smart, funny and always a pleasure to meet. His views on politics and the world were always welcome. He was very supportive of me personally in local politics and I shall miss him very much.

I bumped into him at Blackberry Beer and Wine store shortly after he had received the news of the extent of his illness and while he was visibly shaken, his fortitude impressed me very much. I can only hope that when my time comes I can show as much courage and grace.

From: Sharon Jackson
Relation: Friend

I offer you my sincerest condolences at this very sad time. Clive was a great man, smart, funny and always a pleasure to meet. His views on politics and the world were always welcome. He was very supportive of me personally in local politics and I shall miss him very much.

I bumped into him at Blackberry Beer and Wine store shortly after he had received the news of the extent of his illness and while he was visibly shaken, his fortitude impressed me very much. I can only hope that when my time comes I can show as much courage and grace.

From: Harris Family
Relation: Through his Children.

To: The Foot Family

I would like to extend our condolences to you and your Family during this time. Are thoughts are with you all at this time.

We will never forget Clive’s love for his children Ashley and Nina & how much he supported them in all they did including all their Musical endeavours including at the Cowichan Music Festival where are lives crossed.

From: Kent, Becky, Kate & Olivia Harris 🙂 (Duncan, BC)

From: Harris Family
Relation: Through his Children.

To: The Foot Family

I would like to extend our condolences to you and your Family during this time. Are thoughts are with you all at this time.

We will never forget Clive’s love for his children Ashley and Nina & how much he supported them in all they did including all their Musical endeavours including at the Cowichan Music Festival where are lives crossed.

From: Kent, Becky, Kate & Olivia Harris 🙂 (Duncan, BC)

From: Barb Jansen
Relation: through work

It brought me such great sadness to open the paper last night and see Mr. Foot’s smiling face in the obituaries. I work at the the photo centre in Walmart, and have enjoyed many visits from Mr. Foot(Clive) over the years. I always enjoyed hearing his many stories. I always think of him this time of year. A few years back he told me of your family traditon of playing board games over the holidays. I told my husband how I would love to do that with our family.
More than a few months ago now Clive came to see me at work and I was very busy. I turned and saw him, I smiled and asked “how are you”? But he was not smiling. He saw I was very busy and said he would be back. I never did see him again. But it did bother me for some time, I could tell that he wanted to tell me something. Shortly after I took a 3 month leave from work to care for my mother-in-law who also died from cancer this month.
I can not make it today to the celabration, but I really wanted to send my condolences to you and your family in this very difficult time. Mr. Foot will be forever missed at the Photo centre….Lots of love to you all…Barb

From: Barb Jansen
Relation: through work

It brought me such great sadness to open the paper last night and see Mr. Foot’s smiling face in the obituaries. I work at the the photo centre in Walmart, and have enjoyed many visits from Mr. Foot(Clive) over the years. I always enjoyed hearing his many stories. I always think of him this time of year. A few years back he told me of your family traditon of playing board games over the holidays. I told my husband how I would love to do that with our family.
More than a few months ago now Clive came to see me at work and I was very busy. I turned and saw him, I smiled and asked “how are you”? But he was not smiling. He saw I was very busy and said he would be back. I never did see him again. But it did bother me for some time, I could tell that he wanted to tell me something. Shortly after I took a 3 month leave from work to care for my mother-in-law who also died from cancer this month.
I can not make it today to the celabration, but I really wanted to send my condolences to you and your family in this very difficult time. Mr. Foot will be forever missed at the Photo centre….Lots of love to you all…Barb

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  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 28, 2009
Beginning at 2:30pm

Location:
Duncan United Church
246 Ingram St.
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 1W8

246 Ingram St.
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 1W8

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