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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: Teichgraber Family
Relation: Long time Friends

As we reminisced about Clive the main point that always came up was his willingness to help in any given situation. Whether we needed help pushing a car out of a ditch, or Reinholt needed help bringing another car back from Edmonton, Clive was always there willing and able. We will hold him in our memory as a man who enjoyed life through his family, global community and the many friends he made over the years.

From: Teichgraber Family
Relation: Long time Friends

As we reminisced about Clive the main point that always came up was his willingness to help in any given situation. Whether we needed help pushing a car out of a ditch, or Reinholt needed help bringing another car back from Edmonton, Clive was always there willing and able. We will hold him in our memory as a man who enjoyed life through his family, global community and the many friends he made over the years.

From: Jim Cleough and Nevena Brkich
Relation: Friends

We are so very sorry to hear of Clive’s death. Neither of us has seen him for awhile, and had no idea he was ill. It is hard to imagine never hearing his voice again, or seeing his cheerful face. His strong character and lively personality will be sorely missed. As will the many great conversations we would have had. Our hearts go out to his family, especially Paula, Ashley and Nina. Blessings on his spirit; may he find rest.
With loving regards,
Jim Cleough and Nevena Brkich

From: Jim Cleough and Nevena Brkich
Relation: Friends

We are so very sorry to hear of Clive’s death. Neither of us has seen him for awhile, and had no idea he was ill. It is hard to imagine never hearing his voice again, or seeing his cheerful face. His strong character and lively personality will be sorely missed. As will the many great conversations we would have had. Our hearts go out to his family, especially Paula, Ashley and Nina. Blessings on his spirit; may he find rest.
With loving regards,
Jim Cleough and Nevena Brkich

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Service Schedule

  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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