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James (Cliff) Clifford Blake

August 27, 1939 - October 28, 2020


Cliff passed after a short but courageous fight due to complications after surgery. He was a loving husband, father, grandad and father–in–law. Loved by all friends in Canada and family and friends in England.

Cliff was a  great guy, a real gentleman with a super sense of humour. He will be greatly missed by all.

Celebration of Life to follow.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jan Thomas
Relation: Friend

Cliff, your helping, caring, humorous, strong, independent, generous spirit will stay forever. You will be missed by so many people. How can I fix anything? My heart goes out to family and friends who have suffered with Jackie during these last weeks. Jackie has been our rock and our information sharer. Jackie, each day know that your compassion, strength, energy, and love is being magnified and sent back to you. Condolences, Peace and Love.

From: Alex and Jane Matheson
Relation: Close friends for many years.

We send our sincere condolences to Jackie and family on the passing of her husband Cliff. He was a great friend to us, dearly loved, and will be sadly missed. He was positive to the end, and is now at peace. We will remember him with love.

From: Karin Mackay
Relation: Friend

Cliff was a father figure to me, a wonderful and caring friend to our family, and a man with a great sense of humour and kindness. I reminder when he taught me, with great patience, to drive a standard transmission car in hilly Victoria! I will miss his gentle and humble spirit. My deepest sympathy to Jackie, Gary and family in this difficult time.

From: Kevin Miller
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathy, Cliff was a great friend and mentor, will miss him.

From: Paul Francis Copeland
Relation: Neighbour and friend

We have known Cliff as our neighbour while living opposite in Roachburn Road Newcastle upon
Tyne since 1967. We attended Jackie and Cliff’s wedding and saw them frequently after Paul was
born. He was the same age as our own son Simon. They moved later and now when we walk by
the River Tyne at Newburn we remember their first home together. It was a sad day for us when
they moved to a new life in British Colombia.
Cliff was a kind thoughtful man, very good at home improvements and glad to help us with his
Since the move to Canada we have kept in touch through Christmas cards, Jackie’s long letters and
latterly emails. It was good to see them both again on their return to the UK, we shall always
remember them happy together and in good health. His personality shone through and he will
always be in our thoughts and prayers.
With fond memories,
Paul and Diana Copeland

From: Lisa, Roy and Justine Robson
Relation: Past Neighbors

We are so sorry to hear of Cliffs passing. Jackie and Cliff were great neighbors for a few years before they moved on. Cliff and jackie were always ready to help if in need.
Thinking of you Jackie, family and friends for your loss! He will always be remembered for his kindness and smile!
Our prayers are with you, Lisa, Roy and Justine Robson

From: Jamie Churcher
Relation: Friend

Cliff will always be remembered as a kind gentleman with a caring heart and a great sense of humour. He was a positive bright light in this world and he was loved by me and so many others. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Jackie, Gary and family in this this difficult time. Be comforted by Cliff’s wonderful legacy and the love, laughter and kindness he has shared with us all.

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