Wasson, Clifford St. Clair (“KIP”) – 99, Truro, passed away on May 27, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in New Yarmouth, Cumberland County on Christmas Day, 1918 he was the son of the late Enos and Gertrude (Ells) Wasson. Shortly after graduating from high school in Advocate, Dad volunteered to serve his country by joining the R.C.A.F. in 1940 where he served until the end of WWII. Returning to Advocate after the war, he met the love of his life, Vera M. Carter, a young R.N. working at the Bayview Memorial Hospital. After marrying, they moved to Toronto in 1950. Dad worked for Good Year Tire for four years before returning to Nova Scotia. Living in Halifax and then later in Elmsdale and Truro, Dad worked as the manager of the shoe department at Sears. He found his calling as a manufacturer’s representative for several footwear companies. In 1972, Dad became the first salesman for Terra Footwear for whom he travelled the Atlantic Provinces until his retirement in 1993 at the age of 75. After Mom retired from nursing, she travelled with Dad for the last three years of his working life. Upon his retirement, Dad loved to travel with Mom, taking trips to Florida, Europe, Alaska, across Canada and especially the Atlantic provinces keeping in touch with the countless hundreds of store owners, friends and relatives that Dad had come to know over the years as a traveler. Dad, mom and family enjoyed spending many happy days at their summer home on Lochaber Lake. Dad was the consummate people person, joke and storyteller and touched many others with his love, affection, kindness and humour. We were very blessed and so proud to have had such a great man as our Dad. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vera; sons, Ralph, Kevin (Monique) and Terry; grandsons, Nathan, Elias, Aidan and Noah; granddaughter, Grace; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ted (Inez), Arlie (Pauline), William, Trueman (Ruth) and sister, Edith Berry. Thanks to the VON staff, Nancy, Shannon, Anne and his private care workers, Janet, Sandra, Linda, Sylvia and Sherri for their devotion, love and care, and also the dedicated staff of the ICU unit in the Truro hospital. There will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 31st at 2 p.m. in Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro; Pastor Kaj Binderup officiating. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Advocate Harbour at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Immanuel Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com
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