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John Clifford Thornley 19412020

John Clifford Thornley
With very heavy hearts, but
also gratitude for a life well lived, we announce the passing on April
28, 2020 of our dear father Cliff Thornley. Cliff passed away
peacefully at his residence at Thomas Hall in Fredericton, New
Brunswick. Cliff was predeceased by both his parents, John
Clifford Thornley and Catherine (Whitehead). He will be
lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Jean (Simmonds), his
children Richard (Sandy), Michael (Pamela), Sonya, and Yolanda (Vish),
as well as his grandchildren Benjamin, Alexander, Jake, Finn, Lauren
and Oscar. He will also be missed by his sister Jane
(Steve), his nieces and nephew, Robyn, Sadie, Juliet and Oliver, as
well as many other family all in the UK. Also by the many friends he
has made all around the world.
Born in Warrington England,
he married Jean in 1965 and started a family while attending
university. In 1976 he and Jean made the bold decision to
move their family to Canada, first to Ontario and then finally to New
Brunswick. Cliff loved the outdoors, birdwatching,
gardening, fishing, hiking, bee-keeping, recycling, travelling the
world, being the quickest blood donor in the family, and his football
club, Liverpool FC. He was also a man of the mind. In 1972
he completed his Phd in Materials Engineering from the University of
London, and worked for many years as a Metallurgist at the Research
and Productivity Council in Fredericton. He loved education
so much that he earned a math degree from the University of Waterloo,
just “for the fun of it”. After retirement, he and
Jean spent much of their time travelling with bird watching groups,
gardening, and spending time with family. Cliff also volunteered many
hours helping kids learn to read after he retired. He was a man of few
words (except when helping his family, or the neighbourhood kids, with
their homework!).
Dad will be dearly missed by
all those that knew him. He had a special place in the
hearts of all his far-flung family. “You’ll never walk
A memorial service will take place at J.A. McAdam Memorial
Chapel on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 12:00pm. For those who wish to
attend, we kindly ask that you call 458-9170 or email with your name, phone number and names of those
attending with you. For those unable to attend, the service will be
live streamed at the following link:
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