Bom-Wrapper

Alan Clifton

Alan Clifton

Tuesday, October 2nd, 1928 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Alan Clifton, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Alan Clifton with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

CLIFTON, Alan Derek, passed away peacefully in his 91st year with his children Sally-Anne (late, John) Dooman and Michael (Marhee) Clifton by his side at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on the evening of March 8, 2019. Predeceased by his wife Karen Kohler, former wife Dorothy Bradbury, siblings Ted, Doris and Lily and nephew Michael Elson. Sadly missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren, Kristen (Gord) Laughton (Elizabeth, Anna, Sophie & Thomas), Jamie Sebastian, David Clifton, Ben Siapas, Hannah (Miguel Contreras) Clifton (Rachel, Mara, Ariel & Diana) and his loving cat, Chrissy. Also missed by other relatives, in particular Sue Hill (niece). Special thanks to Al’s “helper and very good friend,” Paula Walsh. Escaping the Blitz as a child, Al’s formative years were spent in Rhodesia, a place he considered home for the rest of his life. After reuniting with his family in England at 21 years old, he married and emigrated to Canada, settling in Sarnia. Al was a founding member of the Sarnia Saints Rugby Club and a long-distance runner. He was an award-winning actor in the Sarnia Little Theatre and an avid member of Polymer Glee Club. He worked over 30 years for Dow Chemical in Sarnia and Toronto, and later founded the Karen Clifton Agency with his wife. Al continued to act in amateur theatre and in minor movie roles, being most proud of his scene as a street vendor with Gwyneth Paltrow in Moonlight and Valentino. Al moved to Collingwood with Karen in 2003, and continued to act in community theatrical events. In 2010 he published From Cockney to Colonial, a biographic reflection on his years growing up in Africa, written specially for his grandchildren. Al spent his latter years writing and compiling poetry. He greatly appreciated the many people, including neighbours, nurses, Dr. Lane and others who cared for and spent time with him and Chrissy over the years since his wife, Karen, passed away. A memorial open house will take place at Fawcett Funeral Home – Collingwood Chapel on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a toast to Al at Huron Club between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital or the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Alan Clifton, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Fawcett Funeral Homes - Collingwood Chapel
    Address
    82 Pine Street
    COLLINGWOOD, ON L9Y 2N7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Alan here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Alan Clifton by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
C

Craig and Nancy Robson

Posted at 07:13am
An interesting man.
Donation Image
A donation was made in memory of Alan Clifton
KP

Kim Price

Posted at 02:28pm
Dear Michael and family,

My sincere condolences.

Kim Price
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: