CLEGG, Charles Lawrence (Joe)
April 25, 1925 - September 13, 2013
After a long, hard fought battle with Alzheimer's, Joe passed away at Clayton Heights Care Home. He was born in Rossland B.C., predeceased by father Judge Harold Clegg, mother Irene (Nordman), grandfather Attorney Robert J. Clegg and grandmother Florence Clegg all of Rossland B.C. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Verona (Jeffrey), sons Joel (Jan) of Langley, Randy of Ontario, Tyler and daughters Janet (Drew) and Susan, all of Langley. He is also survived by his brother Terry and sister-in-law Gunhild, nephews Kevin and Robert, niece Lynda and their families of Washington State, grandchildren David (Pam), Deanna (Owen), Devon, great-grandchildren Emma, Brendon, Grace, Anna, Ben and Verona's large extended family. There was never a dull moment with Lawrence around. In the early years, Joe and family spent weekends camping and fishing all over B.C. Joe also loved scuba diving and of course enjoyed a lifelong love of reading. A World War II veteran, Joe grew up on the ski hills of Rossland, including Red Mountain, where skiing was the love of his life. Unfortunately, his skiing days ended because of injuries incurred by the war. Joe graduated with a BSW from U.B.C. and worked for the B.C. and Federal Governments' Penitentiary Service until retirement. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Thanks to Dr Methvin and staff for the years of care and kindness and Clayton Heights and Highland Lodge for providing comfort in his final year. Lawrence requested no service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. 20644 Eastleigh Crescent Langley, B.C. V3A 4C4. Sharing memories of Lawrence's life planned for a later date.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, 2013