NYLANDER, Clive V.
Skied into eternity on Monday, February 11, 2013. While enroute to Seventh Heaven on Blackcomb Mountain with his wife Judy, Clive's heart suddenly arrested. He was 81 years old. Devoted husband, father, and grandfather Clive will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years Judy, his daughter Kelly, son Kerry, daughter-in-law Coleen, cherished grandchildren Victoria and Tyler, and a large extended group of family and friends. Clive was born in Vancouver, BC, attended Burnaby South Secondary and went on to graduate from UBC Faculty of Law in 1955. He gained much notoriety during his student days for his Baru campaign in the run for President of the Student Council. His university friendships became life-long unions that enriched all. After graduating from law school Clive made several forays into the legal field before joining McMillan Bloedel in 1966. There he served as in house council for nearly 30 years. The most fulfilling time for him was working with his colleagues in merger and acquisition activity. Clive's unwavering zest for life fuelled a myriad of interests and inspired those who knew him. His most profound love was his family and he and Judy welcomed all into their midst. Sam's Place, the family summer cabin at Boundary Bay, was the scene of much merriment for family and friends with its annual crabfest celebrations. Skiing was a family passion that began in 1969 and one he embraced to his last moment. Clive was an avid reader and writer, often directing his acerbic wit to politicians and newspapers. His hobbies included 50 years of wine making with his best friend Tom, striving to create the ultimate Zinfandel blend. He found pleasure in the garden and took great pride in his exotic lilies. Upon retiring Clive and Judy became part time residents of Whistler and enjoyed sharing their home with their many friends and family. When not on the mountain or in his cellar Clive liked to travel with Judy, and together they explored far corners of the world. Clive was admired for his resilience and determination and will be remembered for his fun-loving, warm, and gregarious spirit. Clive was predeceased by his sister June Logie, and mother Margaret McLeod. The family wishes to thank the on- mountain assistance, the Whistler Medical Clinic, and the CCU staff at VGH for the exceptional care they provided. A memorial service will be held at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W. 33rd Avenue, Vancouver at 2 p.m. on March 1. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 23, 2013