Clive Michael LAW
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LAW, Clive Michael
Born in London, England, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 63. Beloved father to Kathleen and Richard (Geneviève) and husband to Elizabeth Fournier-Law. Predeceased by his mother Eithne McNamara of Galway, Ireland. Former officer of the Governor General's Foot Guards, Public Servant with Transport Canada, Global Affairs, and the RCMP. Clive deployed to Haiti as a civilian member of the RCMP with the UN in 2009 where he became a philanthropist for numerous local causes. A passionate researcher, Clive authored and co-authored 12 books and published over 100 titles through his publishing house, Service Publications. Funeral arrangements in care of Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. (East of the Vanier Pkwy). Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. Funeral service in the Sacred Space at 10 a.m. followed by interment at the Beechwood National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. John Ambulance, GGFG Regimental Association, or the SPCA would be appreciated. Due to respiratory issues, guests are kindly requested to attend fragrance free.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jun. 14, 2017.
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April 20, 2018
Richard, Kathleen and Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Clive - although he was "Mike" to me. I only recently heard about Mike's passing when I met someone from the gun registry group and mentioned I used to work with him when we were in the computer sales side. I kept in touch occasionally over the years through e-mails - unfortunately the last time was over 2 years ago - how time slips by. I was completely shocked when I learned of his passing and want you to know that he touched the hearts and minds of all he came in touch with and will be missed
Jennifer McLaurin (nee Masson)
January 19, 2018
December 14, 2017
I was shocked and deeply saddened to just now learn of the loss of Clive - and at such a young age. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Godspeed, my friend. We'll meet on the other side.
Bob Adams
August 15, 2017
It is with great sadness when I read of Clive's passing & my heartfelt condolences go out to his family & immediate coworkers. I always enjoyed our coffee conversations with Clive every 6 months when I was in Ottawa for meetings. He will be sadly missed by all his friends, family & industry colleagues.
Henry Ridders
June 26, 2017
I always enjoyed chatting with Clive at the militaria shows. I also had occasion to pick up some of his books which I still have as valued reference documents. We will all miss him and his knowledge.
Cindy Cripps-Prawak
June 21, 2017
It was with great shock and sadness that I learned of Clive's too early death. I will always remember him well -- a sound, respected and respectful, highly competent leader at Transport Canada. I will miss deeply my colleague, Clive. I offer my most sincere condolences to his family and close friends. Rest well, Clive.
Melanie Tod
June 20, 2017
Condolences from our family as we only recently learned of Clive's passing. He was a kind man and will be missed.
Chris Massicotte
June 18, 2017
Clive's legacy, besides his family, will always be his wonderful books. He was an expert on militaria and his personal collection had to be among the best in the country. My deepest condolences to his family. You lost him way too soon.
Buzz Bourdon
June 16, 2017
Dear Elizabeth,
Sending my sincerest healing wishes to you and your family at this time of loss.
Isabel Campbell
June 16, 2017
Clive is now a guiding light that will illuminate my life and others', forever.
Doreen McMahon
June 16, 2017
I will always remember Clive's sense-of-humour. He made me laugh on many occasions. Each time I saw Clive, I got the distinct impression that he was precisely where he wanted to be; no regrets, pragmatic, in-the-moment with a deeper understanding of the way things just are. His passion for knowledge and all-things military inspired many of us. You left us too soon.
Tanya Ursual
June 16, 2017
Such a sudden and tragic loss, he will be missed. Its surprising to learn of his many significant contributions to many diverse subjects. Too late we learn of the breath of a man. Sympathy to the family.
Norman Loiseau
June 16, 2017
Kat, could be your amazing father has joined the Angel Band: "Oh, come angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home"
So sad and sorry for your loss, deepest condolences to you and your family
Hilary West
June 15, 2017
Clive and I had a great working relationship. I enjoyed his sense of humour and stories of his travels. His contributions to our department will be long remembered and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with the family.
Mathieu Lemay
June 15, 2017
My deepest condolences to RIchard and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy Brand
June 15, 2017
To Kathleen and Richard, on behalf of the Canadian Forces Logistics Museum, please accept our deepest condolences. We were always delighted when we came to the museum for a visit. We were richer for the time he spent with us. His passing is a great loss.
Andrew Gregory
June 15, 2017
Clive was a pioneer in Canadian military publishing, with a wry wit and engaging intellect. He was a mentor and friend. My condolences to his family.
Bill Alexander
June 15, 2017
Warmest thoughts about my friend and colleague at this difficult time.
James Boulton
June 14, 2017
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Sorry about your lost Elizabeth, Katherine and Richard
Rejeanne LeBreton
June 14, 2017
Sincere condolences to Clive's family. He was a fellow club member and collector who shared his vast knowledge of militaria with me on several occasions.

John Burchell
John Burchell
June 14, 2017
To The Law Family:

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.

Clive was a true officer and a gentleman in every sense of the word (s). It was an honour and privilege to have known and worked with such an extraordinary man at Transport Canada. Clive was the best boss ever!!!

There is no doubt he will be sorely missed by all who knew him and will always be remembered for his witty sense of humour and kindness. As an accomplished publisher and author his legacy will live on forever!

May he rest in peace and may you all take comfort in the wonderful memories you all have during this difficult time. Clive will remain forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten!
Tania Brown
June 14, 2017
It's with shock and sadness I've recently learned of Clive's passing. To the family my sincerest condolences. Richard, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest regrets, Paul
Paul Harrison
June 14, 2017
I too am deeply saddened by Clive's passing. I have had the great pleasure of working with Clive him at TC for the last 5 yrs. He was a gentleman with a great (sometimes wicked) sense of humour. He also gave of himself, like when he provided guidance and more to my son on his first story. I'd like to thank him as he was one of those memorable people who made you better just for knowing him. I too will miss sharing cookies and chocolate with him. My deepest sympathies to all of Clive's family.
Shannon Martin
June 14, 2017
I am richly blessed to have known Clive, and to have read some of his many informative books that have taught me so much about Canadian military history. As a Young collector all I can hope to do is pass on the torch of knowledge that Clive has given us and to teach Future military collectors and historians about Canadian military history. Rest in peace Clive
Hilliard Francis U.E.
June 14, 2017
"Living the dream" - that is what Clive told me numerous times when I asked him how he was doing.

This man, this funny man of integrity, vision, charisma, great wit, was a pillar at our department at Transport Canada. We will miss him sorely... especially his "Dad jokes". Every single time he had the chance to speak he would slide in a one liner to make sure you were on your toes. That twinkle in his eyes will never be forgotten. He was always up to no good in his mind, and our branch meetings were occasions where he really let loose with us (he really though this meatballs were the best.... ), but no matter how funny or witty he was with us, he delivered nothing short of excellent service to Canada as part of his public service and military history documenting. He will not be replaceable...

Richard, Kathleen, Elizabeth, the void you feel is not something we can imagine. But hopefully as his work family, we can help you through these dark times.

Rest in peace boss. We'll live the dream as much as we can, promise.
Monique Lavoie
June 14, 2017
I am sure all my colleagues from the Export Controls Division at Global Affairs Canada share my sorrow in hearing of the passing of Clive. My sincere condolences to all of you.
Lynne Cranston
June 14, 2017
Being Clive's Assistant for the past two years has been nothing but a pleasure. I will greatly miss our breaks where he told me his stories of his adventurous weekends in search of another piece to his collection, stories of Kathleen and Richard (He always spoke so proudly of you two!) and of course stories of his dog pepper and not to mention his notorious jokes. Clive was an inspiration to many people, he was someone I looked up to. I will miss bribing Clive with chocolate or cookies when he was having a rough day at work. Clive was an amazing boss and friend. My condolences to the family.
Patricia Lavergne
June 14, 2017
Please accept the deepest sympathies of all at Military Vehicles Magazine. Clive was a gentleman, scholar, and all-around good guy. His life touched so many.
John Adams-Graf
June 14, 2017
It was great sadness and shock that I learned of Clive's passing. He was a great colleagues who was truly dedicated to serving Canadians and to making a difference.

My sincere condolences to his family and close ones.
Jean-Stefane Bergeron
June 14, 2017
To the Law family: I was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Clive. It is a great loss to all of his family and friends, but also to the militaria collectors of Canada for whom Clive did so much. His contribution to helping us better understand Canadian militaria was immeasurable and probably unsurpassable. He was an officer and a gentleman. We shall not see his like again. Please accept my sincere condolences at this very sad time.
David Tremain
June 14, 2017
Ma chère Élizabeth, très chers Kathleen et Richard,
Dan et moi sommes désolés d'apprendre cette nouvelle.
Nous gardons de bons souvenirs de Clive, et nous vous gardons tous les trois dans nos pensées et toujours dans nos coeurs... Jeanne Bergevin-Vollebekk
June 14, 2017
My sincerest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Clive was a great person to be around. His passing will leave a void in our lives.
Nicolas Cadotte
June 14, 2017
I'm so devastated of the loss of Clive. He was like a brother to me and he will be sorely missed. His legacy will live on in the knowledge of Canadian Military history and militaria that he had passed on through his books and publications as well as to those who sought his expertise. On behalf of The Company of Military Historians and myself we send our condolences to Clive's family and friends. Rest in peace my friend.
Alejandro "Alex" de Quesada
June 14, 2017
Was getting to know Clive while attending work meetings. As an ex military member we had shared a few "war stories" finding him very interesting to chat with. His passing is a huge loss to Transport Canada, the Public Service and the promotion of military history. My condolences to the family.
Ken Queenan
June 14, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss - Clive was a great colleague / boss, and I am sad that I won't have the opportunity to know him better. This funny, brilliant, classy man will be greatly missed.
Rachele Renaud
June 14, 2017
Clive was a great person that provided inspiration, guidance and respect to everyone he worked with. He is irreplaceable and will be missed by everyone.
Danny Bechamp
June 14, 2017
What a shock. I am so sorry for your lost. Hugs to you three, Elisabeth, Kathleen and Richard
Catharine Simms
June 14, 2017
We've truly lost a treasure, the likes of which we'll never see again, and cannot be replaced. Rest in eternal peace my friend, you'll be missed, but will never be forgotten.

At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.
Mark W. Tonner, CD (Ret'd)
June 14, 2017
Clive was a great colleague and will be missed. My condolences to all his family.
Aaron McCrorie
June 14, 2017
Dear Richard,

I am so so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Anna Hargrave
June 14, 2017
We lost a good man over the weekend - but his memory will always live on through his legacy. Part of his legacy being what he taught us from his respect, work ethic and advice (to name a few).

To each of us he was either a colleague, boss, family, mentor, dear friend (or all of the above).

He always treated everyone (at all levels) with respect, always encouraging and leading by example.

His many hobbies (from established author to military attire enthusiast), experience, sense of humour and anecdotes brought a smile to many.

Thank you Clive for making everyday more lively through your charisma and many quotes.

I'm saddened to no longer hear one of your most memorable lines: "You're in my spot".

Please know you will be dearly missed but will always remain one of the "cool kids".

Deepest condolences to his family, he will always be in our thoughts.
Lianne Charbonneau
June 14, 2017
Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was very good friends with my brother Tim in Montreal and Ottawa for 20 years. I remember him and his mother very well. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Dulci Tennyson
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