In Loving Memory of Clive Allison deBretton Giolma Born: October 31, 1945 - Passed away: November 28, 2018
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear brother, father, uncle and great-uncle Clive Allison deBretton Giolma. He leaves behind his beloved sons Kevin Giolma (Toronto) and Brett Giolma (Kamloops), brothers William Giolma and Alan Giolma (Marlene) and sister Julie-Anne Slade (Dave), nephews Grady Gordon and Brad Gordon (Nicole) and great-nephews Barrett and Luca Gordon.
Clive devoted his life to helping others spending 29 years with the Kamloops Fire Department. In retirement, he became an active member of Kamloops Search and Rescue (ground) and the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue (air) as a spotter and navigator. He was a devoted father to Kevin and Brett fully supporting and encouraging their endeavours and was immensely proud to see them both enter family medicine. He was always there to help Grady and Brad and they loved time spent with him. Friends referred to Clive as a "cheerleader" for others. His passion for the wilderness and nature led him to his happiest times with good friends in the Kamloops Hiking and Outdoor Club where he embraced the beauty of the environment. He belonged to many community groups including the Kamloops Social Club and volunteer roles included driving for the "Operation Red Nose" get home safely program, teaching outdoor safety to children as part of the BC AdventureSmart program and ushering for live community theatre. With a "can do" attitude he was a master problem solver willingly taking on the tough jobs in any situation from a "sixer" in Cub Scouts to a Captain in the Fire Department. There wasn't a thing Clive couldn't fix! His long time hobbies included woodworking and building and collecting vintage toys particularly pedal cars and model airplanes. Clive was born on Halloween and loved the festivities especially when his boys were young.
He loved life and we will miss him terribly.
Close friends will be contacted in the new year regarding a gathering to celebrate his life. Along with heartfelt thanks to the Kamloops Hospice staff, the family would like to thank Janet Pangman and the many good friends who supported and cared for him brightening his days throughout his life.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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Clive was the best firefighter I ever met. Everything Clive did in the community he always gave 100%.
December 24, 2020
Our deepest Sympathy to the family our Prayers are with you. Clive was a good Kamloops High School friend his kindness and devotion to his family and work will always be remembered. Richard & Philippa Hay
December 18, 2018
Clive. You will be deeply missed. I shall never forget you.