John Twining CLEMENT
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CLEMENT, John Twining, Q.C. - Passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto. Born in Niagara Falls on August 28, 1928, John was the son of John (Jack) and Doris Clement. John lived life to the fullest and achieved everything he wanted in life - he became a lawyer, a father, a pilot, a member of the provincial legislature and, most proudly, a grandfather seven times over. He was known as a loyal and generous friend. He sat on the Niagara Falls School Board, was president of the St. Catharines Flying Club, and served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara Falls from 1971-75. During that time he made lifelong friends from all political parties in the legislature. A brilliant public speaker, he was a much sought-after Master of Ceremonies at both political and non-political functions for many years after he left public life. He had an incredible sense of humour that made him the centre of attention at any event he attended. He loved to spend an afternoon performing aerobatics in his plane in the skies over Niagara, pheasant hunting with friends or teasing his grandchildren. He fit a lot of living and love into his 85-plus years. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Marnie and her husband Lou Smyrlis, Jane and her husband Michael Howse, Susan Wonch, and step-son Tony and his wife Lynne Golding, as well as grandchildren Jonathan Wonch, Alex Clement, Lauren Howse, Maxim Clement, Ian Howse, Elexa Clement and Jason Smyrlis. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES CHAPEL LIMITED, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Kensington Hospice, 340 College Street, Toronto M5T 3A9 or Belmont Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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Published in Toronto Star from Jun. 25 to Jun. 27, 2014.
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June 29, 2014
Carol, Marnie, Tony and families, our thoughts are with you at this time. Debbie, Dave, Sarah, and Kayla Williams
June 28, 2014
I will miss our annual Italian meal in one is on you
Richard Myer
June 27, 2014
Thoughts and prayers for the family,Marnie your sad loss rekindles memories of years long past.Denny, Welland, Niagara College, Bridget, David and more.May God keep you strong and ever aware that the day will dawn when we all meet again. Travelling Eternity Road.
Allen Bunyan
June 26, 2014
This is such a difficult time at any age because we miss our love one. In your time of sorrow may, you find comfort with family & friends as well as having so many happy memories and prayers to fill your hearts forever. May, it also bring you comfort to know, we can call on God and he will give us the needed strength to cope with our sorrows.(Psalms 55:16)
June 25, 2014
Carol, Lynne, Tony, and family.We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. Unfortunately John and I are unable to attend the funeral, but please know that we are thinking of you. Our deepest sympathies, Laura and John Green.
June 25, 2014
Deepest sympathy to the family.
June 25, 2014
So sorry to here this. We will be thinking of you.
Jerry and Sherry Stillar
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