He was born at Magog, Quebec on April 9, 1903 and moved to Massachusetts as a young man. In 1922, he and his family .returned to Canada to reside at Hussar.
He married the former Alice Blais at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary on February 15, 1926 and shortly after moved back to Quebec to serve his brick layer’s apprenticeship with his Uncle Theodore. He came west again in 1928 to Gleichen where he resided until coming to Brooks in 1944 to work as a brick layer. In later years he was involved in trucking and a car wash business.
Cliff was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brooks Knights of Columbus and the Brooks Bridge Club.
Surviving are his wife Alice of Brooks; four sons, Robert and his wife Mary of Brooks, Laurier of Sorrento, B.C., Leonard and his wife Gladys of Englemont, B.C., and Adrien and his wife Laura of Edmonton; two daughters, Theresa Boswell and her husband Eric of Brooks and Elaine Orlita and her husband Mike also of Brooks; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilfred Fleury of Camarillo, California, and Armand Fleury of Modesto, California, and nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brooks on Friday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Sorge celebrant. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearer was Wilfred Fleury with active pallbearers being Robert Fleury, Adrien Fleury, Leonard Fleury, Laurier Fleury, Mike Orlita and Eric Boswell
If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to Brooks and Bassano Palliative Care Society.
Arrangements were in care of Smith Funeral Home, Brooks.