Obit: Theal, Clarence Whitney

Clarence Whitney Theal


Theal, Clarence Whitney, age 97 of River Hebert passed away on Thursday
October 3, in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Born on May 5,
1916 , Clarence was the youngest son of the late Rufus and Emma Theal.

A veteran of WWII he served as a gunner with the 8th Cdn Hussars in England,
North Africa, Italy and Holland, returning to Canada in 1946. He was
employed as a Coal Miner in River Hebert and raised cattle on the family
farm. He was a life long member the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 in River
Hebert. Clarence is survived by his son, Harley (Rosemary) of River Hebert,
two grandchildren, Bonnie of Ottawa, ON, and Michael of Kitchener Waterloo,
ON; seven great grandchildren all of Ontario.

He was predeceased by his wife, Effie, brothers, Harley and William,
sisters, Laura, Mabel, Lillian and Sadie.

Special thanks to the Medical Staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care
Centre, Springhill Hospital and the Veterans Wing at High Crest Nursing Home
for the compassionate care provided to Clarence over the past five months.

Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held at the Royal Canadian
Legion River Hebert on Friday, October 11 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service
will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence Clarke at the River Hebert Legion on
Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m followed by interment at the Hillside
Cemetery, River Hebert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the River Hebert
Legion, Branch 14,or the River Hebert Volunteer Fire Department.

[Collected by DAW, 8 Oct 2013]