Nelson (Andrew) Clayton

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We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide

and though we cannot see you you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same,

but as God called us one by one, the chain will link again.

by Ron Tamner

Nelson passed away peacefully after a long struggle with cancer in his home in Gingolx, BC, at the age of 78. Friends and family who loved him dearly surrounded him.

Nelson was predeceased by his son, as everyone knew him, Ernie Clayton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lavinia; their daughters: Daisy, Darla, Abby, and Nadine; their grandchildren: Marlena, Renee, Cecile, Alexis, Andrew, Kyler, and Kody; great-­?grandchildren: Dakota and Meadow; and by many nieces and nephews that he cherished.

Nelson was a devoted fisherman and worked hard on the boat he owned, M.V. Darla Mae. Nelson will be remembered as a prominent leader and mentor. He had the biggest heart and was a great friend to all. Everyone who knew him will miss him immensely.


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