It is with profound sadness, much love and final acceptance, that we announce the passing on December 3, 2017 of a devoted husband, wonderful father and inspired grampa. After a courageous seven year battle with cancer, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called for Cliff to come home. Cliff leaves behind his beloved wife of 31 years, Eve, and his children Jennifer (Paul), Charles, Theresa (Les), Neil (Darlene), Heather (Eric), Paul, Heather Lynne (James), Daniel (Melissa), 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Loving brother to Frances, Lorne (Joan), Stewart (Sandra) and Keith.
Cliff was the oldest of five children born to Nellie and Maxwell Brown (deceased). Born in Newfoundland in 1937, he moved to Ontario and worked at the City of Scarborough as Superintendant of Street Operations until his retirement in 1999.
Visitation will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport)905-440-3595 on Wednesday, December 6th from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. A Service to Celebrate Cliff’s life will be held at the Salvation Army West Hill Citadel, 305 Morrish Road, Toronto on Thursday, December 7th at 11:00am with visitation from 10:00-11:00am. Interment will take place at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Cliff will be dearly missed by all. Cliff achieved great personal happiness in his lifetime and was generous in sharing it with all he met. His legacy of love and faith will endure in his wife, his family and his friends.