Clifford Joseph passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 5, 2003, after a short but heroic battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Lonnie, his daughters, Cheryle, Deborah and Corrie, and grandchildren Dillon and Devon Abs, to whom he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He is also survived by his son-in-law Brian Abs, nieces Patricia LaCrois, Mary Lynn Jacques, Jacqueline Milligan, Kelly Mullen, Shelley Connolly, Virgina Greenwood, his nephew David LaCrois; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
Cliff was born on July 19, 1923 in Mission, B.C., and resided with his family for more than 50 years in West Vancouver. He was much loved and respected, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends for his wonderful sense of humour, his love of music, and for his unwavering loyalty to all those who knew him. The family respects his wish to pass away without having a funeral or memorial service.