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April 03 1926 – February 17 2018

was born in Virden Manitoba and at the tender age of 16 (1942) he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army to be sent overseas where, when it was learned he was 17 years old he was placed on kitchen duty. Once he was old enough he was posted to the R.C. Signal Corps as a dispatch rider and worked out of a holding unit but spent most of his time with the British Army. 

Cliff loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Williams Lake Rod & Gun Club, later the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association when in November 2017 he shot his last deer at the gentle age of 91. Also he was also awarded 1st place in the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association banquet for a 24.5 lb spring salmon he caught.

Cliff was very active in the WLSA and was instrumental in planning and developing the facilities that we enjoy today.


On Saturday June 01 2019, 7 days prior to the 75th anniversary of the landings at Juno Beach Cliff received his send off at the WLSA event named in his honour.

At the request of his daughters, Cliff’s ashes were blended into 25 shells and he was sent off  in a 25 gun salute.

Members stepped up and sent Cliff on his way.



On Saturday June 01 2019, 74 years, 11 months, 27 days after D-Day, Ciff Stinson received his farewell, but not forgotten, from the Williams Lake Sportsmen's Association.
Cliff Stinson
waits patiently while things are organized
Cliff gets loaded.
Lloyd Como
sets the firing line.
Ready, Set ....
Cliff takes the bird
Cliffs' daughters were present for the send off.
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