New Scotland United Church
Tuesday December 9, 2008
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday December 8, 2008
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Clare Ernest Giffin, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Friday December 5, 2008 at the age of 75. Clare is the son of the late Leonard and Edna (Rumble) Giffin. He had many passions in life, the first being farming. He recently celebrated his 59th anniversary of graduating from the Ridgetown College of Agricultural Technology. As a young man, Clare loved to play ball and hockey having played hockey in Europe for a winter. One day Clare met a young lady by the name of Florence Maynard at a field meet in London and took her out for supper at the Pigs Pantry. Two years later they met again at a community dance and went to the Red Rooster for sodas. On April 8, 1961 they were married. Clare and Florence loved camping, boating, square dancing and spending time in Texas. Together they raised three sons; John, James & Roberta and Wayne & Heather. Often with his best pal Noelle by his side, Clare created many wonderful memories with his grandchildren Blake and Reid. He is survived by his brother-in-law Bill Maynard & friend Mabel and by his brothers Gerald and Lyle. The Giffin family will receive friends at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street in Blenheim on Monday December 8, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service celebrating Clare’s life will be held in the New Scotland United Church on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Wanda Burse officiating. Cremation will follow with a private family interment in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to honour Clare’s life with a memorial donation are asked to consider New Scotland Church.