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Croft; Clyde Jorden

Posted By Obits On October 4, 2018 @ 2:32 pm In Obituaries | 110 Comments


CROFT – Clyde J., 76, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on October 4, 2018.
Born November 9, 1941 in Milton, Clyde was a son of the late Lester and Evelyn (Whynot) Croft.
Clyde started out his working life at an early age and with very little “investment capital” yet managed to develop quite a thriving business. At various times, he operated a salvage yard and a busy towing service. He was recently recognized by the Queens Detachment of the RCMP for their appreciation of his ‘many years of dedicated towing and recovery services’. Clyde was a creative welder as evidenced by some of the art forms seen in his yard, in addition to all the other more standard jobs he did. He was an excellent provider for the four-legged creatures on his property, especially his cats.
Though gruff and curmudgeonly on the exterior, Clyde had a mischievous sense of humour and loved to tease. Those who knew him learned early on to not bargain excessively with him as invariably prices would rise as a result. One also had to be mindful of avoiding anything that might cause one’s name to (very publicly) appear on Clyde’s Wall of Shame. It was far preferable to have one’s name carved into a growing pumpkin in his garden than to appear on the Wall. To many people, Clyde was quietly and remarkably generous; he will be missed by a multitude of souls.
Clyde is survived by his son Jordan of Liverpool, his granddaughter Felicity of Dartmouth, his brothers Doug (Beverly) and David, both of Milton and several nieces and nephews. Also left to miss his presence are devoted friends and caretakers Ted Lavender, Kevin Croft, Lenny Patterson, Rod Ismaily and Gloria Zwicker who made Clyde’s last weeks and months much more bearable and allowed him to stay in his home as long as he did.
Besides his parents, Clyde was predeceased by his brothers John, Elmer and William “Billy”; his niece Sherry Croft and loyal friend Glen Munroe.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Monday, October 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery.
Flowers appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Queens S.P.C.A., Queens County branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
Special thanks to Dr. Tim Woodford for his many home visits; Palliative Care Services
coordinator Natalie Brooks; VON, Queens County Branch and Queens County Home Support Services.

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Condolence from Ardie Whynacht on October 4th, 2018 2:54 pm

God love him.

Condolence from Cst . Laura Cormier-Jones on October 4th, 2018 2:54 pm

Truly a fabulous man.
Always there when you needed a hand or help.
Laughed with him many times on the side of the road while working.

Rest in peace my friend.

Condolence from Judy Hyson on October 4th, 2018 3:16 pm

Sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing.My condolences to the family.May he RIP.

Condolence from Paul and Lana Bowers on October 4th, 2018 3:45 pm

Condolences to family and friends of Clyde.

Condolence from Krista Barton on October 4th, 2018 3:59 pm

Dearest Clyde, I won’t say on here what you use to call me, but I’ll
Miss hearing it and all the other things you picked on me for every time i seen you. You made me laugh every encounter I had with you and will cherish and remember every thing! May you Rest In Peace, you will be DEEPLY missed by MANY!

Condolence from WAYNE AND LINDA WOODWORTH on October 4th, 2018 3:59 pm


Condolence from Shawn P. D’Arcy on October 4th, 2018 4:04 pm

It is hard to express he great joy I had with the many times I spent speaking with Clyde. I found him to be an extremely intelligent and funny man. Clyde’s footsteps coming up the stares to my office may now be silenced but his memory shall not be so.

Condolence from Darren whynot & Lisa tarr on October 4th, 2018 4:04 pm

With heavy hearts we would like to send our deepest sympathy to all clydes friends and family .Will miss your weekly visits every Sunday night .rest easy my friend a.k.a Gramp till we meet again forever in our hearts

Condolence from Irving & Jeanette on October 4th, 2018 4:11 pm

Rest in peace old friend

Condolence from gary thorburne on October 4th, 2018 4:15 pm

So sorry to hear this knew Clyde for a very long time we used go to up there with my father when he bought cars and hang around up there sure gonna miss his smile and aggravating me

Condolence from Murray Wigglesworth on October 4th, 2018 4:24 pm

David & Families – Sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jrondon Croft on October 4th, 2018 4:24 pm

Rest in peace Father u will be missed love Jordan

Condolence from Thelma Macleod on October 4th, 2018 4:27 pm

To the Family & Friends of Clyde.

He was truly a wonderful person. Tough on the outside but kind as a kitten on the inside. I remember my son and his friends would go there when they were teenagers. My son told me many stories. He said that every time he would go there Clyde would have his hands full of grease and try to rub his head. Clyde loved the when the teenagers would visit. He would always have something funny to say. Clyde will always be remembered by many many people. May you rest in peace. God Bless!

Thelma Macleod

Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on October 4th, 2018 4:30 pm

Sending my condolences to Clydie’s family. RIP Clydie…..give everybody up there a greasy face

Condolence from Janette Wamboldt on October 4th, 2018 4:39 pm

Jordan and Family,
So sorry for your loss

Condolence from david leblanc on October 4th, 2018 4:44 pm

St peter is going to have a hard time bargaining with you….rest easy clyde….you will be missed

Condolence from Irving Whynot on October 4th, 2018 4:44 pm

R.I.P. old friend ,You will be missed by many

Condolence from Cindy Swinamer on October 4th, 2018 4:45 pm

Thanks for rescuing me so quickly and cheerily on the side of the road that cold winter day Clyde.
Rest easy now that your work here is done.

Condolence from Lynn Lavender on October 4th, 2018 4:49 pm

RIP Clyde you were ONE of a kind

Condolence from Sam Henneberry on October 4th, 2018 4:50 pm

Clyde, you were truly a GREAT MAN, when I moved to Liverpool over 30 years ago you gave me a place to work and looked after me like no other, always joking and carrying on, was truly the BEST job I have ever had, and even after I left I still loved to come see you and have a yarn and also to buy parts, all my cars came from you, when I used to go to get parts you ALWAYS said to me ” scumbag your money ain’t no good today ” you always knew I’d be back and square up with you, the world has lost a true diamond in the rough, gods speed my friend, till we meet again.

Condolence from BELINDA SLAUENWHITE on October 4th, 2018 4:54 pm

One of a kind Clyde! Will miss you and your teasing,the unique names you had for numerous people! Never knew what would come out of your mouth but it was usually funny. You were a rough.tough cream puff and will be missed by many,many people. Condolences to Ted, Kevin, Lenny,Gloria and the rest of Clyde’s family .Rest in Peace Clyde.

Condolence from Tonya on October 4th, 2018 5:03 pm

You will be missed by many you was a great guy I still remember coming up when a was a little.kid with my father. You was defflently one of a kiND until we meet again

Condolence from Brian & Pam Foley on October 4th, 2018 5:09 pm

Clyde spent many evenings with my family (Pam) when I was a teenager in the early 1980’s. I would always arrive home after a late night babysitting to be greeted with either a basket full of clothes on my bed or a couple of dirty old tires under my covers. Clyde was a good man, with a wicked sense of humor. Took care of a lot of people in his day. He will be missed.

Condolence from david and barb on October 4th, 2018 5:13 pm

Sorry to hear of Clyde,s passing. He was quit the character when it come to buying something from him.,always liked to pick at me. He will be sadly missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Condolence from Shane McDougall and Cathy Parnell on October 4th, 2018 5:14 pm

R.I.P. Clyde. I’ll never forget the time when you pulled a good one on me, over at Dagley’s Irving. Getting ready to leave the place I went to my old “chicken truck” and as I was about to open the door, your greased my door handles. LOL You got me good old friend take care

Condolence from kenny veinot on October 4th, 2018 5:19 pm

I met Clyde for the first time when I was 17 in Dixie Lee behind the Met.He stared at me all the while I was waiting for my food. When I sat in the parking lot eating it at 12am….He pulled up beside me in his truck,,, Looked at me ..and said ‘who are you?.lol…Over my teenage years and twenties he helped me at times when I had little money to keep my vehicles running.As he has done with so many.He was ICON for this area and he will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace

Condolence from Charmaine Cox on October 4th, 2018 5:22 pm

He will always be creosote Clyde to me. I loved his wicked sense of humour. R.I.P Clyde. Your hard work on earth is done

Condolence from Jack on October 4th, 2018 5:35 pm

Condolences to all of Clyde’s family, you were a tough old fart,lol, but you were always a great help to my family, I was terrified of you when I first met you then I grew to know you were a clown on the inside, I hope you rest easy, you will be missed by so many, cheers my friend

Condolence from Donna W on October 4th, 2018 5:49 pm

Rest easy clyde. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I will surely miss you my friend.

Condolence from John Neals on October 4th, 2018 6:02 pm

I’m sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing, and my heart felt condolences go out to his family, and friends.
He was truly one of a kind, and I have many memories of his antics.
My favorite was when people would try to beat him down on price, and his price would go up.
He will be remembered by me for joking, and cutting up.

Condolence from Louise on October 4th, 2018 6:05 pm

Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

Condolence from Sheila cunningham brannen on October 4th, 2018 6:11 pm

To the croft family
So sorry about the passing of clyde .I will remember his quick wit and our arguments that I could never win .he was a very kind man he had such a good heart. I will miss him truly. take comfort in each other at this difficult time
Love sheila cunningham brannen

Condolence from Junior whynot on October 4th, 2018 6:19 pm

So sorry to hear of clydes passing he is for sure going to be missed by a lot of the community in my eyes he was an icon and was also a very tormenting person didn’t matter where he saw me he was always getting full of grease he would even chase me when i would go over for a car part there will never like him R.I.P.Clyde

Condolence from Karen Broome on October 4th, 2018 6:24 pm

I’m so sad to hear this and will miss you lots! We loved to torment each other and I’ll miss hearing you yell hello Mrs MacDonald every time you’d see me and try to teach my son to stick his tongue out. The times you’d decorate my car in the parking lot with MacDonald bags I’ll cherish the memories of them all. Rest easy Clyde it won’t be the same without you

Condolence from Danny &Diana Hirtle on October 4th, 2018 6:35 pm

May you Rest In Peace Clyde , you were one of a kind for sure and will be missed by many for your unusual sense of humour and jokes… Milton will never be the same without you. Till we meet again .

Condolence from Rodney Francis & Barb Roy , Yarmouth on October 4th, 2018 6:45 pm

Clyde was one of a kind , with a verry serious personality , ” He always told it like it was ” He had a verry good judge of character , and if he liked you , he liked you , and that was the way it was . Sometimes hard to tell if he was being serious or just teasing …. that was Clyde …. One never knew what he was going to come up with next , say or do funny …. Had many laughs with him and Lenny at the garage …. Clyde will be missed by many. …. Sending our condolences to Clydes family …. And to Lenny we are so sorry for your loss , you were a very devoted , close friend to Clyde for many years , from working there in the garage , helping him run his towing business , looking after him and staying with him when he had his hip surgery and looking after him and staying with him throughout his illness . …. Everryone knows how much you thought of Clyde , and he thought the world of you also . Rest assured that he appreciated everything that you have done for him over the years …. We know you will miss him tons ….
Rest Easy Clyde .

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on October 4th, 2018 6:58 pm

When I was young I dealt with Clyde alot. More than once Clyde would hand me a wrench and say the part is on a car, whatever row and I would go get the part myself. Of course he didn’t charge much. That was Clyde. He always had a joke and loved to tease everyone. He was a good man and will be missed by the community.

Condolence from Lauren Tutty on October 4th, 2018 7:14 pm

A lovable character that’s for sure. You never knew what he was going to say. He had such a great sense of humour. RIP Clyde. Our lives are more colourful with memories of you.

Condolence from Doug Tracey Bowers on October 4th, 2018 7:17 pm

One man that could say anything and get away with it .. God love him anytime we see him he always say to me you still with that guy referring to my husband (Doug) what you doing with him lol . He’s a well know character to our community and will be missed by all . He suffers no more may he be at peace he’s probably looking down on us now and chuckling or talking about one of us . Rest easy prayers to family and friends at this time . Love one another ❤️.

Condolence from Johnny Fisher on October 4th, 2018 7:30 pm

Clyde was one of a kind . I spent a good many nights listening at his stories in the shop and watching him pick on just about everyone that entered the garage , lots of laughs were had with each visit . You will be missed my friend may you rest in peace .
thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Condolence from bertha and allan on October 4th, 2018 7:31 pm

one of a kind. rest in peace clyde

Condolence from Tonya Patterson on October 4th, 2018 7:43 pm

I can not fathom how this day came to be… you have left many memories… and you will be greatly missed…

Thinking of all the crew that hangs out at Clyde’s.. it won’t be the same!

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on October 4th, 2018 7:45 pm

Clyde was amazingly unique. If I saw him in Liverpool, we always had a yarn. He helped a lot of people and enjoyed it for sure. He bought several people health sheets for Christmas and other things. Nothing cheap. He will be missed by many.
Condolences to His Family.

Condolence from Dale and Suzanne Verge on October 4th, 2018 8:05 pm

To family and friends..so very sorry to hear of Clyde passing ….he was a very well loved man …whether he knew it or not …he will be sadly missed …our prayers and thoughts are with you in theses days to come …

Condolence from Ann on October 4th, 2018 8:06 pm

He was sure a wonderful man… he was always so kind to me and my family. Would always go the extra mile to help us out. We will miss him.

Ann Westhaver and family!

Condolence from Richard and Lynne on October 4th, 2018 8:13 pm

Rest in peace old friend

Condolence from Debby Clark on October 4th, 2018 8:17 pm

Clyde will be missed by me and all of the Mosher Motors staff. God bless.

Condolence from Garth Stevenson on October 4th, 2018 8:47 pm

I got to know Clyde through my work with the Queens RCMP. Clyde was a little rough around the edges, but don’t let that fool you. This man was sharp as a tack. Clyde was also a very generous and funny man. The community of Milton will surely miss him.
My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Condolence from Nick Minard on October 4th, 2018 8:52 pm

I remember going up to Clyde’s many times over the years. He always helped me out although it usually came at a price of some joking around pranks or picking. His sense of humor was one of a kind ! I remember one time going up and he told us the part we needed was way down in the back of the junkyard. No such part was there, but it did give him enough time to rig up a can and some nuts and bolts with wire, to the axle of the car so it would make a bunch of noise as we drove away. Always liked going up to see clyde. Queens county won’t be the same without him. He was ruff on the outside but once you got to know him, you soon realized he was truly kind and had a big heart. RIP clyde.

Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on October 4th, 2018 9:00 pm

I think you’ld be hard pressed to find anyone in Queens County and beyond whose life wasn’t touched in some way by this man. I was always a little scared of him but I think he liked it that way 😉 He was always there when my family needed him. Like Stedman gruff and tough on the outside and a teddy bear at heart. You two have some catching up to do. Rest in peace but I know you’ll keep your mischievous soul alive. I’ll think of you every time i turn the key… My deepest condolences to all.

Condolence from Darren Hatt on October 4th, 2018 9:09 pm

RIP you will be missed greatly

Darren Hatt
Hatt’s off Welding

Condolence from Robert fralic on October 4th, 2018 9:19 pm

I grew up in your neighborhood, loved to go down to your garage and watch you do your thing, I learned a lot from you Clyde .Rest in peace old friend.

Condolence from gary conrad and gloria aulenback on October 4th, 2018 10:13 pm

Gloria aulenback

October 4, 2018 at10:10 pm

rest in peace clyde. you will be missed

Condolence from jason and jennifer whynot on October 4th, 2018 10:14 pm

IM gonna miss clyde for the laughtfer he always gave me when he seen me on the street or in the store . you will never be forgotten but will be missed dearly R.I.P clyde

Condolence from Sherri MacLeod on October 4th, 2018 10:28 pm

You will be missed for that I am certain . I have to look back and laugh , so many times you chased me around and around my mothers car saying gimme a kiss and trying to wipe grease on my face just anything to get a rise outta me anytime I was over there and it worked it definitely did ! I hope you and mom have a banter or two wherever you are she always enjoyed going over to get parts and “chew” at you . I remember the time you loaded my grocery cart with cat food when I had my back turned you crazy bugger I didn’t even have a cat so imagine my surprise when I got to the checkout ! RIP “you old fool”

Condolence from Pam miles on October 4th, 2018 10:39 pm

To Clydes family: so sorry for your loss, but to all of us who knew him ; so sorry for our loss too. This man could make anyone cringe with his form of wit or make us laugh when we shouldn’t. This community will miss his humour, kindness and all that he was for a very long time.

Condolence from Sheree Chandler on October 4th, 2018 10:57 pm

Our deepest condolences to Clyde’s family and friends. He was a memorable man who was definitely a fixture in the community. He will be missed.

Sheree, Jake and Amanda Chandler.

Condolence from Janice Mitchell on October 4th, 2018 11:10 pm

Clyde you will be missed by so many. It will be hard to imagine not seeing you driving your tow truck through town. Whenever my 5 year old grandson Luca saw you when he was with me, he would always yell out “there’s Clyde”! He said many times “Clyde is my best friend”. He is certainly going to miss his trips with Daddy and Grampy Ted to visit with you and walk through the junk yard. Rest in Peace Clyde. There will be no other like you. You were an icon.

Condolence from Brandy Aulenback on October 4th, 2018 11:17 pm

My sincerest condolences to Clyde’s family and close friends.

I had the pleasure of meeting Clyde through work and although he was a gruff o’l bird, he always brought a smile to my face with his stories and rants whenever he visited the office.

RIP Clyde, you will be missed and most importantly you will be remembered by many.

Condolence from Allan LaRocque on October 5th, 2018 7:15 am

I met Clyde many years ago when I transferred here to the Liverpool detachment.Clyde was our go to guy whenever we needed a tow truck he was depend able day or night.He had a great sense of humour during those times we worked together.My condolences to the Croft family.

Condolence from Johnny Lake on October 5th, 2018 8:40 am

I spent alot of years up there when I was young like we all did …. bought alot of vechiles and when I would come up to play at the tavern years later I would go up to see him and he would say …UP TO MAKE SOME NOISE AGAIN THIS WEEKEND … I wrote a song later and put him in the song… it’s the end of an era but one of the nicest people you could ever know … it was a pleasure to know him ….

Condolence from Andrew and Kelly Maule on October 5th, 2018 9:13 am

Clyde was truly one of a kind. Rough on the outside for sure but always willing to do what he can to get your car back on the road. More times than I care to admit I have been up there late at night getting my old clunkers fixed so I could get to work the next day or calling him for a tow from somewhere on the 103. Never have I been able to pay him on the first visit. Usually takes 2 or 3 trips to get a price from him but that’s ok I always enjoyed going up there and joking around with him. Always a laugh. Clyde will be missed for sure. Condolences to his family. Andrew(little boathouse) Kelly and Rebecca.

Condolence from Walter Giffin on October 5th, 2018 9:22 am

Sorry to read of Clyde’s passing, He was a customer of mine during the 60’s – 70’s , Clyde was never the first call of the day, His word was his bond, Loved life, loved to tease, and haggle on price whether buying or selling. Clyde became one of my fun stops, He was a good man. my condolences to the family. Walter Giffin

Condolence from Norman and Faye Levy on October 5th, 2018 9:30 am

We are so very sad to hear of Clyde’s death. I visited him a few times over the last few weeks and we were still wheeling and dealing, talking about old times. My children and grandchildren loved to go up to Clyde’s for a visit just to look at everything he had back in the pasture. They never came home empty handed. I am going to miss you dropping down to see if I had anything I wanted to part with…I am going to miss you old friend. Norman and Faye Levy

Condolence from Bill and Anna Cox on October 5th, 2018 9:44 am

Clyde’s family

Our deepest sympathy. Many a funny story and lots of teases. May Clyde rest in peace.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on October 5th, 2018 10:12 am

To the Croft Family: Clyde was a person who loved to torment,it would make his day.In my 40 years of selling cars I sold more to him then anyone.Many hours were spent with him in making a deal.Clyde was well known and liked by many.

Condolence from George and Janet Fletcher on October 5th, 2018 10:12 am

Croft family; We were sorry to hear about Clyde. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Condolence from Allan W Dexter on October 5th, 2018 11:18 am

Good Bye My old friend,I will always miss you as your family will.I grew up with Clyde and never Knew what he would say next.lol .He was a bit gruff on the outside but a cream puff on the inside.He always told you what things would cost and was a wonderful guy.To His Family I Hope GOD Will help you all through this.Allan

Condolence from Allan Dexter on October 5th, 2018 11:26 am

I fogot to Say—–Dear GOD,Clyde is Knocking at the door of heaven-Please let him in and try not to piss him off.

Condolence from Bernadette ,Danny,and Nick Manthorne on October 5th, 2018 11:48 am

Very sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing.He was a great man always had something smart to say.Definately like to pick on people.He always made sure Danny and Nick got out to Greenfield dragway.He will for sure be missed ,but never forgotten.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.R.I.P. Till we meet again See you at the track

Condolence from Cecil whynot on October 5th, 2018 12:07 pm

i will miss Clyde when up there a lot we had good time we had bad time but we always laugh about it, it was a very nice place to go to have a talk i will miss you my friend R.I.P

Condolence from David & Judy Whynott of mersey point on October 5th, 2018 12:16 pm

it is sad to know that clyde is gone he truly was one of a kind.
Rest in peace Clyde.

Condolence from Paul and Shirley Neals on October 5th, 2018 12:18 pm

Jordan and other members of Clyde’s family, we send our condolences.
Clyde is resting in peace now, safe from this world’s turmoil and pain.

Condolence from Mandy & Brooke on October 5th, 2018 12:42 pm

Rip Cranky old man …You have helped us out too many times to remember. I always appreciated your honesty and willingness to speak ur mind about anything and everything. You always treated us well. We both enjoyed talking about your cats, no worries I will visit ” Lenny” the cat. I’ll truly miss seeing you around and seeing your smile, you definitely been a memorable person in my life, thank you.

Condolence from Arlene Croft on October 5th, 2018 3:41 pm

Well Clyde, It is hard to believe that you have died.I know that you were afraid of death but it comes to us all. Fear is bad. I am glad we had two great visits. We talked about so much. Gram, what you did for her and how I cared for her. How you missed her so much. The letters we shared over the years during my time out west. How Gram and I would pick blueberries every summer for you. Then you would take Timmy and I to the summer fairs, digging clams up to the west. Our trips with you in the blue dart or old tow truck. Thank you Clyde for being a kind man to a young child.

Condolence from Winston Gallant on October 5th, 2018 4:07 pm

My condolences to an old friend who I had many good times with in our younger days

Condolence from Ron, Noweta , and Vincent on October 5th, 2018 4:17 pm

To all the family
Our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of a special man Clyde ,He will certainly be missed by everyone , Milton will never be the same driving by knowing he’s no longer with us , but in a place with no pain and suffering anymore.
He left us with alot of memories to hold close

Condolence from Geraldine Cunningham. on October 5th, 2018 4:38 pm

Sorry to hear Clyde’s passing .
My condolence to his family of Friends. RIP Clyde.

Condolence from Tyson lowe on October 5th, 2018 5:23 pm

My condolences to his friends and family Rip Clyde

Condolence from CarolAnn MacAdams on October 5th, 2018 8:45 pm

RIP Clyde! My condolences to your family and friends!

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Condolence from Donna and Kirk Whynot on October 5th, 2018 9:36 pm

RIP Clyde, you had many good friends and will be missed by all.

Condolence from Barb wilson on October 5th, 2018 10:21 pm

Sorry to hear about clyde .he will be missed

Condolence from Blair C.Smith on October 5th, 2018 10:25 pm

Clyde was well known in not only Liverpool but all of Queens and probably further outside. I knew who he was, but my older siblings and parents would have. I grew up with his son – Jordan. My condolences to the family of Clyde.

Condolence from Bonnie Hartlen on October 6th, 2018 1:06 am

Clyde, I hope you made it to the beautiful scrap yard in the sky. Rest in peace Clyde.
Bonnie Hartlen

Condolence from Holly Daury on October 6th, 2018 2:01 am

It was a true pleasure knowing you! You made me laugh more times than enough! Rest In Peace ya old grump! You are gonna be missed by many!

Condolence from Kevin & Shelley Weagle on October 6th, 2018 10:34 am

Clyde was one of a kind. A man of many jokes and Pranks, who had a nickname for many. He has left a big void in the community and beyond. One prank that will stand out, we had out car up there to get tires changed, we had firefighter plates on the car, both front and back…got the car back, tires all good…must have driven the car atleast 2 weeks before someone noticed the front plate was turned upside down… when we saw him a few days later, kevin asked him about it…he laughed “you are lucky it was only the front Wiggle Waggle”, he replied…as that was Kevin’s nickname…
May you be at peace and free from pain. You will be missed immensely.

Condolence from Valerie Conrad on October 6th, 2018 1:38 pm

Doug, Bev and family – I’m so sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Mr&Mrs. Beetle Juice on October 6th, 2018 2:53 pm

Rest peacefully old friend.

Condolence from Lynnette Theriau on October 6th, 2018 4:43 pm

To Jordan and family
My condolences to you at the passing of your Father.

Condolence from Shirley Croft and family on October 6th, 2018 4:51 pm

Sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing away. He will be missed.

Condolence from Janet & Shawn Carver on October 6th, 2018 8:07 pm

You will be forever missed.

Condolence from Chris Whynott on October 6th, 2018 9:11 pm

The community has certainly lost i true icon. He touched many lives. He had a great sense of humour and a tremendous heart that may not have shown on the exterior but is evident with how many people he has helped over the years. I enjoyed the occasional visits with him when looking for auto parts And the visits he would make to the shop. R.I.P Clyde

Condolence from Brenda Lawrence on October 6th, 2018 9:55 pm


Condolence from Clyde and David Whynot on October 6th, 2018 10:23 pm

sorry to hear of Clyde ,s passing may he rest in peace he will be heaven with all his Junk and surrounded by all Angels R I P Clyde

Condolence from Rebecca on October 6th, 2018 11:24 pm

I used to go up to the junk yard all the time with my dad and explore all the old cars you will be missed and now the name minni boathouse is retired Clyde you where the only one i would ever let call me that R.I.P

Condolence from Kenny@Leanne on October 6th, 2018 11:28 pm

Sorry to hear about Clyde. Rest in peace

Condolence from kendell colp on October 7th, 2018 7:25 am

From rummaging for bicycle parts in the late 70”s to scouting for truck parts in the late 80”s on….. spent hrs and hrs in those old trucks and knew where every one was hidden ….. Clyde never disappointed with his charm lol. Definitely an end of an era and will be missed…… sending our condolences to the family and friends

Condolence from stephen donna cole on October 7th, 2018 12:38 pm

milton will not be the same with Clyde gone .Clyde was well known far and wide, we who knew him knew not to say “How Much?” because it would go up price . He will be missed keep him in your hearts and minds, he will never be forgotten R I P Clyde

Condolence from Kathi Parlee on October 7th, 2018 9:07 pm

Sad news. Clyde was a fixture in Milton and beyond. I can’t count how many times Glenn would go looking for a part, and Clyde would hand him a wrench and general directions to the vehicle that had that part! Our girls loved going too – roaming around the junked cars, or joking with Clyde. He moved a few sheds for our family too. Our condolences to all who loved him.

Glenn and Kathi (Harding) Parlee

Condolence from Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield on October 8th, 2018 10:04 am

Well i don’t know where to start besides the fact i am writing this with a very sad heart. Everyone that knew him is gonna feel his absence. No more suffering, may you rest in peace….

Condolence from Ann McGinnis on October 8th, 2018 12:05 pm

Clyde always had a friendly smile and helping hand. He never hesitated to help. He will be greatly missed

Condolence from Diane Raynard White on October 8th, 2018 9:24 pm

Condolences to all the family and friends and to the Milton community, he will be missed. I was fortunate to have had a few chuckles with Clyde while he came into the Milton Vet Clinic, the man loved his animals for sure. Another good one gone ……

Condolence from Peter & JanetFountain on October 8th, 2018 11:03 pm

Clyde has been a significant part of the community in his own particular way. We will all miss him. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Vina Moses on October 9th, 2018 9:03 am

Sad to see this news. My late husband Gerald used to go to Clyde for parts and for his “burn” barrels that he loved. He would tell me stories of how he went to the back yard and how interesting the collection there was and about the names on the wall …the “wall of shame”. I finally got to meet Clyde and he was just as much a character as Gerald told me. He reminded me of many folks from the Miramichi where we grew up and he was unique to use a word that fit him perfectly. He certainly touched a lot of folks here in this community and he will certainly be missed. RIP.

Condolence from Barry and Sharon Levy on October 9th, 2018 11:12 am

So sorry to read of Clyde’s passing. Many hours were spent there years ago waiting for car parts . Sending deepest sympathy to Clyde’s family

Condolence from Monica Roberts on October 9th, 2018 2:26 pm

I dont have any memorable memories of Clyde. I used to wait on him in my Sobeys days. I’m sure if I thought hard enough I could find something to laugh about. I have however for about 8 years called my white Shitzu , Clyde Crofts dog bubba. Why you ask? Miley loves to hang out in buildings, roll on grounds when wet from having a bath. Always dirty looking. If you knew Clyde you knew Bubba. May they both be reunited . Rest easy Clyde.

Condolence from Eldridge/Phyllis Whynot &family on October 9th, 2018 10:35 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Cheryl Selig on October 11th, 2018 6:20 pm

Clyde ALWAYS asked about my brother and made me laugh whenever we met. May you be at peace now sweet Clyde.

Condolence from Lindsay Coombs on October 20th, 2018 12:55 pm

So sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. I went to school with Clyde so I have known him many years. My thoughts and sympathy ge to the family

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