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Swim; Murray Clifton

Posted By Obits On October 22, 2019 @ 9:10 am In Obituaries | 52 Comments


Swim – Murray “Clifton”, of Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, at the age of 91.
Clifton was the youngest son of the late LeRoy and Lydia (Swim) Swim.
Affectionately known as “Bampie”, he was born in Clark’s Harbour and moved to Boston as a teenager. He worked as a short order cook and machinist before serving in the U.S. Air Forces. He was stationed in Africa during the Korean War and returned to Nova Scotia in the mid 1950s and worked as a fisherman for the remainder of his working career. Clifton married his sweetheart, Meta, in 1963. They loved country drives and dining out. He enjoyed making woodcrafts, deer hunting in his younger days, reading his Bible and mug-ups with family and friends. “Bampie” loved a good meal and a hot cup of tea. Clifton was a member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church and Zetland Lodge #09, A.F.&A.M., Liverpool.
He is survived by stepson Douglas (Rose) Huskins and stepdaughter Norma Swim, both of Port Mouton; grandchildren Alden (Laura) Huskins, Laura (Kyle) Huskins, Megan (Danny) Long, Sara (Rob) Wilkinson and Michael (Anne) Swim; great-grandchildren Rowan,Violet, Riley, Aynsley, Cassidy, Caleb, Samuel, Hannah, Levi and Vincent. Sisters Sybil Newell and Barbara (George) O’Rourke, both of Massachusetts as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Meta (MacDonald) (Huskins); brothers Waldo and Wentzell; sisters Florence Crowell and Irma Newell.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be held in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service being held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2;00 p.m. in Liverpool United Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Steven Hopper officiating. Reception to follow. Burial to take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liverpool United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Terri and Brad Longmire on October 22nd, 2019 9:42 am

Norma, Doug, and the rest of the family

So sad to hear of Clifton’s passing. He was a wonderful man who was very kind to everyone he met. He always had a smile on his face and appreciated seeing everyone. So glad we got to see him at his birthday last year. He will be sadly missed by all. Hugs and condolences to the whole family

Condolence from Lynn & Steve Rafuse on October 22nd, 2019 10:38 am

Our condolences to Clifton’s family.He was a lovely gentleman and we will certainly miss seeing him at family gatherings.

Condolence from Marie Lamrock on October 22nd, 2019 10:58 am

So sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing. He lived a long and interesting life and he was so willing to share his adventures with with others, As we both came from Cape Island, he would share stories of things that happened on the Island when he was younger. Clifton was a kind man and said nothing negatively about anyone. He loved his church and many of the children have carved items that he made for them which corresponded to a story he would tell. My condolences go out to the family but may God’s love for you all help to ease the grief you are feeling at this time.

Condolence from Barb Fralic on October 22nd, 2019 11:33 am

To Clifton’s Family:
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. I will remember him as a real gentleman and that smile he always shared.
Barb and Brian

Condolence from Peggy & Francis Payzant on October 22nd, 2019 12:21 pm

Dear Megan, Danny & Extended Families::::
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Have Read About The Passing Of Your Beloved GrandFather. We Would Like To Send Our Deepest Sympathy To You Both And Your Family. Looks Like This Gentleman Has Had A Very Interesting Life And Has Lived It Well. May Your Grandfather Now Rest In Peace And May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around Each & Everyone Of You So The Healing Can Begin. Cherish All Your Beautiful Memories Of You Grandfather And Keep Them Close To Your Heart. May God Bless You All At This Very Difficult Time In Your Lives, And Megan & Danny::: We Are Thinking Of You!!!
Sincerely::: Peggy & Francis Payzant

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on October 22nd, 2019 1:34 pm

My sincere condolences to all Clifton’s family.

Condolence from Bella and Jordan Oickle on October 22nd, 2019 3:25 pm

To Clifton’s family,
So sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. R.I.P. Clifton

Condolence from Beryl and Arthur. on October 22nd, 2019 3:48 pm

Our sincere sympathy to all of Bampie’s family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Bampie had a special place in so many hearts-he will be missed.

Condolence from George and Carolyn Parnell on October 22nd, 2019 4:00 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this different time.

Condolence from Kerry J Gallant on October 22nd, 2019 4:33 pm

My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of Clifton’s family members. He was a wonderful man and I never will forget his kind and gentle demeanour toward all the people he met regardless of their race, colour or creed. His love for children and woodworking was also very evident through the intricate detail he put in the making of toys and crafts for the children in the Sunday School classes. He was a thoughtful and considerate man who will not soon be forgotten by the many people, who’s lives he has touched.

Condolence from Jane Atkinson on October 22nd, 2019 4:52 pm

So sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing. No matter how time passes, it is still a shock..My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Brenda an$ Ira Huskins on October 22nd, 2019 5:17 pm

Condolences to the passing of Clifton, RIP Rest In Peace Clifton. Loved having you in our community.

Condolence from Jane and Esmar on October 22nd, 2019 5:29 pm

Jane and Esmar Hansen, Oct. 22 2019

To: Clifton’s Family
It is always sad when someone passes away. Now Clifton is in a better Place.
We knew him from the Church services and he was always so nice, kind and friendly.
I remember him making small wooden things for the kids in Church Sunday mornings, so nice.

We will remember him.

Jane and Esmar

Condolence from Kristy Carrier on October 22nd, 2019 5:32 pm

My sincere condolences to all the family. This man was in my neighborhood forever. He would watch me walk by every day, or he’d stop in the car to say hello. He was a great man and one of the oldest ones left in our neighborhood. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on October 22nd, 2019 6:09 pm

To the Family,
We are saddened to hear of Clifton’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Marilyn Whynot on October 22nd, 2019 6:10 pm


Condolence from Marty on October 22nd, 2019 6:13 pm

Sorry to hear of my Captains passing. My deepest condolences goes out to the family. You all will be kept in my prayers

Condolence from Joyce Hawkes on October 22nd, 2019 6:35 pm

Clifton was one of the nicest gentleman I have ever known.
He will be fondly remembered.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from John and Donna Murray on October 22nd, 2019 6:40 pm

Norma and family, Donna and I extend to you our sincere condolences at this sad time.
Warmest regards!

John and Donna

Condolence from Wayne Murphy on October 22nd, 2019 6:48 pm

Swim family, just want to say how sorry I was to hear of Bamp’s passing. He was a great guy and I very much appreciated him during my time in Port Mouton. Don’t think I have ever had a “Mug-Up” since I left the South Shore. No doubt, no one could host it like him. I know he meant so much to your family. Trust we will be keeping you in prayer over the next few days as you prepare to gather and say good bye and celebrate the life of someone you have loved and who loved you immensely. Take care.

Wayne Murphy & Family

Condolence from Gary,Sandra,Lawson and family on October 22nd, 2019 6:49 pm

Our hearts go out to the families.

He was a great person who was well known by all.

He always cared about others and did what he could to help them.

He will be greatly missed by all

Condolence from judy quinn on October 22nd, 2019 7:17 pm

He was my best friend he was a sweet person R I P

Condolence from Gerry & Grace Dwyer on October 22nd, 2019 8:01 pm

Sending condolences to Clifton’s family. So sorry to hear of his passing. Have good memories of Clifton.

Condolence from Joyce Bolivar on October 22nd, 2019 8:42 pm

Thinking of Cliftons family at this sad time.

Condolence from Jan Winchester on October 22nd, 2019 8:44 pm

Norma and family,
Thinking of you at this sad time. Clifton was such a fine gentle man and you will miss him.
Sincerely, Jan

Condolence from Cathie Pearl–Wentzell on October 22nd, 2019 8:51 pm

Norma, Doug and families,
Like so many others, when I think of Clifton, the words ‘a true gentleman’ and ‘a smile he loved to share’ come to mind. Take comfort in your memories.

Condolence from David Janet and Jean on October 22nd, 2019 8:56 pm

Louise and all of Clifton’s family
So sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing. He was a dear man. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Condolence from Linda & Robert Trainor on October 22nd, 2019 9:24 pm

Just heard of Clifton’s passing, so sorry to hear this sad news. I will miss our hugs at church. Robert & I dropped in to see him when we were on one of our Lions Bingo run in Lockport. He was so pleased to see us. I personally will miss him. May you RIP, Clifton. Until we meet again. To your family, may they find comfort in knowing that you are with your LORD. Take Care & GOD Bless!
Love Linda

Condolence from Becky Jollimore Long on October 22nd, 2019 10:20 pm

To Megan and family
My sincere condolences to all of you
My thoughts and prayers are with yo at this time

Condolence from Pat and Doug Lohnes on October 22nd, 2019 11:03 pm

Norma and Family
Sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing , he was a very nice man and will be missed.

Condolence from Ronald & Sharon Verge on October 23rd, 2019 6:36 am

Sincere Sympathy to all of Clifton’s Family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Sharon & Ronald.

Condolence from Nancy A.N. Garneau on October 23rd, 2019 8:50 am

From your family here in the states, we wish we could be there to share in the services.
We love you all and pray for your family’s comfort during this sad time.

Love – Nancy & Marc Garneau, Sybil & Steve Newell

Condolence from Bruce Theriau and on October 23rd, 2019 9:44 am

To All The Swim Family

So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on October 23rd, 2019 10:01 am

To the Swim family

We were saddened to hear of Clifton’s passing. Bill will miss sharing Clark’s Harbour stories at lodge. Our deepest sympathy to you all. He was a fine man, and his smile put any stranger at ease. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Lloyd& Judy Dexter on October 23rd, 2019 10:36 am

Norma and family

Thinking of you at this sad time. Clifton was a very special person. We will always remember his kind and gentle ways.

Condolence from Sheldon Huskins on October 23rd, 2019 11:18 am

Sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing, he was a great fellow to be around, always enjoyed helping him when I was a kid

Condolence from Susan Dean on October 23rd, 2019 11:48 am

Sorry to hear of Cliftons passing. Thinking of you . Susan Dean

Condolence from Pat and Coleen (Clancy) Ryan on October 23rd, 2019 1:30 pm

So sorry to hear of Clifton’s death. We always exchanged a few words with him when visiting Stonehaven.Mom could not have asked for a nicer neighbour at the Lodge. He was a true gentleman.

Condolence from Gale and Art Deveau on October 23rd, 2019 1:52 pm

Doug and Family , Norma and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

Gale and Art Deveau

Condolence from Alice Mary and Vernon Graves on October 23rd, 2019 3:32 pm

We will miss Uncle Clifton and all of his stories that began with “ I remember when … “

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Shot on October 23rd, 2019 3:40 pm

I was saddened to read of Clifton’s passing. I enjoyed his stories as far back as when he would come into my shop to show me his fancy woodwork. Humble, caring and loving to his family; I know he will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences; his memory will live on with anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Blessings

Condolence from Bob/Marjorie MacGowan on October 23rd, 2019 4:12 pm

So sorry to hear of Cliftons passing. Our sincere condolences Bob and Marjorie MacGowan

Condolence from Kathryn Strum & family on October 23rd, 2019 10:56 pm

My sincerest condolences to your family on Clifton’s Promotion to Glory. It does not matter if an individual has lived a good and long life, if they were loved, it is always hard to say goodbye. I’ve missed seeing Clifton in church since he had been unable to attend and enjoyed hearing news about him from those who visited with him. He was such a charmer especially with the children! Such a great guy with a heart for our Lord.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours as you walk through this difficult time.

Condolence from Wendy Canning on October 24th, 2019 1:43 pm

Norma and family, If all mankind could strive to be a Clifton Swim the world would be a better place. I loved and deeply respected this wonderful, kind, good human being. He was well versed in his beloved Bible and faith and obviously took the words and deeds to heart. Very few men could measure up to this man, who also, I understood, loved a good game of cards. Sweet journey, safe passage, you have earned it.

Condolence from Ricky and Mariann Broome on October 24th, 2019 2:27 pm

Our sincere sympathy to all of Clifton’s family

Condolence from Joanne McLeod on October 24th, 2019 3:52 pm

Clifton was a fine man and an outstanding fisherman. Sending my deepest sympathy to all his family.

Condolence from Philip and Holly Smith on October 24th, 2019 7:12 pm

Dear Swim and Huskins families,
We were saddened to hear of Clifton’s passing and as so many folks have stated, he was a wonderful, kind man who certainly left behind great memories for you all. Thinking of you all at this time.
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Valerie Rhyno on October 25th, 2019 12:09 am

To the family.
I send my condolences to you all, on your loss. I remember him fondly when John Cosby snd I had the Sportsman Restaurant. He and his family were regulars. He was such a nice man. Blessings for you all.

Condolence from Pat Dixon. on October 25th, 2019 10:39 am

To Clifton’s family
Sorry to hear of Clifton’s passing.He was a fine gentleman.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from George & Pat Fralic on October 25th, 2019 2:30 pm

Dear Norma & Swim family…..we were so sorry to hear of Cliftons passing…he is now at rest ….
Our sincerest condolences , as he will certainly be missed…he was a fine gentle man…& George & I were blessed to have known him….

Condolence from David whynott of mersey point on October 26th, 2019 4:25 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Cliftons passing. I have known Clifton since back in th sixties and he was always the kindest person you could take the time to chat with.He had many friends in the Masonic order. you will be missed brother Clifton.Bless you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Mervin Bernadette Hartlen on October 27th, 2019 6:00 pm

Mike and Family
Sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you all.
Mervin and Bernadette

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