Winchester Press – obit – Francis ‘Allan’ ClementFrancis ‘Allan’ Clement
Allan Clement passed away peacefully at home on Sun., Jan. 8,2006 with his family by his side. Active in his community, Allanserved on both Chesterville village and Winchester Township councils,Chesterville and District Agricultural Society, Knights of Columbus,St. Mary’s School Board and St. Mary’s Parish Council, and theChesterville Chamber of Commerce.
Friends were received at the Chesterville Funeral Home on Tues.,Jan. 10. The funeral service was held Wed., Jan. 11 at St. Mary’sCatholic Church with Father John Gillis officiating. Special musicwas provided by Tammy McRae and Jennifer Buhr. Pallbearers wereAbe Douma, Matthew Clement, Jack Lannin, Arie Oosterman, RichardCasselman and Don Shane. A reception followed at Branch 434 RoyalCanadian Legion hosted by St. Mary’s Helping Hands. Intermentwill take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Allan was born in Chesterville to Bernard Clement and Lorella(O’Shea), both of whom predeceased him. He was also predeceasedby his sister Jewell, and by his brother Paul. Allan married theformer Anne McDonald in 1957. Together they raised four children:Laurie Clement (Bryan Cochrane), Danny (Maureen Palmer), CathyClement (Paul Nooyen), and Carolyn (Lindsay Weegar). He lovedhis “14” grandchildren who brought him many hours ofjoy and pleasure.
Allan was the proud owner and operator of Clement Feeds from 1958to 1986. Allan and Anne loved country life and had lived on Highway43 since 1964. Allan adored his family and always had some “Irish”wit for them.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, neighbors,and friends for their memorial donations, mass cards, floral arrangements,sympathy cards and food sent to our home during the recent lossof a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Special thanks to our nursing care staff, Father Gillis, Dr. Burke,Jennifer and the Chesterville Funeral Home. Sincere thanks toAbe and Janet Douma, and Joan Wheeler for looking after all ofus.
Your kindness and thoughtfulness will long be remembered,
Anne Clement and family