Clarence Melvin Cross

Born Jan. 26, 1918 in Chesterville, Clarence Melvin Cross passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2003, after a brief illness at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Clarence obtained his BA in math from Queen’s University, then completed his MA in physics at the University of Toronto. He was a senior federal public servant in the areas of hydrography and oceanography, retiring in 1976. His chief interests in retirement were geneology and local history.
He is survived by Alice Cross of Victoria, and children Ian Cross (Lee McMichael-Cross), Philip Cross, Julie Mackenzie (Ian), and Diane Cross. He is fondly remembered by grandchildren Patrick, Alexander, and Laura. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Adamson and the nurses of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
A memorial visitation was held on Dec. 4 at the Trinity United Church in Chesterville. A memorial service followed. Interment will take place at a later date.
If desired, donations can be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the Chesterville Historical Society, or a charity of choice. For more information, please call the Chesterville Funeral Home at 448-2120.