1931 – CLIFFORD WRIGHT – 2018

Posted: September 21st, 2018

Clifford Wright, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 19, 2018 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his parents, Cliff and Myra Wright and his brothers Gary and Bob. Cliff had many roles in life: husband, father, grandfather, friend, pharmacist, avid skier, reckless bridge player, theatre producer, photographer, sailor, hunter of geese and ducks, teaser of children and adults alike, and lover of all life had to offer. In his last few years dementia stole many of his passions from him but to the end his love for his wife Eleanor endured. He often said marrying her was the best thing he ever did. None of us argued with that. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Cliff left only to attend the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he completed his BSc. Pharm. and again to open Wright’s Pharmacy in Vulcan, Alberta in 1972. In 1986, Cliff and Eleanor returned to Medicine Hat and enjoyed their long standing friendships. Cliff was always actively engaged in his community and participated in many local, provincial and national organizations and boards, making friends wherever he went. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Eleanor, and by his daughters, Janet and her children Blake and Meg, Carol and Mike and their children Jack and Janet, and Tanis and Joel and their children Josh and Brooke. As a family we watched the effect of Alzheimers. We share this poem with you so you can understand and have patience with friends or love ones that may be affected.

Alzheimer’s Request

Do not ask me to remember

Don’t try to make me understand

Let me rest and know You’re with me

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand

I’m confused beyond your concept

I’m sad and sick and lost

All I know is that I need you

To be with me at all cost

Do not lose your patience with me

Do not scold or curse or cry

I can’t help the way I’m acting

I can’t be different though I try

Just remember that I need you

That the best of me is gone

Please don’t fail to stand beside me

Love me till my life is gone.

Cliff was loved by his wife and family until his life was gone.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Alzheimers Society of Alberta and NWT (on line at alzheimer.ca or 308 14925 111Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2P6) or to the charity of your choice. A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Monday September 24, 2018 at 2 pm o’clock. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cliff Wright. Funeral arrangements entrusted to;

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

3 Condolences for “1931 – CLIFFORD WRIGHT – 2018”

  1. R. David Close says:

    Eleanor and all your family,

    May our Lord Jesus comfort you all at this time, being with you in your grief of Cliff passing on.
    I grew up with Cliff, Gary, & Bob in The ‘Hat’ and have such fond memories of Cliff, as my elder, being so outgoing and positive in personality.
    Thank you for so much for the Alzheimer’s Poem in the News. I will cherish it in remembrance of Cliff and my Mother, Doris Close, who also suffered from the same affliction.
    Much love in Christ,

  2. Loretta & Armand Gauthier (Merrick) says:

    We are sorry for your loss! He was such a wonderful man & the best neighbor ever!
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!!

  3. Ruth Mosher says:

    So sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing, Eleanor. Alzheimer’s is such a cruel affliction. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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