Capt Melvin Bruce Clisby, CD (Ret’d)

    • Capt Melvin Bruce Clisby, CD (Ret’d)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Melvin Bruce Clisby, CD (Ret’d) at the age of 71 on 7 December 2016 in Courtenay, BC.

    Mel was born in Winnipeg, MB in 1945 and spent his youth in Manitoba. After working for Safeway for a short stint, he joined the Canadian Military Engineers in 1968 as a Construction Engineer. Mel started his military career as a “WSPol Tech” (Water, Sanitation and Petroleum Oil and Lubricants Technician) and became a Mechanical Systems Technician upon promotion to Master Warrant Officer.  He was Commissioned from the Ranks in 1985 and retired as a Captain in 1996.

    Mel’s postings included Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Moose Jaw, CFB Cold Lake, CFB Winnipeg, CFB Chilliwack, CFB Comox, and National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON. After retirement in 1996 and taking two years off, he went back to work at CFB Comox as a civilian Water, Fuel and Environmental Technician and worked there until 2009 when he retired for good. In retirement Mel loved spending time on the water, where he volunteered with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and spent much time on his boat fishing and crabbing with his family and friends.

    There will be no funeral at Mel’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Comox Valley Hospice Society who made his last days so much more peaceful. On-line Condolences can be sent to the Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home in Courtenay, BC.  {khDec2016}