WO Clarence Wilfred Croft, CD (Ret’d)

    • WO Clarence Wilfred Croft, CD (Ret’d)
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    • WO Clarence Wilfred Croft, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Clarence Wilfred Croft, CD (Ret’d), in Halifax NS on 18 June 2016 at the age of 91 years.

    Clarence was born in St. Mary’s River, NS.  At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Canadian Army with the Royal Canadian Engineers and served in Canada.  At the end of the Second World War, he was released with the rank of Sapper and joined the Militia serving with the Princess Louise Fusiliers in Halifax. He retired after 13 years with the rank of Warrant Officer. 

    Clarence worked for 31 years in Halifax with Swift Canadian Company as Warehouse Superintendent and Sales Representative.  After retiring from Swift’s, he moved to Sherbrooke, NS where he served as Manager of Maple Manor Seniors Complex for four years as well as being the Fundraising Chairman for the Canadian Cancer Society, District of St. Mary’s.  He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56, Sherbrooke where he served as Secretary, Treasurer and President.  He was a former member and past President of St. Mary’s District Lion’s Club.  After several years of retirement in Sherbrooke, he moved back to Halifax and continued his service as Elder and Session Clerk of Knox Presbyterian Church. 

     A Funeral service will be held at noon on 23 June from the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home Chapel, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax.  Burial will take place in St. John’s Columbarium, Halifax.  Memorial donations may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church, Halifax, the Palliative Care Unit, St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke or the Northwood Foundation.   {gdFeb2018dc}