Clifford Archie Pocock

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    • Clifford Archie Pocock

    We regret to advise the death of Clifford Archie Pocock of Edmonton, AB on 4 October 2016 at the age of 90 years.

    Clifford was a veteran of the Second World War who enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He later volunteered for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and trained in Shilo, MB.  He parachuted into Normandy in the early morning hours of D-Day and served with the battalion in the 6th British Airborne from 1943 to 1947 in Northwest Europe.  On returning to Canada, Clifford  continued with the Royal Canadian Engineers and served in Number 1 Road Maintenance Company in Whitehorse, YK on the Northwest Highway System.

    A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5104 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton on 15 October. Memorial donations may be made in Clifford's name to the Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Boulvard, Toronto. {dcNov2017gd} [zcc]