Clifton Alvin Tripp

    • Clifton Alvin Tripp
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-1952

    We regret to advise of the death of Clifton Alvin Tripp on 17 February 2013 in Scarborough, ON at the age of 91 years.

    Cliff was born in Toronto, ON and was a lifetime resident of Scarborough.  He graduated from Scarborough Collegiate before joining the Canadian Army.  He was a veteran of the Second World War who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, first as an Instructor at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC and then overseas with the Air Survey Group in England and the Netherlands.

    Cliff was a public servant In his professional life after the war. He worked for the City of Scarborough moving his way up from assessor, through various posts, to Township Clerk and then Development Commissioner.  In this latter role, his judgment was repeatedly called upon as Scarborough evolved from a rural suburb into a modern and thriving part of Toronto.  One of his greatest achievements was leading the team that developed the Scarborough Civic and Town Centre that represented at the time, a new and innovative partnership between the public and private sector.  He also played an active role in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks where he served in many capacities including President.  For many years he played a very active role in St. Paul's United Church in Scarborough.  Cliff was a recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967 and the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.

    A Memorial Service will be held at the Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough on 7 April at 1:30 PM. {gdApr2017dc} [zsd, zpi, zsp]