Sapper Percy Eldon ‘Hank’ Clements (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Percy Eldon ‘Hank’ Clements (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    • Sapper Percy Eldon ‘Hank’ Clements (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Percy Eldon “Hank” Clements (Ret’d) at the Queen Elizabeth II Healthcare Complex in Halifax NS on 4 January 2010 at the age of 92.

    Hank was born in Port Morien NS and lived there most his life. He served for a brief time in the Merchant Marine as a fireman aboard the SS Corabelle in 1939 sailing between Halifax and Newfoundland. In 1942 he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served as a Sapper in the Royal Canadian Engineers in England and the Virgin Islands. He was discharged in 1945 and worked both in construction and, being a fisherman by trade, fished out of Port Morien for over 60 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 in Glace Bay NS.

    In honouring Hank’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will take place on 8 January at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien, with interment in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery in Black Brook NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien. Online condolences maybe made through {gdFeb2016kh}