Clifford James Oliver Monkman

28 January , 193622 July , 2018

Clifford James Oliver Monkman a.k.a O.C. January 28, 1936 – July 22, 2018

Suddenly, on July 22, Oliver decided that enough is enough, packed up his tools and he left.

Oliver was born in Selkirk and born to build. All his life he built houses, sheds, etc. because that was his passion. Even as he was sick, he would be measuring his next project on paper to build, and estimating the cost of materials. After a long hard working day he would sit back and have some refreshments. In the past, Oliver had his construction company, Monkman Builders Ltd. and employed others. A lot of houses were built. He left behind his legacy. He was a hard and busy worker.

Oliver is survived by his partner/wife, of 48 years, Patricia; and their children and grandchildren. As well as his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren from a previous marriage.

Oliver is predeceased by his father Ernest Monkman, his mother Elizabeth (nee Kipling), and his son John.

Families would like to thank Tudor House and all their staff for the wonderful care that they gave our loved one Oliver. Thank to Thomson Funeral Home for their care of Oliver, guidance and understanding through this difficult period.

According to his will and wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral will be held.

We will miss Oliver dearly, but he once stated a few times, “When I go, I will build for God’s angels, if he hires me!”


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Jack And Doreen Brignoly

31 July 2018

We were saddened to hear about Oliver's death.Oliver built our garage in 1999.
I had taken the deck apart to build the garage in that space.There were a lot of
2 x 6's from the deck and I suggested to Oliver that we use them in the framing
of the garage.
"No problem," Oliver said,"just cut off the ends in case of damage.".
As a result our garage has 2 x 6 framing instead of 2x4 framing.
Over the years I became more familiar with Oliver as I did help him
on some of his many projects.You never had to guess what was on Oliver's
mind as he told you what he thought on many topics.He would often end
his conversation with the saying ," Can you believe that?"
We hope that he has opened up his pack of tools in the Spirit World
and that he is building and repairing houses as that is what he really
liked to do.
Jack & Doreen Brignoly