Clifton "Cliff" Murray Kadey

November 6, 1930January 16, 2021

Clifton Kadey, known to family and friends as "Cliff," passed away on January 16, 2021, at the age of 90.

Born in Chipman, NB, Cliff arrived in Ontario in the early 1950s and eventually became gainfully employed as a forklift operator with Shell Canada. He was a proud employee for 40 plus years with the company.

He loved nature, wildlife, and taking leisurely strolls along local creeks. An avid bowler, Cliff was a member of a senior bowling league for 26 years and received a number of awards for his high scores. He enjoyed his sports, the CFL, NHL, and especially the Blue Jays.

Cliff had a gentle, playful manner and was always willing to help out others in need. He never said a mean word about anyone.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Emily (nee Parson), daughters Lynda (Mark Smith), and Joanne (Dean Stronge), and grandchildren Shannen (Ryan), Meghan, Jacquelyn, and Brent. Cliff is predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Violet Kadey, his sisters Iola and Mary, his brothers Carroll, Garnet, Clayton, Willard, and Cyril, and various in-laws. He will be missed by his surviving siblings, Thelma (Lavern), Ray (Marie-Claude), Helen (John), and Sheryl, as well as his in-laws, Norma (Tom), Ken (Lynda), and Sheila (Bob), and numerous nieces and nephews, bowling and church friends.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cliff’s life, that includes bowling a frame in his honour, will be announced at a later date, when the pandemic has subsided.

Memorial donations in memory of Cliff can be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Clifton "Cliff" Murray Kadey

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Sarah Underwood

February 2, 2021

It was quite a shock when l heard of Cliff’s passing. Due to the pandemic, l had not seen Cliff and Emily for a few months. Cliff was the original “quiet man” while we women talked his ears off at church (Westside) or on the way home but he would occasionally regale us with his words of wisdom. He was a real gentleman and will be sorely missed.
Sincere sympathy Emily to you and the family.

Janet Betts

January 26, 2021

I remember the many years that Cliff and Emily would make trips to NB I only remember Linda and Joanne when they were really young. But I did converse with Linda. A bit via email a few years ago.
It was just a couple of years ago that Cliff, Emily and Aunt Helen came and had dinner with us at our home, was a lovely time.
My Mom would always make them feel at home at her place and put a a great meal for all.
So,sorry for your lose and sorry a little late posting this note as I was hospitalized again .
So take care all of you
Janet & Cliff Betts

Lorne and Heather Moir

January 19, 2021

Cliff was a gentle soul. We enjoyed our visits at church and on our car rides home. Our love to Emily and his family. May God comfort you at this time.

Joanne Stronge

January 19, 2021

I have so many memories of my father, it is difficult to narrow it down to one.
I am reflecting on when my sister and I were very young. At bedtime my sister and I would curl up on either side of my dad and he would tell us a story. The story was always made up and he would weave us into the adventure.
Another memory is when we would visit my maternal grandparents in Hamilton Ontario. They lived on Fennell Ave and across the street was a corner store by the name of Dalios. When my sister and I would play outside, somehow the ball would end up on road and of course we couldn't cross the road without an adult. Ultimately once we were across the street, this was the time to request a treat from the corner store. I enjoyed many a treat from that corner store.

Joyce Bourgeois

January 19, 2021

Clifton was a special uncle.Sending condolences to Emily Lynda and Joanne.

Thelma Kadey

January 18, 2021

The Kadey Family

Clifton was my brother and the finest brother one could ask for.

He was a true gentle man in every sense of the word.

Thelma Kadey Dixon
Aurora Ontario

Lynda Kadey

January 18, 2021

There are so many memories of dad. One in particular was when I was in university. My dad loved to putter in the garden. Often the neighbourhood children would come by and he would talk to them. One day when I was home, I hear a knock on the door. I opened it to see this little kid who very politely asked if my dad could come out to play.