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A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS

OBITUARY

Clarence Edward Riley

March 11, 1936August 24, 2019
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RILEY, Clarence Edward – Age 83, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Admiral Long Term Care Facility, Dartmouth. Born in Lake Loon, on March 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Howard and Kathleen (Beals) Riley. Clarence was a member of Lucasville United Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Men's Brotherhood. He served in the past as a volunteer firefighter. Over the years, he worked for Dunphy Brothers Excavation, Scotia Stadium, and Cole Harbor Place as an Ice Maker Technician, retiring from same in 1998. During his younger years, Clarence enjoyed bowling, skating, camping and traveling. He loved to sing and play the guitar. In later years you could find him building a shed or picnic table, or tinkering with a new tool purchased from Canadian Tire. He is survived by his wife, Irma (Oliver); son, Clifton, (Tiffany); stepdaughter, Twila, grandchildren, Tyrone (Jennifer), Candace, Alayah; step grandchildren, Timothy, David, Twila (Dominique), Shoncy; great-grandchildren, Ty'kiah, Tianna, Isiah, Josiah; step great-granddaughters, Alyvia, Charlie; brother, Howard Jr. (Evelyn); sisters, Joan, Gloria (Wayne); sister-in-law, Laura; godchildren, Thomas Riley (Frances), Martin Clayton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie (Clayton), daughter, Shendi, son, Glendon and grandson, Quentin; sisters, Rosella, Daisy (Byrl) Bundy; brothers, Percy (Leota), Melvin. Brotherhood Service in Lucasville United Baptist Church, 619 Lucasville Rd., Lucasville. Tuesday, September 3rd, from 7-8 p.m. Home Going Service in Lucasville United Baptist Church, Wednesday, September 4th, 1 p.m.; Rev. Stewart Williams officiating.

Services

  • Botherhood Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Home Going Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Rev. Tracey Grosse

September 3, 2019

Deacon Irma and family, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ..." (Ephesians 1:3) It is a blessing to know that even in death, we can place our hope in Christ who has given us the promise of eternal life. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved, Brother Clarence Edward Riley. May the God of all love and comfort sustain you and renew your strength at such a time this, and in the days to come. Please know I am praying for you. Yours in Christ, Rev. Tracey R. Grosse and family.

Marilyn, Jordan, D'Arcy, Sherry & Quintin Sparks

September 2, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Aunt Irma and the rest of the Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please take comfort in all the many cherished memories you have of each other. They will help get you through this difficult time.Rest in peace cousin Clarence.
God's Blessings
Love Marilyn, Jordan,D'Arcy Sparks,Sherry and Quintin Williams

Sharon Williams

September 2, 2019

To The Riley Family,
My husband Roland and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time as you mourn the passing of dear Clarence who was so many things to so many people. May God bless and strengthen you during the days ahead, and may Clarence's love of life, service and goodwill to all be a comfort and help sustain you. Precious memories always live on; be blessed and know that you are in our prayers.
Blessings In Jesus Name, Sharon and Roland, Toronto

Sandra Reddick

September 1, 2019

My deep condolences to Irma and the family on the passing of a wonderful man. I met Clarence and Irma many years ago and have fond memories of them both. Gone but will never be forgotten.

Lennie & Virginia Parsons

August 31, 2019

Irma and family we send our deepest sympathy.

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