Clifford Gordon Laing
July 25, 1938 – August 20, 2020
Clifford Gordon Laing July 25, 1938 – August 20, 2020
Cliff passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2020 with his family by his side. Cliff was predeceased by his loving wife, Verna Marie Laing; parents, Gordon and Eileen Laing; and sister, Karen Vetter. Leaving to mourn and celebrate his life are his children: Glennda (Trent) Ilett, granddaughter, Mysti Ilett, great grandchildren, Anicah and Kajsa Poynting; Meril (Lois) Laing, grandson, Richard (Meagan) Nelson, great grandchildren, Leila, Charolette, Thomas and Violetta Nelson, granddaughter, Brandi (Brian) Borsheim, great grandchild Lucas Rosiak; Carmella Laing, grandson, Jeffry (Tabbitha) Laing, granddaughter, Aubrienne Fitzimonds; Waylon (Pamela) Laing, granddaughter, Rylyn Laing (Ryan den Broeder) and granddaughter, Ashlee Laing. Cliff was born at the hospital in Cutknife, Saskatchewan to Gordon and Eileen Laing in 1938 and was raised on the family farm near Gallivan, Saskatchewan. Clifford spent his childhood working on the farm and going to school in Gallivan. This is where he loved to play baseball and was quite good too. Not caring for school much, he finished his grade nine year and was old enough to start working away from home. He started working for neighbours as a farm hand; Uncle Will Laing, Stan Wolfe and Paul Brown to name a few. When Cliff got a little older he went to work on road construction. He got a job for Healy Construction and fell in love with the work. He also fell in love with Verna who worked there as a cook. After Cliff and Verna were married they continued with Healy Construction and moved all over Saskatchewan building roads until the family got too big and roots needed to be put down. They settled in North Battleford were Cliff got a job with Jaeger Transport and worked as a truck driver for over 40 plus years. Cliff’s career came full circle as he came back to road construction before retiring. Together Cliff and Verna spent time in their yard, tinkering in their garage which they built together, going for coffee at the local restaurants, and helping their kids. A Celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at the Battlefords Cemetery on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Deb McNabb officiating, following Covid 19 precautions and restrictions. Please bring own chair if required. Donations in Cliff’s memory can be made to the Western Development Museum in North Battleford, wdm.ca/donation-form/ or please call 1-800-363-6345. We would like to send a special thank you to his much loved friends and extended family for their ongoing support and condolences. Condolences can be sent to www.sallowsandmcdonald.com Sallows & McDonald – Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 306-445-2418 "And think of him as living In the hearts of those he touched For nothing loved is ever lost And he was loved so much"
Friday, August 28, 2020
Clifford Gordon Laing
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Bill & Margaret Wasmuth
August 29, 2020
Waylon, Pam and girls - our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Dad, Clifford. A loss of a parent is sometimes expected but it always leaves a void in the lives of those left behind. Never forget the good times and all the things that during his life he brought to you by how he lived and what he taught you.
August 27, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Clifford. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Barb, John, Cara and Chad Wettlaufer
Sandra (Brinkhurst) Knowles
August 25, 2020
Cousin Cliff will be forever remembered as a quiet gentle man. He and Verna were always happy to stop and chat and share news of family. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing. Condolences to all the Laing family.
August 24, 2020
Our sincere condolences on Cliff's passing. We are thinking of all the family at this time. May the special memories of Cliff be a reminder of how much he was loved and will be missed.
Cousin Heather (Brinkhurst) Guthrie, and Aunt Doreen Brinkhurst.