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Gregory John Clapperton

June 21, 1944May 19, 2020

Gregory John Clapperton the son of Anne and Jack Clapperton suddenly passed away on May 19th 2020. Born on June 21st, 1944 in the cold, windy city of Winnipeg. At the young age of sixteen him and his parents moved to Toronto for better opportunities, which then later lead him to becoming a salesman, which he very much enjoyed from all the chances he got to travel and socialize. Greg's passions included fishing, reading and life at the cottage, where he would spend most of his summers with his family and friends. Greg always knew how to light up a room with his smile, make people laugh and always knew how to have a good time due to his astounding personality and sense of humor, not only that but he was a very intelligent, handsome and sharp dressed man, which really showed his connection to sales. Unfortunately, in the year 2012 he suffered from a major stroke leaving him mobile but unable to speak, even after going through all that he still always managed to appreciate the life he had, and made the best of it in a long term care facility with his Reese Peanut butter cups in one hand and a book in the other. His beautiful smile and strong personality will be extremely missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Rita Clapperton, his cherishing, loving daughter Heather Clapperton and his two beautiful granddaughters Hailey and Chloe Clapperton whom he loved to spend every possible moment with, not only will he be missed by his family but also by his close friends and everyone who had the opportunity to meet him. Greg will always and forever be held in our hearts.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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Gregory John Clapperton

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Gene James

May 29, 2020

To a friend, and father figure to me, you will always be in my heart and soul! From being a pestering kid riding my my bike down to go for a water ski, ski biscuit or just spend time fishing, you were always willing to take me! Although cutting grass or some job was required to convince you lol. Spending nights around the fire I knew when Buddy Holly started blasting from the cottage it wouldn't be long till " CRUSHER" made his appearance! My thoughts and heart goes out to Rita, Heather and family in this time of loss! He will be missed by his family and myself forever..... RIP Greg

Nick Stadnik

May 27, 2020

RIP my friend

Brittany Cox

May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Greg, you always had love for your family and at the cottage you made me feel like I was family too, taking Hailey and I fishing or for boat rides, telling us stories, and having me over for campfires. you were greatly loved by everyone who knew you, thank you for all the wonderful memories at the cottage.

Heather Clapperton

May 24, 2020

Rest easy dad, I love you, thank you for everything, fishing with you was a blast. I'll miss you forever and you'll always be in my heart, you weren't just my dad you were my best friend❤

Taylor Groves

May 24, 2020

Rest easy to the legend him self thank you for having the best cottage and allowing me to come up and have the best weekends I can. I know you will be missed dearly

Haileyclapperton@gmail.com Clapperton

May 24, 2020

Long life papa. I’ll never miss listening to frank Sinatra, Elvis and always dancing and laughing with you. You raised me to be the woman I am today, strong. I love you so much.

Jeff Adams

May 24, 2020

So long Greg hope your at the cottage forever.


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