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ULVELAND, Clarence (Clancy) R.

Lovingly surrounded by family, Clancy passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 at the age of 92.

Clancy was a kind hearted, humble, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor, whose devotion to his family was notable. His long, beautiful life began August 18, 1924 on his family homestead in Atwater, Saskatchewan. In 1941 he moved with his family to Salmon Arm, BC where he learned the trade of carpentry working alongside his father.

In 1943 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in WWII as an Able Seaman aboard the HMS Nabob, an aircraft carrier torpedoed off the coast of Norway in 1944. After he was discharged in 1946 he returned to Kamloops and continued his trade as a carpenter. During that time, he played Kamloops Senior B hockey and was noted for being a “scrappy fair haired boy holding down the right wing”.

In 1953 he married his best friend, Irene Muzzillo, and began a loving journey that would span over 63 years. Together they raised their children, travelled, skied, golfed, and entertained. They enjoyed each other’s company and in later years were happy to simply go out “for coffee”.

As a father, Clancy was always available to lend a hand, to listen or give guidance. He took every opportunity to share his knowledge and skills with his children and grandchildren. Sometimes he would even sing. He was an integral part of his son’s T-Bones business and worked his carpentry magic until he was 86. Clancy was an ordinary man with an extraordinary soul. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

Clancy is lovingly remembered by his wife, Irene Ulveland, his children Dennis (Patti) Ulveland, Andrea (Patrick) Gold, Brian (Carmen) Ulveland and his grandchildren Kirsten, Marisa, Jada, Tanner and Logan. He is also remembered by his sister Mona (Bert) Piazza, his brother Lorne (Lorraine) Ulveland, his niece Doreen (Mitch) Harmata and his sister-in law Claire (Albert d.) Muzzillo along with many other family and friends including cousins in Norway and Wales.

He is predeceased by his parents, Axel and Margaret Ulveland, his sisters Margaret, Lillian, Norma, and brothers Rocky, Ralph, Harold and Allan.

A family remembrance will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

In the words of Clancy, “Just be happy…”


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  • Sandy (Piazza) Terlesky says:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Clarence…will always remember him for his smile and humour. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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