A true Gentleman with a kind soul, Clayton MacLachlan passed away on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
The “Doog” as he was known by many, grew up in Jasper enjoying the outdoors and passed that passion onto to his family. Although afflicted with Alzheimer’s, Clay remained the kind and caring person he always was. Clay was always there to see his daughters’, son’s and grandchildren’s events, be they sports, dance, music or school. Clay was always a presence at any event and known by all. The grandkids could always look forward to a “reward” after competing. Never one to shy away from the work to be done, he volunteered many hours in support of ski racing. He loved music, dancing, sports and working in the yard. Clay served in World War II with RCAF 408 Squadron complete with time in Europe hosted by the Underground after an unplanned stopover in Belgium. He was an amateur carpenter with skills learned from his father, but applied them only to projects for family and friends while undertaking a long career with B.F.Goodrich of Canada.
Clay is survived by children Gail Becker, Carol (Larry) Baker and Darrell (Lorna) MacLachlan; Grandchildren Neal (Christine) Baker, Heather Baker (Kristian) and Alison MacLachlan (Dane) plus great granddaughter Sydney Baker. Clay was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 2001
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, March 2, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Vet’s Angels at 145, 251 Midpark Blvd. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2X 1S3 or to Friends of The Colonel Belcher at 1939 Veterans Way N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3B 5Y8
The family would like to express their thanks to the many exceptional staff (past and present) at the Colonel Belcher Care Center who cared for Clay the past 5 years.
In living memory of Clayton MacLachlan a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences