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NELSON – Clyde Tom

March 15, 1922 – December 12, 2009

Clyde Nelson, beloved husband of Nettie Nelson of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the age of 87 years.

Clyde was born in Nelson, BC. His family moved to Calgary to a home in Ogden where Clyde spent his childhood years. At fifteen, he moved north to Peace River and loved his time in The Peace Country.
As a young man he enlisted, and served overseas during WWII, with the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade. Upon returning from the war he met Nettie and started a family. He retired after thirty years with the Canada Post as a letter carrier. Clyde was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Chapelhow Branch 284.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Clyde is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Bill Nelson, Bob (Dede) Nelson, Fred (Nancy) Nelson, and John (Ellie) Nelson; seven grandchildren, Grant, Tasha, Marilyn, Ian, Natasha, Willy, and Andrew Nelson. He is also survived by a sister and two brothers-in-law Audrey (Henry) Stevenson of Nelson, BC, and Tad Huck of Calgary. Clyde was predeceased by his parents William and Gladys Nelson and three sisters; Myra Grant, Margaret Fraser, and Helen Huck.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Cole, and all the staff of Unit 38 at the Peter Lougheed for their exceptional care.

In living memory of Clyde Nelson, 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.

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  1. John & Ellie, While I never met your father John I know since you showed me his WWII picture a short time ago you must be very proud of his lifelong accomplishments, that picture says alot about a Man. Please accept my sincerest condolences during this difficult time, know you Father is “home” and time will mend this pain but memories live forever. Sincerely, Rod

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  2. John, Ellie and family. So sorry for your loss. I know it’s very tough to watch your loved ones age, and know there isnt much time left for them. I know you are a very close family and I feel for you in this time of sadness. The price of love is grief, Today we grieve the loss of your Dad. Take Care better times ahead. Bruce McGrath

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