Clifford Gamble

Clifford Gamble

Monday, October 8th, 1923 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Clifford Henry Gamble of Harriston passed away at Palmerston & District Hospital on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in his 97th year.
Cliff was the husband of Elizabeth (Shaw) Gamble, father of Ann Avery and her husband Ken, and Murray Gamble and his wife Terry Ann, and grandfather of Haley Gamble.
He was predeceased by his infant daughter Alice Gamble, by his half-sisters Winnie Shaw, Mary Bromfield and Clara Morland and by his half-brother Ralph Hunter.
Cliff was born in Huron Township in 1923 and moved to Arthur as a boy, to live with his half sister Winnie after his mother’s untimely death. Cliff married Elizabeth Shaw in 1949 and they began a 70 year loving partnership together. In 1957 he became co-proprietor of the Arthur John Deere dealership, Shaw Implement Limited with his nephew Bob Shaw. While in Arthur, Cliff was active in the community volunteering with many non-profit organizations and becoming Master of the Arthur Masonic Lodge. In 1971 the family moved to Harriston when Cliff and Elizabeth purchased the local Home Hardware store and gift shop. Cliff retired in 1985 but always kept busy fixing everything from bikes to windows for local residents in his semi-retirement.
He was a man of strong faith having a life-long connection with the Anglican Church, where he served many years as a Warden. Cliff loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and time with the family at the cottage. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and community member, Cliff was beloved wherever he went.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mary Jo Calarco and the staff of Palmerston & District Hospital who cared for Cliff for the past several weeks.
A private family service will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Tuesday, March 31 with interment in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur.
Due to the current COVID -19 outbreak, a public celebration of Cliff’s life will be scheduled for a later date.
Memorial donations to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Point Clark, SickKids Hospital, Toronto, or the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
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    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 |
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    Hardy-Lee Funeral Home
    44 John St. S.
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    A private family funeral service will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Tuesday, March 31st with Rev. Kathy Morden officiating.
    Rev. Kathy Morden
  • Interment

    Greenfield Cemetery


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Mary Ellen

Posted at 10:19pm
Liz, Ann, Murray and family,

Sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. Lots of cherished family memories.

Mary Ellen McFarlane Wooddisse

Norm Porritt

Posted at 10:41am
Our condolences and prayers go to your family.I have fond memories of Cliff going back to the late 50's and early 60's when we sat together as members of the choir at Grace Anglican in Arthur. He was always cheerfull and positive and inspired me to do my best. Thanks for the memories. Norm and Llnda Porritt - Fergus

Diane McInnis

Posted at 08:24am
Murray, Terry Ann and Hayley
We were saddened to learn of your father’s death. It must be particularly difficult to grieve during this time of social isolation. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Diane McInnis and Satish Rangaswamy

Maureen Dineen

Posted at 09:51am
Deepest sympathy to the Gamble family. I did not know Cliff and Elizabeth but I heard many stories down through the years from both my mom and my dad. Pat and Mary O'Donnell of Mount Forest were my parents and your names use to come up often. I am not really sure what the connection was as I see from Cliff's obituary that he lived in Arthur and Harriston. I feel that the connection was through the Legion or possibly through the Home Hardware network as mom and dad lived over the store in town for 10 years and were great friends with Lee Thornhill, the store owner. Dad has been gone for 21 years but mom often would mention your names for years after that. Obviously Cliff lived a long full life and we can not ask for more than that. God bless. Maureen Dineen

Bonny McDougall

Posted at 12:31am
Elizabeth, Ann and Murray. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Cliff. One of the strong, silent type! A long life well lived by a great man.
Joan Shaw, Bonny, Doris and Doug

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