Obituary of Clifford "Cliff " Gouthro, Gardiner Mines
Clifford Joseph (Cliff) Gouthro
Gardiner Mines / Toronto
It is with sad news that we the family of Clifford Joseph (Cliff) Gouthro announce his passing on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018.
Cliff was the son of Daniel Joseph Gouthro and Effie (Morrison) Gouthro McNabb.
Cliff is survived by his brothers, Daniel (Jackie Blair) and Alex (Gwenn), his sister Frances (Nancy) Lyons and special niece, Linda Gouthro O'Connell (Bernie) along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cliff is also survived by long-time friend Andre Lefebvre of Sherbrook, Quebec, and special friend Elizabeth Pakula of Toronto, Ontario. Other special friends were Lily Fortin of Montreal, Quebec and Russell, Darlene, Darrin Churchill of Manipita, Quebec, the Brothers of the Good Shepard for the Homeless People, Brother David Lynch, Brother Sean McIssac, and Brother John. Cliff was very appreciative of your help and support over the last 15 years, and also Saint Michaels Homes on Rushmore Road where he made many long lasting friendships, especially Doug Forrester.
Cliff was predeceased by brothers John (Bunny), Charles, Gilbert, George , a sister Catherine (Sissy) Burns and four sisters at birth. He was also predeceased by his special friends Jackie Albania and Maggie Guthie of Toronto.
Cliff held many important positions in the Health Care System in Environmental Services in hospitals in Montreal and Toronto also he worked for many years at the Compensation Board in Toronto. He held the position as President of the Canadian Administrative Housekeepers and Laundry Association.
Cliff came home to retire in 2007 and enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and playing darts at the Gardiner Community Hall.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Cliff has been buried at the Saint James Cemetery in Gardiner Mines.
Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre or charity of your choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca