January 26, 1941 – November 9, 2022
Born January 26, 1941 in Crooked River, Saskatchewan. Clem moved to Vancouver Island as a young child and was raised in Port Alberni.
He worked for 50 years in the forest industry starting in Port Alberni followed by Tahsis, Ladysmith and finishing his career at the head office of Doman Forest Products in Duncan. He also served several years on the board of the Nanaimo Port Authority after his retirement. Clem passed away peacefully at home in Duncan with his best friend Maureen at his side on the evening of November 9, 2022.
He is survived by his loving family, partner Maureen, his only child, son Greg and wife Ramona Trombley, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. (Daniel Trombley, partner Amy Costello and their son Edmund Costello Trombley), (Kincsem Trombley and her four sons, Dominic, Gabriel and Logan Jamieson and Jonathan Trombley), (Meredith and her husband Curtis and their three children, Naomi, Sebastian and Theodore Carlow), (Bronwen and her husband Andrew and their son Cedric Fleming) and Angus Trombley, his brother Dennis Trombley, sister and brother-in-law Linda and Paul Maskal, niece Tracy and husband Don Adams, great niece and nephew, Hilary and Pierce Adams. He is also survived by two stepsons, and his two ex-wives.
Clem was predeceased by an infant brother, his parents Hector and Alice Trombley, infant great-granddaughter Tabitha Fleming and sister-in-law Margaret. As per Clem’s wishes his body was cremated and there will be no formal memorial.
Rest in peace Clem – You are missed. Special thanks for Dr. Robertson and staff of the Coleman Clinic for their compassionate care of Clem. Thanks also to the many members of the VIHA staff who provided the care that allowed Clem to pass at home.
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