A lifetime resident of the area, Clancy Warren, following a lengthy illness, passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital with his daughters and son in law by his side on March 1, 2012. He was 69.
Clancy was born in Brinston on July 26, 1942, to his parents Harry and Marion Warren (nee Coons).
As a child he lived in Osgoode and while still young moved to Glen Stewart where he lived with his grandfather and grandmother, George and Margaret (nee Gilmer) Warren until his parents purchased their own farm in Glen Stewart.
Clarence purchased his first home from his grandparents and lived his whole life at this property.
Clarence was not afraid of hard work. In his early years, he worked at Caldwell Linen Mill and then worked for Clint and Doris Stewart as a driver for Esso Gas driving the Oil Truck. While driving for Esso he obtained his Oil Burner Mechanic Certification.
Following Esso, he worked for Belhaven Sod Farms before settling into Prescott Machine and Welding until his retirement. Clarence was very proud of his work at Prescott Machine and Welding (PMW). The earlier years at PMW saw Clarence working on lake and ocean freighters that travelled the St. Lawrence Seaway. Many times he was seen off by his family as he boarded a ship as it was going through the Iroquois Locks.
Clancy was interested in all sports but can be remembered playing hockey and baseball. His interest sparked interest in sports for his daughters. Many a weekend was spent at the Brinston ball park. He played the position of catcher.
He also was involved with Moon’s Maroons and the Iroquois Old Timers hockey team. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and hunting with his friends and family.
Clancy is survived by his daughters Cindy (Jim) Bennis, Leisa (Ernie) Beckstead, Melanie Warren (Patrick Burke) and Sara Warren (Nathan Myers), all of Morrisburg and by his grandchildren Quinn, Jonah and Lucas Bennis, Marc and Cole Beckstead and Hannah Warren and Harrison Burke.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Gwen Bosma of Hanesville and his sister-in-law Bea Warren of Winchester. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Clancy was predeceased by his parents Harry and Marion Warren (nee Coons), his brother Clifford Warren and his brother-in-law Eppie Bosma.
There was no visitation or funeral service. Donations to Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.