Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by the love of his family, Cliff Colbran died at the age of 71.  Loving husband and best friend of Laurie (Cascagnette). Devoted father of Mark and Allison (Sarnia), Karen and Mark Giberson (Sarnia), Christie and Neil Petkus (Oxford, MA, USA) and Kevin and Lucy (Sarnia). Proud Grandpa and Poppy to Kiersten and Mackenzie Colbran, James Giberson and Bronwyn Petkus. Caring brother to Tom (Sarnia). Also left to mourn are sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and a few honourary daughters. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Alice (Sirot). Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 293 Stuart St., Sarnia.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care, St. Vincent De Paul Society, or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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