TRAVES, JOHN CLIFFORD (Cliff) – 1936-2013


After a lengthy courageous battle with COPD passed away on Monday September 9th with family by his side at RVH in Barrie in his 78th year.  Beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn (Brock). Loving father of Clare, Christine, Maureen, Ann and Allan.  Special stepdad to Debbie Foll (Lorne Finnerty), Doug Brock (Nicole Bahlke) and Julian Huby (Lisette).  Loving grandfather of Ryan, Owen, Emily, Erin, McKaila and Jordan, Special papa to Jeff, Erin, Amy, Amber and Adam. Dear son of the late Elias and Ethel Traves. Loving brother of Eva Lance, Jessie Taylor, Roy (Sharon), Lorne (Lenore); brother-in-law to Gladys and Ruby. Special friend and brother-in-law to Lloyd Kameka. Predeceased by Alice, Albert (WWII), Wilf, Ernie, Della, Don and Tommey. Will be remembered by his dear nephew Brad Traves; many other nieces, nephews and friends. Thank you to the staff of the IOOF Home Convalescent Care; 4th Floor Cardiac/Renal Unit and Dr. Turner, RVH; Bayshore Home Health and many thanks to Westpark Rehab Centre.  Cremation has taken place.  Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday September 28th at The Army Navy & Airforce Club, 7 George St, Barrie from 1:00 to 4:00pm with memories being shared at 1:30 pm. If desired, donations may be made to Westpark Rehab Centre, Toronto or Royal Victoria Regional Healthcare Centre. Condolences may be placed at


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