At the close of 79 years of wonderful life, Clayton (“Clay”) Wildred Coulson passed away at home in the loving care of his wife of 53 years on July 3, 2015.
Born Feb. 7, 1936 in Burriss, ON, Clay leaves, for a time, his wife, Marilyn Joanne Olson Coulson; daughters, Heather Burton (Allan), Kimberly Syme (John) and Kirsten Fullmer (Stephen); and sons, Aaron Coulson and Mark Coulson (Daneen). Clay’s posterity includes 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In Heaven, awaiting his arrival, were his parents, Wilfred and Lorna (nee Leveridge) Coulson; sister, Linda Coulson Davidson; grandsons, Spencer Syme and Joshua Burton; and numerous beloved family members and friends.
Clay was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy for five years. Since his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 25, he was devoted to his faith and later served a full-time mission in Belize with his dear Marilyn. He loved to be in the temple.
Alongside his life’s work of raising a good family, Clay’s vocational pursuits were in mining and manufacturing.
An avid reader, camper, traveller and hockey fan, Clay will also be remembered for his love of babies, his teasing, fun-loving nature, and his eagerness to serve.
Memorial services for Clay took place in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in the Provo Central Stake Center (Rivergrove 2nd Ward).
A second service will take place on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bergland, ON, followed by interment in Bergland Cemetery.
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