06-Nov-1930 - 15-Jul-2022
Clinton Edward Truax of Midland, Ontario passed away peacefully in his 92nd year on July 15 2022 with his loving family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Beverley, his children Carolyn Black (Scott), Jennifer Campeau (Marc) and Jeffrey Truax (Tania) and beloved grandchildren Christopher, Cayley, Hannah, Luc and Katie. Born in Midland on November 6 1930 to Alec and Alma Truax, he was predeceased by his older siblings Laura, Reuben, Hazel, Evelyn, Keith and Elwood. Uncle Clint was adored by many nieces and nephews and informally adopted many of his children’s friends as his own.
A lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church in Midland, he had a deep and abiding Christian faith, always involved in church activities like the choir and Fellowship Club. Clint met Beverley at St. Paul’s on June 12, 1955 at the official opening of the Great Hall and they married two years later on July 20 1957. Clint was well known for devoting himself to his family and community. He served as President of the Midland Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow award, finally retiring from the Club in 2007 after 50 years of perfect attendance.
He served on several local Boards including the Humane Society, Midland Museum and the late, great Midland Fall Fair. He loved music and was a tenor in his church choir and played tuba in various brass bands, retiring from the Orillia Concert Band only after macular degeneration made it difficult for him to read music. He loved antique cars, at one point owning nine of them plus two antique fire trucks and he was a fixture every summer at the Cookstown Steam Show. He was co-owner, with Gerry Therrien, of Therrien’s Furniture and Appliances for many years and he and his staff took yearly vacations around the world.
His adventurous spirit was equally happy vacationing with his family at the cottage or pulling a camper all the way to Disney World in Florida. His kindness, humour and generous spirit will be missed by his family and his many cherished friends. Private interment took place on Wednesday, July 20, Clint and Bev’s 65th wedding anniversary.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church at a future date, TBA. Donations of your choice in Clint’s name are welcomed; the family also welcomes donations to CNIB Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul’s United Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.