In Memory of




Obituary for Clifford John Graham

With sadness and regret we wish to share the news of the death of our beloved father, Cliff Graham. Cliff passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Kingston Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 88. He was born in York, Ontario on May 12, 1935. He worked as a fishing guide in his youth, and developed a life long love of fishing, hunting, and boating. Cliff was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (died December 17, 2020), to whom he was married for 63 years. Together, they shared a life long love of gardening, taking joy in the beautification of the lawns and gardens at their residences. Cliff is survived by his three children, Cliff (Mildred), Donna (Steve) and Joan (Craig), his grandchildren Christina (Brian and Curtis), Andrew (Heather), Candice (Derrick), Jessica (Myles), Graham (Hayley), Elizabeth “Beth”, and Samantha (Josh). Cliff looked forward to time spent with his great-grandchildren: Evelyn-Jade “EJ”, Mitchell, Tavis, Emily, Mackenna, Megan, Ethan, and Patrick. He was ready to play their favourite activities with them whether it was sharing adventure novels, playing chess, checkers, or cribbage, fishing, swimming, or playing trains, cars, or trucks. Cliff resided in Gananoque for the final 17 years of his life, where he enjoyed socializing with the members of his community and sharing the produce from his garden.

We loved you to the moon and back Dad. You will be forever remembered enjoying your favourite activities, fishing with family on the river, tending to flowers and lawns, and dancing with your loved ones.

Family and friends are invited to the Irvine Memorial Chapel, 2451 County Road 15, Maitland, Ontario on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A private family interment has taken place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. Memorial donations in Cliff's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Leave a condolence or share a memory of Cliff by clicking on the Memory Button above.