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Sofie Cleverdon

Sofie Cleverdon

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1924 Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

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Obituary for Sofie Cleverdon

Sofie Cleverdon
July 22, 1924 – April 22, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our mother, Sofie Cleverdon, peacefully, on April 22, 2021, at the age of 96. Sofie was born to John and Chrissie Gerassimou in Port Arthur. She married Jack Cleverdon on November 16, 1945, and spent her life raising a family that she loved very much.

Sofie spent six years attending Central School after which she worked for her parent's restaurant, the Central Candy Kitchen, until the business closed in 1961. She was also employed at Murray's Grill and the Provincial Paper's Canteen. Sofie also was a working partner in our family business, Cleverdon Painting and Decorating. Mom shared the responsibilities with Dad as a Custodian for the Orange and True Blue Hall and the Canadian Order of Foresters. She was not afraid of a hard days’ work. Mom was widowed at the age of 59 and was there to raise her five children on her own. Another example of her strength and endurance to overcome any obstacles she faced.

Mom enjoyed her garden and tending to her flowers and apple trees in her backyard. She was also an animal lover and had many memories of the dogs and cats she cared for over her life. Mom loved visits over coffee with friends and neighbours. She also loved and appreciated a good, barbequed hamburger and desserts of any kind.

Sofie was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She always wanted the best for everyone around her and would often offer a word of encouragement to point you in that direction - sometimes with a wry smile and a little bit of humour if you were lucky. For those of us lucky enough to have her love, we knew it by the sparkle in her eye, the smile on her face, and the kindness of her words that she shared with us. Our Mom was the strongest woman we know.

Mom is remembered by her sons, Jack (Cheryl) Cleverdon, and John Cleverdon, daughter Judy (Perry) Cleverdon Kelso, and grandson Devlin. Sofie is predeceased by her loving husband, Jack Cleverdon, and sons, Jerry Cleverdon and Jiles Cleverdon.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hogarth Riverview Manor, Spruce Grove Wing for the care that they provided during a very difficult time. Most of all, thanks to Jack and Cheryl, who were the members of our family that made Mom’s life full of happiness, laughter and joy while she was in care over many years.

The family would like to thank Jack’s brothers-in-law: Blaine Pagee, Tim Pagee, and Russ Littleford, for offering their support as pallbearers.

A private family funeral service will take place at Sargent & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday April 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a private interment at Riverside Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the services may do so virtually on the Sargent & Son Facebook page. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.

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    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
    THUNDER BAY, ON
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    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Riverside Cemetery
    800 Oliver Road
    THUNDER BAY, ON
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Croteau Family sent flowers to the family of Sofie Cleverdon.
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Jean-Denis Charlebois

Judy, I offer you all of my sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your family during this period of grief. With the hope that spring 2021 will eventually lead to clear, blue skies and let the flowers bloom. Take care Judy…
Jean-Denis
Comment | Posted at 10:35pm via Condolence
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Philip Croteau

Philip Croteau
Jack, My condolences go out to you on the loss of your mother. It is always hard to physically let them go, but I am sure you'll have years of memories to reflect on. When your time comes to leave the physical earth, I am sure she will be waiting with open arms to see you again. Best wishes to Cheryl, and the rest of the families.
With love,
Phil
Comment | Posted at 08:20pm via Condolence
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Croteau Family

Jack (Cheryl) it is a hard day when someone so close to you is no longer with you. Our heart-felt condolences from Ken and Genny, Debbie and Phil.
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Croteau Family purchased the Gracious Lavender Basket and planted a memorial tree for the family of Sofie Cleverdon.
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Brook Kell

To Sophie's family: I had the pleasure of getting to know Sophie at Hogarth RMH over the past few years. She was always full of spunk and I will always think of her and smile. Brook Kell, Volunteer
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maria greco

may words of comfort rest gently upon your heart and in time may they become words of healing thank you for all the memories -maria greco and family
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