Condolence: Dear Sylvia and family. It is with great sadness that I recently heard of Cliffs passing. As you know Cliff and I became great friends through our mutual love of choldren by way of the Childrens Wish Foundation. We later learned that we also had a interest in music,and played together on numerous occasions. I recall our first event together which was a golf tournament, jointly run by the Childrens Wish foundation and our O.P.P. Auxiliary Unit. This was a major sucess and became an annual event for a few years to follow. I believe we together raised approximately 10,000 dollars. Later Cliff became an unofficial member of our unit and guided our unit to several succesful annual inspections thanks to his expertise learned throughout his military carrer.My best memory of Cliff is when we presented him with an O.P.P. winter jacket as a thankyou for all his volunteer contributions. I am not sure who was prouder, he or I. I also recall a trip to Sudbury where all the units in Ontario celebrated together with a mass inspection. Because the Command knew our unit was the best trained in drill we were given the honour of leading off the entire parade. This was largely due to the quiet behind the scenes work of Cliff Vandale. When I first met Cliff I was expecting a vocal outfront type of person. Instead I discovered a very quiet unassuming man who could move mountains. I came to like and respect Cliff more and more. In addition my wife Rhonda and I became friends with you and Deryk. It was a sad day when you moved from Kingston for sure. Sylvia I hope that you and your family are well. Please keep in touch, and if there is ever anything that I can do for you big or small, please do not hesitate to call or E-mail. Phone no. is 613-6341990. Thanyou Tom Kerr
Condolence: Dear Sylvia, Gene and I send you our deepest condolences and our prayers. We are so thinking of you at this difficult time. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call. Love, Vincy and Gene
Condolence: Dear Sylvia and Family,
I was saddened to read of Cliff's passing yesterday in the paper. I wish I could have been there in person to give you my condolences, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't seen either Mr. or Mrs. Vandale in years (see, even though I'm a grownup now I still think of you as "Mr. and Mrs.") but I have thought of you often and I know that Cliff and Derek are reunited now.
Condolence: Dear Sylvia and Family,
We were saddened to read of Cliff's passing in the paper this morning. It has been quite sometime since we have seen each other, likely since you have moved to Wasaga Beach. Cliff was such a warm and caring person, and will be missed by all that knew him. We are sorry we can't make the service due to work committments and travel, but we are certainly thinking of you during this difficult time. I have a feeling that there is some father-son reminissing going on as we speak.
Condolence: Dear Sylvia and family. We are so sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. We have fond memories of your stay here in Sandalwood and the good times we had with "our leader of the band". It was the best of times.
Condolence: Dear Sylvia, Don, Richard and families. I was so sorry to hear of Cliffs passing. He was a wonderful 'Grampy' to the girls and all our lives were enriched from his love and guidance. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. My mom also sends her sympathies and is keeping you in her prayers. Love and prayers Jane
Condolence: Dear Sylvia,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I am sorry to hear of Cliff`s death and know it will be a big loss in your life and in your sons lives. Thinking of you at this time. Love, David, Cheryl an Aunt Rose
Condolence: Dear Sylvia: we are profoundly touched and saddened to learn of Cliff's passing. His energy and passions were such beacons of inspiration. No finer man walked among us and we were so blessed to have known him. Prayers to you and all your family. God bless and rest in peace Cliff. One beautiful man.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family through this sad time. There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.
May he rest in peace.