Clifton Thornton

Clifton Reynold Thornton

Thursday, October 10th, 1963 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Thornton, Clifton Reynold
1963 - 2020

On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, Clifton Reynold Thornton, a loving husband, and father of four children, passed away at the age of 56. Clifton was born on October 10th, 1963 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Charles and Alice Thornton. Throughout his life, Clifton loved the Lord and had a passion for helping others. He also learned from these experiences whilst volunteering in various places. He combined those passions to become an Engineer, Project Manager, Father, Mentor, and teacher to many.

He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Clifton will be dearly missed but we know he is now at peace with the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Daphne; children, Calmirad, Reynuel, Linford and Samantha; mother, Alice; two brothers; two sisters; several cousins, nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and in- laws and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 10:00 am at Calgary Life Church (11400 27th Street SE, Calgary, AB). A Graveside Service will take place immediately after the service at the Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery.

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  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 10:00am
    Calgary Life Church
    11400 27 St SE
    Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3R6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Anthony Greco
  • Interment

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 12:00pm
    Rocky View Garden of Peace
    243208 Garden Road NE
    Calgary, T1X 1G2
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Posted at 02:09pm
My sincerest condolences to Clifton's family and friends. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Clifton on a project for High River. Through our work, he shared with me stories of Sierra Leon, coming to Canada and his children. What a journey you have all taken. The pride he has in his family and your life story is heart warming! I hope you can find some peace in knowing how much he loved all of you. He will be missed by many, not none will miss him as much as his family will. May your hearts heal with time. Peace be with all of you. Carolyn Best

S2 Architecture

Posted at 10:30am
With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family
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Sarah Gilst

Posted at 03:20pm
I was fortunate to have Clifton as an instructor and then as a colleague with MRU. He had a special way of connecting with people with his genuine spirit and infectious smile. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones. May his memory bring solace.

Arden Berg

Posted at 11:51pm
Our deepest condolences to the Thornton and Adu-Darko families. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing him, we are friends of Ferdinand and Dilys and have heard many wonderful attributes to Clifton.
Arden and Linda Berg

Valerie Carson

Posted at 04:48pm
Clifton was a genuine and lovely person and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I met Clifton through the PMI / Mount Royal University partnership and always enjoyed seeing him and his wonderfully warm smile. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and mother and the wider family and friends who knew and loved him. Valerie Carson

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