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Clyde Hapgood June 15, 1939 - June 9, 2024

Clyde Hapgood, (6 days short of his 85th birthday) of Sunnyside (formally of Tack’s Beach) passed away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital on June 9, 2024. He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Caroline, as well as siblings Charles, Berkley, Raymond, and Blanche. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of love and memories are his devoted wife Rowena, (of 60 yrs) daughters Nicole (Shane) and Gillian (Derek), as well as grandchildren Peyton and Calista. He was loved by so many but special mention must also be given to Calvin and Olive Lockyer, Donna and George Trowbridge, Clyde and Valerie Stacey, Steven and Katie Stacey, and Kayla and Eldon King. Clyde was a kind, gentle man who devoted his time and attention to three main things in his life – his family, his church and teaching. He was known as Mr. Hapgood or Sir to so many students in his 36 years of teaching. He was very active in his church and served as a lay reader for 62 years.  He was a family man who loved deeply. His was a life of kindness!  Cremation has taken place.  Clyde will rest at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Sunnyside on Wednesday, June 12 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral to follow at 2PM on Thursday, June 13th. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or St. Andrew’s Cemetery Fund.


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    Christine and Ted Hussey says

    Rowena, Nicole and Gillian and families..please accept our sincere condolences on Clyde’s passing. We have many fond memories of you both while living in Sunnyside and also when Ted stayed with Mr and Mrs Stacey. God will watch over you and give you strength to face the coming days. Respectfully Christine and Ted.

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    Bill & Sadie Goobie says

    Rowena & Family
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Clyde Condolences to you and your family. He is in a better place now free from all pain and I know you will miss him dearly

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    Andrea Cook says

    Rowena, and family, I was saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. He was a great colleague at Come by Chance School. As a teacher, he was kind and patient. We made a great team along with Clyde Ryan. Many wonderful memories of our three years together. Condolences to you, the girls and their families.

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    Derek and Lisa Frampton says

    We were so saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. We remember him as being so kind. We enjoyed getting to know you both during our time in Sunnyside. Sending you the biggest hug across the miles.
    We will be remembering you and your family in our prayers.
    Pastors Derek and Lisa

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      Shirley Stacey says

      Rowena, Gillian, Nicole & Families, Sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing Be assured of our heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time,God Bless (Max and Shirley Stacey)

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    Sherry says

    I have such fond memories of uncle Clyde. He always had a welcoming smile and kind words. He gave everyone the benefit of the doubt, always encouraging us to do our best. He, with aunt Rowena, would take me to church and taught, by example, devotion to God and to duty. I always admired his caring and loving approach to his brother, Ray and his sister (my nan).
    My sincere condolences to aunt Rowena, Nicole and Gillian. ❤️🙏

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    Mose Ingram says

    Rowena and family… Please accept my sincere condolences on Clyde’s passing. Although we didn’t see much of each other in recent years, I always considered him a good friend. He was the personification of patience and Kindness as I’m sure many of his former students could testify. Thinking of you at this sad time and hoping that the many wonderful memories will help bring you solace and comfort in the days and years ahead.

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    Doreen and James Stryde says

    Sending our condolences to the family. Clyde was a very friendly and kind individual and I have many fond memories of working with him when I started my teaching career in Sunnyside. RIP

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    Debbie Doyle says

    My sincere condolences to his beautiful wife Rowena and his family and friends. I had the privilege to help care for Clyde at the Hilltop Manor. He was a sweet caring man and we all loved him at the manor. RIP Clyde and we will certainly take care of Rowena for you. God Bless🙏

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    Barbara says

    Rowena & family I’m so very sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing….He was a beautiful man so kind & caring….I remember him well coming to visit his sister Blanche & comforting her when she was troubled…..He was able to calm her by his gentle voice & demeanor…..I also enjoyed yours & his visits….Such a good man, rest in peace dear Clyde, Rowena please accept my sincerest condolences my thoughts & prayers are w/you in this difficult time./…This Too Shall Pass!

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      Ralph Best says

      So sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. Condolences to all the family. I knew him from Tacks Beach.
      Ralph Best

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    Gordon and Marilyn Lee says

    Rowena and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

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    Roxanne and Jerry says

    To Rowena and family. We are so sorry to hear of Clydes passing. Our condolences go to you and your family.


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    Lorraine (Mercer) Stanley. says

    Rowena and Family please accept my sincere condolences on Clyde’s passing. 🙏

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    Patricia Norris says

    Aunt Rowena, Nicole & Gillian I am so saddened to hear Uncle Clyde has passed away. My heart goes out to you all. Please know that my thoughts are with you in the coming days as you go through this difficult time.

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    Fred and Gloria Stacey says

    Rowena, Nicole, Gillian and all your family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. Our memories of him will be forever in our hearts. Clyde was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a true friend. I am so happy I was honored to sit at the same table during the Stacey reunion last July. Clyde was always in good spirits, heartwarming smile, loved stories, even my (Fred’s) craziness, and always gave a warm welcome to anyone who visited.

    Not only will you miss him as a husband and father, and grandfather, but the whole community was touched by his dedicated life, and commitment to his family and church. He lived his faith and served with total commitment and dedication. Just imagine all the students who were impacted by his example.

    May he Rest In Peace and the good Lord bring comfort to your hearts. Sorry we can’t be with you to celebrate his life.

    Cousin Fred (teddy bear) and Gloria Stacey
    Kinhston, Ontario

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    Sandra Sparkes says

    Aunt Rowena,
    Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. Whenever I think of Uncle Clyde, I remember his beautiful smile, his big hugs and wonderful laugh. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories and years you shared together.❤️
    Sandra (Oram) Sparkes

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    Marie Green says

    Rowina and family we are sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing .Clyde was a good friend and neighbor for many years and will certainly be missed. Thinking of you all in thought and prayers at this time.

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    Perry & Jackie Eddy says

    Rowing, Nicole, Gillian and families. I am so sad to hear of Clyde’s passing. The world is a better place because of his work at school, in the church, and in the community. I remember his gentle demeanour, big smile, and kind voice. Everyone who knew him will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Mr. Hapgood.

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    Ron Morgan says

    Mrs. Hapgood, Nicole and Gillian, my sincerest condolences. I taught with Mr. Hapgood and remember him fondly as one of the kindest persons I ever met. May your happy memories help lessen the pain of his loss.

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    Natasha vey says

    Sending my condolences to you and family he was a wonderful person rip in heaven now ur a Guardian angle

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