Clyde Thomas Drover

October 9, 1939 to April 3, 2019

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on April 3, surrounded by the love of his family, Clyde Thomas Drover aged 79 years. Predeceased by his parents Max and Marion Drover, brothers George, Pierce, Don, and Mose and sisters Maxine and Betty (Lawrence). Left with many wonderful loving memories are his best friend and wife of 61 years, Muriel (nee Smith); children: Claudine (Ron) Noseworthy  and Pauline (David) Osborne. Grandchildren Courtney (Devin) Seymour, Caitlin (Adam) Warren, Becky, Peter, and Aaron Osborne and Great-grandson Owen Seymour. Also leaving to mourn, his sister Elaine (Tom) Neville, sisters-in-law, Linda, Louise, Frances, and Louise. Also, brothers and sisters-in-law Ray (Mildred) Smith, Joyce (Albert) Bishop, Randell (Betty) Smith and many nieces and nephews. His wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandson were his greatest joy in life and he cherished each and every moment with them. Clyde was a kind and caring friend to many. He always had a smile and was a positive and encouraging person to friends and strangers alike. He lived life with joy and enjoyed every day. Clyde loved to travel and cruise and he and Muriel went on many wonderful adventures together. They made many cherished memories as they travelled the world. He loved nature and especially loved to pick blueberries in the fall. With his giving nature, he shared more of them with others than he kept for himself.  Clyde was an avid walker and stopped to talk to each person he met. Clyde will be missed by many in the communities of Bishop’s Cove and Upper Island Cove. He had a wealth of knowledge of the history and the families of these towns and loved to share his stories with others. Clyde went to work at a very young age. He worked on the base in Argentia, in Davis Inlet and he drove a school bus and worked at the Avalon North School District. He made lifelong friends wherever he worked. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Health Sciences, We send a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tompkins for her kindness, and care. Thank you to Clyde’s “Family” doctor, Randy Smith and to his very own private nurse Betty Smith. We will always be grateful for the love and compassion you surrounded us with during a most difficult time.

Clyde was a loving husband, a gentle father, and a loyal friend.

In keeping with the way he lived, he wanted to make his passing as gentle and loving as possible for his wife and family. According to wishes, cremation has taken place.

To honour his memory, friends and family are welcome to visit his home in Bishop’s Cove to share stories of a life well-lived.

You’re my bread when I’m hungry
You’re my shelter from troubled winds
You’re my anchor in life’s ocean
But most of all you’re my best friend

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Very sad to hear of Clyde’s passing. Clyde was a wonderful man who always put family first. I know he will truly be missed by many, as he impacted many lives in such a positive way.

My deepest condolences go out to Muriel and the rest of the family

So sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. Our family met Clyde and Muriel in PEI in the summer of 1990. Our daughter has wonderful memories of them and has always affectionately refereed to them as the Neighbours. Indeed she just moved to BishopsCove and strangely enough they are almost neighbours. Clyde was a wonderful gentleman who any will remember as a true friend and gentle soul. Rest In Peace Clyde,. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with his family as you hold on to your wonderful memories.

Muriel, so sad to hear of Clyde’s passing. He was a lovely man and I enjoyed seeing and talking to him and you at family functions. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I am sure you all have many treasured memories of him that will help you with your loss. Take care..Love to all and God Bless.

Muriel ,Claudine ,Pauline and families, words can’t express how sorry I am at this time for your loss . I can imagine what a great change this has brought to your families and only pray that God will intervene and carry you over this enormous burden .and help you over the coming days ,months and years . God bless you all and sending a special hug to Muriel ,another angel here on earth ..💕❤️❤️❤️

I was so saddened to see this today. I have many fond memories of Clyde. When I moved away from Spaniards Bay I often wondered how him and Muriel were making out. He will be missed by many I am sure. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Gone but not forgotten.