John Vernon Clough
1941 - 2021
John Vernon Clough
Requested Charity
Truro Homeless Outreach Society or Colchester Food Bank
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John Vernon Clough – 80, Salmon River, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Vernon and Alice (Cyr) Clough.

John was a pipefitter and welder in Alberta with Local 496. Keeping fit and in shape was important to John, and he had a strict regimen of lifting weights and being on the exercise bike. He loved hockey and tennis, and followed and cheered on his favourite teams and player, Calgary Flames, Pittsburg Penquins and Roger Federer. He enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and puttering around with woodworking.

John is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Towse); children, Darren (Dawn) Clough, Calgary, Alberta; Debbie (Bryan) Ettinger, Lethbridge, Alberta; Wendy (Charlie) Langille, Plymouth; grandchildren, John-Michael Clough, Austin (Cassie) Ettinger, Thomas Sharpe, Terron Russell, Braden Clough, Tabatha Clough, Ethan Langille; great grandchildren, Luka Speer, Malakai Young; sisters, Shirley Clough, Pictou; Anna-Mae Irving, British Columbia; brothers, Leo (Beth) Clough, Welsford, Pictou County; Raymond Clough, Joggins; half-brothers, Joseph (Liz) Rice, Alberta; John "Mannie" Rice, Pictou; Peter Rice (Donna Smith), Pictou; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kaiden Ettinger-Clough; sister, Helen (Peter) Munro; brothers, Eddie Clough, Johnny Clough, Jimmy Clough, one in infancy.

If so desired, donations in John’s memory to Truro Homeless Outreach Society or Colchester Food Bank are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing John’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

John Vernon Clough