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Dr. Clyde Richard Opaleychuk

OPALEYCHUK, Dr. Clyde Richard - It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Dr. Clyde Richard Opaleychuk, in his 71st year on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at his residence, French River. Dear son of Mike & Pauline Opaleychuk both predeceased. Loving brother of Michael (wife Gail) of Toronto, Judith Ann Derouin predeceased (husband Gerry) of Sutton and Lyn Mullins (husband Greg) of Thunder Bay. Loving uncle of Erin Opaleychuk (wife Lisa), Melanie Opaleychuk (fiancÚ Dave Fox), Mark Derouin (wife Jill), Laura Therrien (husband Chris), Kevin Derouin, Traci Richardson (husband Lawrence), Pamella (fiancÚ Eric Masson), Matthew Derouin, Julia Heino (husband John) and Jeffrey Mullins, great uncle of Kailin, Eric, Kody, Michael, Ashley, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Sarah and Caden. He will be greatly missed by his canine buddy Trooper. Clyde graduated Western University with Honours, BSc. and University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry opening his Dental practice in 1969. He had a love of baseball, was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan but his passion was curling. Clyde was on the Board of Directors and President of the Sudbury Curling Club for many years, along with Secretary/Treasurer of the Northern Ontario Curling Association. He served on the Board of Directors, the Rules Committee, and as President of the Canadian Curling Association. During this tenure as President, he was instrumental in bringing the sport of curling onto the Olympic stage. He was Co-chair of the 1983 Labatt Brier in Sudbury and helped found the Blueberry Patch. He lectured at Cambrian College in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant programs for over 20 years, was Treasurer of the French River Snowmobile Association, Chairperson of the Roads Commission as well as Counsellor of Ward 2 and Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Killarney. He was instrumental in the construction of the largest cable supported snowmobile bridge spanning across the French River. Clyde was the recipient of the Ray Kingsmith/ Canadian Airlines International Executive Award in 1993 as well as a lifetime member of the Sudbury Curling Club. In 1986, he was inducted into the Canadian Curling Association Hall of Fame and in 2010 inducted into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame. Funeral arrangements incomplete, for further information please contact the LOUGHEED/JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME information line 705-673- 2525. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org12577953
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Sincere sympathy
Posted by Charlene Plaskett (freind of Lyn and family) On Monday, September 30, 2013
Dear Lyn, Greg, Julia, Jeff and Family

I am so sorry to hear about your brother Lyn. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how special a brother he was to you. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

Love Charlene Plaskett

Condolences
Posted by Cliff & Mona Dusick (Relative) On Monday, September 30, 2013
Most sincere condolences to the family. Clyde always had an infectious smile and a wonderful air of confidence that I always admired. Rest in peace.
So Sorry
Posted by Joe Charland (Friend) On Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Lyn, Greg and extended family. We were very sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Clyde. He was a great guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Curling was his passion and everyone benefited from that. Greg, remember the great weekend when he hosted all the LOEB guys, what a hoot! He will sorely be missed by all. Rest assured that he touched everyone with a great smile and kind heart. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Joe & Dianne Charland
Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Delore and Colleen Mulvihill (Friends) On Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You At This Sad Time In Your Lives. Clyde Will Indeed Be Missed By All Who Knew and Loved Him. "Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight...must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light. But we know, that like a candle their lovely light will surely shine to brighten up another place more perfect...more divine. And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright our beloved ones live forevermore in God's eternal light"
Safe travels.....From on old friend
Posted by Frank Scott (Old Friend) On Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I remember Clyde from our Prince Charles Public School days.

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