Arthur George Cleal
Passed on: December 23rd, 2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing with grace and dignity of Arthur George Cleal of St. John’s and Seal Cove, age 68 years. Born in Poole, Dorset, England, Arthur is predeceased by his parents Mary (Edwards) and Stanley Cleal. Arthur passed away on December 23rd surrounded by his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Miller Centre of St. John’s. Arthur leaves to mourn with wonderful memories, his devoted wife of 44 years Thomasina (nee Dodd) and his loving son, Arthur Gerard and daughter-in-law Melissa, whom he loved. Also left to mourn are his brother John (Jean) of Costa Blanca, Spain, and nephews Steven and Darren Cleal and their families of Dorset, England, as well as his brothers-in-law Greg Dodd (special sister-in-law Marilyn) of Mount Pearl and Paul Dodd (Lynne) of Terrace Bay, Ontario. Arthur will be greatly missed by his niece Amanda Dodd-Findlay and her husband Bill and by his great-niece Molly and great-nephew Henry, both of whom he loved dearly. Left to mourn also, nephew Mark Dodd (Colleen and baby Andie) Calgary, Alberta, and niece Cindy Dodd of Toronto. Arthur will be so fondly remembered by a large circle of loving family and friends, especially his dive buddy, Bill. Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 26th and Thursday, December 27th between 2–4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Friday, December 28th at 9:30am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Flowers in his memory will be gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one’s choice.
“He holds you in the palm of His hands”