PORTWOOD, Loretta Anna (nee Clifford)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Loretta Portwood, age 95. Born on December 6, 1919 in Admiral, SK. Died on April 20, 2015 in White Rock, BC. Daughter of James and Florence Clifford. Loretta was predeceased by her beloved Husband Jack in 2000. Cherished mother of Marilyn (Gordon), Bob (Claire), Allie (Fraser) and John (Marilyn). Adored by 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and 5 Great Great Grandchildren; and loving sisters-in-law Phyllis and Marjorie Clifford and their families.

The Clifford family moved to New Westminster in 1936. Loretta & Jack married in 1939 and settled in White Rock during the early 40’s. They lived in Calgary, Regina, Ottawa, and Kelowna before retiring to White Rock in 1977. Loretta was the heart of our family, a loving and gentle soul, always wanting peace and harmony. Her passions were sewing, bridge and cooking/baking. She was a faithful parishioner of Star of the Sea Catholic Church for over 59 years. Loretta was a good friend, neighbour and mother/grandmother. The Grandchildren will always cherish their special time with “Nene”. Calling all of them her “favourite” !! Many thanks to Marilyn and Gordon for taking such good care of Mom, especially over the last few years. We would like to also express our appreciation to Virginia Johnson for giving Mom many hours of compassionate care and friendship. We will always love you and treasure our memories of you. Love and hugs from all your family and dear friends. Memorial Mass will be on Friday, May 15 at 9:00am, Star of the Sea Church, 1153 Fir Street, White Rock. Inurnment to follow at Victory Memorial Park 14831 28th Avenue at 10:30 am. Condolences may be offered at


Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

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