Priscilla CLEGHORN

CLEGHORN, Priscilla June

June 3, 1930 – October 15, 2015

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

June was born in Kindersley, SK to Fred and Elizabeth Steele. She was an avid birder and naturalist. She was always engaged in bettering our society and natural environment through her everyday actions.

She received the Governor General’s Bronze medal for Grade 12 scholastic achievement for the province of Saskatchewan. She went on to earn a double degree in Latin and Botany from the University of Saskatchewan which fed and informed her love and appreciation of our natural world. She balanced a full time career, raising her three children and volunteering her time to community organizations.

Politics was always a topic of discussion, in the belief that the ballot box is the agent of change. She was a lifelong CCF-NDP supporter always strong in the belief that cooperatively we can build a more just and equitable society. As well as being a regular at the bridge tables of White Rock and South Surrey June was an avid Canucks and BC Lions fan. She possessed a determined and keen intellect right to the very end.

Widowed by the death of her beloved husband John Gilbert Somerville Cleghorn in 1995 she is survived by her daughters Elizabeth DeLong, Catherine Cleghorn son David James Cleghorn and daughter-in-law Sandra Ward; grandchildren Dallas Cleghorn, Carrie-Anne Few and Jason Cleghorn. As well, she will be missed by the extended and much loved Gregg Granger family who were so important to her; her brother Donald Steele, sister-in-law Dolores Steele and their extended family.

In lieu of flowers we encourage you to donate in her memory to BC Nature (Federation of BC Naturalists) C/O Parks Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, B.C. Canada V7G 2R9 or at their website:

The celebration of her life will be announced later.

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