Edwin Thomas Clow
1922 - 2022
Edwin Thomas Clow
Visitation Information
Visitation
No Visitation by personal request.
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, June 24, 2022
Service Time
10:30 a.m.
Service Location
Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, PE
Burial Information
Burial Location
Interment will take place later in the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, ON
Requested Charity
Branch #5, Royal Canadian Legion, Summerside - Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice
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Clow - The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, on Friday, June 17, 2022, of Edwin "Ed" Thomas Clow, in his 100th year. Born in Summerside, Edwin was a lifetime resident of Summerside and moved to Community Care at Andrews of Stratford,  barely five months ago. He was a proud Veteran of WWII (1941-1945), Royal Air Force, 269 Squadron. Edwin is the last surviving member of 11 children of Albert Clow and Josephine Arsenault. Predeceased by siblings Robert "Bob", Victor, Edward, Mary Kathleen "Kay" Rogerson, Margaret Shaw, Ralph, Allan, Doris Haynes, Lillian Hursey and Susan Aitken.

 Ed was a Wireless Air Gunner (WO/AG), and flew mostly on Lockheed Hudson Aircraft. During the war, the 269 Squadron patrolled the oceans looking for German U-boats and anti-shipping boats. They were on constant watch for U-boat and shipping harbour attacks, and were on surveillance to pick up survivors from downed aircraft.

 Edwin started his service in Canada and was attached to the RAF #31 Operational Training Unit (OTU) in Debert, Nova Scotia, training on the Hudson Aircraft. He then went to the OTU in Yorkshire, England, and over the next four years moved on to bases in Iceland, Northern Scotland, back to England, Gibraltar and the Azores, patrolling the skies and waters in the North Atlantic and South Atlantic. His Squadron was highly mobile, and he was stationed for brief periods of time in England at Bournemouth, Thornaby (training in rockets), South Hampton, Torquay (teaching wireless operators), Penzance, East Fortune Iceland and Turnbury, Scotland.

 Post World War II Edwin settled in Montreal, where he studied refrigeration. After receiving his Certificate in Refrigeration, he worked for a brief time in Montreal, transferred to Moncton, then returned to Summerside where he worked for 36 years as Plant Engineer for Amalgamated Dairies Ltd.

 Ed is survived by his son Bill (Jackie); and daughters Judith (Billy) MacKenzie, and Dorothy Jean (Jean Claude) Mondat; grandchildren Dana Clow (Keith Brooks), Calgary, AB; Andrew Clow, Victoria, BC; Lindy (Pat) McQuillan, Stratford, PE; Amy (Rick) Keefe, Pleasant Grove, PE; Margaret (Matt) Walsh, Hampton, NB; and by several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Charles "Charlie"; and by his beloved friend, Ada Dyment.

 Edwin’s family would be honored to have family and friends join them in celebrating a life well lived. Resting at Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where  a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place later in the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, where he will be buried with his comrades, in Section 103 at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, which honours the men and women who served Canada. Members of the Summerside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, together with members of the RCAF Association, will hold a Service of Remembrance, at the funeral home, Friday, at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by the funeral service. No visiting hours by request. Memorial donations may be made to Branch #5, Royal Canadian Legion, Summerside - Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 

 

Funeral service will be live streamed on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at www.moase.ca

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