The peaceful passing of Clifford Morris Nelson, 90 years, of Archerwill occurred on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Tisdale Hospital. Clifford was born on April 10, 1931 to Edwin and Marie (nee Slind) Nelson, at home on the family farm, where he lived his entire life. He grew up on the farm, attending nearby Dahlton School. In his younger years, his dad bought him a horse named Charlie that he enjoyed riding and caring for. Clifford was baptized and confirmed in Dahlton Lutheran Church. At the age of 16, he started driving truck, while also helping his dad out on the farm. He worked a few winters hauling logs from Cumberland House to Carrot River and Hudson Bay. He eventually took over the farm from his dad and over the years created a successful trucking business – Nelson Trucking. On July 6, 1953, Clifford married Margaret “Betty” Closson. In 1964 he bought his first International Truck and built his own trailer and he remained an International man all of his life, never owning another kind of truck. As the business grew, he added more trucks and trailers and in 1975 they started pulling Super-B’s and he hired other drivers. His business spanned three provinces and he was well known and respected by his clients, many of whom became life long friends. His customers were known to comment that his trucks were always in meticulous condition, he gave good service and was always punctual. Clifford looked after most of the maintenance on all of his trucks and trailers. He was most proud of the fact that he maintained his Drivers license to the day he died. Clifford enjoyed restoring old tractors and would enter them in shows and local parades. Clifford will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 68 years, Betty Nelson of Archerwill as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Marie Nelson and seven sisters: Caral, Ellen, Olive, Minnie, Hazel, Sylvia and Evaline. The Funeral Service for Clifford was held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Archerwill Centennial Centre, officiated by Pastor Bill Dyck. Interment followed in the Dahlton Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations in Clifford’s memory may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.
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