BAIN, Clifford Gordon (Old Man Bear)



It is with immense sadness that we lost a great man on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the age of 91. Much loved husband of Margaret. Dad of Bobby, Ernie (JoAnne), late Ruthie (Peter), late Emily, Billy, Kenny (Kathy), Freddy (Bean), Shirley (Ricky), Ronnie (Patsy) and Doreen. Brother of Betty Valois. Brother-in-law of Doreen Millman. Grampa to 14 grandkids, 18 great-grandkids, several nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 17, 2018, in Hawk Junction at Cliff’s favourite family meeting place; his home garage. Friends are welcome.

Kitiwam asimina kawapamitan (We will see you again).  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Missanabie Cree First Nation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, Sault Ste. Marie


  1. So sorry to learn of Cliff’s death. It was always a pleasure whenever we met. I enjoyed working with him on his family story and will always remember him with pleasure. Sincere sympathy to the Bain family in your loss, You were lucky to have him for as long as you did.
    Kaireen and John Morrison.

  2. My sympathy to the Bain-Millman family in their loss. It was always a pleasure to meet Cliff at the Fish Derby or various events in town. I enjoyed working with him on his story and admired him for the gentleman that he was.

  3. Judy Albert (Bain).

    Condolences Aunt Marg,and family…..R.I.P. uncle Clifford ….number one niece….joshing!….Judy.