Clayton Allan Rose
The Family announces that Clayton Allan Rose went to his eternal rest on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Clayton was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Rose and Blanche (nee Sullivan), sisters Gwen Robillard (John), Doreen McClure (David), Jean Schellekens (Frank) and Beth James (Arnold). He is survived by siblings Marion Smith (Roy), Glen (Wilda), Murray (Janie), Harvey (Noreen), Sandra Smith (Peter) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Clayton was particularly close to his nieces Brenda Caverly and Tammy Nowell. He is survived by very good friends Rick Gascon and Mary Davis, who have meant a lot to him for many years. Clayton was born August 11, 1941 in Rutherglen, Ontario. He was not expected to survive, having been born with a growth on his left cheek. At 6 months old, he was taken to Toronto General. At a nearby building, the Dunlop building, experiments with Radium were in progress. Several radioactive implants were injected into the growth. A year later the growth was gone. Clayton, was known to be the only survivor of these experiments, and they were discontinued. Having been an infant, when part of these experiments, Clayton, probably, was the longest - surviving client of these “Radium implant experiences”, in the world. He fulfilled two ambitions to teach and to nurse, having worked in both professions. Clayton travelled extensively; fulfilling the desires to see Canada, Holland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Clayton, who worded this obituary, was grateful to have lived a long life in spite of its dubious beginning. Clayton’s family will receive friends at the Martyn Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4 pm. Due to the current pandemic attendance at the visitation will be by appointment only. Please call the funeral home at 705-472-8810 to schedule a time. The immediate family will hold a private service on Monday March 22nd, at 11:00 am (Service will be live Streamed at www.facebook.com/MartynFuneralHome ). Spring Burial shall be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, in Rutherglen, Ontario.