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Born: Jul 24, 1961

Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2020

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July 24, 1961 - February 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Clinton James Staples. Clint passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from a sudden, massive heart attack.
Clint was predeceased by his parents, Ray Staples and Evelyn Staples.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife Penny; children, Torrin (Rylan) and Thomas; sister Jana Stratford-Waterous; nieces, Brenna and Shayla; and also by his close friends and colleagues. We miss him very much.
Clint was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in North Kildonan, where he was very active in soccer, hockey, and many community activities. Clint attended the University of Manitoba, where he graduated with a Masters in History. A talented sculptor, Clint also worked in the field of game design and was a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. He was an avid student of martial arts and medieval swordplay and he enjoyed hiking, cycling and travel.

Publish Date: Feb 15, 2020


With sadness the family announces the sudden, unexpected passing of Clint on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave. at Henderson Highway.
Longer obituary to follow on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Publish Date: Feb 13, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2020, Feb 15, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • It saddened me to learn of Clint's passing. My heartfelt condolences to Penny and the family. - Posted by: F. Bacchus (Friend) on: Mar 17, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Penny and her family. David and I both were extremely saddened to her of Clint’s passing. We did not find out till after the funeral, we would have attended otherwise. - Posted by: Erika Redekopp (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2020

  • So sorry to hear the news; we had several pleasant conversations at Subway and would like to offer best wishes to Penny, Tom and family. - Posted by: Wayne and Carol Manishen (friend) on: Feb 17, 2020

  • It is a deep and profound honor to have known and been a small part of Clint Staples & Penny Staples early life . The skills Clint developed and mentored (as with many in and around the SCA and the miniature gaming community ) were exceptional / inspiring to one & all ! Creative and acomplished people exist/share/cross-pollinate cultural aspects of history and progress/artistic craft. Clint Staples was one of Many that surround us, even the insolent-cynics/slackers/dabblers such as myself must, in grief and awe acknowledge. We should broaden our studies/musical tastes/fandom and personal philosophy/ethics as Clint and others not so well spoken have in our reserved but still talented even dynamic small city of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Thank you for reading my pompous blubbering on such matters and such a truly great man (and of course women). Feb 16th 2020 Stan Olson (wargamer-painter-martial artist-tinkerer-musicologist/comedian) - Posted by: Stan Olson (Friend/Jester/Traveller (in space & time)) on: Feb 16, 2020

  • Heartfelt condolences, from the Podaima family. - Posted by: Blake Podaima (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2020

  • I would like to offer my condolences to the Staples family. I knew Clint through his son who I worked with for the last few years. My heart goes out to you. - Posted by: Nanci Potton (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2020

  • I would like to offer my condolences to the Staples family. I knew Clint through his son who I worked with for the last few years. My heart goes out to you. - Posted by: Nanci Potton (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Penny and family and Jana and family, in the loss of your husband, father, brother and uncle. Haven't seen Clint since the early 90s, but have many fond childhood memories of him. May you all find peace in the wonderful memories you all have of Clint. - Posted by: Shannon (Cousin) on: Feb 14, 2020

  • Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy from our family to yours. - Posted by: Joyce Haddad (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2020

  • I met Clint Staples back in the later 1980's as I recall. I was attending the University of Manitoba where He was a student as was His future Wife Penny. He and Penny were both dating someone else at the time and Cupid had not yet brought Their Stars into alignment … but they would soon. Clint was a significant part of the local Chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronisms Inc. . ( the Barony of Castel Rouge). Walking into the room of the 5th floor of the University Centre Building and seeing some Barony members in armor practicing a form of martial combat, while others were working on arts and sciences from earlier times, while others were exchanging friendly banter, I was not entirely sure I would fit in this new University based group. But by talking with it's members Clint and Timothy Peterson and Gwen, Linda and Penny I found that my "love and appreciation for history and the minutia of days long past and gone and a sense of the idea of "honour and chivalry and friendship and family" not as it was historically practiced but as we would wish it among Humanity writ large. And so I found a new hobby and home and people who more often than not lifted me up through inspiration by word or deed and example. Specifically with Clint someone who could bring great force to bear I witnessed that He would not Be bowed from His own True coarse, He shared knowledge and skill freely. Clint had a keen mind and wit which most enjoyed save except to those that perhaps needed a reminder of the virtues. There are so many memories that span the years, untold number of SCA events and Feasts, Brandon Waterslide park, Pennsic and Cruising Dark Ages, Clint, Penny and Victoria's(now Torin) First Pennsic; KeyCon Demos, the yearly Ukrainian Park Camp Event, the mythical Hall Burning, the Siege of Jerusalem where He (with a small help from His Squires) won the Crusade for Islam against a Host of Crusaders.(the previous are metaphorical descriptions no harm was done to any and all had good will toward each other) My favorite memories of late were sharing some time at a friend's Yule Celebration. I had arrived late battling through some anxiety issues. There were not many left save Clint, Penny, Michael, Sandy, Rick and we were in the Kitchen sharing our lives. As always Clint and Penny looked perfect together as the day they were married just a tad more aged. The next fond memory was at Rick's Gaming Day Clint with Thomas. Thomas had grown so large and His wit sharp from His unique perspective took a loving, patient, Father with an equally sharp intelligence to match. The Two Intense personalities were playing a game together. These simple moments of Life were and are inspiring to me and others Who know the Staples Family. Mark Twain wrote,"Let Us Endeavor So To Live That, When We Come To Die, Even the Undertaker Will Be Sorry." Clint in my eyes lived such a Life. While We Mourn Our Loss and the Loss for Penny, Torin and Thomas We Cannot Forget All the Smiles and A Life Well Lived. Veechnahyahpalmyaht Clint Memory Eternal. - Posted by: John Kowal (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2020

  • We were very saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Clint. As a long time family friend we remember all the years of playing sports together at the North Kildonan Community Club and day after day of playing street hockey together on Cedar Crest Drive. And of course the family camping trips together with the Staples to Blue Lake and Detroit Lakes, so many happy childhood memories. Our families spent many wonderful times together celebrating special occasions, we will cherish those memories for years to come. To Penny, Jana and all the entire family, our sincere condolences to you. We have you in our hearts and minds at this most difficult of times. Our deepest sympathy - Doug Petrick & Karen Hammarstrand - Posted by: Doug Petrick (Long time family friend ) on: Feb 13, 2020

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