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Cliff Vickery

Clifford Lorne Vickery, born 14 May 1909 in Fall River, Bristol County, MA, but mother lived in Port Perry, Ontario; died 23 March 1985 in Toronto; married Florence Christina Victoria Harrison (1913-1994) in 1936. Son of Ada Jane Rebecca Foote and Claude Lester Vickery.

A reminiscence by Bev and Mars Mikell of the Walker Mineralogical Club:

Our first major trip was two weeks in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1973. That trip was a wonderful training ground for novice collectors. It was led by Cliff Vickery who was well known for his thorough research of collecting sites, his knowledge of mineralogy and his excellent organization skills. Cliff's reputation was such that any trip that he organized had an attendance of 20-30 people. Cliff encouraged us to join that trip and soothed our apprehensions that our two boys (aged 3 and 6) were too young to take on these excursions. That Quebec trip covered sites in the woods, in large quarries and an unforgettable day sitting in the sun in the middle of a picturesque river in the Eastern Townships panning for gold. We actually found some grains of gold!

In 1987 the Northern Miner reported:

An extensive collection of rock and mineral samples, donated by Mrs. Cliff Vickery of Toronto, has become a permanent attraction at Sudbury's Science North. The complete collection consists of more than 9,000 samples collected by Mrs. Vickery's late husband, and is estimated to be worth at least $20,000. But much of his collection was purchased by Vandall King on behalf of Ward's Natural Science Establishment.
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