Paul Clifford Nelson

Paul Clifford Nelson


Paul Clifford Nelson was born to Clifford W Nelson, an Assemblies of God evangelist and his wife Eleanor (ne’ Hicks) on 6/15/1927 in Pembroke Ontario, Canada. He joined the Lord on Easter Sunday 4/17/2022

In Edmond, Oklahoma, USA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Flora. Paul is also survived by his only sibling, Ruth and his only child, David and grandchildren Tyler, KC, Tait and Cade by his daughter-in -law Theresa.

He grew up in Alberta, Canada where he enjoyed an active outdoor life hunting and fishing in the Rockies with his father. As children, he and his sister sang on a weekly Christian radio show during the depression.

He played Junior Hockey in the Detroit Redwings farm system and graduated from The University of Western Ontario where he was the Canadian Intercollegiate wrestling Champion. During WW Ii he was an RCAF air cadet and served in the Pacific on the HCMS Charlettetown. He attended Law school at Berkeley and the University of Miami and, after passing the New York Bar, worked for Standard Oil followed by International Harvester ( now Navistar) where he became a leading pioneer in Product Liability defense. He argued before the US Supreme Court and incorporated Bauer Skates in the United Sates.


He was an amazing husband and father who built a rink in the backyard every winter for his son and schoolmates to play hockey, never missed a PTA meeting ( where he took intimidatingly detailed notes on legal pads), travelled through the British Isles with his amateur British historian wife, mastering left lane driving, and left handed stick shifting and later cared for his invalid wife for a decade in their home of 50 years in Mt Prospect, Illinois. He lived up to the name his parents gave him- he fought the good fight.

Funeral Service will be held graveside at Woodlands Cemetery, Arlington Boulevard, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Information regarding a live feed will be available on Henry Wasser Funeral Home,

Family request no flowers please.

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