Last Saturday (September 30) morning, Clive Pantin completed his lifelong journey and quest, completing his service to people and his God in the hope of a place in heaven, reuniting with his parents and siblings who went before him. He was as prepared as one could be, having spent the last few years quietly awaiting this moment. He lived a full life.
Entering this world as the fifth of ten children to Julian and Agnes Pantin, he followed Gerry, Tony, Rosa, and Geoffrey. Geoffrey as his immediate bigger brother became his partner in crime, sports colleague and lifelong friend. Like most boys of that age in the 1940s and living in Newtown, Geoffrey and Clive were the typical teenagers, spending hours on end in the Queen’s Park Savannah, playing all sport and biking to Belmont Intermediate.