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Alwyn Vey Clouston

Alwyn Vey Clouston

Male 1910 - 2004  (94 years)

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  • Name Alwyn Vey Clouston 
    Born 1910 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 2004  St Clares Mercy Hospital, St Johns, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17143  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father John William Clouston,   b. 13 Aug 1867, St Johns, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1956, St Johns, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annie Ross,   b. 18 Mar 1874, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1960, St Johns, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Marion Bridden,   b. 1909,   d. Bef 2004  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1933  St Johns, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ian Bridden Clouston,   b. 1939,   d. 2008  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F6247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alwyn Vey Clouston (1910–October 27, 2004 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) was a Canadian storyteller and humourist known as "Uncle Al."

      He was popular at conventions during the time he worked as a travelling businessman and owner of John Clouston Ltd. of St. John's, Newfoundland. He retired in 1975 and became a best-selling author of comedy books. In 1980, his comedy album Cinderelly was nominated for a Canadian Juno Award.[1] His other albums included Spinn'Yarns and Come 'er till I tell You.

      Clouston married Ida Bridden at St. John's Topsail Anglican Church on November 25, 1933, and they remained together until her death. Clouston died aged 94, and was survived by their two children (Carol Ann and Ian Bridden; died 2008), four grandchildren (Nancy, Doug, John, and Elizabeth), and five great-grandchildren.

      Alwyn was the son of John Clouston, grandson of Thomas Clouston (both of St. John's), and the great-grandson of John Clouston, a stonemason from Kirkwall, Orkney (early 19th century).

      a Clerk at marriage in 1933
      at 1945 census at St Johns, Newfoundland
      a Story Teller