Charles Trice Mcclive Jacklin - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
Clive Jacklin was born in 1921 and lived his life in Niagara Falls. He was a newspaperman, organist, musical director and teacher, and loving father to five children. During his 47-year newspaper career with the Niagara Falls Evening Review, his editorials played a part in shaping community opinion. In the 1950s, Clive was one of 25 Canadian
Writers for Time and Life magazines. He retired in 1986 and it was said that the Review and the City lost a passionate champion of great stories. Clive loved politics. He was the youngest person named as a Federal
Returning Officer and became the longest serving officer in history. While in Newfoundland with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two, Clive formed the 'Groupaires', a concert group of forty voices, called the finest musical organization in the RCAF. Clive was "the brilliant young musician from Niagara Falls", who made a
name for himself in musical circles. He broadcast weekly concerts including the concert celebrating the end of World War Two. Many venues, many choristers, and many times over, Clive brought many great choral works to life. He founded the award-winning Optimist Boys Choir and conducted the Niagara Falls Bach Orpheus Society, in productions of Handel's Messiah accompanied by the Buffalo Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his 42-year career as musical director at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, he designed and helped build the famed Memorial Organ. On retirement from Drummond Hill, it was said by the Minister “we won’t see such a person pass this way again”. Clive Jacklin passed away in 2000, having delighted people for decades with his musical talent and passion for journalism.