CLARKSON, James Cyril James Cyril Clarkson, age 82, of Sydney Mines, NS passed away July 2nd at the Dartmouth General Hospital with his wife, both daughters and granddaughter by his side. Born in Sydney Mines, NS, he was the son of the late James Bernard Clarkson and Anne Frances Clarkson (Tobin). Jim started working in the Princess Mines at his father's side when he was 15 years of age. He stayed there until he joined the RCMP in 1957 where most of his career was spent in Windsor, Ontario. After 26 years in the force he retired and relocated his family to Dartmouth, NS where he became an early Tim Horton's franchisee. Tim's was a family business that he loved dearly. After about 31 years, Jim passed the business on to his daughter Jayme who continues to operate it today. "Mr. C" as he was known to the hundreds of employees and thousands of customers was a fixture in the store, and could always be counted on for a smile and a friendly hello. Jim also had a great love for animals and would always have his pockets filled with treats for his beloved malamutes. He was extremely handy and hard-working and always put the needs of his family above all else. Stained glass was a hobby he had for over 40 years. He created many beautiful items that family and friends will continue to cherish. Survived by wife, Margaret (Maggie) Elizabeth Clarkson (Anderson); daughters, Natalie Jane Clarkson and Jayme Elizabeth Clarkson-O'Neil (husband Keith); Paul MacFarlane, a dear friend and like a son to him; sister, Mary Cullen; brothers, Sheldon Clarkson and Gerald (Denise) Clarkson of Sydney Mines; grandchildren, James Charles Drake, Bronwyn Elizabeth Manuel (Katie), Brianne Jane Perrier and Graham McKenzie Perrier; many nieces and nephews and not to forget his fur kid, Chow. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Barbara Anne Boutilier. There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cole Harbour Fire Hall, 1150 Cole Harbour Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, Hope for Wildlife or the Alzheimer Society. On-line condolences may be made at: www.coleharbourfuneral.com.