SCOPP, Alfie - July 24, 2021 Happiness was always his goal but not only for himself.
Of course you need a little happiness for yourself if you are going to share it generously with others.
That's what Alfie Scopp did.
He created Clarabelle the clown on the Canadian Howdy Doody TV show which entertained thousands of children from St. Johns to Victoria.
He acted in dozens of other shows including multiple episodes in series.
He also appeared in six feature films including the part of Avram in Norm Jewison's classic film Fiddler on the Roof.
I met Alf in 1965 at the first rehearsal of my first Wayne and Shuster show and learned that he was a dedicated supporter of my Bohemian Embassy coffee house.
As Program Manager for Front Page Challenge, CBC's long-running super show, Alfie introduced the world to a wide range of interesting characters.
All this from a depression kid from a poor family in Montreal who got involved with comedy skits while in the armed forces in World War 2.
With his dearly loved mate and partner Cheryl Wyre, Alfie got together with his much-loved friends Keith and Linda McKie. He and Keith wrote songs together. There was huge emotional support among them.
When we celebrated Alfie's one hundredth birthday a couple of years back at Performing Arts Lodge, the turnout and the gratitude was overwhelming.
Thanks for everything Alfie.