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CLARENCE VANROY CLARKE
Born: Jul 05, 1938
Date of Passing: May 18, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
CLARENCE VANROY CLARKE
July 5, 1938 - May 18, 2022
Our beloved Clarence V. Clarke transitioned gracefully and gently in quiet sleep to eternal rest and peace on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Adline (Vaughan), his children: Edmund (Margaret) Clarke, Carolyn (Ron) Majors, Camilla (Mark) Kalinowsky, Karen (David) McGale, Dorcia (Marcel) Clarke-Angus, and numerous grandchildren and extended family members.
Funeral service: Friday, June 17, 2:00 p.m., Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in his honour to CancerCare Manitoba.
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
It was a great privilege to know Clarence and to encourage him to share his story. And what a story. Of adventure, grand ideas, strong opinions, compassion for his fellow man, purpose in his community and his great love for his Adeline. While I was the leader, Clarence was not a follower. He wrote what he believed, what he knew, and no class was complete without his contribution. Clarence's last piece of writing is entitled Changes and I would like to share it with you. In the grip of its frozen state, The ice slowly absorbs the heat of the sun, Breaking free from its mastery, The river rises forcefully, From midstream it widens to meet the southern flow, Daily, this process is repeated, Then breaking free, the river comes to life, Angrily uprooting trees, And taking debris in its path, Chunks of ice in formation, Tussle each other for space, Being forced from bank to bank, Competing with debris at increasing speed. Morning sunlight shines gently on the water, As it shimmers through the trees, Soon the view will be obscured, With foliage concealing the light. Soon the trees will come alive, Birds will nest once more, Sounds will emanate from the park, Grass will grow, the river will abate, Rain will fall and a rainbow will appear in the eastern horizon. Rest easy, Clarence. You will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Lorraine Klymko (fellow writer) on: Jun 04, 2022
So sad to hear of Clarence's passing. He was a soft spoken man but surprised many with his quick wit and comebacks. I called him CC Rider because of his initials and love of motorbikes, he would always reply that's "Easy Rider" young man. His other passion besides family and motorbikes was politics. He was more than happy to engage someone about what was happening in the world of politics. I worked with Clarence for many many years at the Department of Highways and I know I speak for everyone there that it was a privilege to have worked with him and more to have known him. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest "easy" old friend. - Posted by: David Oliver (Co-worker) on: May 30, 2022
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