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Born: Jun 08, 1961

Date of Passing: Nov 27, 2022

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June 8, 1961 - November 27, 2022

Clark, with a joyous and gracious heart, passed away peacefully at Riverview Hospital on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
He leaves behind his mother Hilda Sydor (nee LaFreniere); sister Nancy Penny; and brother Bob. He is predeceased by his father Peter; brother Richard, nephew Naron Penny; and brothers-in-law, Ron Penny and Donald Neiser.
Clark was a very unique and special individual. For many years as a youngster, he was in and out of the hospital with what was diagnosed as a seizure condition. This made for some challenges for Clark as he was growing up but it did not stop him from many accomplishments.
He was a very determined fellow, and despite the odds, he acquired his grade 12 diploma in 2001 at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. A highlight there was his excellent acting in school drama productions. He also attended St. Anne's school, St. James Collegiate, and Linwood school.
He had a love of beautiful things and became very interested in growing gladiolus, eventually winning many ribbons at shows throughout Winnipeg. He was soon asked to become a judge because of his keen eye and knowledge and was even invited to the USA as a judge. He travelled to Tennessee, New Jersey, Minneapolis, New York State and then back up North to Montreal.
He was very interested in politics and many politicians in Winnipeg knew him personally.
Clark also travelled to British Columbia on several occasions to stay with his second cousin, the great Canadian icon, "Our Pet Juliette" (Juliette Cavazzi) whom he was most proud of. Unforgettable as well, was his trip by himself to Los Angeles California for a convention for Marilyn Monroe whom he loved abundantly.
Clark was also an excellent bridge player and had an uncanny ability to remember all the cards that were played. He also had an amazing memory when it came to Hollywood and could name all the movies, actors and directors nominated for awards. He loved organizing the family Academy Awards night contest every year and delighted in handing out little prizes to the winner.
Clark's greatest achievement was his care for, and love of his mother. They lived together in the Courts of St James till a few months ago. Even though his mother is over 100 years old, they would go out every day, rain or snow for five to six hours at a time. Clark would push her in her wheelchair and they would take the bus all over the city.
Everyone about town seemed to know and love Clark and his mother. They were inseparable. And they were always a joy to be with.

Thank you, Clark, for being in our lives.

A funeral celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at the St. Ignatius Church, 255 Stafford at Corydon Avenue. It will also be live streamed.
Interment will be at a later date.
The family would like to thank the amazing and caring staff at Riverview Hospital, Ward 3 East. We know Clark was truly very grateful for your care and compassion.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • I was Clark's Harp Teacher in Winnipeg for many years. I was amazed at his knowledge of the different styles of harps, their parts and sizes. Clark and his mom would always call me to wish me a Happy birthday and I followed Clark's pictures he submitted on Facebook. It wasn't until today, July 1, 2023, that I found out that Clark has passed away. Needless to say I'm surprised and saddened. My heartfelt sympathy to his mom. It's not easy to lose a son who was so close. - Posted by: Barbara Kraichy (Clark's Harp Teacher) on: Jul 01, 2023

  • I was saddened on this Christmas Eve night to hear about Clark's passing one month after it happened. Anyway, I've been his friend for twenty-six years, and he was always a good guy. Sense of humor, and he even complimented me on my looking like Tyrone Power, a film star from Hollywood's golden age past. I complimented him right back on looking like Charles Laughton, another film star, also from Hollywood's golden age past. Merry Christmas to you, Clark, and I shall miss you. - Posted by: Kenneth Davis (Friend) on: Dec 24, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Clark’s entire family. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. I have great memories of Clark at St. Ann’s. There were many times that I would run into Clark and his Mom over the years and he was always so happy and always had something nice to say. He would ask how my siblings were and included his Mom in every conversation. I never saw Clark mad or upset just happy to see us. I know we will see him again someday and he will be there to greet us all with a smile on his face and a story to tell. The world will be a different place without him in it. God Bless. - Posted by: Rose Marie Bemrose (Friend) on: Dec 07, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Clark's family, especially his "Sweet Mama". I met Clark via social media during the 2019 provincial election and it was quite clear that Clark, like myself, was keen for politics. Colorful - check! Energetic - check! Engaging - check! Intriguing - check, check, check! We're all going to miss you Clark, for your enthusiasm for all things political - we'll try to keep that fire glowing! Rest in Peace, Mr. S. - Posted by: Dennis Bayomi (Political ) on: Dec 06, 2022

  • Clark was my student at Linwood School when he was 10 years old. Since that time, and for several decades, Clark has been a very special part of my life. We have not lived in the same city since 1985, but he always remembered to call me to wish me a happy birthday and Merry Christmas. I often had a chat with his Mother during those calls. Clark had a very kind and loving heart. I was privileged to know him, and I am sad that he is gone. - Posted by: Marilynne Waithman (Former teacher) on: Dec 05, 2022

  • I was surprised to see Clark's obituary. I am so sorry for the family and his mother Hilda Clark too such good care of his mother, I been friends with Clark sine 1980 when I started seeing. Jim Bennink a good friend of his from St James Collegiate. Clark had a good heart and he's earned his wings, my condolences - Posted by: Julie bennink (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences to Clark’s family and Hilda. Clark was a wonderful friend. We loved playing cards together. - Posted by: Lorne & Rosvita (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Sorry to hear that. Our sympathy to the family. Clark was a very good friend. We loved playing cards with him. - Posted by: Lorne Rosvita (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Very sad to hear of Clark's passing. He always said he is very grateful to be born in his family and loved them very much. He said this often whenever we went for lunch or breakfast with his mom. At least he is in no pain. We are all on a journey. It's the qualities we take with us, may it be good or bad. So let's always remember to be kind to each other. We are the soul not the body. Love and friendship to his families and friends 💫❤️🙏 - Posted by: Carsen Khenhai (High school friends ) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to my Great Aunt Hilda, Nancy, Bob and the rest of Clark's family. I met Clark and Great Aunt Hilda a few years ago at my Uncle Dan Park's and was happy to get to know them since I was not raised with my family. I always found Clark to be mild-mannered, friendly, very caring of his mother. May you all find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. - Posted by: Marjorie Park (second cousin) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Condolences to family. I will remember the great chats we had when he would come into HMV where I worked. He gave many great gardening tips. - Posted by: Flanna MacPhail (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • RIP dear Clark. Condolences to Aunty Hilda, Nancy and Bob and families. Hugs to all of you. Lynn - Posted by: LynnLeslie (LaFreniere) (Cousin) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Very dear Hilda and family of Clark, My sincere sympathy and loving prayers are with you. He will continue to watch over you, Hilda, in a new way. Many wonderful memories of Clark remain with me from St. Ann's days. May our loving God give you comfort and peace... Sister Alice - Posted by: Sister Alice Konefall (Friend from St. Ann's days) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Hilda, Nancy, Bob and their families 💐. Though I’ve only known Clark for a handful of years, having found him and Hilda while searching for my paternal cousins, they have enlightened my heart. My heart is broken 💔 with Clark’s passing. I’m very grateful to have been able to spend time with him in his last days. Clark you certainly were a kind soul with a deep love for your family. RIP Clark you have no more pain and are Dancing in the Sky with the Angels. I will never forget you dear sweet Clark ❤️ - Posted by: Lynne Johnston (Cousin) on: Dec 03, 2022

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