It is with great love and gratitude for a life well lived that the family of Clare Drake announces his peaceful passing on May 13, 2018.
Cherishing his memory are wife Dolly; daughters Debbie (Ron) Gabinet and Jami Drake; grandchildren Jackie (Nigel) Cripps, Mike (Antara) Gabinet and Matt Drake; great-grandchildren Lexi and Taite Cripps, Noah and Jordyn Gabinet; sister-in-law Donna Crowe, niece Janna (Al) Pigat; “granddog” Jake and countless friends, colleagues and former players who shared a special bond with this very special man.
Clare loved a good laugh, a lively sing-a-long, a pint of Guinness and a chocolate Frosty.
A loving family man; a beloved coach, teacher, mentor and friend, he will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Our sincere thanks to the many staff at Devonshire Care Centre for their kindness and care over the past 3 years.
A Celebration of Clare’s Life will be held on Thursday, June 14 at the Butterdome, University of Alberta campus at 1:30 pm. Please RSVP to: uab.ca/drake
In memoriam donations may be made to uab.ca/give2sport or to a charity of your choice.
For more about Clare and his coaching legacy visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/clare-drake