CLARKE, Richard Ronald

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Rick.

Rick passed peacefully at home after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Rick is survived by his wife (Barb) and partner of 40 years. He is also survived by his children, Mackenzie (Christine) and 2 beautiful grandsons (Beau and Braxton), and Mallory (Scott). Also mourning his loss are his brother Jim (Marianne) and nieces Sydney and Mckenna of Penticton, B.C., his Aunt Shirley, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his many friends. Rick is predeceased by his father Ron and Mother Marg of Penticton, B.C.

Rick was born and raised in Penticton, B.C. Growing up at the family home on Skaha Lake the Clarke house was always welcoming and the place of many good times with family and friends.

From a young age Rick was a talented athlete that led to a lifelong love of all things sport. Rick played rep hockey in Penticton, Grande Prairie Centaurs Rugby, Leduc Crude Rugby, and the Blackcawks Men’s Hockey (once a Cawk, always a Cawk). Golf can be added to the list, the Clarke boys enjoyed many a round of golf at the Penticton Golf and Country Club as well as in Kona, Hawaii. Defender of the mighty B.C. Lions, Rick wore his well loved, never washed, B.C. Lions cap amongst his EE fans. He made many special lifetime friends through his love of sports.

Rick had a successful career as a Master Electrician which began by working alongside his dad at Clarke and Eshelman Electrical Contractors in Penticton. After moving to Edmonton in the late 80’s he went on to work in all aspects of electrical – residential, commercial, and finally in oil and gas. Once again, he made many lifelong friends through his work.

It is safe to say Rick’s greatest achievement were his two beautiful children, Mackenzie, and Mallory whom he loved very much.

Although Beau and Braxton have lost their “pops” too early, they will come to know him through the many stories and memories we have to share.
The family would like to thank the many care providers Rick had over the past few years. Rick was always treated with such compassion and kindness. A special thank you to Dr. John Walker at the Cross Cancer Institute who “got Rick” and built a trusted relationship with Rick. Also, a big Thank you to Dr. Daisy Fung for her 24/7 support.

We will cry because he is gone but are fortunate to have known and loved him. Today he is without pain and suffering and probably naked in his heavenly hot tub.

Celebration of life to be held later this summer.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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Kevin Taft

We are so sad to learn of Rick’s passing. Memories of Rick re-wiring the outdoor rink lights at the community league for free, and of playing hockey with him, are vivid all these years later. He was warm, funny, and talented. We wish we’d known him better. Our condolences to Barb, Mackenzie, and the rest of his family.
Kevin and Jeanette

Ron and Pat Doren

I didn’t want to re write my will so I will bring my BBQ tongs to you. We had some good times rapping around the Bar-b- que and the tongs. The great times , are now our special memories. We will miss you and know you are at peace .
To Barb, Mallory, Mackenzie and family please know we are thinking of you and send our love.

Susan and Rodney Laliberte

So many Rick Clarke memories of good times at Alberta Beach, Golfing, crazy dinner parties, wine tours , “The Garage”, Babies born and weddings. We will miss you dear friend. With great sadness we send our condolences to Barb, Mallory , Mackenzie and family for your loss. R.C, Ricky Ladd, Clarkey, was one of a kind. Love Susan and Rod

Maureen and Randall Purvis

Dear Barb.
Rick was always kind and a fun spirit to be around. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your dear children and grandchildren.

Maureen and Randall Purvis
Sending a hug

Grundy Family

Dear Barb, Mackenzie and Mallory,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and dad – much, much too soon. Rick was a good neighbour and a gentle giant of a man. Our hearts go out to you as you grieve this tremendous loss.
Lorie and Paul Grundy, Mollie, Grace, Quinn and Hayley

Terry and Beverley Wald

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Terry & Bev

Rick Comrie

Rick Clarke was a friend to so many
and me included I remember Rick as
Always ready and willing to help!
Rick was top shelf and a first class
guy !!
My memories are forever ! RiP
Rick Clarke

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