JEVNE, Clarence


Clarence died on a warm sunny January afternoon – in death as in life going forward with quiet courage, and always on his own terms.

His death leaves us bereft but after a year of illness he felt it was time. Surrounded by family, in the same Wetaskiwin country house where he was born (and where his grandfather had taught him to hunt and fish), he left peacefully. His only regret was leaving Glenda, the love of his life.

Perhaps because he was not given the chance for formal study, or to become the vet he had hoped to be, Clarence became an extraordinary scholar. He read anything and everything, enjoying dry histories of the French Revolution as much as a Kinsella novel to Louis L’amour western novels. He passed on that prodigious knowledge without skipping a beat or finding it at all extraordinary, as the rest of us did.

Just as amazing was Clarence’s genius for building and fixing things. He spent the bulk of his working life at Trans Alta and Parkland Fertilizer; he then went on to fix or make anything and everything, from using his sawmill to build his workshop to building a greenhouse for Glenda. His workshop was his sanctuary. There he sat, thinking, reading and creating. There were always animals around him, cats, dogs, horses … and human friends too, all of whom loved this quiet, gentle man who spoke so thoughtfully of so many things.

After a somewhat tumultuous early life he reconnected with his sister Bonny and brother Bob and found joy as a grandfather in his later years. His passing leaves a gap in our lives; his wit and wisdom, sorely missed.

Serenity Funeral Service, Wetaskiwin
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Pattie Ganske

Glenda, Bonnie, Bob and families.
Clarence was such an amazing part of Parkland Fertilzers. He was a great wealth of knowledge to all of us there. His heart was big and very kind.
We had many good chats over the years and he was a great mentor to those new “ students” each and every spring! CJ was a great asset to the Parkland family.
Thanks for the memories!
Pattie Ganske
All the Parkland Gang.

Joanne Graff

Dear Bonnie & Bob and Families,
Our condolences to you all.
Our family spent a great deal of time with Clarence and family in the earlier years and have so many memories to draw from. Hunting and fishing stories aplenty and Christmas tree hunting on the lake banks. He will be missed but remembered fondly for all his stories and laughs.

Pat Armstrong

I met Clarence many years ago through his wife, Glenda. We all spent special times around the dinner table talking horses and many other topics. He was a very kind man who enjoyed his visits and I wish there had not been so many miles between us. I know he is at peace now and I will cherish his memory forever. Rest in peace Clarence my friend.

Irene & Bert Lerohl

Dear Glenda and Family ,
We were very sad to hear of Clarence”s passing. With tne lack of communication of thr past two years, we didn’t realize that he had been ill .
Please accept our sincere condolences. Clarence will be missed by all, especially you and your family.

Irene and Bert

Janet Forth

Wishing all of the Jevne my sincerest sympathies on the passing of Clarence.

Laurie & Wayne Hardy

Dear Glenda & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Clarence’s passing. I know you and your family will miss him so much. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Sincerely, Laurie & Wayne

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