MOHR, Clarence

With sadness, the family of Clarence Mohr announces his passing on November 1, 2020 at the age of 82.

Clarence is survived by his wife Carol; 5 children Cheryl (Normand), Barbara, John (Jodie), Elizabeth, and Christopher (Amanda); 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Clarence was born at home on the farm,  near Hay Lakes.  The house was a granary, that had been converted into a dwelling for the family, and he sometimes liked to say that he was born in a barn.  The family moved to another farm, near New Sarepta, when he was a few weeks old. Clarence contracted whooping cough at this time, but survived to tell the tale.

His schooling began in a rural two-room school called North Busenius, continuing there until the end of grade seven, always in the same room. The school was moved into the town of New Sarepta, where he took his grade seven and eight.  For high-school he went by bus into Leduc, graduating in 1955. He enjoyed much of the time he spent in high-school, and liked to talk about his memories. He had a very good teacher in a class called Survey of English Lit.  It was a small class, and his appreciation for literature, particularly poetry and Shakespeare continued all of his life. Sometimes, at noon, they walked downtown to split a brick of ice-cream at the drug store. In all his school years he enjoyed  sports, but was not able to take part in teams, because he had to catch the bus for home and the chores. He did a lot of running on the rural gravel roads to improve his stamina and his speed.

After high school he worked in house construction on a forms crew for Golden Construction; one summer in Winnipeg as a construction gofer on the Highways Building; and later in the oil industry on the service rigs. In 1960, Clarence began his career in tele-communications with CN Telecom, working in various places along the Alaska Highway from 1960 until 1965. In 1965 he returned to Edmonton, and worked for Alberta Government Telephones (later re-named Telus) from then until his retirement in Feb. 1993. Pop became the “go-to guy” for a system called Pulse Code Modulation – shortened to PCM. His co-workers sometimes said that PCM stood for Phone Clarence Mohr.

After retirement Clarence spent many years and countless volunteer hours doing income-tax returns, mostly for low income people in the inner city, and also for anyone who needed his help. He often helped those who had encountered tragedy in their lives. It didn’t matter whether their past income was low or high. If they needed his help, he gave it. His greatest joy was in helping folks to get the benefits that they had been missing. He often referred to this work as his golf game. In the inner city he was known as “the tax man”.

Due to Covid concerns, a private family service will be held. The service will be livestreamed on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm at www.riverbendlutheran.com.

 

The link for the livestream can be found here https://youtu.be/Fnv29rtY8Vc

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

 

 

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operation friendship senior society

On behalf of Operation friendship senior society we send our deepest condolences. Mr. Mohr Has contributed not only to our organization but to many alike in the inner city. He spent countless hours doing tax clinics for our seniors and we are forever grateful for the help. Working along side his wife we appreciate all of his hard work over the years. May he rest in peace
Thank you Clarence

Evelyn Neame

I have the greatest respect and admiration for Clarence. He was intelligent, kind, humble, giving and wise. He would tell me the whole story behind the issues of the day and helped me see the big picture. I loved that he walked daily and spent time outdoors. He was always calm and nothing seemed to phase him. The lives of thousands of people are better because of Clarence Mohr. I calculated that Clarence completed about 20 tax returns AN HOUR, for about 40 hours a week. Can you imagine that? Clarence ran the race of life with gusto, and I’m sure there is a very special place in heaven for him.

Karen

So very sorry to here about Clarence. We were just speaking of him a few days ago. Such a caring and kind couple who helped so many in need. He was of great help to my children’s father & uncle recently that were twins.
My condolences to his wife and the entire family.
R.I.P. Clarence Mohr kind Sir.

Pat Hansard

Pastor Dan and I send our love and condolences to the Mohr Family. We have the best memories of your open hospitality to us as The Vicar’s family while Dan served St. Matthew Lutheran Church in 1980-81. Thank you! May God hold you all in the palm of His every loving hands.

Jennifer and Dean Brayer

Sincere condolences to you and your family Carol. Clarence was always so kind and giving, and will be missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in your memories of him. God’s peace be with you.

Sherri Lewis

My sincerest condolences to Carol and the rest of the Mohr family. Our folks here in the inner city and Bissell Centre will greatly miss his kind heart, friendly demeanor, and supportive advice. Thank you, Clarence, for your immense dedication to supporting our community.

Debbie Webber

Thank you for everything you did to help the community and its members. You will be greatly missed by everyone.

Tracy Bridges

Clarence was a welcome familiar face at Boyle Street for as long as I was there he will be missed

Julie Brown

I never met a person more kind and knowledgeable in the area of Canada’s Tax Law, he taught me so many things and I am grateful for his lessons. Those in the inner city and those who did not have the ability to pay to file their taxes are now going to be without one of their greatest assets in rebuilding their lives. Clarence often gave advices on money and instilled confidence in those he helped. He did a great service and will be missed wholeheartedly.

Dallas Steinke

Our sincere condolences go out to Carol, Chris and his family and the rest of the Mohr family. We know Clarence through Confederation Park Little League as I coached Chris several years. Clarence and Carol were always very supportive parents, supporting the team in any way they could, either by helping with whatever task or just cheering the team on. Although I had only bumped into him a time or two after baseball we will always remember Clarence as a kind soft spoken gentleman. I’m sure he will be missed by all. We will be thinking of the Mohr family during this difficult time.

Gloria and Ken Giese

Carol, and family, please know that we are remembering you and your family at this sorry time; and remembering the times we spent together in Stony Plain. God be with you and comfort and bless you..

Walter Mohr

Clarence was a wonderful caring brother and best friend. He will be sorely missed but we hope for a grand reunion.

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