Ronald James Clark

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With deep sadness the family of Ronald James Clark announces his passing, at the age of 92, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

He is survived by his daughters Wendy Lloyd (Bob) of Seattle and Kathy Smart (Wes) of Edmonton, his grandchildren Matt, Sean, Katie, Lauren and Robyn and their families, including two great grandchildren Finn and Pia.  Ron was excited about the upcoming birth of two more great grandchildren in Seattle.

He missed Mary, his wife and partner of 67 years.  She predeceased him in 2014.

Ron was known widely in the Edmonton community and beyond, and had many rich life pursuits. He was a longstanding, devoted member of the Grace United Church.  He started his work life as a meteorologist in Canada’s far north, later to turn to personnel administration with a long career in the Alberta government, becoming the Director of Personnel for the Province, only later to serve as a member of the Workers Compensation Board.  He was a committed, zealous golfer, the longest standing member of the Highlands Golf Club at his death.  Ron was above all else a true gentleman, unwavering in his dedication to family and friends.  He will be sorrowfully missed.

A Memorial Service will be held in Ron’s honour, at Grace United Church, 6215 – 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the U of A Hospital Foundation, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra or Grace United Church.

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Grace United Church -Edmonton

6215 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 0X9

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Susan Rasko (Epton)

My condolences to Wendy & Kathy and extended family. I’m sorry I could not attend the memorial. Ron was such a kind and gentle man and a fond part of my memories growing up in Grace United Church.

Eugene and Sandra Dionne

Our Uncle Ron was a true gentleman. Very kind and caring. Family was so very important to him and we enjoyed seeing him and talking with him at our Family Reunions. He was always truly interested to hear what everyone was doing and loved to share his stories of days gone by. RIP Uncle Ron, you will be missed.

mark stitt

Ron has been a positive part of my life for over 65 years. Having Ron and Mary and family as a part of my family for so many years has been a great pleasure at all our meetings. I consider myself very fortune to have know him and family for so long. He will be very fondly remembered for his generous sharing of his warm and thoughtful personality. RIP dear Ron. I will miss you.

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