To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Mary Dorothy “Dot” Clarke on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 11:00 am please click on the link below:
It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Dorothy “Dot” Clarke (nee Antle), who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her parents Molly and Charlie Antle, brothers Teddy and Charles Jr., and sister Joan Hussey. Left with loving and cherished memories is her devoted husband of 65 years Roland, her children Joan (Gary) Olford, Edward, Doreen Tremblett, Dorothy (Dave) Pynn , Tanya (Marvin) Guignion, daughter-in-law Linda and foster child Dennis Faulkner who held a very special place in her heart; grandchildren Michael, Angela (Corey), Melissa (Russell), Samantha, Angelina (Shane), Justin, Matthew (Samantha), Stephanie (Jeremy) and Molly; great-grandchildren who she adored Mackenzie, Janessa, Faith, Ethan, Meadow Lynn, Christian, Kinley and baby Harlan. Also leaving behind her brother David Antle and many extended family members and friends.
On March 6, 1955, mom married her one true love, Roland Clarke, who provided unconditional love and care until the end.
Anyone who had the privilege of knowing mom knew that she lived for the lord, loved her family and friends beyond measure, was a gentle and caring soul with the most amazing sense of humour. Mom will be remembered as a beautiful selfless person who always put family first. Not only did she see the good in the world she also brought out the best in others which allowed Mom and Dad to be foster parents and open their home to several children over the course of 40 years. Because of the exceptional love and care provided by her children over the last 5 years, mom was able to remain home and pass peacefully away surrounded by those that loved her. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the homecare workers who cared for mom, and to the many friends who stopped by for visits.
Following the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at the Paradise Non-Denominational Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the funeral will be live-streamed, with the link to view the online service available above. Following COVID-19 public health regulations, non-medical face masks must be worn indoors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dot’s memory may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association.