Clarence Hollett

December 16, 1940 to December 27, 2021


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Clarence. Left with beautiful memories are his wife of 27 years Valerie (Burke), his stepsons whom he loved dearly, Brad (Julie) and Mark (Ashley) Wilkins. His three precious grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face – Stella, Skye and Abigail. Predeceased by his first wife Betty (1992).

Leaving to mourn his sister Audrey Monk (Carl), brothers Robert (Sylvia), Alton (Doreen). Sisters-in-law Marylyn Murphy (Pat), Sharon Bense, Janine Fraser (Doug), Tanya Moore (Jay), Peg Smallwood (Mal), Jean Roberts & brothers-in-law Wayne Burke (Bernie) and Grant Burke (Bonny). Bonny was a very special niece to him.

A heartfelt thanks go to his devoted care giver Ola Rotimi, community nurse Pam Hunt, his Respirologist Dr. Vidyasankar, as well as his palliative paramedic team (especially Michelle and Steve) who went above and beyond to support Clarence and his family in his final days.

A special acknowledgement to the Hickman automotive group and family for a rewarding career and life long friendship.

Clarence was a gentle, loving soul. He will forever be loved.

Cremation has taken place & there will be a private family service & celebration of his life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Clarence’s memory to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.



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Valerie, Audrey and families. I was shocked to hear about Clarence’s passing on VOWR today. We hold such wonderful memories of being neighbours in Florida. We enjoyed great times and laughs together. Please accept our sincerest condolences on your great loss. May God grant you his peace at comfort at this time.

It is with shock and sadness that we read of Clarence’s passing. We have known him for 50 years. A wonderful man. Condolences to all the family.

Cyril and Marion Hayden

It is with sadness that I read of Clarence passing away.I remember meeting him just after my father died, and that he remembered my family comming to Spencers Cove. My sincere condolences to his family.

The Hollett Family, Bob & I just heard of Clarence’s passing. Such sad news. We both worked at Hickmans and remember working with Clarence very fondly. He was such a kind man always there to help and guide you. R.I.P. Clarence

So very sorry for your loss Val condolences to you and your family.

Valerie and family.

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We were shocked and saddened to read of Clarences passing. He was a great individual.

Percy and Dorothy Rideout

Valerie, I am so sorry about the passing of your husband Clarence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Valerie, I’m so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. Thinking of you and your family.

I was lucky to have worked with Clarence for a number of years. His door was always open for advice and a smile or laugh. My condolences to his family and friends during this time. He was a kind person and I feel privileged to have known him.

The passing of Clarence leaves a very sad spot in my heart as he was one of my mentors thru my career with the Hickman Automotive Group. He was a wealth of knowledge and never made a decision without giving the situation great thought and consideration for all parties involved. As the saying goes – when the Lord made Clarence Hollett, he through away the mold. A great man and a great friend – he will be missed!

My condolences to the Hollett Family
Clarence was a Good Soul a Guiding Light to a lot a people RIP.

Sorry to hear this news Val. Clarence was a 100% a Gentleman. Always a pleasant person who was extremely welcoming . . RiIP my friend.

It is with sad heart as I type ..sending my condolences on passing on of Clarence .. Met him in 1972 when I went to work with Hickman Motors .. and it was a pleasure to have him as one of my supervisors .one of the kindest persons one could work for….we would greet each other by saying ” good morning Clarence” to each other and smile in passing ( great memories )

I’m so sorry for your loss sending deepest condolences.
Kathy Wadden

Dear Valerie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing when I was speaking with Marilyn. Sincere sympathy is extended to you all. May you find peace in your hearts as you support each other at this extremely sad time.

Clarence was a good friend to my mother, Joan Penney, and a very good friend of my Dad, Clifford Penney. Many memories of good times. Our thoughts are with you..

Deepest condolences to all the family🙏🏻

Valerie and family,
We are saddened to hear of Clarence’s passing. We have both known him many years and he was always such a gentleman. May you find comfort in the stories that people will share with you, knowing that he was such a kind man, respected by all. Thinking of you over this New Year’s Day.
Maria and Vernon

Valerie And Family, So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing, you could not find a better manager, a real Gentleman true and true. Our Deepest sympathy to you all . Gord and Beth Taylor

Valerie and families,
Please accept our sincere condolences. Having worked with Clarence at Hickman’s for over 16 years and known him since the late 70’s, Clarence was a good man and fair to all who worked for him. He will be fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.
Bill and Marilyn Collins

Condolences to the entire families of Clarence.. Have many great memories of growing up on that famous place of Spencers Cove. Rup Clarence.

Sincere sympathy to all of Clarence’s family.
It’s been many years since we have spoken to him but his gentle friendly manner is not forgotten. A
true gentleman whose loss to him family is great.
Sincerely Max and Phyllis Beckett

Valerie and Family . Our Deepest condolences on Clarence’s Passing as you go through this difficult time . He was a true gentleman and always treated people with respect. . I have the pleasure of calling him a friend and working with him . Rest in peace Clarence

Rodney and Rhonda Mercer

Words can’t describe how sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts are heavy and go out to you and to everyone who loved him. As you go through this difficult time, please remember that you are so very loved. Clarence was always a lovely, kind and gentle man, who we will remember fondly and who will be deeply missed. Love, Allison xo

To Clarence’s family. A gentle man by far. Worked with Clarence many years ago at Hickmans. So sorry to hear about his passing. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Heartfelt condolences to the Hollett family. Clarence was a great friend to many especially in the automotive industry. Rip Clarence.

My heartfelt and sincere condolences to all members of the Hollett family. I remember Clarence well from Spencer’s Cove, of course, and from later at Hickman’s. It’s very sad to lose another member of the last generation of Spencer’s Cove residents. I know Clarence will be sadly missed by his immediate family but he will also be very much missed by the remaining members of his Spencer’s Cove family.

Val, sending our heartfelt condolences to you and the family during this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared and love of friends and family.
– The Lanes

Our deepest sympathies on Clarence’s passing. He will be missed by many.

My deepest sympathies to Val, Brad and Mark at this sad time. I have so many fond memories of my time up in Deer Park with Clarence (and all of you) years ago. I always thought of Clarence as a smart and gentle man who was capable of many things. I had deep respect for him and appreciated the time we shared. Warm hugs to you all as you feel this loss and find a new normal. Much love, Christine xo

We were very sad to hear of Clarence’s passing. We have fond memories of times shared in Deer Park. He truly was a gentle and kind man with a wonderful smile.

Dear Val and family, I was so saddened to hear of Clarence’s passing.. My prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Take joy and find comfort in all your memories. God Bless.

Our condolences to Clarence’s family & friends. Individuals like Clarence are to few , his calm demeanour allowed him to handle situations that came up with a “ cool “ we all wish we had , his approach to people made him so easy to like and his smile & laugh were infectious. Had not seen him or spoke to him for quite some time but like many more will miss him.

Sincere condolences to all the family, he was a fine gentleman . Don and Judy Fitzpatriick…

Uncle Clarence was one of our favourite people, such a gentle soul and he will be missed always. Condolences to the family.

Dear Val and family,
Frank and I are so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. He certainly was a mentor to Frank over the years and hopefully Clarence knew that. He was a fine man with a gentle soul . We will forever celebrate his life and memories in his favourite place in Deer Park . We call it Clarence House all the time. Thinking of you all – God Bless

Valarie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. We have many fond memories of our many get togethers at the Beachway bque. He was a kind and gentle man. Deepest sympathy.
Susan & Karl Vokey

I worked with Clarence at Hickmans for 25 years. Could not ask for a better manager than Clarence. He will be truly missed, my condolences to the family on Clarence passing

Dear Mark and Family and Mrs Hollett. Deepest Condolences on the passing of Clarence, a real Gem of a Gentleman. I met him over 50 years ago while working at The Evening Telegram and we bought or leased cars from Hickman Motors. He was the consummate Professional and his word was his bond, God Bless.

My condolences to the family on Clarence’s passing. He was my boss for a number of years and was the absolute best manager of people that I ever encountered. He saw everything that was happening and reacted quickly and decisively and fairly. You couldn’t ask for, better than that.

Valerie and family, sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. We have many pleasant memories of our winters at Beachway and the men’s weekly golf games. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Deepest Sympathy.
Marion and Everett

Sincere Sympathy on Clarence’s passing, our history goes back about 60 years. He is in a better place,no more suffering, rest in Peace.

I am so sorry of hear of Clarence’s passing. I worked with Clarence for many years at Hickmans and he was such a nice person. My condolences to the family. God Bless

Sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing, condolences to the family. Tony & Irene Ryan

Sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing my condolences To the family Ruby

To: Val, Brad, Julie, Stella and Skye, Mark, Ashley and Abigail. Our sincere condolences on Clarence’s passing. We have many fond memories that we will cherish. He was always there for a chat, laugh or a good story.
Ross and Christina Petten

Valerie and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Clarence..He was a great mentor and friend to many people in the automotive business .May he rest in peace.

Sweet Neighbour,

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of kind and gentle Clarence, and relieved that he is at peace. His life journey was filled with a loving family, wonderful career, and many travels. While the final leg was difficult for all, find comfort and peace in reflecting on the many wonderful experiences you shared.

Extending our condolences to Brad, Mark and the extended Burke and Hollett families.

Daphne and Tom

Valerie, Mark and family..thoughts and prayers are with you .. cherish the memories..he always had a smile to share. A pleasant soul
John and Pam Rumboldt

Dear Valerie, deepest condolences on Clarence’s passing.
He was a real gentleman,. May fond memories of times shared sustain you at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Deepest sympathy to the family. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with Clarence about business, friends and life in general. True gentleman in all regards..

Dear Valerie, so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing,
My prayers and thoughts are with you at such a
Terrible time, he is now at peace, be strong and think of all those great memories you both made.

Rest In Peace Clarence.

So deeply sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years. He was the best teacher and friend to his staff. My deepest condolences to all the family. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace

Val and Family, so sorry for your loss, please accept our sincere condolences

Clarence and Eleanor Andrews

Dear Valerie and Family – We’re thinking about you at this most difficult time with your beloved Clarence’s passing, , and wishing you beautiful memories and gentle peace, knowing that your family and friends are here for you. Janet and Pat .

To Valerie and your entire Family, please accept our sincerest of condolences on Clarence’s passing. He was a friend of our Family for many, many Years. Not only did my Dad work very closely with him but they were friends also and I too had the pleasure of meeting Clarence long ago and found him to be one of the Good Guys, always there for a chat, laugh or good story.

We pray that the love of your Family and Friends and the many fond memories help you all through this most difficult of times.

Sorry to hear of Mr. Holletts passing he was a great person to work for.My deepest condolences to the family.Eugene Lewis

So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing Val condolences

Audrey and Carl and the Hollett families, sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing , please accept our sincere condolences, Bill and Lorraine Baker

Valerie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Deepest sympathy..

Thinking of you Valerie during this Difficult time. Hope all your great memories will get you through this time. Hold your grandchildren close. I know they give you lots of joy.
I am across the street if you need anything.

sorry to hear about Clarence

Sincere condolences on the passing of Your beloved Clarence. You always talked so highly of him. Treasure all the great times you had over the years.
You are in my thought and prayers
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.🙏

Couldn’t have worked with a nicer person than Clarence. Rest In Peace

Val, Brad, Mark, the Hollett & Burke family , we are deeply saddened that Clarence has passed .but relieved that his gentle soul is at peace . Clarence was deeply loved by all of you & all that knew him . He was a wonderful husband, father , father-in-law & grandfather. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time . Rest In Peace dear Clarence , you will be missed 🙏🙏

Darren & Brenda Martin, Russell, Sean & Nicole Vardy

To Val and all family members. We are so saddened to no longer have Clarence with us but relief that he is finally at peace. A very gentle man who always had a smile . Good bye and God Bless dear friend. You will remain in our hearts forever.

Valerie, Audrey & family, I am so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing, he was a kind,, caring & gentle person. He was loved by all that were lucky enough to have known him.. Your Family are in my thoughts & prayers..
Hugs Linda

Val and Family. So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .
Charmaine and Don Squires

Couldn’t have worked with a better man than Clarence. Rest in peace.

Val and family, your gentle, kind and loving husband , father, and grandfather has left for a better place. We who knew him were blessed , and he was blessed with your love and caring.

His death made me feel the same way I felt when i lost my father 6yrs ago. I lost my energy, appetite and emotions. He was my gist partner, I feel comfortable discussing my personal issues with him. We were had a good bond. The relationship was like father and son. It will take me time to get over his death. He was a very loving father, caring, peaceful and cheerful father. May his gentle soul continue to rest well. Papa Clarence Hollett lives on. Your good work while on earth will continue to speak for you. May the Lord Almighty comfort Mama Valeri and every members of the family.. Rest on Papa.