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.