Mary Dorothy "Dot" Clarke (nee Antle)

July 11, 1937 to October 11, 2020


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. 



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Condolences to the family . I am Dot’s cousin . He mom and my dad were siblings. I loved to meet up with Dot in one of the shopping Malls. She always had a family story that I had never heard before. She had an incredible memory!!!! I loved her gentle, caring way. She adored her children and grandchildren. My condolences to you all. The world is a sadder place without her.

Dorothy and all the family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Although we can’t be there, we are sending our thoughts and love to you all.

Darren, Tracey and Zack

Dorothy, David & the entire Clarke Family,
We are so very sorry about the loss of your beautiful Mom and grandmother. She was a sweet soul. We know how important family was to her and how very loved she will always be by everyone. Sending our love to you all.
Susan & Rick

I will miss you Dorothy Dot …that was my name for here …I will miss going to your home to help take care of you …your beautiful soul is free…god bless you and the angels are lucky to have you …

Roland and Family,
Our deepest and sincere condolences in Dot’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Roland and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dot was a woman who gave so much to others and I know your loss is great. May your memories of happier days together help you through this difficult time. RIP Dot, you will be missed by many.

Roland and family,
It was a privilege to be involved with Dorothy, and her medical care in the later years.
We’ve gotten to know your whole family, and you and Dorothy have done a remarkable job raising them all.
She was a sweet, gentle woman, with a good sense of humour.
Always brightened our day.
Gord and Rhonda Higgins

Sending my sincerest condolences to each of you on the passing of your mother. Dot always had a kind word and smile. May she rest in peace and each of you take comfort in the wonderful memories of your Mom.

Roland & all the family
“A Mother’s Love is a Blessing”
As ye mourn Dots passing, know that
Our taughts & prayers are with you all..
Dot was loved by all who knew her.
Especially all her family, you could tell how much love ye have for each other.
Thinking of Dorothy &, Dave, Dot who was like a mother to him. Stephanie & Tanya, who could not be
home with the rest of the family. Thinking of you all.
at this sad time.
Dot was gentle & kind to all who had the
privilege of knowing her
We all know how much Dot loved the truth.
Faithful to the end.

Our sincere condolences to all

To Dorothy and her family.

So sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to the friends and family that lost such a wonderful person and mom, dorothy was one of the most loving people that i have known, she was like a mom to me and i will miss her dearly,. One of the things i will miss most is her beautiful smile.

To Joan, Gary, Michael, Melissa and other family , I first met Dot many years ago when she operated a foster home. She provided lots of love and care to many children who were in need of a “mother” and home. She certainly did that. Please accept my sincere condolences and may your beautiful memories help you at this difficult time. Love and hugs Lorraine

Roland & Family,
Deepest sympathy in your loss. Our thoughts are with you all. With care.

Dear Roland & Family,
Our thoughts are with you these days in your loss. Dot was a very good friend, we always enjoyed our times with you both in years past. Good memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roland and Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincere condolences on the great loss of a wonderful kind woman with a great sense of humour may she Rest In Peace

To Dorothy and family.
Sincere condolences on the great loss of your mom. I remember how you spoke so well of her which also spoke to me that she was a person so close to your heart. You do look so much like her and now I see where you got your funny sense of humor as well.
Your mom was graced with the gift of kindness and love, with the ability to selflessly give to foster care. May your peace continue in the days ahead when your hearts aches each time to have her near in knowing that she now rests in the Hands of God.
” Your families shining star. “


So sorry to hear of your loss

To Roland and family
Sorry for your loss. May your special memories help comfort you at this very difficult time .
Our thoughts are with you

To Roland and family,

Our thoughts are with you all today and the days ahead. It’s not easy to lose those we love no matter their age but with the passing of time, it will get bearable. Our sympathies to you all.

Madeline Penney
Charlotte & Darren Comeau & family

Dear Tanya, Martin & Molly,
We are thinking of you and all of your relatives. We never forgot your mom’s sense of humour and cheerfulness. We always enjoyed her visit in Ottawa. May God’s comfort be with your family, your dad and your extended family during this difficult time.
Love from us!


Dorothy and Dave, and all their family;
Anyone could tell, just be the way your family all talked about your mom what a special lady she was, and so loved by all of you. May I say your selfless care and devotion to your mom while she was ill for all those years, also distinguish her children as very special as well. Your lovely , gentle mom will be missed, it is clear, by so many. But you can all take some comfort that in her later years, she had the most wonderful family to nurse her, and to support your father during those trying times. Bless you all, and our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Love, Don, Nancy and family, and Jean and Gerry Pynn

Roland and family
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May your special memories help comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Roland n family:
Oh I am thinking of you mall. Our dear Dot ! We loved her. She has finished her course. She loved the Truth so much. A sweet release for her.. Lots of comfort with her passing to help you thru the days ahead.. Love n care ..Lucy

Our condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the families. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace. ????????

Thoughts and care to all the family ……????

May the god of all comfort bring you peace at this difficult time. Our prayers are with the family.

Our condolences to the family as we are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Roland and family. So sorry for your loss. Difficult time now but in time God will make the burden bearable..

Sorry for your loss, may God bless you all time with all great memories.

Condolences to all the family ,I am sorry to hear of Dots passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May she rest in peace and you cherish all her sweet memories. Hugs❤

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences go out to your family ❤️

Joan, our hearts go out to you, your dad and all your family. Your mom was a very special lady and very lucky to have such a supportive family. You all will be lost without her, but she is suffering no more!

Roland & Family, Thinking of you all at this sad time. I’m sure you have lots of good memorys. She was living for this day.
Condolences from Lester and Betty.

Such a wonderful, kind woman who loved the Lord and his people. She took with her a piece of my heart when she left… I will be comforted with her precious, selfless memories and will always be grateful for her love for Truth. A true matriarch in the kingdom…..

Joan, my heartfelt condolences to you, your dad and the other members of your family at this very sad time. Your mom was a wonderful lady, loved and well respected by all who knew her,she will be dearly missed. Hugs to all of you!❤

Please accept our sincerest condolences as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts are with you..

Sorry for your loss our condolences to the family and may she RIP

Joan and Gary, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Joan’s Mother. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

So very sorry for your loss. May she Rest in Peace.