Robert (Bob) Chesley Clarke

June 1, 1943 to April 5, 2024


With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Robert (Bob) Chesley Clarke on April 5th, at his home in St. Phillip’s, surrounded by his loved ones.

He is predeceased by his wife Evelyn, his parents John and Eva, his brother Gordon Clarke, sisters Anne Rowe and Doreen Stockwood.

He leaves to mourn his son Robert Dean Clarke (Debbie) and daughter Kimberly Clarke. Grandchildren Robert John Clarke, Brandon Clarke, Nicholas Clarke, Brooklyn Clarke (Brandon), Ashley Hanlon (Adrian) and Heather Baker (Ryan). Great-Grandchildren Bennett and Rori. Sisters Barbara Layden and Vera Clarke. Brothers David Clarke, James Clarke and Ron Clarke. Sisters in law Lana and Evangeline. Also leaving to mourn many nephews, nieces and special friends.

Bob left Newfoundland as a young man and headed to Toronto to build a life for himself, and almost immediately was introduced to a beautiful women who he fell in love with instantly and would go on to spend the next 53 years together in marriage while raising a family that he was immensely proud of. Bob was a hardworking man who had a long career as a Truck Driver, he truly enjoyed driving 18 wheelers, especially during the summer when his Grandson Bobby would join him and be in the passenger seat. The good times were always rolling with Bob, who in his younger years spent many nights dancing on the floors of the Caribou Club with so many other Newfoundlanders who had moved away, you’d also often find him at Greenwood Raceway betting the ponies and rarely did he have a losing ticket. Bob loved to play the guitar and sing songs, and was always asked for an encore by those around him.

Bob was a great man who would give you the shirt right off his back, and in fact had done so many times, he will never be forgotten by those that loved him. He used to speak about going to that ‘Big Truckstop In The Sky’ one day, he’s up there now firing up a long nosed Kenny.

“I’ll fly away, to a land where joy shall never end, I’ll fly away”

Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Home Again Furniture Bank. There will be no service at this time, however messages to the family on this site is most appreciated by all.



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My brother from another mother, cousin, best friend and always thought of you as family and a brother
My sincerest condolences
You dad was a good man and always another father to us all
God bless you and keep you strong
From Brandon, Kelly and I

Rob, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Sending hugs and prayers!

Sorry for your loss Rob. Sending prayers buddy.

Kim, Bobby, Dean, and Debbie, We are so sorry for your Loss . Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Love Jocelyn and Peter.

Kim, Dean and Family:

Uncle Bob was a good man; a man that I was fortunate enough to call uncle. He opened his home to me and Dad when we lived/worked in Toronto. He was someone you could rely on, he cared. Tanya and I enjoyed our times together with Uncle Bob and Aunt Evelyn during the years we lived in Toronto. Life was better with them there. We shared in our love of the big city and memories of years gone by and life back home in Newfoundland. Uncle Bob always had a joke or story to tell. I spent many a Friday night drinking coffee and chatting with Uncle Bob and Aunt Evelyn. Uncle Bob always said I made a great cup of coffee. He would often greet me by saying “good day Mr. Tucker, what’s all the good news?”
Tanya and I are both sad about losing Uncle Bob. The only silver lining is that is he at peace now with his precious wife, he affectionately called Peaches. Until we meet again, we will remember you and all the good times fondly.

Love, Carl and Tanya Tucker

I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. Thinking about Dean, Kimmy and all the family; sending you all our love.
Carole Ann, Matt, Julia and Ben.

Deepest sympathy to all of Bob’s family on his passing from Doug & Judy Tucker

We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time and hoping your many wonderful memories will help you through it.
Love Susan, Dean and Lauren

I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to the entire family at this most difficult time. I pray for god to comfort you all throughout these coming days and bring you peace with cherished memories.
Sending love and prayers.

Dean, Kimmy, Bobby and family – I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle Bob. You are in our thoughts. Love Gail and Barry.

So sorry for your loss, It sounded like he was a fabulous man, Prayers to the family.

Hello Family, I’m so sorry to hear about my Uncle Bob. Sending my Sincere condolences 🙏 to all my family, I love you all, Big Hugs!

So sorry to hear off Robert’s passing, Sincere Condolences to his brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren, may God give you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. Keeping you all in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

Dean, Debbie and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. You are a very caring, Loving and giving family and your Dad knew how fortunate he was to have you provide unconditional Love and care to him as you did.
All our Love
Barry and Sherry

Our heartfelt condolences to Dean, Debbie and family.
Barry and Marie Codner

Sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Bob. I had found memories of him coming home from Ontario , and visited us in Heart’s Content playing his guitar and singing to mom.

My deepest condolences to family and friends

Claudine Rowe Hannebury

Debbie and Dean and Kim and everyone who loved him, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to all of you.

Debbie, Dean, Ashley, and all the family, our heartfelt condolences. Sending you hugs and positive energy.