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Brian "Bud" Clarke 1959 - 2012

Brian "Bud" Clarke

I remember when I was in Oshawa one Christmas with no family in town, Glenn and Brian invited me to their home for Christmas dinner along with Terry and his friend. We laughed and shared jokes and stories. It was so warming to spend time with both of you, my extended family.

I remember the time when Brian and Glenn were helping me get rid of my old sofa. It weighed a ton! Brian was hoisting it into their trailer and I was trying to lift it up from my end and he got exasperated because it wasn't quite fitting, so he pushed it back out but I wasn't ready and it landed on my big toe. I was squawking and he looked so stunned - then he said that shows you shouldn't have a sofa you can't handle!

Glenn, may you always hold a special memory of Brian in your heart and feel the warmth and love.
Love Cath
From Beverly

Going to Walmart or Home Depot and whenever he would see a young man Uncle Brian would always ask them if they wanted a girlfriend cause he knew 2 girls that were looking...

When we were in the van driving with Uncle Brian and Lisa, I would always keep saying where we going.....or how much longer and Uncle Brian would stop where ever he was even in traffic (being careful as always) turn around and get so upset in a playful way and say “if I hear you girls say that one more time I will not take you girls anywhere”.

When we were having family get togethers a waterfight would always break out and at one time Uncle Brian ended up coming up the front entrance stairs inside the house with a water hose and sprayed everyone in the kitchen then we tried to run around the kitchen and we would wipe out cause there was so much water on the floor...

Another time was the day I locked my keys in my car with the car running and Uncle Brian just sat in the Window watching me....with that smile…..
I have so many memories I remember when Steve and I bought a B.B.Q with a rotissaire for chicken and Brian wanted to try it out and asked if we had anything to cook on it .Looking at the picture on the box he ripped it up and started cooking the picture of the chicken on the B.B.Q. ( he was hungry)

Another memory is the day we came for dinner at the townhouse in Toronto and Glenn bought parrot this bird didn't like Brian and tolerated it. The bird ate wallpaper Brian had just put up and chewed the coffee table. And had an attitude toward Brian. That evening we decided to have KFC for dinner the bird squawked and growled at Brian. Brain's had enough looking the bird in the eye he said " This could be you next time shut up!

At Christmas time very young Danielle and David remember Brian taking them to the store to get Candy Canes to put in the Food boxes for a treat because there had to be something special in the boxes for little kids and attached notes to say Merry Christmas.

My Last memory is one I will hold in my heart for ever and that is this past Christmas Sitting with Brian in the living-room waiting for Glenn to get ready. We talked and had a wonderful visit. At the end of the night Brian gave the BIGGEST HUG it was so warm and inviting I feel it and looked forward to our next visit and phone call.

Rose Steve and Family
April 25, 2012

Glenn –

I am so sorry about Brian. I had every intention of being at both the viewing and the funeral, but my arthritis flared and I have been in bed for the past 4 days. Just back to work now.

When you are feeling up to it, I would like to take you out to dinner so we can visit.

My prayers are with you as always.
Hi Glenn, I just received a voicemail message today from Grace advising me of your tragic loss....I know there is nothing that can be said or done at this time that will help in any way but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief....I know Brian meant the world to you and I really do feel for you as I've had some terribles losses myself this past year and I truly feel your pain. If there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask....
Luv always your friend Karen Lewis
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