CLARK, Earl Arthur
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Earl Arthur Clark was born in Erskine, Alberta on September 26, 1929, the third of five boys to Lawrence and Mildred Clark. He was raised in Coronation with a two-year stint spent at Big River, Saskatchewan. He returned to Coronation and completed his schooling there and then went and took his education to become a teacher. He enjoyed playing and coaching hockey and baseball and did this for many years. There were no strangers in Earl's life - they were just people he had never met yet. Earl married Patricia Riley on March 5 of 1955. To this union two daughters were born, Carol and Barb. Earl completed his Master's degree in education at the University of Alberta in teaching and later being a principal and a Deputy Superintendent kept him very fulfilled. His students commented that he was always fair. He taught school in Coronation, Pincher Creek, and Stettler before moving to Lacombe where they lived until September of 2012, when his ALS pushed them into a move to Leduc to be closer to the kids. Earl was always a joiner and a great volunteer. He was part of the Elks Club, the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Phi Delta Kappa and gave thousands of hours volunteering.
He was predeceased by three of his brothers and his parents, as well as two brothers-in-law. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat; his daughters, Carol and Barb (Bob); and grandchildren Gabe, Gino, and Stallia; as well as his younger brother, Vernon (Evelyn); and other sisters-in-law, Kay, Joan, Elva, Rose and Joan; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
Earl passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on December 17th, 2013. He enjoyed being part of the St. Andrews United Church community for the past 34 years.
Interment will take place in Coronation, Alberta at a later date. Funeral Services will be held from St. Andrew's United Church, 5226 - 51 Avenue, Lacombe, AB. on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the A.L.S. Lou Gehrig's Disease Society, 8503 - 171 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5T 0C7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting
WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388
"A Caring Family, Caring For Families"
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 20, 2013