• "I love you and miss you everyday Rich! I hear you talking..."
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    - Melissa Gilkey
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    - John Fletcher

CLARK, Richard Bernie
September 15, 1946 – February 16, 2014
The Clark Family, Nielsen Family, and Lopez Family suffered a great loss with the passing of Richard Bernie Clark on Sunday, February 16, 2014. At his side, at the time of passing, were his daughters Alyssa Clark, Ulla-Britt (Fagan), and his husband, Donato Lopez. Born in San Francisco, California, Richard was a direct descendent of the first Black Settlers in British Columbia (1858). His Salt Spring Family included the Estes, Gwynnes, and Woods. In Victoria, the Alexander Family. Richard joined the Marine Corp (Semper Fi!) in 1968 and moved to Vancouver at the completion of his enlistment duties in 1970. He quickly established his roots joining the Royal Bank of Canada (32 years), starting his own family (former wife Pia Nielsen) and becoming a Canadian Citizen. He was very proud of his years with the Royal Bank which saw him travel throughout B.C., the Toronto-Metro area, London, and New York mostly serving in Human Resources. He was successful and fortunate to retire at age 55 which gave him quality time to golf, travel, spend time with his daughters, grandchildren, and all members of his extended family! Richard is predeceased by his Mother (Ellen Clark), Father (William Clark), Grandson Matthew Fagan, Brother (Phillip Clark), Brother (Bill Clark), and Sister (Vie Ann Clark). Richard is survived by daughters Alyssa Clark, Ulla-Britt (Billy) Fagan, Grandchildren Deja Clark and Marcus Clark; Sisters Sharon (Herman) Williams, Melissa (Don) Gilkey, Bertha Clark; Brothers Tommy, Albert (Ruth), Randy (Eleanor), Ron (Mary), Raymond (Cheryl); Aunt Betty Mae Harris, Harry and Peggy Bensler, and many nieces and nephews. He was truly a wonderful Dad, a loving and caring Brother, and a great friend! The Family would like to thank all those who visited with Richard while he was at St. Paul's Hospital. A special thanks to the entire medical staff that provided great care and support during the duration of his illness. Please join the Family for a brief Memorial Service followed by a 'Celebration of Life', on Sunday Feb. 23rd at 1:30 pm at Oceanview Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St. (49th Ave.), in Burnaby.
Please do not send flowers. Thank you!

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2014
Richard Bernie Clark
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