Wallace L. Clark, 90, passed away at his Everson home on May 14, 2013. He was born on August 15, 1922 in Mission B.C. to William and Jennie Clark, and lived in Silverdale B.C. until serving in the Canadian Navy during WWII. At the end of WWII, he returned to the lower mainland and worked as a news writer for CHWK, the local radio station in Chilliwack, where he met his future wife, Mildred "Mid" Smith. Wally and Mid were married on August 22, 1949 in Bellingham. Wally worked as a property acquisition consultant for over 30 years, and he and Mid raised their family while traveling across much of the United States and Canada. After they settled in Whatcom County in 1967, Wally continued to travel extensively, serving as both the President of the Canadian branch of his company, and Senior Vice President in the U.S. Upon retiring from business in 1991, Wally operated his own custom milling business, and over the years provided specialty wood to many local artisans and woodworkers. Wally was a lifelong musician, and played the trumpet and sang in bands well into his 70's. He loved a gathering with live music, family, friends and good food, and was also an avid reader and loved to discuss books. He was known for his humor, kindness and generosity, and will be greatly missed by many. He is survived by his wife Mid, and children; Deanna and husband Ron Willingham, Laughlan and wife Jenny Shuler, and Darcey and husband Jon Dickey, and grandchildren David, Jennie, Andrew, Benjamin, Tyler, Dylan, Brent and Kelsey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food Bank, Lighthouse Mission, Habitat for Humanity.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on May 23, 2013