Kenneth Clarke

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CLARKE, Kenneth Andrew Connal Passed away peacefully in Vancouver on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at the age of 96. He was born in Saskatoon in 1914, the son of Scottish immigrants George and Beatrice Clarke, spent his early years in Calgary and later attended the University of Alberta where he graduated as a medical doctor in 1939. Predeceased by Elna, his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a son, Garry, daughter, Mary (Goodman), and grandchildren Sarah Laursen, Julian Clarke and Lawrence McCandless. Kenneth had a rich and varied life, playing end for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, winning a scholarship for cavalry tactics, serving in the 12th Light Field Ambulance in Normandy where he received the Military Cross for his bravery and, following the war, returning to Edmonton to practice medicine and become the first director of Otolaryngology at the University of Alberta. He and his wife shared an enthusiasm for Canadian art and, from 1957-1959, he served as President of the Edmonton Art Gallery. A Funeral Service will be held at Howard and McBride Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home, 10179 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB on Wednesday December 8, 2010, at 1 p.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenneth's name may be made to the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton AB T5J 2C1. For online condolences please visit Howard & McBride "Chapel of Chimes", Funeral Home, Crematorium & Reception Centre, 10179 - 108 Street. Telephone: 780-422-1141.
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Howard and McBride Chapel of Chimes - Edmonton
10179 - 108TH STREET
Edmonton, AB T5J 1L1
(780) 422-1141
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Published in The Edmonton Journal from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2010
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