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Graham Clarke of Barrington Visitation for Graham Clarke, 17, will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at St. Anne Church, 120 Ela St. (corner of Franklin and Ela streets), Barrington. Born Dec. 31, 1992, in Barrington, to Dwight and Janice (nee West) Clarke, he passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. He enjoyed playing lacrosse, guitar and piano. Graham loved spending time with his many friends. He is survived by his father; his sister, Alexandra; his grandmother, Sally Clark; his grandparents, Joseph and Marion West; and family friend, Buddy. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his grandfathers, Milton Clarke and Ed Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Graham's name to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.davenportfamily.com or for information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington, 847-381-3411.


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Published in Daily Herald on Aug. 19, 2010.
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April 8, 2020
We still remember.
- BHS Class of 2021
Student
July 10, 2012
I know this is late,and i dont know if you will even see this.or not. Just know that your son was an amazing man. He touched my life in such little time,it was remarkable how much he made us all laugh and smile every day in group. Nobody could have prodicted his passing. It is hard,i still cry sometimes. I hope everything has been well. Best wishes.
Dakota Preucil
December 31, 2010
I myself have lost a son and there are no words...but just know that people you don't even know are spiritually holding you up during this time. I'm so very sorry.
August 31, 2010
Words cannot begin to express how very sorry I am for your loss. I wish, with everything within me, that I could take away the pain that your family has endured over the past couple of years.
Please know that Graham and your entire family has been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers. I know that my words seem so insignificant at a time like this and there is no way that any words I choose could measure up to you pain and loss. However, please know that so many care.
May the memories that make your heart ache at this time bring a smile to your face and solace to your hearts in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
BHS Mom
August 26, 2010
I did not know your son, but was very sad to hear about his passing. I hope you find comfort in the love and support of family and friends. Remember that God never gives you more than you can handle.
Barrington Resident
August 26, 2010
Dwight and Alex,
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Michelle and Chris
Michelle Bernardon
August 25, 2010
Hoping that time really does heal all your family's pain!
Remember that you will never walk alone..
AND just like the footprints in the sand poem.
You will walk with your Wife/(mom) and Son/(brother).

Don't worry they will be there!

They will always be with you in so many ways. Things will remind you daily.
Yes, even though it will hurt and it will. It will be ok to chuckle out loud as you remember something funny.

REMEMBER thst it is ALAWYS OK to ASK for HUGS and to CRY.

I think that you are regulars at Costco. As, are so many other folks from the area.
Which is how I found out about your family's last few years of emotional tug of war. So much to handle for one family.

I hope that peace will comfort you someday soon. I know that you guys are heavy on the hearts and minds for almost every Costco member that knows you.

So sorry for your situation that you have been placed in.....

My thoughts are with you.
~ Costco cashier
Suzi Hale
August 25, 2010
Dear Dwight and Alex,
We wish you our most sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelemen Family
August 23, 2010
Nature

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry Foundation
Heartfelt Sympathy
August 21, 2010
My heart breaks for you and your family. I will pray for you each night - I hope there is comfort in knowing how many people loved Graham.
A family that cares.
August 20, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Eva and David
August 20, 2010
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our son played lacrosse with Graham and has very fond memories of him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God Bless you.
Sandra Ockerlund
August 20, 2010
I didn't know Graham very long, but we were in ABBHH together, he seemed like a really great guy... I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart is with you
Sarah Bagley
August 20, 2010
Dwight,

We cannot express our sorrow for your loss. We always loved having Graham over to play with Jake when they were little. He was just the cutiest happiest kid and we will always remember him. We thought you might like the attached photo we have of Graham, Jake, and Connor when they were little baseball players. You and your family are in our hearts, prayers, and thoughts. If there is anything we can do you need only ask.
Patrick, Rae Ann, Joe, and Jake Nolan
August 20, 2010
My deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Smita Khedkar
August 20, 2010
We have two sons at BHS and were so sorry to hear about the lose of your precious child. May your family find courage from the strength provided from loved ones and friends. You are in our prayers.
August 19, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin to navigate this difficult time. May you be comforted in the arms of family and friends.
God Bless
The Lewnard Family
August 19, 2010
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Dwight I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you at this difficult time. Patti , Vca Noyes Animal Hospital
August 19, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss.
The Eberweins
August 19, 2010
We are heartbroken for you, Dwight and Alexandra. Our oldest son, Brian, knew Graham from school. You have certainly been given more than your share of losses. May God lift you up and carry you through this dark valley, so that you may find some quiet peace.
You're in our prayers,
Linda and Scott McGregor
Parents of BHS boys
Linda McGregor
August 19, 2010
Chris
August 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ericsson Family
August 19, 2010
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your family right now. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
A BHS Family
August 19, 2010
The Greatest loss: Dwight and Alex, we are truely sorry for your loss.
"We appreciate the chance, with each death of someone close to us, to remember how short is our time, and how blessed we are to those who came before us to live the history we never touched, and to friends and children who should make the future we will not see. It is such a miracle and privilege to be able to make the earth tremble with our passing, leaving footprints others will be hard pressed to fill or forget." The Kehrberg's Woodside, CA
August 19, 2010
As one of Graham's teachers, I wanted to let you know that he was such a sweet young man, and such a joy to have in the classroom. He was so academically talented, and had dreams of being a biological engineer, a doctor or an engineer (he mentioned it in many of his writings). It is a great loss to all of us.
August 19, 2010
We're so sorry to hear about Graham's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time.
-Brian & Nancy
August 19, 2010
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Mary Dalton
August 19, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Parents of another BHS senior
Eva and Cesar Kuznicki
August 19, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss, I am a Mom of 3 boys and my heart breaks for you on the loss of your Dear Son... May you find comfort and peace as you deal with this very tragic loss...
August 19, 2010
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Charles Kalajian
August 19, 2010
We are crushed by the loss of Graham. I'll always remember him as a thoughtful, happy boy. Our prayers are with you Dwight and Alexandra. The Burns Family
August 19, 2010
My deepest sympathies.
K Grochowski
August 19, 2010
Dear Neighbor,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your daughter all the support you need in dealing with this tragedy. I remember Graham as a young child at the Fox Point pool. He was very nice to my shy son.
A Fox Point neighbor
August 19, 2010
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
C McGinn
August 19, 2010
Dear Clarke Family,
I'm so sorry for the pain that you're having to deal with. Cody Booth, my brother, was friends with Graham and sends his love. We both lost our 21 year old brother this year, and if there's anything you ever need please contact any of us. Only the good die young. May God bless both your son and your entire family.
Jamie Booth
August 19, 2010
Very sorry for your loss...........
Terry Mcgowan
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