Bradford Winship Clark
1963 - 2020
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Fairbanks lost a longtime resident and community visionary Bradford Winship Clark on May 9, 2020. He died in his home at age 56, surrounded by his wife and closest friends after an eight-month battle with cancer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Brad arrived in Fairbanks in 1982, full of wonder and adventure. After studying English Literature at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he later completed a BA degree in theology in Minnesota.
Brad lived a full and healthy life, fond of yoga, meditation, running and backcountry adventures. His deep love for nature reached back to childhood, and he continued nourishing his always curious mind on a wide range of topics. To experience Brad was to encounter a genuinely engaged and kind man, with vibrant eyes and a positive outlook that quickly found the good in those around him.
Brad's belief and passion for community and stewardship carried him not only in his personal life but drove his professional vision. During his later career at Tanana Chiefs Medical Center and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, he believed that building a strong community of health care providers, integrated with the broader health care canvas, was essential for a sustainable system.
Known for his sense of humor, sharp wit and eclectic inclinations, Brad loved originality, reading, cooking, plants and engaged in a deep and enduring quest for what is real in this brief life. Brad was a seeker and a giver, not a taker, and his absence is a tremendous loss to a world that needs more kind souls like him. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Virginia Clark, of Hallowell, Maine, and his wife, Amy Johnson, of Fairbanks, Alaska. Husband, friend and colleague, we all miss you, Brad. A memorial date will be announced when pandemic circumstances permit, see
In memory of Brad's life, direct donations in his honor to Hospice Services via:
phone: 907-458-5550.
Mail or drop off: Hospice Services, 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 14, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family and close friends of Brad. I met Brad at UAF many years ago through mutual friends. When I became a Christian he was one of the first to encourage me in the faith. In later years, whenever I saw him around town he was always friendly and kind. He will be missed in our community. My prayers are with the family now.
Lisa States
May 26, 2020
We were blessed to have Brad working with us here in Maine for a few years as he brought his professionalism East. He was a tireless team player who sought to help practitioners find a home that resonated with him. We were sad when he returned to Alaska (for all the right reasons) and saddened more to learn of his passing. Our thoughts are with Amy and his parents back here in Maine.

Dave McDermott
Senior Physician Executive
NL-Mayo Hospital
May 18, 2020
Im so sad about this news. I met Brad years ago we started working for the state as EFF. I got know him. When we see each other we always talk about time. He ask me to be reference when he applied for TCC I was so happy he got hired. I was always glad to see him because he made feel happy thats the energy he had. Brad my friend RIP.
May 15, 2020
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories
and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
May 15, 2020
Brad was always full of life and laughter. My heart is with Amy, Patrick and Steve and Virginia Clark. Bradford Winship Clark, rest in joy.
Lin Gale
May 15, 2020
Brad was a joy to be around and a tireless co-worker. He will be missed by all that had the opportunity to know him.
Marna Sanford
May 15, 2020
My heartfelt condolences. May the family find comfort in God who will listen to your prayers.
May 14, 2020
We remember when Amy & Brad visited us in Nolan. They slept in a tent in the snow on the trail to our wood pile. We also recall a day when Amy Jeffrey & Sherian rode the Tundra from Wiseman to Nolan while Brad skied the whole way. We shared many stories & laughter. We will remember his smiling face. Our condolences to our friend Amy. We love you. Sherian & Jeffrey
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