The family of Tom Clark regret to announce his passing at G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital on Feb. 6, 2011 at the age of 92.
He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Irene: his sons Norman (Diane); Ray (Marie); Doug (Christine); Don (Margaret); Tom (Jodi); and daughters Marge (Meredith) Spike and Janet (Doug) Bowyer as well as 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Tom was born July 28, 1918 in Foisy, Alberta. He grew up on the family farm in Lafond, Alberta. At the age of 25 Tom married his best friend’s sister Irene Desaulniers and they farmed in the area until 1950 when they moved to the oilfields south of Calgary.
In 1957 he was convinced by his boss to move with him to Quesnel and a job with Westcoast Transmission. He worked there for 26 years and retired in 1983 at the age of 65.
Tom had a great love of children and was always happiest when surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He also loved camping and gardening, but his greatest joy was singing and playing the harmonica. At the age of 80 he joined “ The Windy Reeds” where he spent many happy moments entertaining folks around Quesnel. He will be sadly missed by his family and all of his friends.
A funeral service was held on Feb. 12 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Donations in Tom’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors and nurses who looked after Tom during his time in the hospital.