Edward Herman CLARKE

CLARKE

Edward Herman (Ted)

October 3, 1927 ~ September 10, 2008

Ted leaves behind to sorrow his wife Pat, daughters Cindy (Mike) and Michelle (Brock), cherished granddaughters Chelsey and Kayla as well as brothers Jim, Stan, John, sisters Bev, Marion, Barbara, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Ted was a master carpenter for whom no job was too big or too small, he took pride in his work and built all his family homes. He was a lover of the outdoors who excelled at any sport he tried, whether it was waterskiing behind his hand-crafted boat before the sport was fashionable, skiing to and from the cabin he built on Seymour Mountain or scuba diving in his handmade diving bell. Ted’s love of horses spilled over to his daughters and granddaughters who still ride to this day.

Ted moved to Vernon in June 2008 to enjoy the fresh country air and although he was not very mobile, he still enjoyed getting out for breakfast at Denny’s and he especially loved sitting on the porch looking out over the lake in the early morning.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Chapman for his 30 years of care and for keeping Ted patched together as long as he did. Thanks also to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Hospice House, and all the nurses and doctors who made him comfortable in the end.

There will be no service by request and his ashes will be spread in the ocean by his family home in Kitsilano. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

” and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more… ” Revelation 21:4