Roy Thomas Clarke of Mossbank passed away peacefully in Assiniboia Union Hospital on March 21, 2018. Roy was born May 24, 1932.
Roy leaves behind to mourn, his wife of 62 years, Audrey, of Guardian Grove in Providence Place in Moose Jaw; son Dennis (Anita) Clarke; daughter Patricia (Barry) Hicks; son David (Jackie) Clarke; grandchildren: Daniel Hicks, James Clarke, Mark Hicks, Nancy (Calder) Chubey, Sarah Clarke, and Aidan Clarke; great grandsons: Treyten Hicks, Ryden Hicks, Mason Clarke, Parker Chubey, Bodie Clarke, Hudson Chubey, and Lennox Clarke; his brother Stuart (Pauline) Clarke and their family; brother-in-law Burton (Clara) Bodie and their family; sister-in-law Lila Bernardin and her daughter Joan Glover and family.
Predeceased by his parents Fred and Julia (nee St. Vrain) Clarke; sister Winnie Kuchel; brothers-in-law Peter Kuchel and Murray Davidson; nephews Jack Bodie and Ken Davidson.
Roy’s dream was to fly aircraft in the Air Force but was destined to farm with his dad at Mossbank and Palmer. He was a charter member of the Masons, member of the Kinsmen Club and K-40 club, Good Sam RV Club and active in the United Church in Mossbank.
Roy loved to curl, camp and fish, travel to Mesa with Audrey and friends. He was a caretaker at the old Mossbank Rink, and helped build the Centennial Arena in Mossbank and was caretaker there as well.
At this time, the family would like to thank all the managers, staff and board members of the Furrows and Faith Retirement Villa, the nurses who were so immensely kind and comforting at Assiniboia Union Hospital and a special thank you to Kristie Loeppky and Gwen Kowalski who were always there to ensure our parents were given the best care possible. Also, thank you to the friends and community who have shown care and concern.
Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mossbank Community Hall with Wendy Gibson officiating. Eulogy was shared by Pat Hicks. Prayer by read by Sam Hawkins. Pallbearers were Daniel Hicks, Mark Hicks, James Clarke, Aidan Clarke, Calder Chubey and Garnet Afseth. Honour Guard was Good Sam RV Club. Interment at Mossbank Cemetery.
Memorial Donations in memory of Roy were greatly appreciated for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.