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Robert Shannon Clark

October 13, 1955 - January 27, 2023


It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of an amazing Dad, Husband, Step-Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and most importantly Grandpa.

Predeceased by his father Robert Clark (Sylvia), Uncle Pat Maxwell and best friend Robert Skene.

Dad is survived by his mother Clara Clark, the loves of his life, wife Lana Clark and daughters Lindsay Ketch (Roger) and Katie Hui (Gary), stepdaughters Courtney Gilbert (Russell), Madeline Montgomery (Sean) & Lydia Montgomery and his loyal companion Daisy. Dad adored his grandchildren and was very proud of their accomplishments, Makenna, Kaleb, Colby, Cali, Tegan, Carter, Nyomi, Soren and Ronan. His siblings Cindy Dillon (Gord), Gord Clark (Tina), Greg Clark (Deb), Teresa Clark (Rod), Shari Clark (Joe) and Chris Clark as well as many cherished nephews and nieces.

Born in Vancouver, Dad was very active in sports playing in the Big League World Series in Florida representing Canada.  In 1975, Dad left for Regina and completed RCMP Depot Training. His first posting was in Lake Cowichan, then Chemainus, Duncan and Chemainus again.  His career afforded him the opportunities of security detail at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal where he shook the hand of Jesse Owens.  He provided security detail for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Nanaimo and Victoria during their visit to Vancouver Island in 1983.  A highlight was providing security for Princess Diana and Prince Charles during their visit to Victoria in 1986.  At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, he met Eddie the Eagle and watched the first ever Jamaican bobsled team.  After 14 years and a pending transfer to Prince Rupert, Dad resigned from the RCMP to stay in the Cowichan Valley where he had started his family.

After a brief position as an ICBC claims adjuster, Dad joined the Municipality of North Cowichan as the Bylaw Enforcement Officer / Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner / Business License Inspector.  This career lasted 25 years until his retirement in 2016.

Of all the jobs Dad held his most important job for 41 years, one he excelled at, never letting us down and always there for us, was being a Dad to his two girls, he truly was amazing at it.

During retirement (and before) Dad loved being on the course at Duncan Meadows with his best friend Fred Smith, son-in-laws and more importantly the last few years his grandsons – although the rounds usually took a bit longer as they stopped along the way to ball hawk.

Dad loved the Cowboys, Toronto Blue Jays and even those damn Canucks. He loved a meticulous yard and took pride in his lawn. He was the king of Yorkshire puddings and was not afraid to brag about it.

We would like to thank Dr. Phillipson for his years of caring for our Dad, and especially the past three years as well as the exceptional staff at CDH Cancer Clinic.  We would also like to thank Lana for being there for Dad, watching you love and care for him during this battle was nothing short of remarkable and you truly were the rock that held this family together.

If ever more true and something to live by and Dads favorite saying whether he knew it or not “don’t wait, just get ‘er done.”

At Dad’s request, no service will be held.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandra Anderson
Relation: Through our Children Lydia and my son Kody

We send our condolences to all of the family , we are so sorry to hear about Rob . Hugs from all the Anderson’s ❤️

From: Dan Moore
Relation: Childhood friend, and sports teammate

Our sincere condolences to Lana and the whole family, Rob was a very special person and will be greatly missed.💔

From: Ron and Jean
Relation: Friends.

So sad to hear about Robs passing. Please know we are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

From: Fern Bysterveld

Sending my love and condolences to you Lindsay and all of your family at this very difficult.

From: Scott Mack
Relation: Worked with Rob at the Municipality of North Cowichan

Lana and family – just found out about this through Kyle Young. So terribly sad to hear this news. I really enjoyed working with Rob during our mutual time at North Cowichan (roughly 6 years). He was so easy-going, well liked by everyone at work and was just a great all-around guy. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.

From: Jean and Jenny Scholefield
Relation: Special Olympics

Lana our hearts are broken for you and your family. May your happy memories give you comfort, always

From: Marko Shehovac 33158
Relation: My troop mate

Rob is my troop mate when we went through Depot. Troop 22 75/76. Truly enjoyed my brief time with Rob and our band of brothers. No surprise to me that he did not want to leave the Duncan area. Our troop has kept in touch as best we can through a Christmas message sent out to everyone. We are hoping to have a 50 year reunion and if we make that happen we will lift a toast to Rob. This was a nice write up on Rob. Very happy to see he was blessed with many Grand Children. I wish all the strength to Rob’s family. Take care. Marko

From: Peter LeBlanc
Relation: He was a fellow RCMP member and we trained together in Regina

I was a Troopmate in Troop #22 1975-76 with Rob. To all his family please accept my condolences. I have advised the members in Troop 22 of Rob’s passing. We were a close group for the six months in Regina as well and the 1976 Montreal Olympics. After that we all went our separate ways. We have stayed in contact over the years and Rob was included in the communications. I remember him very well and be assured he was well regarded by us all !

Peter LeBlanc Reg. No. 33176
Airdrie, Alberta

From: James Gaudette
Relation: Troop mate

Karen and I send our condolences. I was also a troop mate of Robs (Troop 22 75-76) You have our deepest sympathy and wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time

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