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Thomas Clark

October 14, 1936 - May 22, 2020

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Thomas (Tom) William Clark from Duncan BC passed away peacefully at the age of 83, on May 22, 2020.

Tom was born in Victoria BC on Oct. 14, 1936 and moved from Shirley BC to Duncan BC at the age of 5, son of the late Stanley and Marge Clark and brother to Barbara Chadwick.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn-a blind date that turned into nearly 59 years of marriage -his son Steven (Elaine), grandson Nathan and bonus grandchildren, Joshua, Micah and Merenya; sister Barbara and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Lynda and parents Stan and Marge.

Tom loved sports- playing, coaching and watching. In his youth he garnered many trophies for his athleticism in soccer, basketball and softball and both five and ten pin bowling.. Tom was also instrumental in helping to start Minor Football with the Cowichan Timbermen in the Cowichan Valley. This was in 1965 and he was one of two trainers that started with the team. In later years he was an avid supporter of the Cowichan Capitals, attending most home games. He continued to golf and lawn bowl into his late 70’s.

Tom was a member of Temple Masonic Lodge #33 and a life member of Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon. He had a huge heart and quietly supported causes he believed in and providing service where he could including being a member of the Duncan Volunteer Fire Dep’t. For twelve years and then an Honorary member and a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society.

Most of Toms working life was spent at the Crofton Mill. He started out in the bleach plant and ended his career in the Lubrication Dep’t.

Tom will be missed and fondly remembered for his easy smile, quick wit and genuine care and concern for all who crossed his path.

The family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to all who have extended their condolences at this time. A very special thank you to Dr. Ann Thompson, Eileen Dirom RN Geriatric Specialty Services

And the staff at Deertrail  Cottage and  the Oyster Harbour long term care facility. .

In lieu of flowers please consider giving to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, Cowichan Valley Hospice society or the local SPCA. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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

From: Tracy Gratz

I am so very sorry for your loss…I enjoyed talking with Mr Clark many times when I would see him at walmart and the lotto booth..my thoughts are with his family at this time

From: Terry Landry
Relation: as a member and friend of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club would like to express our deepest condolences to Lady Marilyn and the family. Noble Tom will always be in our hearts.

From: Janis & John Bower
Relation: Marilyn Clark is my cousin

We have lost someone special. Tom was a kind man; supportive, with a quick wit, great sense of humour and always ready to lend a hand. We have many happy memories of time spent with Marilyn and Tom on family occasions, and we will miss him. Our thoughts are with Marilyn and Steven and the rest of his family at this sad time.

From: Betty-Anne and Kurt Adelborg
Relation: Friend

We are sorry for your loss Marilyn, Steven and family. It is always a terrible loss even when inevitable. We send love and friendship.

From: Elaine Paull
Relation: Friend

Dear Marilyn … we were so sorry to hear of Tom’s death. I hope you are surrounded by the love and support of family and friends, and know that we are thinking of you 🥰

From: Mike & Gail Murphy
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry for your loss Marilyn & Family! Sincerest condolences.

From: Mike & Gail Murphy
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss Marilyn & Family. Sincerest condolences.

From: David and Larry Chadwick
Relation: Friend , His sister Barb is our aunt married to uncle Bob Chadwick

With deepest sympathy our wishes are with you , Tom always had a smile and a story that he would share with you we will all miss him dearly

From: Mike and Sue Chadwick
Relation: Uncle, our Mom Barb is Uncle Tom’s sister.

Uncle Tom always had a smile on his face and a story or a joke to tell. He was a bedrock for the family and will be terribly missed by all.

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