Harold "BOB" Robert CLARKE
25 June , 1928 – 5 March , 2019
Bob passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
He is survived by his sister Shirley Moore of Kamsack, sister-in-law Margaret Clarke of Regina; uncle Wesley Walters of Chilliwack; nephews Barry (Ramona) Clarke of Regina, Brian (Cathy) Clarke of Calgary and Grant (Tina) Moore of Calgary; nieces Debra (Bill) Sutherland of Vancouver, Nancy (Jim) Klempp of Saskatoon and Margo (Brian) Lundstrom of Golden; numerous cousins, great nieces and great nephews; as well as relatives and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Fred and Lena Clarke (Walters); loving partner Ruth Hillis; brother Douglas Clarke; brother-in-law Tom Moore and niece Donna Moore.
Bob received his elementary and secondary education in Kamsack, SK. Following high school he worked for the Canadian National Railway at various locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba settling in Winnipeg until his retirement in the mid 80’s. Bob was an avid photographer, with a passion for steam locomotives, Great Lakes ships, prairie grain elevators and heavy horses. Bob and Ruth travelled extensively in the summers following their photography passion. Bob was a favorite uncle of all his nephews and nieces and was always the jokester.
At Bob’s request, there will not be a funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Harold "BOB" Robert CLARKE
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12 March 2019
Our unofficial neighbourhood watch for all the years I lived on Scott Street in Osborne Village. A great story teller and asset to the community. Laid low by a stroke, but after he returned with a zest for life. I miss him deeply.
11 March 2019
Words can't express how saddened we were to hear of the passing of our good friend Bob. He always had a great sense of humour and playful wit. One of his questions about our Birthday dinners was "if we had asparagus for supper" and often asked about the cost of a litre of gasoline in "Upper Canada" even when he wasn't driving. His love of photography was shared with his partner Ruth as they captured not only railway subjects but also had Clydesdale horses , tractors, unique buildings and when the steam era ended on the railways the focus shifted to Great Lakes Freighters. Having spent time with them at the "Sault" I saw first hand the keen interest they had for marine photography. During our regular Sunday and Wednesday evening telephone calls he would welcome any questions that I had on CNR steam operations in Manitoba and enthusiastically shared his knowledge. Although you have passed away Bob you will always be remembered as a kind, generous and wonderful friend.
Rest in Peace
Carol & Dave Shaw