OBITUARY

Brian "Bud" Clarke

September 29, 1959April 18, 2012

CLARKE, Brian Keith – suddenly, at his home in Oshawa, on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the age of 52. Survived by his partner of 28 years, Glenn Luckasavitch. Loving son of Violet Clarke and the late Stirling Clarke. Dear brother of Tony Clarke (Daphne), Dennis Clarke (Daisy), Daphne McConnell (Tom), Terry Clarke (Frank Peddle), Kathy Warman (Gary), Darlene Butler (Angus) and predeceased by Wayne Clarke. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) with visitation on Sunday April 22, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday April 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Cottrell’s Cove, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Spirit Alive Outreach Ministry would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2012
  • Viewing Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Viewing Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • Service of Commemoration and Remembrance Thursday, April 26, 2012
REMEMBERING

Brian "Bud" Clarke

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Cathy Anderson

May 15, 2012

I remember when I was in Oshawa one Christmas with no family in town, Glenn and Brian invited me to their home for Christmas dinner along with Terry and his friend. We laughed and shared jokes and stories. It was so warming to spend time with both of you, my extended family.

I remember the time when Brian and Glenn were helping me get rid of my old sofa. It weighed a ton! Brian was hoisting it into their trailer and I was trying to lift it up from my end and he got exasperated because it wasn't quite fitting, so he pushed it back out but I wasn't ready and it landed on my big toe. I was squawking and he looked so stunned - then he said that shows you shouldn't have a sofa you can't handle!

Glenn, may you always hold a special memory of Brian in your heart and feel the warmth and love.
Love Cath

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

From Beverly



Going to Walmart or Home Depot and whenever he would see a young man Uncle Brian would always ask them if they wanted a girlfriend cause he knew 2 girls that were looking...



When we were in the van driving with Uncle Brian and Lisa, I would always keep saying where we going.....or how much longer and Uncle Brian would stop where ever he was even in traffic (being careful as always) turn around and get so upset in a playful way and say “if I hear you girls say that one more time I will not take you girls anywhere”.



When we were having family get togethers a waterfight would always break out and at one time Uncle Brian ended up coming up the front entrance stairs inside the house with a water hose and sprayed everyone in the kitchen then we tried to run around the kitchen and we would wipe out cause there was so much water on the floor...



Another time was the day I locked my keys in my car with the car running and Uncle Brian just sat in the Window watching me....with that smile…..

May 12, 2012

I have so many memories I remember when Steve and I bought a B.B.Q with a rotissaire for chicken and Brian wanted to try it out and asked if we had anything to cook on it .Looking at the picture on the box he ripped it up and started cooking the picture of the chicken on the B.B.Q. ( he was hungry)

Another memory is the day we came for dinner at the townhouse in Toronto and Glenn bought parrot this bird didn't like Brian and tolerated it. The bird ate wallpaper Brian had just put up and chewed the coffee table. And had an attitude toward Brian. That evening we decided to have KFC for dinner the bird squawked and growled at Brian. Brain's had enough looking the bird in the eye he said " This could be you next time shut up!

At Christmas time very young Danielle and David remember Brian taking them to the store to get Candy Canes to put in the Food boxes for a treat because there had to be something special in the boxes for little kids and attached notes to say Merry Christmas.

My Last memory is one I will hold in my heart for ever and that is this past Christmas Sitting with Brian in the living-room waiting for Glenn to get ready. We talked and had a wonderful visit. At the end of the night Brian gave the BIGGEST HUG it was so warm and inviting I feel it and looked forward to our next visit and phone call.

Rose Steve and Family

May 4, 2012

April 25, 2012

Glenn –

I am so sorry about Brian. I had every intention of being at both the viewing and the funeral, but my arthritis flared and I have been in bed for the past 4 days. Just back to work now.

When you are feeling up to it, I would like to take you out to dinner so we can visit.

My prayers are with you as always.

May 4, 2012

Hi Glenn, I just received a voicemail message today from Grace advising me of your tragic loss....I know there is nothing that can be said or done at this time that will help in any way but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief....I know Brian meant the world to you and I really do feel for you as I've had some terribles losses myself this past year and I truly feel your pain. If there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask....
Luv always your friend Karen Lewis

May 4, 2012

April 24, 2012

Hi Glenn;

I am terribly sorry to hear the news of your husband passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I can only imagine what a terrible time you must be going through, but I know you have great family and friends to see you through.
I can only pray to God to give you and your family the strength and the courage to cope with this loss.

You are in my prayers

Take care

With Warm Wishes

Ann-Marie Nembhard

May 4, 2012

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Brian's passing. Even though I could not be present during the visitation or the funeral, I have, and continue to think about you during this difficult time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My sincere sympathies,

David Cekani

May 4, 2012

Oh Glenn
I was so sorry to hear about Brian...
my thoughts are with you....
you take care of yourself!

Heather Cormier

May 4, 2012

Hi Glen,
Sorry to learn about the sad demise of Brian. Please accept my deepest condolences. May the soul rest in eternal peace and May you and all the family members find courage to bear this loss.
I came to know this morning that yesterday was the visitation otherwise I would have come with my family. Paul and Laura are there at the funeral. Please accept my apologies that I could not come to pay the visit.
With deepest prayers and warm regards,

Laila Basaria