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CLARK – Marion Sophia (nee McQuid)

June 15, 1921 – March 5, 2011

We are sad to announce the passing of Marion Clark on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Southwood Care Center at the age of 89 years.

Marion who was born on the 15th of June 1921 in Islay, AB, lived a long and full life. Marion spent her growing up years on a farm at Tolland, AB, and moved to Edmonton at the age of eighteen to attend Normal School. She taught at several schools in rural Alberta, until going back to school at the University of Alberta, where she received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She married Burton Clark in 1957, at which time they moved to Calgary, where she raised her family and taught school. In 1975, she and her husband began Clarks’ Art and Drafting Supplies which they ran until retirement. Her Christian faith was always central to her life. She was a member of Northmount Baptist, and then First Baptist Church in Calgary for over fifty years.

Marion is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Florence McQuid of Vermillion; her sons, Brian (Grace), Stuart (Cindy) and Cameron; grandchildren, Callie (Essam) and Elizabeth and their mother Skye, Joy, Neil, Jamel and Sharllette all of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband Burton in 2000.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Northmount Baptist Church (451 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to charity of choice. The family would like to thank all the staff at Southwood Care Center, where she spent her last months.

In living memory of Marion Clark, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. George Kesteven :

    Brian, Stuart and Cameron, I read with sadness of the recent passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and I recall her infinite patience when there were often six boys (3 Clark brothers and 3 Kesteven brothers) at your residence on Centre Street N. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the celebration of her life on Thursday afternoon (Nancy, Paige and I live on Vancouver Island) nevertheless our thoughts and prayers will be with you over the coming days. George Kesteven

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  2. Wendy Streeter (nee Hennig) :

    Brian, Stuart and Cameron, I was so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. I have very fond memories of your Mom and her infectious smile. She was (thankfully) tolerant of the bossy five year old girl across the alley and I will always think of your old house as my home away from home. Please accept this long distance condolence. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Wendy Streeter

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  3. Edgar and lalia herrera :

    Brian and Cameron, just noticed the passing of your mom, we share in your grief, but we know she is with the Lord in heavenly places, May the Lord give you peace and lots of love.


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  4. Margaret and Malcolm Clarke :

    To Blair, Stuart, Cameron and all your lovely family :
    We were privileged to know and love your mum for many years at Northmount and we send our condolences now to you all. You will miss her and I know you have many precious mwmories to treasure. Remember “Underneath are the everlasting arms”. God Bless you all,
    Malcolm and Margaret (formerly,Paugh) Clarke

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  5. Doreen Antliff :

    The celebration of Marion’s life yesterday was beautifully done. She would have been so proud of you Callie and Joy – Cameron too. She loved each one of you in the family dearly and spoke of your accomplishments each time I spoke to her on the phone. I send my most sincere condolences to you, Brian, Stuart and Cameron and to the family. Doreen Antliff

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  6. Thank-you all for your kind notes. We appreciate you thinking of us in this difficult time. God bless you.

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  7. Kathy (Holgate) (Cole) Thomas :

    Brian, Stuart & Cameron. Was visiting with Joyce Webber yesterday at Bob & Faye’s and she told me of your mom’s passing. Beyond the years we spent at First Baptist together, I have a wonderful memory moment of her compassion for me when we were at Don Webber’s funeral. Would love to share it some time. My condolences to you, but the joy of knowing there will be a reunion one day…. she was on my heart last week, didn’t know why, now I know. Am praying for you…

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