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CLARK, Ardis Lorraine (nee Horton)

March 23, 1925 – March 15, 2012

Ardis Lorraine Clark passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the age of 86 years.

Ardis was born in Wainright, AB and spent much of her childhood at the gas camp in Viking, AB where her father Art Horton was employed. Her mother Stella Horton was the camp cook. After attending Camrose Lutheran College, Ardis moved to Victoria with her family. In 1948, Ardis married Dave Clark and spent the next thirty-two years raising a family of five in Calgary. Following Dave’s passing, Ardis took it upon herself to carry on and get the most out of life. She got her driver’s license and joined a weekly swimming group. Ardis worked for many years at the North Hill Sears and then volunteered for Tourism Alberta. She was a world traveller and visited five continents but above all, Ardis loved to joke around and make people laugh. We have all benefited from Ardis’s sense of humour, so in her memory, please go out today and make somebody smile.

Ardis is lovingly remembered by her children Kerry Clark and Mardy Courtney (Bob) of Edmonton, Chris Anderson (Lance) of Calgary, Todd Clark (Susan) of Nanaimo and Lorna Webster of Langley; grandchildren, Riley Anderson and Jade Anderson of Calgary, Laraba Thompson and Erin Thompson of Edmonton, Valerie Urquhart (Sean) of Maple Ridge, Ryan Webster and Eric Moore of Langley, Stephanie Clark and Jennifer Hodi (Kornel) of Nanaimo; great-grandchildren, Ayla Urquhart, Logan Urquhart and Clark Hodi. Ardis was predeceased by her husband Dave Clark in 1980, and brothers Glen and Neil Horton.

A Private Family Service will be held in Viking, AB. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, Ardis’s family would like to thank the friends and staff at Father Lacombe Care Centre who provided such loving care and support.

In living memory of Ardis Clark, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. For many years Ardis was the center piece of the musical gang of the Charleswood and surrounding areas. Our several gatherings each year at alternating homes were a highlight for Margaret and me which will forever stand out in my memory. There will never be another like her. We should all be thankful that we had the good fortune to know, enjoy and learn from her.

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  2. Tom and Shirley Swanby :

    We had the good fortune to be very involved with Ardis, and Dave many years ago. We always looked forward to Ardis visiting in her little car for many years, and have missed those visits in later years. We are thinking of Ardis now.
    Tom and Shirley

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  3. Shirley Webb (Berge), Brent and Cathy (Salmon) :

    Our condolences to the family. Keep your memories close. Ardis will always be fondly remembered.

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