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CLARKE – Harris Millard

March 15, 1921 – January 8, 2010

Harris Millard Clarke of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010 at the age of 88 years.

Harris was born in Mirror, AB. He loved hunting, fishing, curling, race horses, and travelling throughout Alberta in his RV. Harris was employed with Dominion Bridge for 40 years, retiring in 1983.

Harris is survived by son Norman and daughter-in-law Janet; daughter Mary Jane Scheifele and son-in-law Sid; grandchildren, Matt Martel (Cathy) and Shannon Thomsen (Gord); great-grandsons, Benjamin, Nicholas and Karson. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pete Chitrenky, Walter Chitrenky, Evelyn Chitrenky, Alice Chitrenky, Marion Chitrenky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harris was predeceased by his wife Virginia; son John; brothers-in-law, John, Harry, and Paul; and sister-in-law Jean.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1:00p.m. Graveside Service to follow in the “Garden of Devotion” at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Harris Clarke, 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. Bob and Donna Yewchuk :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It is such a difficult time to go through. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Bob and Donna

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  2. Rose & Bill Ilott :

    Our condolences to the family, our prayers are with you.

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  3. Jan & Norm – So sorry to learn about Harris…..as difficult a time this is, be greatful for the past – be thankful his suffering is over and he his now at peace with his beloved Virginia!

    Love to you both.

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  4. Warren & Teala Willet :

    Dear Norm & Jan
    We are very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. I have many fond memories of enjoying Harris and your Moms’ company at the curling club in our younger days.
    Unfortunately, we are out of the town and will not be able to attend the funeral Wednesday, however, please know that our thoughts are with you.
    Warren & Teala

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  5. To the Clarke Family……..

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Harris recently. He was a truly wonderful person and believe me…the absolute most best neighbor in the whole world for several years! He always had a kind smile and would call a warm “hello neighbor” – no matter how busy he was. He was also a kind friend through those many years.

    His spirit will go on and be remembered by those whose lives he touched, and we are glad to have known him and have those memories. I speak on behalf of others too, who had the opportunity to meet both him and his lovely wife, Virginia through me, whether just at the fence in a friendly chat, or a more intense conversation over the BBQ. We all listened intently to the many stories he told of old times as he was growing up and moving into Calgary, his camping and fishing trips and all shared many tears and laughs over the many years.

    I am very sad for your loss of your father and grandfather. I do believe he is in a much better place now, free of any pain and sorrow – and is with his Virginia.

    He will always be remembered in our hearts.

    My prayers are with you all.

    Eva

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  6. Bob Kingsmith :

    Our deepest condolences to you, Norm & the rest of the family on the passing of your father. He was a good curling buddy of mine and he will be missed.
    Best Wishes
    Bob & Dorothy Kingsmith

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  7. Anne Macalister :

    Harris was a happy man and a joy to visit over the fence from Eva’s or visit in the living room of his home

    May his memories live on for ALL of us, especially to those family members who will miss him dearly, but smile when they realize the hearts he warmed with his wonderful stories and kindness.

    Smile and Harris smiles with you too!

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