Clarice Jane Prestage, surrounded by her children, peacefully slipped away to join the Lord on Tuesday, March 24 2009 at the age of 78 years. We honor her for a life well lived, a family well loved and her Lord well served.
Clare was born to Ernest and Phoebe Hill in Woodstock, Ontario on September 13, 1930. She was the second youngest of six children. Clare graduated from Woodstock Collegiate Institute in 1948 and married Robert Prestage on October 8, 1949. Over the years they lived in many places in Canada and Germany and built a family of five children. Bob passed away in 1982 and Clare continued on in the love of her family. Over the years she was a receptionist, bookkeeper, pastor’s wife and sales clerk, but always a mother first. She retired in 1998 and often spent her time volunteering at local charities and travelling.
She is survived by four siblings and her children, Norman (Cheryl) of Camrose, Kent (Donna) of Lethbridge, Cheryl (Rod) of Devon, Scott of Calgary and Andrea (Peter) of Calgary; she is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Suite 430, 1324 – 17th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5S8, the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com or a charity of your choice.
Funeral Services will be held at First Assembly Church (6031 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, March 30 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Clare Prestage, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences