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Christopher Edward Clarke

February 20, 1938 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

CLARKE, Christopher Edward

February 20, 1938 – March 11, 2022

Born in Weston, Ontario to David and Freda Clarke, brother to Marlene (Mike).  Beloved husband of (the late) Marlene Clarke, cherished father of Kelly, Karen (Brian) and Christopher Guy (Stephanie). Papa to Brandon, Taylor, Sarah and Katelyn, passed away peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.

Chris joined the Ontario Provincial Police in 1964 and graduated from the Ontario Policing College in 1966. He spent the first 10 years of his service with the Oak Ridges Detachment before moving in 1974 to Downsview Detachment, Criminal Investigation Unit as Detective Constable. After 29 years of policing service he retired in January 1993.

Realizing one of his life-long dreams, he moved to Muskoka near the town of Dorset where he spent many years as a bus driver and guide for the Dorset Tower and sharing his knowledge and love of the area. In keeping with his commitment to community service, he also volunteered with the Dorset Community Policing and Haliburton Highlands O.P.P.

He was a lifelong hockey enthusiast and player. He was drafted by the NHL in 1959 but left to pursue a career in policing, however, he continued to play hockey well into his 50s.

Memorial service to be held Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00pm at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Rd., Huntsville. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the The War Amps of Canada or Huntsville District Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

 


Services

Memorial Service
Wednesday
March 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Billingsley Funeral Home
430 Ravenscliffe Road
Huntsville, ON P1H 1L7

Video is available for this event


Reception
Wednesday
March 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Billingsley Funeral Home
430 Ravenscliffe Road
Huntsville, ON P1H 1L7

Donations

Huntsville Hospital Foundation
4-100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville ON P1H 1H7
Tel: 1-705-789-4756
Web: http://www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.ca

War Amps
2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON K1V 0C4
Tel: 1-613-731-3821
Web: http://www.waramp.ca

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