Victor Ernest Douglas (Vic) Clarke passed away peacefully at The Gateby on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at the age of 96 years.
Vic was born in London, England on March 17th, 1916, coming to Canada when he was twelve years old to live in Creston, B.C. As a young man he moved to Kelowna, B.C. where he met the love of his life, Irene. They married in 1945 and moved to Vernon shortly after to raise their family and have remained here. Vic was a long time employee of School District #22, loved to travel a lot after his retirement and donated a large part of his life and time to the church. He loved music and could play several instruments, starting with the violin at a young age, later the piano, organ and accordion and he continued to play right into his nineties.
Victor was preceded in death by his wife Irene in 2011; his son-in-law, Bob Scott in 2006; two sisters, Olive and Joan; and two sisters-in-law, Marie and Alice. Remaining to mourn his death are his son, Walter (Marjorie); his daughter, Ruby Scott; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Anita); one sister, Pat (Phillip); one brother-in-law, Don; and several nieces and nephews.
A private family Graveside Service was held at the Coldstream Cemetery on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jake Klassen officiating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Victor to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #102-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the staff at The Gateby for the loving care they gave to Victor during his stay there.
Funeral arrangements were made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5