In Memory of




Obituary for Glenford William Clarke

In Loving Memory of Glenford (Glen) William Clarke

Glen passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 4, 2020 at his Beaverton, Ontario home in his 81rst year. Beloved husband of Margo (nee McClellan) for 28 years. Beloved father of Glenda (Dennis, predeceased), Linda, Travis (Diane), Christine and Jason (Andrea). Step-Father to Jennifer, Stephanie and Andrew (Kim). Mentor to Daniel. Grandfather to Christopher (Cristina), Amy (Chris), Shelley (James) and Lisa (Josh), Tamara (Brad), Emily and Serena, Abby (Franky) and Adam (Krista), Bryson and Wesley, Laura, Sarah and Sam, Taylor and Christian, Averee. Brother to Olive (Ron) (both predeceased), Emerson (Joyce) (predeceased), Lindsay (Gail), Dorothy (Joe), Russell (Dorothy), and will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren who will undoubtedly grow up learning what a good and interesting man he truly was. Glen will be remembered for his quick wit, quirky sense of humour, incredible knowledge, story-telling, constant musings on life, tinkering and woodworking, his attention to detail, craftsmanship, precision, strong work ethic, enjoyment of music and singing, gardening, love of taking photos, pride of family and ancestry, kindness, thoughtfulness, humility and selflessness. Born December 19, 1939 in Proton Station, Ontario on the Risby family farm to Emily and Edgar. At a young age, Glen headed to Toronto to earn money and worked a wide variety of jobs through his life. He was a cleaner at Pearson International Airport, a cab driver, and factory machine operator. Eventually moving back to Dundalk to be closer to family, he worked his way up to foreman at the local manufacturing plant, Trim Trends. Not long after, he began working on the construction of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station for several years. Tiring of this job, he began the adventure of building, operating and owning the Burger Queen restaurant on the outskirts of Dundalk. Between jobs, he went back to school and earned Sheridan College’s highest honours in the Tool and Die Maker program, an accomplishment in which he was extremely proud of. Eventually, he settled in Beaverton in 1993 with his new wife, Margo, and worked for many years at Braids & Laces as a machine operator and repair man until he retired. He truly was a talented man with many skills and accomplishments. His connection to family and his life experiences helped shape who he was, and we are all the better for having had him in our lives. Due to Covid-19 situation, the service for Glen will be private. Details of the service are only being shared with immediate family and siblings. No flowers are necessary.
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