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EDWARD W.J. (TED) CLARKE Obituary pic


Born: Feb 10, 1938

Date of Passing: Dec 22, 2019

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P. ENG., B.Sc. (C.E.), F.E.C., F.I.T.E.

We regret to announce the death of Ted Clarke, beloved husband of Marlene, on December 22, 2019 at the age of 81.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 57 years, Marlene; two sons, Dr. Wm. Clarke (Christine) of Chilliwack and Robert Clarke (Jenny) of Edmonton; five grandchildren, Michael, Cailey, Caitlyn, Benjamin and Meikayla.
He was predeceased by his two sisters, Joan and Geraldine.
Ted was born in Fort William, Ontario on February 10, 1938, the son of Bill and Elsie Clarke. He graduated from Brandon Collegiate and the University of Manitoba.
After leaving university, Ted worked first for the Manitoba Department of Highways and then for the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, followed by the City of Winnipeg. He retired in 1995 from the position of Director of Streets and Transportation.
Over the years, Ted was active in a number of professional organizations, particularly the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Manitoba (APEM), and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE). He served for a number of years on the Boards of APEM, RTAC and CCPE; and as President of APEM in 1986. He enjoyed his 60th Engineering class reunion this year.
At Ted's request, there will be no service.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 28, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Marnie and family. We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Ted's passing. Over the four decades that we've known Ted, he was always a person of integrity, honesty and generosity. He was the consummate professional and provided sound advice and opinions always in the best interests of the citizens of the City. He will be missed. Maureen and Bob Corkal - Posted by: Maureen and Bob Corkal (Longtime friends and former colleague at the City) on: Jan 04, 2020

  • Dear Marnie, Bill and Robert and families, We have so many wonderful memories of the four of us, visiting Ouimet Canyon, Ted and Bob on the hunt for classic and antique cars to photograph, delicious meals chez your place or ours or (rarely) in local restaurants, impressive amounts of vino washing it all down. Bob’s sons Ron and Andy still remember a visit to Winnipeg back in the 1970s, when Ted took them for a drive in his sports car. They came back thrilled by the experience. Deepest sympathy to all of you, Love, Bob and Lorna - Posted by: Bob Walker and Lorna Olson (Bob has been a friend for almost 70 years) on: Dec 30, 2019

  • Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss, please know we are with you. - Posted by: Gordon & Grace Fredrick (Neighbours) on: Dec 30, 2019

  • Ted was one of a kind and set the standard for commitment to the cause of transportation. He was a very good example of a hard worker and was always very principled in everything that he did; something that seems to be waning in society these days. I will always value the days that I worked under Ted's leadership in the Winnipeg Streets and Transportation Department. They really were some of the best days of my career. It is very sad that Ted has passed away and I extend my sympathy to his wife and family. - Posted by: Murray Dinwoodie (Worked under Ted's Directorship with the Winnipeg Streets and Transportation Dept.) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • Sincere condolences to you Marnie and your two sons Bill and Robert and their families. We are going to miss Ted's 'always sensible and meaningful' comments in the editorial page of the Winnipeg Free Press. I recently discovered Ted and I shared the same barber in Windsor Park who seemed to know many of our former neighbors. May Ted rest in peace as his work on this planet is now complete. - Posted by: Roger & Yvette Leuzinger (Former neighbors on Brereton Road in Southdale) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • Marlene, Our thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Donna and Brian Laxdal (Classmate, former neighbour and Friend) on: Dec 28, 2019

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