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Born: Oct 11, 1939
Date of Passing: Aug 25, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
October 11, 1939 August 25, 2020
He will forever be remembered by his wife Verna of 56 years, his children, Audrey (Kevin) Mulla, and Daniel (Lori) Kozie, grandchildren, Eric Mulla, and William and Alex Kozie; sisters, Jean Ryback, and Marge (Charles) Belsham, and by a large extended family and friends.
Clarence was predeceased by his infant brother Mernie, parents, Steve and Antonia Kozie, and brother-in-law Mike Ryback.
Clarence was born in Selkirk and raised in Hazelglen on the family farm. In 1964, he married Verna Boyko at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cooks Creek. Clarence worked for the Western Peat Company for 11 years. After a short time at Polaris Industries, he worked for the Canadian National Railway until his retirement in 1999. Alongside his day job, he ran the farm with the support of his family until his retirement in 2012. Clarence loved the farm life and wasn't afraid of a hard day's work. He took great pride in everything he did including maintaining his pristine farm yard and equipment.
In Clarence's earlier years, he played fast ball with the Lazy Nine and Beausejour Beavers, and hockey in Hazelridge. After retirement, he took up curling in the Beausejour Tuesday morning league. He also enjoyed hunting and ice fishing with family and friends. His greatest passion was snowmobiling, racking up 10s of thousands of miles on numerous ski-doos from the late 1960s to just last season.
Clarence had a distinct personality that provided those around him with detailed stories, humour and his opinion (whether you wanted it or not). He was generous with his time and showed his love by the things he did for you.
Clarence was a very proud family man, enjoying many outdoor activities with them. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren in all of their accomplishments and loved to spend time with them.
Clarence was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church and an active member of the choir for many decades.
The family would like to thank the emergency staff of the Selkirk General Hospital for their care, efforts and compassion.
A private service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church, Cooks Creek, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Grotto Restoration Fund (www.immaculate.ca).
Friends and Family may leave condolences and share memories by visiting Clarence's memorial page at www.seasonsfunerals.ca
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2020
Clarence will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Verna, daughter Audrey, son Daniel and their families.
A complete obituary will follow in Friday's paper.
Friends and family may share memories and leave condolences by visiting Clarence's memorial page at seasonsfunerals.ca
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2020
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 27, 2020, Aug 28, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Although I did not know Clarence very well, I was always impressed with his friendly and mild-mannered mannerism. Driving by the Kozie farmstead, I was always impressed by the immaculate condition of their farmyard. This truly showed that Clarence took pride in his accomplishments. Clarence always took the time to chat whenever we met with him. Our condolences go out to Verna, Audrey and Daniel and their families. Rest in peace, Bob and Veronica Osiowy. - Posted by: Bob and Veronica Osiowy (acquaintance) on: Aug 29, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your loss. May all the beautiful memories help you through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Georgette Dobush (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. My condolences to Verna, Audrey and Daniel. I can still hear that wonderful voice singing in the choir at Immaculate Conception Church. Eternal Memory. - Posted by: Larisa (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2020
Ernie and Mavis would like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Clarence, Ernie remembers him well of his younger years and especially with family involved his daughter and son which I (Mavis) came to know and enjoyed visits. May strength carry forward and help in the difficult days ahead, cherish the memories and time will help heal the heartache you feel now and encourage talk of dad, grandpa and uncle to help with the heartache. God Bless and carry you through the tough days - Posted by: Mavis Druzyk, Ernie Mulla (friend) on: Aug 28, 2020
Fond memories of holidaying in Hawaii with Clarence and Verna. Our most sincere sympathies to Verna, Audrey, Daniel and their families. May the good memories you have of Clarence help you through this very sad time in your lives. Take good care of each other. So very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Kathy & Bill Fecio (Friends) on: Aug 27, 2020
Condolences to all members of Clarence's family....many fond memories.. - Posted by: Alf Chorney (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2020
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