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Born: Aug 18, 1927

Date of Passing: Oct 10, 2020

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Clare (Clarice) Doreen Clark passed away peacefully on October 10, at Donwood Personal Care Home surrounded by her dear friends.
She will be sadly missed by her many friends that she left a deep impact on. Known as a walker, and having walked into many people's lives, Clare had a special way of getting to know people and instantly becoming friends with them. Many people will remember her walking through the Winnipeg Concourse, on her way to her second home, at the Fairmont saying hi to her many acquaintances on her way there.
Clare was born in Winnipeg, August 18, 1927, and spent her working career at the Canadian Wheat Board where she met her lifelong dear friend, Irma, who continued to be her friend through many years and who also was able to be with Clare when she passed onto her new home.
Clare really enjoyed Gilbert and Sullivan and also did some acting in the Fringe Festival. Her other passion was travelling and managed to see and meet many new friends in all her travels.
She really believed in physical fitness and even at the age of 82 was able to climb 21 flights of stairs to her apartment suite. Clare walked everywhere never having driven. This gave her excellent health until her passing away, even recovering so well from hip surgery that continued to give her the ability to walk until her nineties.
Clare was especially close to two families in Winnipeg, Ron, Peter and Bernie Smolik and their extended families, and also the Froeses/Peters with all their extended families. She will be sadly missed by these families, as she always participated in special events in their lives.
Clare was assured of God's Peace and Presence in her life.
We would like to thank the staff and chaplain at Donwood PCH for their special loving care they provided to Clare.
A private ceremony will occur shortly after cremation.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to Siloam Mission, as Clare was always aware of, and eager to help those less fortunate. She believed in "paying it forward".
I know she would also request that you take a walk with a loved one and share special moments with that person.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

Clare you have now begun another new journey with your first step.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I met Clare at Donwood Personal Care Home while visiting my mother, Hilda. it didn't take long before we chatted together regularly and I was always delighted to see her glowing smile as a greeting as I approached. My mom was quite a bit like Clare, always saying hello to everyone and walking everywhere. Besides enjoying the regular company of my mom, I looked forward to a chat about any possible topic with Clare. When I read her obituary on Saturday, I felt a real loss, as my mom had passed a little over a year before. Hopefully the girls will find each other and go for many long walks together! As it happens, my daughter also knew Clare from her times at the Fairmont, but didn't realize that Clare was at Donwood with her grandma...Clare and Cheryl both shared a lot of time chatting at the Fairmont...Small worlds collide some times! Our sincerest condolences to all of you. - Posted by: Joanne Krestanowich (casual acquaintance) on: Oct 20, 2020

  • I met Clare at 20 Fort Garry and spent many hours going for walks with her. She loved to meet with friends at the Fairmont for dinners on Saturdays and everyone around would be greeting her. She had many friends I will miss her. - Posted by: Maria Ferreria (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020

  • I was so sad to hear of Clare’s passing. I remember when she lived at 20 Fort Street - whenever I ran into her, it was the highlight of my day. She was such a “pistol” and loved life. I will definitely take a walk in her memory. My condolences to her family and close friends. - Posted by: Suzanne Nolette (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

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