It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cst. Clarence Clarke on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with Connie by his side.
Born in Sydney, Clarence was the son of the late George and Bette (Leaver) Clarke.
Clarence graduated from R.R.H.S. ‘68 and worked for N.S. Power before becoming a constable with the C.B.R.P.S. He loved policing and worked out of Central, North Sydney and Louisbourg divisions before retirement.
Clarence coached Sydney and County Minor Hockey, Little League, soft ball and served as the County’s President.
In retirement, Dad enjoyed driving his Ford Ranger, sharing stories and a few laughs with the Rangers club at Tim’s. He was a die hard Leafs fan. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Clarence is survived by his partner, Connie Piercy; sons, Jason (Cara), Jeff (Mayo), Blair (Tess) and their mother, Norma; daughter, Terri (Joseph); sisters, Shirley (Wayne), Charlotte, Kim (Wayne) and Tammy (Shawn); grandchildren, James, Maria, and Anna; Connie’s sons, Ritchie, Cyril (Jenna) and their daughters, Jillian and Jesse.
Bedsides his parents, Clarence was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Buddy.
Visitation for the late Clarence Clarke will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Road (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Clarence will be held in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the funeral home. A private burial will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney at a later date.
Donations in memory of Clarence may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.
From: Lynda Ball and Don Clarke
Saddened by the news of Clarence’s passing.His presence will be missed in the community.Condolences to his family.
From: Bob MacVay
My deepest condolences.
My heart breaks for him
And his whole family
Prayers going your way.
From: Mrs Ron Melski AKA Liz
So sorry for your loss
From: Margaret Napoleon
Our condolences to the family , R I P buddy.
From: John Shannon
Please accept our deepest sympathy! We have many fond memories of Clarence!!
RIP Tony & Georgina Bennett
From: Georgina Bennett
Jason, Jeff and Blair
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Father
Hugs to all
From: Sharon MacPherson
Connie, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your love, Clarence. May you find the strength to make it through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. Xo
From: Lynne (Steele) MacCuish
Sorry to hear about Clarence’s Passing. It was a surprise to me, very fine man. I worked at NS Power also. I’m sure family has lots of fine memories to ease your pain .
From: Les MacLean Sydney Mines NS
My deepest sympathy with the loss Clarence.I will remember him always as a friend and great person..May the fond memories of him give all the family peace in this time of sorrow.
From: Roy Peters
So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. Thinking of the families at this time.
Jason, Sorry to hear about your lost. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sending hugs and lots of love. Thinking of all of you.
Sorry for your loss Shirley. Charlotte. Kim, and Tammy. and families. My thoughts and prayers go to all. Love you all.
Jason. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family
Jason, so sorry to hear this. A very nice write-up. Sounds like a great guy. My condolences. All the best.
Norma,Connie and families, I am very sad and sorry to hear of your loss. Clarence, was one of a kind, a gentleman, who made you laugh and think of life. I trained with Clarence in the Police Academy (1975) and form a life time friendship. I enjoyed working with him in the former Sydney Police and later with the now C.B.R.P.S Clarence’s stories and jolly personality made each shift unforgettable. Please take care.
So sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing prayers and hugs to all the family Georgie and Art
I am so sorry to hear if the passing of Clarence. Sending my deepest condolences to all family members and friends.
So very sorry to hear of clarence’s passing,Connie, and to the rest of his family.Such a jovial soul.Love,Joan and Bevan.
Terri, sorry to hear about the loss of your father! My condolences to you and your family.
The last time we spoke to Clarence was at the hospital. He was sitting in the hallway telling his stories….he was so proud of his family. We met him through county hockey where our boys played together for a few years…our condolences to you Jason, Jeff and Terri.
It saddened me to read of this good man’s passing.
I’m proud to have known him.
My most sincere condolences.
Sorry for your loss Jason, Jeff, and family. Condolences to you all.
To the Clark family, my deepest condolences. Like many, I had the pleasure of being coached by Clarence. His commitment to the kids he mentored was second to none. You will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.
Jason, Jeff, Blair & Norma,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Clarence. I will always remember the soccer games he used to organize for us in the MacPhersons’ back yard when we were kids. You will be in our thoughts.
Gary & Monique Bonnell
To all Clarence’s loved ones, sincere condolences. Nothing but fond memories of him at the rink, around the community and with Jeff, Jason and Blair.
Blair and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.my deepest condolences
I’m proud to have known Clarence and call him my friend.
My most sincere condolences.