It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Ivan Clark on April 30, 2016 at the age of 84 with his family by his side. Douglas left this world on his 64th wedding Anniversary to join his bride Betty Ilene Clark who passed away June 2015. Doug missed her terribly.
Douglas was born on November 21, 1931 in Melfort, Saskatchewan to John Clark and Marion (nee Harborne). Doug’s Dad passed when Doug was an infant and he and his sister were raised by his Mom around Beatty, Saskatchewan.
Doug was an entrepreneur and tried his hand at many things, moving his family often. Their moves included Quesnel and 100 Mile House in BC. One of the family’s greatest memories was of the White Rose Restaurant and Shell Gas Station and garage that was a family affair in Melfort, Saskatchewan. The boys, some in their teens at this time, loved the garage where they fostered a love of cars working with their Dad. The restaurant was a fun and happy gathering place for friends in the community. Many antics played out there, and great friendships were formed over Mom’s great food.
Doug and Betty followed their boys back to Quesnel BC in 1973 where Doug started working for Ernst Forrest Products which later became TOLKO lumber. Doug retired there after 23 years in his final position as shipping foreman. Doug and Betty travelled some as was their dream for a few years, and lived in Cache Creek, eventually settling in Kamloops in their twilight years, where they were close to their children. Doug and Betty enjoyed their gardening, cooking, canning and their family and friends. Poor health kept them closer to home during their later years.
Doug leaves to mourn his sister Jean Ward and her family of Hudson Bay Saskatchewan, his children; sons Dale Clark (Debbie), & Evan Clark (Elenore), twin son Doug Clark (Cheryl), twin daughter Deborah Sallenback (David), and son David Clark (Barb); grandchildren Joe Clark (Rhonda), Angela Curle (Noah), Tanya Hawkes (Ross), Shane Lovell (Lonni), Darcy Lovell, Terry Clark (Krystal), Ashley Ayers (Joe), Erin O’Reilly (Michael), Tim Clark (Shay), Candace Palk (John), Amanda Sallenback, Devin Clark (Alison), and Kory Clark; 16 Great Grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
Dad, we will miss you
everyday, we love you!
We hope your 64th Wedding Anniversary under the stars with Mom was amazing.
A special thank you to Dr. Peter Loland who always treated our parents with dignity and cared deeply about their care. Thank you to Dr. Jared McIntary for his compassion and care with Dr. Loland on Dad’s last day.
Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
to First Memorial Funeral Service,
Condolences may be left for the family at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com