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Reverend Donald Waltfred Clark

Don died at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, Ontario. He is survived by his dear wife Ritsu (nee Kameda) and brother David, and will be fondly remembered by his children Mary (Bernard), Michael, Paula (Bill), Timothy (Melanie), John (Vanessa), Christopher (Donna) and Thomas (Shelly), grandchildren Simone, Laurier, Jonathan, Kyle, Cole, Leanna, Dylan, Isobel, Di-yet, Geordan, Kimiko, Peter, Michael, Carlos, William, Anna and Hope; and great-grandchildren Penelope, Harriet, Charlotte, Benjamin, Fitzgerald, Skyler, Samara, Taiya and Zoe.

 

Donald Waltfred Clark was born October 28, 1926 in Alhambra, California of Canadian parents and raised in Toronto. In 1938 his family moved to Niagara Falls, NY, where he attended high school and university. After serving in the US Navy 1944-46, he finished a Bachelor's degree at North Texas State University. Don joined the Episcopal Church in Texas and studied at Trinity College, University of Toronto, where he obtained his Licence in Theology (LTh) and Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) degree. In 1951 he married Ritsu Kameda in Toronto, and in1952 was ordained a priest in Texas.

 

Don served 14 years served as parish priest in the US before moving to Toronto in

1965 to work for the Anglican Church of Canada. In the following years he served in churches in Toronto, Oakville, Windsor and Fort McMurray. In between he completed a Master's in Religious Studies at the University of Windsor and two years of study at the Toronto School of Theology. In 1991 he and Ritsu retired to Muskoka, where they had had a summer home on Bella Lake since 1967. Don served as Honourary Associate Priest at All Saints’Church in Huntsville for two decades.

 

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 12, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, Ontario. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 13, at 1 pm at All Saints' Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville, preceded by visitation in the church chapel from noon to 12:45 pm. The Service will be followed by a reception in Sutherland Hall.

 

Don's family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of Algonquin Grace Hospice for the comfort given and compassion shown to them and to Don.

 

Donations in lieu of flowers can be given to the Memorial Fund at All Saints Church or to Hospice Huntsville. 





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Rev. William Stanford
Posted: 11/27/2017 12:42:00 PM
Don and Ritsu are fondly remembered by members of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. We send our love and prayers to Don's family as they celebrate his life and many years of ministry.
Susan and Hugh
Posted: 11/13/2017 1:26:00 PM
Dear Aunt Ritsu and families,

Our prayers and fond memories of Uncle Don are what we have to remember.

Our most heartfelt condolences.

Love
Susan, Hugh and families
Leanna Sanders
Posted: 11/12/2017 8:40:00 AM
To Ritsu and Family,
It has been a pure privilege and honor to know Don, even for such a short period in time. Don and Ritsu represent, in my eyes, the epiphany of true sacrifice for the greater good of human compassion. It saddens me to have such a kind soul taken from this world, but we will all meet again.
My thoughts and tears are with you Ritsu and I will do my best to keep spreading the smiles because I know Don would want that.
Betty Tanaka
Posted: 11/11/2017 6:17:00 PM
Dear Aunt Ritsu and family:

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Don.

Although many years have passed without much contact, I want to send my deepest sympathy of the loss of a kind man which is my memory of him of some 48 years ago.

May he rest in peace now.

My condolences to you all,
Betty Tanaka and family

Norma Strachan
Posted: 11/11/2017 2:23:00 PM
Mary, Bernard and all of your family, Alistair and I send our sincere condolences. Losing a parent is difficult.
Marie Rochon
Posted: 11/11/2017 10:02:00 AM
My thoughts are with my sister-in-law Mary, and with her mother and siblings. May Reverend Clark rest in peace, after a rich and fruitful life, and may his family bear his passing in serenity.
Dr Donald Clark
Posted: 11/11/2017 9:49:00 AM
Our thoughts are with you in these difficult times, please accept our deepest condolences.
Luc et Danielle.
Stan, Nathalie, Philippe, Emma et Mathias Connors-Lee
Posted: 11/11/2017 9:07:00 AM
Nos sincères condoléances à la famille Clark, Mary et Bernard. Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous pendant ce temps difficile.
Mary Frances Bell
Posted: 11/10/2017 7:17:00 PM
Dear Mary, Bern and family,
Deepest condolences. We've been thinking of you all since we saw Bern last month. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. We also hope the celebration of your dad's long life gives you the chance to share many stories and memories together.
Love from,
Mary Frances and David
Paul Walmsley
Posted: 11/10/2017 7:07:00 PM
He ĺed me in retreat before my ordination.
God Bless you, Peace and Prayers....Paul
Nancy Williams
Posted: 11/10/2017 4:55:00 PM
To the entire Clark family - We are so sorry to learn of Father Clark's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time.
Nancy and Steve Williams

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