Oscar William Clark – July 25, 1932 – September 9, 2019
With sad hearts, we announce Oscar’s peaceful passing on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
He will be forever missed by his wife of 62 years, Marguerite and their 4 children, Lorie(Brian), Rod(Jacalyn), Dale(Glenda) and Doug(Katie). Oscar will also be sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. Michele and Tony Schimmel and their children Austin(Jackie) and Joshua. Michael and Janna Simmerson and their children, Camryn, Aidan and Kaelan. Charity(Mike) Krieger and their children, Addison and Emma Krieger. Curtis Clark, Justin and Susie Clark, Tyler Clark, and Alexis Clark.
Oscar was particularly fond of and cherished his brother Roy. Roy was always a welcome part of all our family gatherings.
He was also honored to consider Cheryl (Doug) Middlebrook and children David and Lucas as part of his immediate family.
Oscar was predeceased by his father and mother and more recently his brother, Albert.
Oscar had many skills, tinkering, welding, farming, story telling (his version), golf, playing guitar, singing, making up songs for literally everything, making something out of nothing and making the best of everything. If you know him at all you know that his most mastered skill was making you feel like you were the most important person in the room, with a wink or that adorable smile.
He was born to Tom and Anna Clark in Wilkie Saskatchewan on July 25, 1932. He had 6 sisters and three brothers. He worked along side his dad in the sugar beet fields even at the tender age of 6. By the time he was twelve he handled the team of horses raking hay. Dad met my mom, the love of his life, in 1954 and married in 1957, starting an incredible 62 year journey of love and devotion. After selling the farm in Stanmore mom and dad moved to the farm in Rosebud in 1960. Dad farmed, raised hogs, fed calves and drove school bus. Dad drove the school bus for 34 years. He drove multi generations of family on that bus. He considers those that rode on his bus, part of his family and was always delighted to see them and catch up with a visit. Dad loved spending time in his shop building tractors, trailers and just about anything else with wheels. He was able to enjoy working in the shop well into his eighties. Shortly after retiring from driving the bus, mom and dad sold the Rosebud farm and retired along side the Red Deer River just outside of Drumheller. He took great pride building and maintaining the beautiful yard at the acreage.
How do we describe the most amazing man we knew? They say we “Live in the hearts we leave behind”. If this is the case, dad will live on forever.
Please join the family in a celebration of his life which will be held at the Alliance Church in Drumheller (670 7th Ave E Drumheller) at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society