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Clarke RobertCLARKE, Robert Cecil - (April 11, 1946 – October 31, 2020)

GM Retiree of over 40 years.

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on October 31, 2020.

Loving husband to Mary Clarke (Cannon).

Beloved father to Stacey (Doug Andrews).

Devoted papa to Evan Wasylyk, Brier Kaake, Douglas Andrews, Jensen Cole, Courtney Andrews, John Switzer, Adam Clarke and Susan Webster. Doting great grandfather to Savannah Louise Switzer.

Forever remembered by his best friends of over 40+ years, Gerry and Denise Goudie.

Dearly remembered by sisters and brothers in law and extended family, Nancy, Jim, and Barb Andrews.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. 

Arrangements entrusted with OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME

My dad was such a special man, he loved myself and my Mom so much.

I still see his infectious smile, I hear his chuckle and I truly hope that never leaves me. My dad was my very best friend always, he supported and backed every crazy thing I did, and there were definitely many.

My dad as a husband; loyal, loving and supportive. He would, if he could, give the world to my mom. In the harder days of my mom’s illness, he still would pack up that motor home and whisk her away. They were very fortunate to travel out West and Down East and met family he hadn’t seen in years.

No matter how hard some days were he would still love her and hold her. So many people would say to me that their love was the exact love out of the movie the Notebook, and it truly was. Every night in bed he would hold her hand and they would lay there listening to music, they loved music and dancing he loved you mom, so much.

We had many trips camping and so much fun and so many memories.

My dad as a Grandpa; wow he loved you Evan so much. He loved those nights of campouts on his deck staring up at the stars with you, fishing with you any chance he could.

He was your biggest fan when you played hockey, he was so happy he got several chances of being on the ice with you and he would be grinning from ear to ear… And that we saw because he would never wear a mask or a visor! He couldn’t wait for the Spring to get out on the golf course with you.

Anyone who had a chance to know my dad are fortunate, he would try his hardest to do anything for anybody. I have honestly never seen a man that pretty much knew anyone, anywhere he went.

Dad you were such a hard worker, with a great work ethic. We never went without. Dad put in 42 years at GM before he retired; dad you gave us everything you could. And we love you so much.

My dad was very fortunate to have two other grandchildren that came into his life in the later years and that was you Courtney and Douglas. Dad loved you both so much as well.

He was ecstatic when Evan played Junior A and then found out Douglas was going to be playing on the same team. He would pack mom up and they would hit the road to see almost every game you both played together, he was tickled pink.

Courtney he enjoyed your smile and beauty, he enjoyed camping with you and John and going to the horse races with the entire family. Evan and Brier, Courtney and John, Nancy and Jim and Barb and Alice and Bryan.

He was so happy and proud when our little Savannah came into the world, at such a crazy time with COVID-19.

Doug, dad loved you like you were his own son, he enjoyed camping with us collecting scrap with you and then showing you how to sort it all out laugh out loud.

He finally had a man in the family that liked and had the same interests as his, and most of all he knew you would look after me. Doug honestly I so appreciate that you both had that relationship. And because of you Doug, dad can now Rest In Peace knowing that you will always protect and love me and my mom.

Uncle Dan, my dad was never so proud as when you told him, he did a great job with my mom and that made him so happy and proud.

Gerry and Denise, dad loved you both so much, he loved his outings to your home, and the pub (Gerry)! Almost 50 years of friendship and they still loved skinny dipping, that says a lot! Denise, I asked him about the ice cream and he gave a chuckle and a smile!

To all my dad's fishing buddies, he loved you all so much, the stories and photos he would tell and show.

He loved October. October was like winning the Lottery to dad. My entire life we didn’t have a traditional Thanksgiving because that was when the fish were calling and that was alright, he loved it and deserved that time.

Dad just as you did on earth you will still protect me from heaven. I have a very special angel sitting on my shoulder, thank you dad, I love you as big as the world and back again.

Until we meet again, there will never be a day in my life that you are not in it.

Thank you.

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