Alfred Arthur Clark of McCreary, MB passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 79 years.
Alfred Arthur Clark was born and raised in the RM of McCreary. Alfred was born during the depression to parents, Alfred and Ruth Marie at their homestead East of McCreary. He went to Sunrise School until he left home at age of 14 to find work. He worked as a farmhand and general labourer until he found a full time job with CNR then later as a gold miner in northern Manitoba where he lost his hand in a mining accident in 1966. Alfred moved back to farm in McCreary and worked with the Department of Highways until his retirement but kept busy with his hobby farm until falling ill in August.
Alfred enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed playing crib and having coffee chats. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and it always seemed that he would meet someone he knew wherever he went. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was humble and kind.
He will be dearly missed by his children Dennis (Laura) Clark, Bev (Kevin) Cochrane, Susan Clark, Ivy (Al) Edward and his grandchildren Amber, David, Chelsea, Aaron and Amy. He is also survived by siblings Elsie Dack, Wilma Plourde, William Sorrell and Ethel Despins and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Alfred and Ruth Marie, Uncles Guy Clark, Walter, Earl, Harold and Edwen Davis, Aunt Ethel Davis, Sister Annie Grade and Brothers Walter and George Clark.
Special thank you to neighbours and friends; Reg, Judy, Roy, Dennis and Leah for helping out on the farm during dad`s absence. Your kindness is greatly appreciated by the family.
The family would also like to thank the staff at the St. Boniface and Ste. Rose Hospitals for the care they provided Dad over the last two months
A time of viewing and visitation was held on Friday, October 12th, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Sneath-Strilchuk - McCreary Chapel.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 pm from Knox United Church, McCreary, MB
Interment followed in the McCreary Municipal Cemetery, McCreary, MB
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Alfred to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba