Clayton Leonard Clark, passed away with the dignity, respect and pride that he lived by ~ on his own terms. Our husband and father left us on Dec 4th 2017; with all of his family with him. Honouring his final wishes are Louise, his beloved wife and best friend of 67 years. Their children, Ruth Sayers (Allan), Karen Schmidt (Lee), Murray Clark (Debbie) Beverley Shumlich (Cal)
Grandchildren Jeff (Melissa), Wendy (Chris), Jody (Jes) , Mandy, Wade(Jennifer), Loni (Lou), Kimberley (Rahim), Clayton (Alyssa), Blair (Heather) & Lane (Kelsey)
Great Grandchildren Jonas, Kate, Lukas, Kaedon, Ripley, Drew, Rylee, Chase, Reese, William, Olivia, Alianna, Xander and another precious one due in May
Dad was born to Uel and Mabel Clark, on Sept 26th 1920, in Fielding Sask. He carried on farming the family homestead which is still in the family; the CPR land and later on adding more land, and moving the family north of Fielding. He loved farming and had a special love for his cattle. Dad worked hard all his life, overcoming many obstacles in his own way – with determination and stubbornness ~ being a farmer was not his job it was who he was.
He and Mom met at a dance in Radisson, and married in 1950. They had and raised us 4 children in the Fielding community. Dad was an integral part of the Fielding community always there to help out and contribute; the “Fielding group” were always tight friends, neighbours were family ~ with Mom & Dad being the last survivors
His devotion to community and family was his life, all done with tenderness, kindness, honesty and respect. Our memories are overflowing ~ the smirk on his face when playing cards – he loved to play cards, especially smear, kaiser, and hearts! Memories of him twiddling his thumbs as he sat back watching his family ~ his love of being at the lake fishing ~ his devotion to his beloved pets.
His analytical mind, dedication and hard work helped with their success in farming and made these last 27 years of retirement years in Radisson comfortable.
We would like to thank the amazing Saskatchewan medical system that has helped him and our family these last weeks. Their professionalism, compassion and promptness have been above our expectations. The team from M.A.I.D. and the home care nurses have made this experience one of acceptance and peace – giving Dad his final wish – to choose when and where to go in peace without suffering and leaving with the dignity that he lived by.
There will be no service as per Dad’s request (and we always respect his wishes!). We would love anyone that wishes to share any memories of this amazing man to do so – perhaps on the Radisson or Maymont’s Community Facebook Page.
If you wish to donate in his honor, donations can be made to
Saskatchewan Wild life Confederation
Specified to the Fielding Branch
PO Box 190
Radisson Sask SOK 3L0
Dad ~ you will always be with us
Louise and family would like to thank the community of Radisson and surrounding areas for all their emotional support and assistance during this trying time. Special thanks to all the Healthcare workers especially M.A.I.D ( Dr. Thorpe and Dr. Weiler). Thank you to Eternal Memories for their compassion and support.
For those wishing to leave a condolence you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.
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