William George (Bill) Clark

November 6, 1930-January 7, 2017

After a long battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our husband, father, friend and most importantly our “Papa”.

He was born in Vancouver, BC at Vancouver General Hospital to Elmer and May Clark. He was predeceased by his Mother, Father, sisters Isobel and Joan and brother-in-law Gil Reynolds.

Bill moved to Ocean Falls in 1951 where he worked as a pipe fitter for Pacific Mills. It was there that he met and married the love of his life Lorraine. In 1958 he was transferred to Campbell River where he worked for Elk Falls Mill for the rest of his career as a Pipefitter Foreman.

He was an avid steelhead fisherman and was a long time member of the Tyee Club. He also played fastball and golf and enjoyed the many retirement years he spent in Yuma, Arizona. Bill especially loved his grandchildren and spent countless hours with them camping, playing crib or dominos or spending time in the garden. He never missed a hockey game, soccer game, swim meet, dance recital or anything that they were involved in. Although not all of the kids lived nearby that never stopped him from supporting them. They were all especially close to their Papa and he will be dearly missed.

He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 63 years Lorraine, his children Adele Byra (Mark), Bob Clark (Carmen) and Leslie Clark. He was proudest of his seven grandchildren Emily Griesbach (Ryan), Madelyn Byra, Alisha, Katie and Tyler Clark, and Kirsten and Braeden Allkins.

The family would like to thank the staff on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the CR Hospital, and Yuculta respite for the care they gave Bill during his stays there. Also, a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Evergreen Seniors Home who made such a difference in his final days.

Celebration of Life will be held at St. Patrick Church Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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