Bob Clark was a skilled DFAIT property manager known to many technicians who served with him in Ottawa, New Delhi and Beijing. The following message came from his wife Linda through Gary Morgan on July 4th 2009.
It is with a heavy heart that I am sending one of Bob's final
passed on at 00:50 this morning. He had collapsed while we were visiting
with our son in Markham. We had spent a lovely Canada Day with all the kids
with the exception of Sean who lives in Fredericton. Bob had an easy passing
and managed to stick around until Sean and his wife as well as his sister
and nephews were able to say their goodbyes.
Bob will be cremated in Markham and I will keep his ashes until I can spread
them in the Pacific at Barra de Navidad in Mexico as per his wishes.
The family will have our own private celebration of his life in Markham. I
plan to also gather with friends to toast Bob's time with us at the
Blackburn Arms. I will send one final missive from this account announcing
the date and time.
I am sorry to have to notify you in this manner, however, it was the only
way that I could think of to let you know.
(lindaclarkis (at) hotmail.com)
From: "Bob Clark"
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:37 AM
Subject: Blackburn Arms
Hello all. As you can imagine, this has been a difficult week. I will be
returning to Ottawa on Monday, July 13th. My plan is to go to the Blackburn
Arms around 4 o'clock and reminisce about the times Bob and I had together.
Please feel free to join me in celebrating his memory. I understand that
many of you cannot be physically there but will be with us in spirit.
|CLARK, Robert (Bob) Passed away
suddenly at Markham Stouffville Hospital, July 4 2009, surrounded by his
loved ones. He is survived by his mother, Gladys Clark; sister Elizabeth;
his loving wife Linda; sons Rob (M.J.), Sean (Kari Ann), Richard and
daughter Natalie. He had five grandchildren and two nephews. A private
ceremony with his loved ones was held in Markham. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or CHAMPS would be greatly
From the Ottawa Citizen July 7, 2009
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