Alston Standfield Clarke

October 4, 2022 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alston “Aussie” Clarke- husband, father, brother, and friend. Aussie passed away on September 26th, 2022 after fighting an 18-month battle with ALS. He spent his final months surrounded by family and friends.

Aussie will be remembered for his warmth, sense of humour, love of people, and passion for cricket and life-long learning. He was a dedicated father and proud advocate for equality. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his patients through more than 45 years of working in mental health in England and Canada. His friendly spirit and kind heartedness touched countless lives and he will not be forgotten.

Aussie is survived by his loving wife, three children, and two grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his three siblings, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

His family would also like to especially thank the devoted staff of his home care team, The ALS Society of Alberta for their incredible support and generosity, and the staff and physicians at Capital Care Norwood Palliative Unit for their dedicated and compassionate care. We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to all the family and friends who assisted us in so many ways over the course of Aussie's illness. Our family will be forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Society of Alberta in his name (Alston Clarke) at

  1. To the family of Alston Clarke;

    We extend heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of Aussie. May your wonderful and loving memories make you smile as you recall his humour, wit and all the good times shared.

    May God continue to bless your family!

  2. To Aussie’s family,
    My deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of knowing Aussie when we worked at 108th Street. He was kind and dedicated to his work. I enjoyed collaborating with him as he always brought his wit, wisdom, and sense of humour to the task. He was very proud of his family and would beam when talking about them. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  3. Aussie took me under his wing when I was a shiny, too new, new nurse. I’ll never forget his compassion for clients and his relaxed manner that I both admired deeply and drove me mad( how can he be so calm!!) . He taught me right from the beginning how to be a better nurse, how to care for others, how to connect with people, and that in the end I would never be Florence nightingale but we could do our best. He always had a listening ear, a kind word and a joke. Aussie is someone I think of often, always with a smile, knowing him was a pleasure. I send my most sincere condolences to his family whom he loved so much.

  4. I was so sorry to read of Aussie’s passing. I worked with him ar 108 Street. I remember his perspective about our work. He always talked about he beloved game of Cricket. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  5. To the family and relatives of Alston (Aussie)as he was
    know by co-workers, I am sorry to read of his passing
    My condolences to them and may his soul Rest in Peace 🙏🕯️

  6. Anita

    I hope that you are keeping well. I know that you were overloaded prior to Aussie’ passing. Take care.


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