Clarence was born with Down’s Syndrome on July 10, 1957 at a time where his future certainly seemed bleak.
Thanks to his family, the village of Beaumont and his Winnifred Stewart family, Clarence accomplished many things but his greatest accomplishment was being happy and teaching us life lessons. It truly did take a village but Clarence blossomed into a gentle man who’s flair and panache brought smiles to our faces. For many years, he was gainfully employed by Edmonton Recycling and was able to take two trips to Disneyland. As magical as Disneyland is, Clarence’s favourite vacation spot was Lac Santé where he enjoyed campfires, music, reading his magazines and yes, food! One cannot think of Clarence without also thinking sports. He was an avid sports fan and he spent many games behind the bench as team assistant for his nephews’ Bantam B team.
Clarence was pre deceased by his parents, Leo and Fleurette; brothers Denis and Paul; sister in law Alice; and brothers in law Art and Roger. He will be missed by his brother Roland (Carol), his sisters Olive and Madeleine, his sister in law Anna and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us for a celebration of his life through a livestream link to be provided shortly on Saturday, October 2 at 10:30. Wear you favourite sports jersey in memory of our number 1 sports fan.
Our heartfelt thanks to Rev Dean Dowle for giving Clarence the last sacrament as well as to Drs. Wiznera, Velji and Wolch, the staff from Comfort Keepers and his Winnifred Stewart family who kept him comfortable in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to;
Winnifred Stewart Association
Edmonton, Ab T5M 1C1