Clarence Roberge

July 10, 1957 - August 21, 2021
September 15, 2021 7 Condolences Print Obituary

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 via this livestream link https://youtu.be/F8BHBoKDrRI 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
11130-131 St
Edmonton, Ab T5M 1C1
https://www.winnifredstewart.com/donations

  1. Sincere condolences to Clarence’s family. Thinking of you , Madeleine & Deanne. May You feel Comfort from Holy Spirit, & love from family & friends. Lil & Harold in Calgary

  2. Our condolences to all of Clarence’s family. So sorry for your loss. I’m sure the family in heaven are celebrating having Clarence with them. He was always a pleasant person. Love from Sylvia & Ray, Paul & Jan, Suzanne, Joanne & Brian, Sandra & Bonnie.

  3. Clarence, you amazing guy! I’m so glad I had the privilege and delight to work with you!
    My first memory of you is from 9 years ago when I began work in the day program at Winnifred Stewart Association. You were chasing a staff person around the lunch room! Your energy and liveliness were evident as you goofed around with your peers and favorite staff over the following years.
    My work with you deepened as you began to change with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s. It was nice to slow down and work with you in a way that supported your changing needs moment by moment. Your spirit and liveliness still shone through in unexpected ways. I will always remember your
    gentle roars and growls that erupted spontaneously when we were out!!! My only response was to look you in the eye and roar back!
    I and many others will miss you , Clarence. You were well loved and cared for by all who knew you!
    My condolences to the Roberge family. Healing and comforting thoughts are being sent you way.

  4. Our sympathy to the family. We have so many great memories of Clarence at Lac Santé and glad this was his favourite place. We will remember him fondly.
    Dan and Chris Goudreau and family

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Have wonderful memories we shared at Christmas time 🙏🙏😘❤️

  6. Truly saddened to hear of Clarence’s passing. Such a special man who made me laugh so many times.

    I was honoured to work with Clarence at his home at Res 4. He was always so patient and kind even while i learned to cook. (Some of my meals where questionable)! He showed me the most amazing dance moves and was the greatest Danny Zuko I have ever seen. I will never forget going to the street performers festival and watching his performance ….

    Clarence was one of the first people to meet my son, Ethan. Clarence and his roommates were understanding throughout my pregnancy and came to the NICU to see him always so gentle even with a 4lbs baby.

    I always will remember Clarence fondly as the most amazing dish washer! I was not allowed to touch the dishes that was his job!

    Clarence loved to sing, bowl, swim! He had so much energy and full of life and love!

    I will miss you very much my friend … I hope you enjoy your sports from heaven (wrestling, hockey and football).

    My sincere condolences to Madeline and family.

  7. What a wonderful service for Clarence he would be so thrilled Love the ulogy and he was so loved. The video at the end told his story of a happy life .Thanks for sharing Hugs and love Peggy ❤️

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