Raymond (Kent) Clark
On June 12, 2021, Raymond (Kent) Clark passed away at the age of 88.
Kent will be lovingly remembered by Joan, his wife of 61 years, children Carla (Fraser), Todd (Kathy) and Blair, grandchildren Brandon (Simone), Alannah, Andrea and Tyler (Erin), great-grandson Kepler, sisters-in-law Velma, Fay, Gerry, Sharon, brothers-in-law George and Gordon (Gail) as well as numerous extended family and special friends.
Kent was born, raised and worked on the family farm in N.E. Edmonton. He was blessed to live in the same yard his entire life.
Kent's greatest joy was seeing the Clark multigenerational farm, established in 1895, prosper over his lifetime. He thoroughly enjoyed working with all the hired hands over the years and especially the last decade with the help of his sons Todd and Blair, son-in-law Fraser, grandsons Brandon and Tyler and nephew Darrell.
Kent loves his sports either watching on T.V or actively playing. He loved his Toronto Blue Jays and Edmonton Oilers. Kent played baseball in his youth and curled for many years. He was part of a team that won 2 National Farmers Bonspiels. He helped design and build the Fort-In-View Golf Course and club house along with Dr. Walter Buck. He was very proud of the golf course. He was part of a mixed golf group that were together for over 30 years. Kent was a great golfer and frustrated may opponents with his accuracy around the green which came from hours of practice in his front yard.
Kent was a true entrepreneur and had many other business endeavors including a part owner of DCD Industries (a farm implement business), part owner of a hotel in Sherwood Park for several years and interests in the oil and gas industry with his brothers Doug and Lloyd.
Kent was always fixing and fabricating things and there wasn't anything that he wouldn't tackle. He designed and built the house that he and Joan were living in.
He was patient and kind. There wasn't a person that he didn't like. He cherished the relationships made through sports and the local agriculture community.
Kent was passionate about personal fitness and worked out nightly at Palmas Del Sol in the winter and at home in his gym in the summer. Of course, there was always a dip in the hot tub when he was finished at Palmas Del Sol.
Kent and Joan loved spending their winters over the last 46 years at their home in Mesa, Arizona. They enjoyed going out for breakfast every day at various golf courses.
They had a wonderful marriage that showed us that they were true partners and role models. When we needed guidance, dad was always there for us.
Kent was predeceased by his parents Harriett and Hector Clark, brothers Bill, Doug, Ward and Lloyd and in-laws Carl and Peggy Lange.
For the excellent care and attention given to Kent, a special thanks to Dr. Glenn Burchett, Dr. J. McDermott, Dr. Warren Ramish, Dr. R. Khadaroo, Louanne, Christine and Taran at the Chris Clinic and to the staff at the Glenrose Hospital. The family appreciates Constable Joshua Ernst, of the Edmonton Police Service, for the compassion shown.
The family will celebrate privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity, in Kent's name.
Our sincere condolences to you, Joan and your family. Kent will be missed by his friends at Palmas Del Sol.
Gene and Kathy Cervantes
Sending love and condolences to the entire family.
I will always remember the fun and laughter shared with Uncle Kent when we visited as small children. He was one of a kind !
Dear Joan and family,
You were a dynamic couple and had some wonderful parties at your home. Remember the time a blizzard set in and all of the guests were hosted overnight, with breakfast included?? My Mum and Dad thoroughly enjoyed you both at Palmas del Sol and looked forward to visiting with you both on their winter trips. Kent was a thoroughly compassionate and interesting person and a good human being. May he go on to his next big adventure
Dear Joan, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Kent. Although we were but acquaintances, we will always remember the help from your smiling Kent coming to our help (rescue) in the home (behind yours), one winter in Palmas del Sol. The screen door had fallen off and someone said, “go ask Kent he’ll have the tools, he’ll help you”. Sure enough! There was Kent repairing, quite successfully, the almost unrepairable screen door. What a guy! You surely have many treasured memories that will help keep Kent close.
Again, Joan, our sympathies to you and yours.
I would like to offer my condolences to you Joan and family on the passing of Kent, he will be truly missed by all. Kent was truly one of the nicest men I have ever met.
Joan and family: I will miss Kent and his quiet sense of humour. He was one of a kind and a great contributor to everything in which he was involved. Remember the good times…….
Joan, we send you love & condolences. We remember well, all the Friday golf and wiener roasts.
With great sadness we heard of the sudden passing of our old friend Kent of 70 yrs,(playing ball at Horse Hills)He was a wonder friend,many good times spent with him & Joan over the yrs,we will miss him
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Joan & Family Love you
From George & Irene Kjenner
Frances and I want to offer our condolences to Joan and Family. I played baseball against Kent in both league and tournament play. He was a slick infielder who liked to compete but was always a gentleman. All around a great guy.
Our condolences on the passing of Kent.His kindness and caring will remain with us till the end of our time.Thoughts and prayers to Joan and family.
Joan and family. My condolences to all of you. Over the years I have enjoyed our visit, suppers and golfing. You two were a fun couple to be around. Kent will be missed by many. Hugs Norma Boraas (Kolstad)
Joan and family – may loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. I will always remember Uncle Kent’s passion for the Edmonton Oilers, and what a great pleasure it was to sit near him through those dynasty years in which Edmonton earned the label “City of Champions”. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Clark family- our condolences for you loss. We did know Kent as well as others in our family did. However we feel the connection through our parents Mary & Joe. Dad would talk about the many good times they had together in Arizona and at Fort in View. When ever he spoke of Kent you could tell he was talking about a friend he respected and enjoyed.
Todd and Kathy may your loving father rest in peace and you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of him.
We send our warmest wishes to Auntie Joan and the family.
When I think of Uncle Kent I automatically see a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eyes. His memory will be cherished by so many.