Rev. William Brian Clarke

July 4, 1934 - January 30, 2022
February 3, 2022 45 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rev. William Brian Clarke into the presence of his Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the age of 87 years. He is lovingly remembered by his dear wife of 62 years Cecilia May Clarke; his son Stephen (Francesca); son-in-law Douglas; grandchildren Nathan (Cindy), Robyn, Megan, Rachelle (Mike), Tyler, Corey (Kristen), Elisha (Omar), Natasha (Lars), Isaiah; great-grandchildren Peyton, Jordan, Gracon, Paige, Payton, Judah, Gemma, Xavier; sister Dorothy; brother Terry (Anne); numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Sharon; mother Dorothy and father Phillip; brothers Phillip and Cyril (Mary).

A private family service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1pm MST. A livestream service will be available at the following link for all family and friends not in attendance.

Livestream – Saturday, February 5 @ 1pm MST
Live Stream Link: https://www.mattfosseyent.ca/william-brian-clarke/

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christians For Israel – providing humanitarian aid
to help the people of Israel. Click here to donate: https://www.c4i.ca/donations

  1. We are saddened to hear of the earthly loss of this incredible man of God. His passion for illuminating and teaching the Scriptures will never be lost on me. We have many fond memories of this dear Pastor and his family. May God envelope you all in His peace and give you strength as you process this loss. Though he is gone from this earth, he will be waiting to gather you all together again someday in glory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers. We are so grateful as a family for all of those who have reached out to share their memories, appreciation and love.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

      • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers.

        Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  2. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. He was a precious brother. I pray that the peace and the grace of the Lord rests upon you all during this time. May it be a great comfort knowing that he is indeed with the Lord, whom he served all these many years. Much love. BCd,

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers. We are so grateful as a family for all of those who have reached out to share their memories, appreciation and love.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

      • We will meet again and spend eternity together. This life is temporarily, but we have a future.to sustain.
        Love in Christ & prayers
        Brian & Esther Ens

  3. Sincere Condolences to the Extended Clarke family. Brian is with that great cloud of witnesses enjoying that rich
    Fellowship of the righteous.
    Pastor Brian was a great expositor of the word. We had the privilege of hearing him preach at our assembly a number of times. Praying that the God of All Comfort will minister to all of you in this time of grief. Praise the name of Jesus, our soon coming King.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers. We are so grateful as a family for all of those who have reached out to share their memories, appreciation and love.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  4. Rev Brian was a great influence in my life I loved to hear him preach and he will be missed but oh the well deserved Joy he is experiencing at this moment with the Lord and his presious Sharron . until we meet again you will be missed by all 🙏❤️

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers. We are so grateful as a family for all of those who have reached out to share their memories, appreciation and love.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  5. All my condolences go out to the family and friends. The most greatest of all is we know he is in the presence of our Lord where he is being rewarded for all his work for our Lord and Savior.

    • Thank you so much. We are so grateful for all of those showing their love and support.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  6. I was six months old when my parents gave their lives to Christ under Brian’s preaching. Uncle Brian and Auntie May (as I call them) continued to teach my family about the scriptures for many years. I remember family dinners and long discussions about Jesus and scripture and, my favourite as a child, Revelation. Our family sends our condolences to yours. Brian’s smile, humour, teaching, and love is locked into our hearts and memories, and we look forward to when we shall meet him again in heaven. ♥️ May God comfort you all as you mourn this great loss.
    Suzette & Mike and the Rose family

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers. We are so grateful as a family for all of those who have reached out to share their memories, appreciation and love. Your family and the friendship shared between has been such a blessing and comfort to us all.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  7. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Pastor Clarke. He was a man of God that I loved and respected.

    At the same time, I am reminded that he is now safe in the arms the one he so faithfully followed all of his life. I know that he has heard the words of Jesus saying “well done thou good and faithful servant.”

    To his faithful wife May and the Family, May Gods abiding peace and comfort abide with you during this time of loss.

    • We share so many wonderful memories from our days at Cornerstone with you. Thank you so much for your kind words, love and support/prayers.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  8. To all the Clarke family we share in your loss and sorrow of Brian, our dear friend , brother, and beloved Pastor. Our Prayers are with you all. Forever grateful for the love and teaching of scripture!!!!. We Shall Meet Again. Ron Audrey Rose.

    • Thank you for all of your love, support and prayers for us. You are family to us and we are so grateful for all of the wonderful times we shared together with Brian.

      Thank you and much love from May, Steve and all the family!

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you, May, Stephen,Doug, Nathan, Rachelle, Megan and all the extended families and friends. I respect and appreciate Pastor Clarke . A great man of God who preached and taught the word of God passionately. He has finished the race and is now with the Lord whom he served for many years. ( He is now home). God bless you all with Holy Spirit comfort and peace today and the days to come. Alma Clarke. Aurora ON.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and prayer for our family. We love hearing the memories of Brian and how he touched the lives of so many. We are grateful for every word spoken about him.

      With much love from May, Steve and all the family!

  10. From all of the family over in the UK, our thoughts are with you, and we are sending all of our love to everyone.

    We are so sorry for your loss, he was a great man and very well respected from us all in England.

    All our love,

    Mick, Jill & Girls
    Ian, Tracey & Family xxx

    • Thank you so much for your love and support during this time! We know how much Uncle Brian loved all of you. There are so many wonderful memories to be shared in the weeks to come. We are so grateful for our extended family in England and wish we could all be together!

      Much love and thanks to you all from May, Steve and all the family!

  11. Pastor Brian was a wonderful teacher of God’s Word. I truly enjoyed the messages he spoke. And oh what a beautiful singing voice he had! We will always remember him.
    Our condolences to May and all of the family.

    • Thanks so much for your love and support! We had wonderful times in Cornerstone together and will also cherish those days.

      With much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  12. We send our deepest heartfelt condolences, prayers and love to all the Clarke, Hale and extended family members. Pastor Brian was an incredible, honorable man of God. He impacted and blessed our family’s lives in so many ways. He was dearly loved by so many and will greatly be missed. The inexpressible joy he must have experienced as he entered his Lord’s presence and saw his loved ones (beloved Sharon) is the thought that will carry us until we are all reunited. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all. 🙏🏻♥️

    • Thank you for your love and prayers for our family. We had such wonderful times together in Cornerstone. We so appreciate your family and the friends you have been to all of us over the years.

      Much love and thanks to the Kimo family! From May, Steve and all the family!

  13. Very sad over the passing of Pastor Brian Clarke. He was a very kind and good man. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to Pastor May and family.

    • Thank you very much from May, Steve and all the family!

  14. A wonderful
    Precious man and servant of God.
    May God comfort each of you in your loss.
    Soon and very soon we will meet again.

    • Amen! Yes we will! Thank you for your prayers and support during this time.

      With much thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  15. I have many memories of Pastor Clarke and his time & ministry in Nanaimo. Full of wisdom, humor, kindness & a voice that will never be forgotten.
    Sincerest condolences to the whole family. ❤

    • Thank you very much! He often shared wonderful memories of his time in Nanaimo.

      Much love and thanks from May, Steve and all the family!

  16. So saddened to hear my wonderful Uncle Brian has left us. He filled all our hearts with love and was always a welcome visitor here in England alongside Aunty May. Our thoughts are with Aunty May at this sad time. He served the Lord well and I am sure hes in heaven now looking down upon us all. God bless xxx

    • Thank you very much! Uncle Brian loved to reminisce of his days in England and was so proud of all his family there. He cherished each and every one.

      Much love and thanks from Aunty May, Steve and all the family!

  17. I was so deeply saddened to hear of Pastor Brian’s passing. He was a wonderful man and touched my life in so many ways. Pastor Brian was a man of much wisdom and I am honoured to say that I have been blessed by his Ministry. His beautiful voice lifted in song will forever by etched in my memory.

    My heartfelt condolences to May and the family.

  18. thinking off you all at this sad time our thoughts are with you all .just watched the live stream and id just like to say what a brilliant service for a brilliant man.

  19. It is with heartfelt nostalgia that we remember our time in the life of Pastor Clarke and sincere condolences that we share his homegoing with his dear family and friends. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord so we soldier on with this blessed hope. Comfort Ye by the God of All Comfort🙏🙏

  20. It is with profound gratitude that we want to express how fortunate we were to learn and grow from Pastor Clarke’s knowledge, passion and depth of the scriptures.
    His prayer and preparation, his wisdom and keen intellect were so evident each Sunday morning.
    Our prayer is that the saddness and grief you experience will diminish as the wonderful memories of his life will surface to make each new day brighter and more beautiful.

  21. Very sad news of my dear Uncle Brian,
    He will always be remembered and hold a special place in our hearts. He had a big heart and a great sense of humour,we always looked forward to his visits to England along with Auntie May. Sending all our love to Auntie May, Steve and all the family. We will never forget you Uncle Brian. May you rest in peace.
    All our love from Liz,Neil and family xxxx

  22. We are sad to hear of the passing of a wonderful man of God and our friend.
    We send our love and condolences to Pastor May and the family. We have known Pastors Brian and May for some time with love and deep respect.
    Our prayers are with May and the family.
    God Bless you!

  23. Sister Clarke and All Family; So sorry for your great loss, we loved pastor Clarke so much, we know he’ll be greatly missed. Our prayers and our love will be with you Sister Clarke and your family Connie and Len Tibbo

  24. It is with profound gratitude that we express how fortunate we were to learn and grow from Pastor Clarke’s knowledge, passion and depth of the scriptures. His prayer and preparation, and his wisdom and keen intellect were so evident each Sunday morning.
    May the abiding peace and faithfulness of God comfort you at this time.

  25. PRAYERS Yes PRAYERS for Peace for You all Daily and I’m THANKFUL for Meeting You all from Beverly 4 Square days and I’m THANKFUL for the Many Memories of You all there and Having PRAYERS too and Love and Peace and PRAYERS 24 / 7 for You all !!

    Thanks for being a Friend Pastor Brian Clarke and REST in PEACE till we Meet again !!

    PEACE Always

    Mr. Robert Soloview

  26. Colleen and I will always be grateful for the trust and confidence Brian placed in us. This loss leaves us with a profound sense of grief. He meant so much to us.

    May, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Colleen Guskjolen

  27. I am saddened to hear of Pastor Clarke’s passing. He truly was a man of God with a compassionate heart. I learned from his wealth of knowledge and depth of ministry. His determination and purpose was always to exemplify the truth of the scriptures.

    May you as his family be able to lean heavily on the memories of his joyful presence, his devotion to family, and his committed love to each of you. May the sweet presence of Jesus give you comfort and strength during this sad time.

Leave a message of Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *