Robert Redhead Clark

September 26, 2017 8 Condolences Print Obituary

Robert Redhead Clark of St. Albert: Born February 20th, 1928, passed away in Edmonton at the age of 89, on September 21, 2017.

“…the Lord has led me in pleasant places and allowed me to accomplish many things.”

A Pioneer of Light Rail Transit and Preserver of Transit History, Bob is survived by his wife Nora of 61 years, children Andrew (Heather), Russell (Shanan), Jocelyn (Frank Brunton) and Cameron (Natasha); 15 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his oldest son Stephen (Signe) in 1992.

Bob was a leader in many things, but of greatest significance was his salvation through his Lord Jesus Christ, which established the faith trajectory for his family. In Edmonton, Bob was part of the managing team for the introduction of LRT. He founded the Edmonton Radial Railway Society, and the High-Level Bridge Street Car. He was the first Operations Director for Sky Train in Vancouver, and was a founding member of historic societies in Glasgow, Delson QC, and Nelson B.C.

Memorial Service
3:00 p.m. Friday October 6, 2017 at
Fellowship Baptist Church
14323 – 107A Avenue, Edmonton

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.

  1. I was living at Gentry Lane in St. Albert and met Bob as a neighbour and the fellow board member. He was an extraordinary individual. His life stories and deep understanding of history of twentieth century were highly illuminating.Hard working, always helpful and exceptionally wise man of integrity…I was privileged to know him and talk to him frequently … Thank you Bob for your positive influence on a number of decisions in my life.

    Jack Wiercinski

  2. RIP Bob – the sweetest, gentlest soul a person could ever meet!
    A true man with fortitude and integrity! Bob was always such a joy to chat with while walking his little pooch, Sandy. It was a pleasure to have made your acquaintance and absorb your wisdom 🙂
    Lorrie & Peter

  3. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you all. We will sadly miss our little chats with Bob in the neighborhood. What a remarkable, interesting man he was to know and to talk to. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Greg & Brenda Williams

  4. My deepest sympathy Nora and family. I know that Bob will be missed. He will be missed here in Gentry Lane too as he was such a giver in this community

  5. Our condolences to Nora and her family. Bob was an extraordinary man. He was wise, yet humble. He always had time for you when you met him. While working with Bob on the board he always had the good of our ‘village’ topmost on his mind. Thank you Bob for your presence. We will miss you.

    Dave & Diane Mertz

  6. To all of Bob’s family and friends, May God enter into your heart and mind during this difficult time, and His comfort surround you. 2Corinthians 1:3,4 Praised be the God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials.

  7. Dear Nora and Family
    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

  8. Dear Nora and family,
    Bob was among the first to welcome me to Gentry Lane. It was clear that he worked to make the community, well just that, a community. I will think of him often as I see the cedar boxes and the little library – all made by him to benefit us all. He will be missed.

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