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"SPR" 2002 Obituary


SPRY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-10-09 published
Marvin Alfred CLARKE
January 8, 1914 to October 2, 2002
Marvin CLARKE, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, passed away at the Lodge on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Sudbury, son of the late Wm. Thomas and Lydia Mae PEARSON) CLARKE, and grew up in Gore Bay. Marvin attended Teachers College in 1932 and then Technical Teachers Training College. He taught for 10 years, on Manitoulin and Kirkland Lake, then to Kapuskasing where he taught for 28 years, retiring to Gore Bay in 1972. Marvin was past president of the High School Teachers' Federation, Northern District, a Quarter Century Member of the Kapuskasing High School had been on the Children's Aid Board for over ten years, as Secretary Treasurer in Kapuskasing and as President of the Manitoulin Board and was a member of the Spruce Falls Masonic Lodge 648, Kapuskasing. Marvin was predeceased by his loving wife Lillian (SPRY) CLARKE, April 2, 1998. Loved father of James and his wife Janet, and will be missed by granddaughter Samantha. Dear brother of Harold CLARKE and his wife Patricia of Espanola Lawrence CLARKE and his wife Marie of Gore Bay, and brother-in-law to Jennie SPRY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grand_son Adam, September 2000 daughter Caroline in 1938, brothers James, George and Frank and brothers-in-law Leonard SPRY and Lloyd SPRY.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Friday, October 4, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. with Mrs. Margaret Wood officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

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