Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday March 2, 2019
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday March 1, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
May 23, 1948 – February 16, 2019
Wayne Stanley Clark of Blenheim, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2019 at Riverview Gardens in his 71st year. He was the youngest son of the late Myrtle (Taylor) and Stanley Clark. Survived by his loving wife Lynn (Garrod) and daughters Michelle Clark of Toronto and Robin Knight and granddaughter Abby Knight of Parry Sound, brother Blair (Sheila) of Wasaga Beach, sisters-in-law Agnes Clark of Chatham and Vicki Clark of Ridgetown, Dolores (Ralph) Ferguson of Watford, brother-in-law Bud (Agnes) Garrod of Ottawa. Predeceased by Lloyd, Donna (Bruce) Suitor, Jean Durnin, Harold, Gerald and Murray. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wayne worked at the Southwestern Regional Centre as a Developmental Service Worker for 29 years until his retirement in 2000. He often brought the residents home for a visit or drove them to various activities and was a Scout leader for their camp. He farmed the family farm for 29 years and after his retirement he drove semi-truck for Brush Farms for 7 years until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2007. He survived lung cancer in 2015.
In 2010 Wayne and Lynn moved from the farm to Blenheim until he entered Riverview Gardens Nursing Home in May, 2018 where a caring staff looked after him. He was a devoted life-time member of the Fourth Line United Church where he was a Clerk of Session, Elder, Steward and Trustee. He was also President of the Fourth Line Friendly Folk for several years.
Wayne and Lynn loved to RV and pulled their 5th Wheel to the Maritimes and out West as far as Victoria, B.C. They also pulled their trailer to Silver Springs, Florida for several years as well as various campsites in Ontario until they had a seasonal lot at Mooretown for five years. Wayne loved to golf and bicycle at campgrounds and on the trails in Rondeau Park or around his neighbourhood. He also liked to go to Tractor Pulls, Farm Shows and RV Shows. His favourite hobby was making Christmas Tree Stands which were guaranteed to hold up a 12-foot tree. He loved to watch westerns and even met Roy Rogers at his museum in Nevada. He rode a horse with the cowboys in the mountains near Calgary for 3 days.
Wayne was a kind and gentle man, fun loving, with a good disposition and great smile, a loving father and a wonderful husband of almost 50 years. He enjoyed having all the family for a big barbecue and fireworks at the farm for his birthday around the Victoria Day weekend. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Friday March 1 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Wayne conducted by Roy Dusten will take place at the Funeral Home on Saturday March 2, 2019 at noon. A private interment of Wayne’s urn will take place in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.
Friends wishing to remember Wayne with a memorial donation are encouraged to consider the Parkinson’s Society of Southwestern Ontario or the Alzheimer’s Society.