Wayne Clark

A photo of Wayne Clark

Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday March 2, 2019
12:00 noon

Visitation:

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.

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Dear Lynn, Robin, Michelle & Family, I am so sadden to hear of Wayne's passing. I am thinking of you all today as you celebrate Wayne's life. Hugs to you all!

Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother, Wayne. Sandee Chandler

I worked with Wayne at SRC he was such a kind soft spoken guy, always with a smile.

My sincere condolences to the Lynn and the family. I have some great memories from Scout camping, back when they would camp 1st at Eagle camp then Rondeau then at Chatham Scout camp at Clearville. Then I was able to as an adult to work with "Uncle Wayne". Was always compassionate and caring and could never say I negative thing about him. Be blessed Uncle Wayne and many prayers to the family. Mom sends her love to everyone.

Sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. I would like to offer my sincere sympathy to the family.

Dear Lynn and Family,We were sorry to hear of Wayne!s passing,RIP cuz , Ross & Dorothy Taylor

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Wayne's wonderful and loving family and we hope that the memories' that you all share will help heal your sorrow. We very much appreciated your invitation and your hospitality when we shared in a barbecue and fireworks with Wayne and family and will never forget the kindness that Wayne and his family showed us. Chris and Janice Taylor

On behalf of the entire Stanley Herbert Taylor Clan (of Windsor), I send you and the family our heart felt condolences on the passing of Wayne. Larry (passed in 2011) and I often talked about the family bar-b-que and fireworks on the farm. Our two grandsons especially remember the wagon ride and the black and white puppies. Stan was a brother of Myrtle (Taylor) Clark. In God's love and friendship, Pamela Taylor

Robin, my heartfelt sympathies to you during the loss of your great father.

Robin: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

We were so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing but know that he is in a better place, now. He lived a good and full life and left you with lots of memories.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Dear Lynn and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let all your happy memories help you through this sad time. Heartfelt sympathy Fred & Kaye

Lynn and girls: Our sympathies to you all on the passing of your "gentle giant". Although he has left you way too early, we know that he is no longer suffering. We pray for strength for you to face the difficult days ahead. RIP Wayne

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless Joyce and Bill

Lynn and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Wayne, May He Rest in Peace. We will not be able to attend the visitation or service, as we will be on our way to Florida.

Wayne was a great Uncle and a good friend. Will always remember the good times we had at the farm and on the golf course. Rest in peace Uncle.

Lynn so sorry to read of Wayne's passing Cannot get to the funeral home as we are in Thailand. Will be thinking of you.

The nicest , most gentle man at SRC. Always had a smile . He will be missed.

Lynn, Michelle Robin and Family, Sincere condolences to you and your family in the death of Wayne, husband, father , grandfather and brother. Cherish the many happy memories of Wayne and may they comfort you in the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Dear Lynn & family, I enjoyed caring for Wayne at RVG. He will be missed by the residents and staff on 3 rd floor. I remember Wayne at SRC with a beautiful smile and very jolly . What a handsome man he was. My sincere Condolences to you Lynn and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne is now at peace.

Lynn n family I am very sorry for your loss. I never worked with Wayne but you are right he had a great smile. I remember passing him in the hallways and he always had a smile on his face. Praying that God helps your family as you deal with Wayne’s loss .

Sorry for your loss.

Sincere condolences to the Clark family. I remember Wayne as a quiet gentleman.