Obituary of Howard Laurence Clarke
CLARKE: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, Howard Laurence Clarke, of RR 3, Dashwood (Shipka), age 88. Beloved husband of Agnes Jean (Young) Clarke. Loved Daddy and father-in-law of Marlene and Dave Mitton of RR 3, Dashwood and Vicky Clarke of St. Thomas. Cherished papa of Levi Lane of Grand Bend, Shawn Lane (Chene’) of Exeter, Steven Lane (Vanessa) of Lucan and David Mitton of Grand Bend. Loved great-papa Howard of Denver, Mylee, Diane and Harrison. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and Bob Galloway of St. Marys, Shirley Clarke of Zurich, Marlene Valender of Phelpston, Keith and Ruth Young of Parkhill. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Margaret “Maggie” (Pfaff) Clarke and his in-laws Gordon and Idris (Murray) Young, sisters Evelyn Hutchinson (Art), Lillian “Sis” McCann (Joe), Marie Dinney (Don), brothers Jim, Roy (Marg), Russell (Audrey), Ross (Donna) Clarke and chosen brother Edward Valender. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Tuesday, October 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. and where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11 am. Mr. Bob Heywood officiating. Interment in Grand Bend Cemetery. Howard and Jean celebrated 65 years married on June 15, of 2022. Howard was born on the Clarke family farm and operated a successful Holstein dairy herd for many years and had his wish to live on the farm till his final days. If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.