CLARKE, Laura? (Laura “Ronnie” Mann)
It is with sad hearts we announce the passing?of our dear mother, grandmother, great?grandmother on February 18th, 2016 at? The Gardens, Qualicum Beach
Laura was born in Kingsland, SK in 1917 to pioneer parents and enjoyed life on the farm with her 3 younger sisters, Irene, Mildred (dec) and Mary before leaving home to further her education and enter nursing school at Saskatoon City Hospital. She nursed in SK then travelled to BC and met her 1st husband, Harry Mann in Nanaimo, settling in Port Alberni. They raised their family, Fred, Judy and stepdaughter Winnifred. Harry passed away in 1968 after which Laura returned to nursing, a career she loved. She met her 2nd husband, Lloyd Clarke from Rosetown, SK married in 1976 and made their home in Victoria. They enjoyed life together, travelling abroad and visiting family in Port Alberni and in SK; also curling, bridge and golfing with many friends. After Lloyd’s passing Laura moved to Parksville to be closer to family residing there for 10 years before moving to The Gardens. We celebrate her long life with us and are at peace with her passing.
Fred and Pam Mann & family: Rodney (Christine), Trevor, Sharon (Alan) and 3 great grandchildren Judy and Roy Fedirchuk & family: Mathew, Mark and Derrik, 3 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson Winnifred Langfield (Robert dec): Bob (Alice), Patti (Auni), Liana (dec) & their families Bill Clarke, Hugh Clarke, Carol Walker and Lela Moore & their families, 11 grandchildren (2 dec) and 23 great grandchildren.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff of 3rd floor of The Gardens who lovingly cared for Mom and treated her like family and to Dr. Haslett for his care and support.
Someone who meant so much will live on in so many loving memories. Celebration of Life to be held March 12th, 2016, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Arrowsmith Baptist Church, 4283 Glenside Rd., Port Alberni.