Elsie Jean Clarke

September 19, 1928 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 92)


Clarke- Elsie, Jeanetta (Jean) (nee Orford), will finally be able to take her place along side her late husband Ivan Clarke. Jean passed away November 20, 2020 at the age of 92 years at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas, Ontario. Survived by her 3 boys who she thought dearly of, Teddy (Paula) of Sudbury, Terry (Judy) of Ancaster, Roger (Brigitte) of Hamilton. A very proud grandmother to Jason (Meghan), Tim (Celine), Collin, Bobby (Michelle), Eric (Bailey), Jessica, Melissa and Ali (John). Loving great grandmother to Hannah, Jailyn, Jacob, Graham, Leo, Alexandra, Vincent, McKenna and Coen. Beloved sister to the predeceased George, Margaret (Dave) Rumley, Joe (Pauline), Andy, Frank (Evie), Irene Dowhan and Jim. Survived by sister in laws Cynthia Orford, Lorna Orford and brother in law William Dowhan. Jean was born September 19, 1928, one of eight children to the late William and Elsie Orford in Mills Township on Manitoulin Island. On September 30, 1947 she married Ivan Clarke of Perivale, Ontario where they began their life together, then moved to Sudbury in 1949 and lived there until 2003 when they retired to Gore Bay, then in 2011 Jean moved to Hamilton... Aunt Jean, “Jean”, Mrs. Clarke will be greatly missed by all nieces, nephews, cousins and friends as you could always rely on her for help and a place to stay. She loved being at the cottage, gardening, enjoying gatherings of family and friends, as well as watching and talking hockey. Due to current COVID-19 regulations masks are mandatory and guests must RSVP by visiting or by calling (905) 388-4141. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes, 796 Upper Gage Ave. (between Mohawk and Fennell) on Tuesday November 24, 2020 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm followed by visitation on Thursday November 26 from 12-2 pm at the Simpson Funeral Home, Gore Bay by calling (705) 282-2270. Interment Gordon Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Alzheimer Society, Strawberry Point Christian Camp, Down Syndrome Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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November 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0

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