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Ignatius Henry Nish Clarke

1941-2021

Ignatius Henry Nish Clarke

Clarke, Ignatius Henry (Nish)

1941-2021

Born: Bell Island NL

 

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our soldier, husband, father and Gramps on May 15, 2021 after a short battle with cancer.  Nish served his country with pride retiring as a warrant officer with the Airborne regiment in 1976. Upon his retirement he accepted a position as security director of the precious metals company, Johnson Matthey in Brampton where he worked for 31 years.  Nish was predeceased by his parents Michael and Bell Clarke and two of his beautiful sisters, Mary (Lloyd) Brunton and Dole (Gerry) Clouthier.  He leaves behind the love of his life and soul mate of 44 years Elaine Boland Clarke, his adored children Nyshea (Jeff) Brown and Jeffrey (Heather) Clarke as well as his beloved grandchildren:  Quinn Brown, Kehanah Brown, Kiefer Clarke, Kolby Clarke, Korah Clarke and his step-grandchildren Hannah, Deliah and Ellis, and his former daughter-in-law Destinee Clarke; his brothers John (Renee) Clarke, Jim (Elinor) Clarke, Tom (Jeannette) Clarke and sister Marie (Art) Cummings; his brothers-in-law John (Colleen) Boland, Fred (Mona) O’Quinn and sisters-in-law Kathleen (Ray) Bartlett, Rita (Ewart) Rose, Marion (Walt) Normore, Frances (Jerry) Sweeney and Mona (Fred) Vreeland and Chrissy (Dave) Boland.  For the past 14 years Nish and Elaine wintered in Florida where they became part of the Paradise Shores family who always welcomed them with open arms.  Nish enjoyed life to the fullest and had no regrets.  The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CMH as well as all the help and support we received from the palliative care team, especially his nurse Ram who helped the family beyond measure and to whom we will be forever grateful. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Nish’s life will be held at a future date. Donations if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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