John ClarkPosted: December 14th, 2015
1942 ~ 2015
John Winston Clark passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda Clark (nee Perry); children, Mervin (Kim), John (Karen), Kent (Vivian) of PEI, Derick (Leah) of Linden, AB., Melanie (Marvin) of PEI and step-daughter, Melissa (James) of Medicine Hat; mother and father-in-law, Doug and Eva Perry of PEI; sister-in- law, Barbara Adams of USA and Erma Adams of Medicine Hat as well as 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his mother, Ada Paynter Adams Clark and father John G. Clark; siblings, Vernon, Earla, Delmar and Glenwood Adams. Jack was a man of many talents and had ongoing ambition and enthusiasm to take on any projects that came his way. His sense of humor, kindness and welcoming personality was heartwarming and sincere. Even in his final hours, his humor shone through with a mischievous grin and chuckle. John’s life will be honoured and his memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in John’s name directly to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, c/o Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 4H6.
(submitted by his daughter, Melanie)
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder in so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth –
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, The rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
(Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com ) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455