William Leslie Clark

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, William (Bill) Leslie Clark peacefully passed away in Nelson, B.C. at the age of 96 years. Bill was born on February 8th, 1921 in Rosetown, SK. He was the oldest child and only son of Chester and Edna Clark. Bill was raised on his parent’s farm near White Bear, SK with his sisters Mae and Lois. He attended school in White Bear up to Grade 11 and took his Grade 12 year at Saskatoon Technical Collegiate. Bill served in the RCAF during WW II as a navigator. After the war, Bill joined his father, farming near White Bear. Bill married Jane Peterson. They took over the family farm, but spent their winters in Saskatoon, where Bill enjoyed his time at the curling rink and playing bridge. In later years, Bill and Jane spent their winters in New Zealand, where they formed many friendships and enjoyed deep-sea fishing. When Bill sold the farm, he and Jane bought a condominium in Saskatoon. They continued to travel to New Zealand and other destinations during the winters. Jane passed away in 1999 and Bill lived on his own in Saskatoon, going for daily walks and often joining old friends for morning coffee at Market Mall. In the fall of 2015, Bill moved to Lake View Village in Nelson, B.C., to be near his sister Mae and nephew Terry and Kathrynn Baker. Although Bill’s eyesight had deteriorated, he was independent and his mind was alert. Bill will be remembered for the close friendships that he formed, his bright mind, his interest in the stock market and his love of walking. The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Lake View Village for their friendship, care and kindness to Bill during his stay. Bill is survived by his sister Lois Ramsay of Tucson, AZ, his son Ian (Ann) Parrat, grandson Colin (Helen), granddaughter Kim (Chris) and three great grandchildren, all of England. Bill’s ashes will be interred next to Jane at the Haglof Community Cemetery.