Clarke, Peter James

Clarke, Peter James

October 11th, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter James Clarke announces his passing after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the age of 78 years. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife and soul mate of 59 years, Rita, his children: Debbie, Lorne (Caitlin) and Heather (Allan) Hiebert. He was also adored and will be missed by his seven grandchildren: Rachel, Zachary, Matthew, Matthew-Ben, Rebecca, Theo and Emily. Peter will be forever loved by his siblings: George (Shirley), Bernie (Lois), Mary (Irwin), Jack (Linda) and Jane (Glen). He will also be missed by his wife's sisters and brothers, and their extended families. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter James and Ellen (nee Corbett). Peter was born in Greenock, Scotland on January 12, 1940. He immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his parents and five siblings in 1957. A few short months later on October 6, 1957 he met the love of his life, Rita. The rest was history! They married on January 16, 1960 and in 1967 moved with their three children to London, Ontario. The family would like to thank the McCormick Home Dementia Day Program, especially Helen Jevnikar. Thank you to the incredible nurses and PSWs at PeopleCare Oak Crossing - Juniper floor, especially Mazur, Kara, Bren, Samir, and Deanna, to name a few. Finally, to the doctors and nurses at University Hospital on the 4th and 9th floors, especially to Jon and Luke, thank you for your amazing love and care! A memorial service will be conducted at ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH, 21557 Richmond Street, ARVA on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation at the church from 12:30–2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peter are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.

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Joan RobbI worked at Drug Trading for 10 years and knew Peter well. He was always so very kind. After Drug Trading closed, I was lucky enough to see Peter yearly when he was on the Stock Team and performed inventory for Bossons Pharmacy in Strathroy where I am today. I miss those DT days, the dances, the pranks and the employees. Peter was a very big part of the company and will treasure those memories always. I am so very sorry he had the fate of Alzheimer’s as my father too had the is so very hard on those who Love them. Rest In Peace Peter xox
Louie and Sandra BrennanRita and family, so sorry for your loss
Randy LuckhamSo sorry for your loss. I knew Peter from his Drug Trading days and for many subsequent years with the Stock Team. He was a gentleman and will be missed.
Danielle (Dani)I was lucky enough to meet Peter when he came to see me for a haircut and thur this I also met his loving wife Rita. Peter was always so kind and friendly. My condolences to Rita and the family.
Rita HarrisI knew Peter from working for him at Drug Trading. He was always so kind, happy and friendly to everyone. Simply a lovely man. I ran into Peter a couple of times over the years since DT. Once in Milverton when I was a sales rep for Jones Packaging. He was there at the Pharmacy with Bob Calvert, stocking taking, when I arrived. It was such a pleasant surprise to see them both. I saw Peter again at a Jones Packaging Golf Tournament where we had time to catch up on life's happenings. I can tell you this...that man loved his family so deeply!! It breaks my heart that you had to loose him to Alzheimer's. Rest in peace my friend xo
HelenRita and family , we are sorry to hear of your loss of sweet Peter. We only briefly knew Peter but one thing for sure was the love you both have for each other. Gentle thoughts are with you at this difficult time and may his memory be eternal. Helen and Bill (Angela)
Millar Nicol Jr.Ian, Mom and our Families were sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I'm sure my dad and he will be having a few drinks together again.... Condolences from the Nicol Families. Millar Nicol, Jr.
Karen Hyland(Ron)Ron and I worked with you on the stock team and worked at Drug trading had a lot of fun. My thoughts are with you Rita and your family.
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