John Patrick Clarke (August 31, 1934 – August 20, 2022)

John P. Clarke, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Mackenzie Place in Grande Prairie, at the age of 87 years.

John was born in Spirit River, AB, on August 31, 1934. He was born a farm boy and loved horses and animals. John was a bingo player and caller. He enjoyed playing cards, but softball was his favorite game. John was a Heavy Duty Mechanic, and he was proud of it.

John’s favorite sayings were “Boy oh boy” and “I remember”. He loved camping and holidays with his old friend Hans Nagel.

John will be sadly missed by his wife Martha-Olive; children: Christopher, Cindy, and Eileen; grandchildren: Patrick (Katherine), Kalynna (Josh), Cody (Chelsea), and Christina; as well as great-grandchildren: Thomas, Samson, Benjamin, Evelyn, John-Henry, Chason, Jadon, and Jack.

John was predeceased by his parents Christopher and Vera Clarke; daughter Norma Jean; sisters: Gwen, Nora, Pat, and Irene; and son in-law Eugene Styba.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at Mackenzie Place: Roxanne, Kristy, Carla, Sara, and to Dr. Ian Renfree, for their care and compassion to John.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 2:30pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).