Edward CLARKE

CLARKE, Edward

Annetts – Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge Of British Columbia And Yukon

Born in Vancouver BC in 1923, passed away suddenly in Abbotsford on Thurs. Aug. 19th, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years Beatrice and sons Jim Rogers (Patricia) of Campbell River, Ted Jr. (Karen) of Vancouver, three grandchildren Leanne (Patrick), Lisa (Milo) and Ashley and four great grandchildren, Giulia, Emilia, Aurelia and Alden. Predeceased in 2007 by his daughter Angela Kowbel (Ken). Ted was a life member of the Masonic Order for 66 years, becoming Grand Master of BC and the Yukon in 1980. Vancouver Lodge No. 68 and Ionic – Kent Lodge of Chilliwack were the principal lodges he attended and he visited and conducted events in many others within the Canada, the US and overseas. Included were the Royal Order of Scotland, Red Cross of Constantine, No. 277, Royal Arch, the Shrine Temple Guard and he was Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of the State of Washington. Ted was an avid sports fan and played tennis competitively until 2006. He was known for his gifts to charitable causes and helped in many social support groups.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Emergency Ward at the Abbotsford Hospital for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be welcomed by the Gizeh Transportation Fund, 3550 Wayburne Dr. Burnaby BC V5G 3K9. 604-291-7707 www.shriners.bc.ca

Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC. Reception and refreshments will be held at the Masonic Hall at 45905 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack B.C.