Olive CLARK

CLARK Olive. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Olive Eugenia Clark. Olive had a keen and inquisitive mind as well as a hunger for knowledge which enriched her life and the lives of those around her. She never hesitated to engage in debates with friends or family – whether a family dinner or one of the many organizations in which she participated and she was always open to new ideas. Olive had several careers in her life, starting out as an air traffic controller in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW II. She was married to Ray Sanford Clark in 1945 and spent her early married life raising their four children, Michael (Kathryn), Christopher, David (Debbie) and Kate (Christopher). At the age of 50 Olive enrolled in Simon Fraser University and began her career as an elementary school teacher. Upon retirement she and Ray moved to the White Rock area, where she became an avid volunteer and active member of the University Women’s Club. Olive is survived by her husband and children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at the family residence on June 15th from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in her name.