Obituary of Peter Clarke
CLARKE, Peter E.- age 52 of Elmsdale.
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our dearest Peter.
A husband, a father, a grandfather, a son, a brother, a nephew, a friend - we are shaken at this loss to our collective community.
Peter passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends following a courageous struggle with cancer. Initially diagnosed 5 years ago, Peter left a lesson for us all yet again through his strength, dignity and humor.
His love of family and the joy he found there - whether at the rink, at the campground, the golf course or the campfire with guitar in hand, was always evident and so genuine in nature. His commitment to hockey as a parent, as a coach and as a player in his younger days was all delivered with the same steady love that he put into everything. Peter was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, was proud and loyal to the blue and white.
As a nature lover he was respectful and grateful to his country. He enjoyed 3 decades of an annual May camping trip with close friends - again demonstrating his love for us all and that same willingness to lead and provide.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of Sunnie (Simpson) Clarke and the late George Clarke.
Peter will be sadly missed by his wife, Sheila (Sadler); children, Rachel, Faith, Ty and Sydney; granddaughter, Piper; mother, Sunnie; sister Jane Clarke; several aunts and uncles.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by his daughter, Ashley.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 1-3pm and 6-8pm Tuesday, July 17 in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, from where a funeral service will be at 2pm Wednesday, July 18th, Pastor Mike Vlahos officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home hospitality area. Livestream of the service will begin at 1:55pm http://distantlink.com/ettingers.html
Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Condolence, words of comfort and memories of Peter may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
Regardless of who you were - what lead you to meet and know him, we were all left with the same genuine sense of care, commitment and friendship
“Dearly loved and sadly missed - a true champion"