CLARK, David W.
January 12, 2021

Nov.19, 1941 – Jan. 12, 2021

With great sadness we announce the passing of Dave Clark, peacefully at Sacre Coeur Hospital after a brief illness, having dealt with Alzheimer disease for over 4 years. He is lovingly missed by his wife Mary, his son Steve and his wife Iris and by his grandchildren Edwin, Desmond and Andrea as well as cousins and friends.

Retired from Noranda Technology Centre, Pointe-Claire. Former volunteer firefighter in St Bruno and Baie-D’Urfe. He will be remembered as a trainer of many volunteer firefighters, and as a railfan – photos and modelling.

Many thanks to the nurses and PABs of the Memory Care floor of Selection West Island for their good care of Dave.

An intimate gathering of immediate family will be followed by cremation.

When the COVID-19 situation permits, a celebration of life will be planned.

If anyone wishes, donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.

RIP Dave

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).

Private Gathering

Voluntas commémoration

51 responses

  1. Alison Anthony

    January 15, 2021 at 11:24 am

    We remember Dave and Mary well from their time as active members of MBUC and are saddened to hear of Dave’s passing . Go with God Dave.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:32 am

      Thank you for your kind message – lots of good memories of the years (1971 – 1990) at St Bruno & MBUC

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  2. Brenda Sierant

    January 15, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Mary, so sorry to hear of David’s passing. My condolences to you and Steve and his family. Take peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and is at rest.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Thank you for your kind message. Many fond memories of the years we lived in St Bruno and did so many things at MBUC.
      Messages from folks through the years helps.

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  3. Rick and Libby Clark

    January 15, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Such good memories we have of time spent together in St. Bruno. Loved Dave’s quick whit and sense of humor. Blessings to you Mary and Steve, Iris and family.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:40 am

      Thanks for your kind message. Shirley Legrand was given the news of Dave, thanks to Jim, so I have heard from a couple of folks so far. Lots of good memories from the time in St Bruno & at MBUC. Of course it was special how our 2 families interconnected due to Scouting and Courtland Park School.

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  4. John, Lu, JP and Becky Filion

    January 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    We knew Dave through the fire service, however, we will remember him for his sense of humor most. He will be missed.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for your message. The connection was much more than just the fire school – rehashing fire scenes events, stops at John & Lu’s house on our forays to VT. & NH, their attendance at our life events, especially our 50th wedding anniversary, 5 yrs. ago. JP i appreciate your comments on the fire school Facebook page.

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  5. Eloise Lemire

    January 15, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    My best friend for years as we first met as young schoolchildren. We were “two peas in a pod” , creating memorable adventures together. Thank you, Mary, for taking such good care of him and for your long and loving call to me to-day. My sincerest, loving condolences to Steve and his family. Eloise

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for your comments and for our long phone conversation the other day.

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  6. Bruce Henshaw

    January 15, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Mary, Steve and Iris and family
    We are saddened to here of Dave passing. He was good friend over the years of our working together, at Noranda and all the subsequent retirement lunches. Mary please accept our sincere condolences, and our thoughts are with you , Steve and family.
    Bruce & Bev Henshaw

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:52 am

      Thank you for the message of condolence – yes, remember those reunion lunches.

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  7. Jacques Nantel

    January 15, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Mary and family: I’m sad to hear of the passing of Dave. We spent so many great moments at Noranda. Always helpful with all or needs in the Mining Division. Dave was a really nice and good person to work with. He will be well remembered by all at Noranda.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 10:54 am

      Thank you for your kind message. Hearing from assorted folks from though the years helps.

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  8. Joanne Billo

    January 15, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Mary, Steve and family. I am saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I have so many good memories of him. There were no boring moments when Dave was around. He knew his business and was always proud of work well done. I have to thank him for explaining how ventilation systems worked and how to maintain a building, he really helped me and Murielle when we became floor keepers at the Alfred Nobel location. Another good man gone!

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:10 am

      Thank you for your message of remembrance. Dare I say that Dave shared with me many accounts of day to day happenings at NTC. I’m not one to “blab” it all to the world. His interest and commitment in all things under the heading of maintenance spilled over to other parts of his life, such as help to friends & neighbors, teaching how-to-fix-it to the grandkids etc. I even find myself thinking like a maint. person around my Residence, in reporting burned out lights with exact location noted, for example.

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  9. Sue Challinor

    January 15, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Mary, Steve and Iris and their families. It’s very upsetting to lose yet another member of the amazing Noranda Technology family. RIP Dave.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:13 am

      Thank you for your message of sympathy. It helps to hear from various people we have known through the years.

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  10. Renée and Michel Ménard

    January 16, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Mary, Steve and Kris, we are saddened to get this news. I worked with Dave at Normandy for many years. Always helpful when in need. My son, as a summer student always has fond moments of Dave. A true professional in his field. It was always a pleasure to see and talk to you both at the annual get-togethers. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Thank you for your message. Its good to hear from so many folks from through the years. Dave was not always easy on his summer students, but always he dealt with them from a wish to teach, including how they might find the real work world.

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  11. chevalier richard (ancien pompier a St-Bruno

    January 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    salut mon lieutenant .Je ne t’oublirais jamais.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Merci Richard. I can hear you saying “mon lieutenant”. Beaucoups des memoirs du Service Incendie de St Bruno.

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  12. Kenny & Shirley LeGrand

    January 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Holding you, Mary, Steve and family in thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. I remember you both at church here in Mount Bruno over many many years. Kenny & Shirley

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:26 am

      Thanks for your special message. Those years in St Bruno were 1971 – 1990. It may have been early 1972 when we connected with MBUC. Lots of good memories.

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      • Anne or Mike Little

        January 18, 2021 at 6:59 pm

        So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great guy with a good sense of humour. Please accept our prayers Anne and Mike

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  13. Harry Baker

    January 17, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Dave. He was always there when I needed him. Enjoyed our get together in the summer with the group.Our condolences Mary and your family

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Thanks for your message of condolence.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 28, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Thank you for your message of condolence.

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  14. Graeme Burk

    January 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I told my parents today that when I was little, I was in awe of Dave. I mean, he was a fireman, he spoke French, he had a train set and he owned a police scanner. He was the coolest dad-who-wasn’t-my-own-Dad. And he was always funny and knowledgeable and enjoyed life. I have so many fond memories of visiting Dave and Mary and Steven in St. Bruno when I was a kid. I’m so saddened by the news of his passing.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 18, 2021 at 11:29 am

      Your message of special remembrance certainly brought a smile to my face, thank you.

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  15. Bryn Harris

    January 18, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    I am saddened to hear the passing of yet another member of our Noranda Community. My condolences to Mary and the rest of the Clark family. I was very fond of Dave, and we had many conversations, both at NTC, and years later when he still looked after the building on behalf of Soltron, about whom he was not very complimentary, and, of course at the Reunion Lunches we had. My last memory of him is his telling me that I wouldn’t see him again because he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As others have noted, he had a ready wit, and he was not afraid to call a spade a spade, which he often did! I still remember him telling me how unbelievable he found it, that when the NTC building expanded, the architects had repeated the same basic ventilation mistake on the new part as there was on the original. RIP, Dave

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    • Mary Clark

      January 19, 2021 at 7:48 am

      Thank you for the remembrances of Dave. Your description certainly sounds like him. With thoughts of Noranda, some of you reading this will not know of the development of the lot presently underway. At the west end on Alston there is a row of townhouses nearing completion; more digging going on about where the pilot plant was.

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  16. Murielle and George

    January 20, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Dear Mary and family. We are very sorry to hear the passing of Dave. So many good memories of him. He was a good friend and always helpful and lots of fun to talk to. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . God bless you all

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    • Mary Clark

      January 22, 2021 at 6:17 pm

      Thank for remembering. Lots of good times.

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  17. Judi Nicholson

    January 21, 2021 at 11:59 am

    My condolences Mary, Steve, Iris and family, this is a man who left an impression with whoever was lucky enough to know him and lucky we were. He will be missed and forever be remembered. Dave and Bob spent many an hour solving the worlds problems. RIP Dave.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 22, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts Judi. Likely Dave & Bob can reminisce – Dave in blue work clothes – Bob in green.

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  18. Nella Choleau

    January 21, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Mary, Steve and family, So sorry to hear the passing of Dave, he was a very special man, kind hearted, always helpful and with a lot of wit. Once you knew him well, you really enjoyed his company. My thoughts are with you and your family. May it bring you comfort to know that others care and share your loss.
    My sincere condoleances

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    • Mary Clark

      January 22, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you Nella – I remember Dave & I enjoyed several delicious suppers with you & Tony at your house.

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  19. Marie Livernois (alto)

    January 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Dear Mary, all my condolences to you and your family. I know that Dave held ahuge place in your heart, and that he will be sorly missed. Rest assure that I will think of you all in these difficult times.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks for your message of condolence

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  20. Linda Wells

    January 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    So many feelings…..shock, sadness, even relief. I’m honoured that, for the short time we knew each

    other, squeezed together in the front row of altos, you allowed me to know what you and your
    husband were living through. I trust that we will be seeing each other again, before too long. For
    now, having also lost the love of my life, I’m thinking of you and every variation of what one feels at a
    time like this. My condolences.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you for your special message of condolence. Sorry to hear of your loss as well. That kind of puts you and me in the same place.

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  21. Linda Haynes

    January 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    My condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, Mary. I remember meeting him at some of our gatherings after the VFH concerts over the years. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you all.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks for your sympathetic message.

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  22. Doris McConnell

    January 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Sending love and hugs to you and family Mary!!!

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks for your message of sympathy. I have talked with Judi Nicholson a couple of times lately.

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  23. Marian Ufford

    January 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You both have been through so much these last few years. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Virtual hugs as well. Be gentle with yourself in your grieving.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you for your message of condolence. As they say I was losing Dave a little at a time in the past few years.

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  24. Meredith Patterson

    January 25, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Thinking of you and knowing that memories of special times will bring you comfort.

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    • Mary Clark

      January 27, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you for your message of condolence.

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  25. Jean- Louis Bérubé

    June 26, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Condoléances madame Clark!
    Ancien pompier de St-Bruno

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