It is with shattered hearts we announce the passing of Robert (Rob) James Clarke Jr of Whitbourne. Rob passed away peacefully in his home on the 25th of December after a courageous battle with cancer at 57 years of age. Surrounded by his Family and loving wife of 31 years, Lori (nee Cardwell) Rob slipped quietly away.
Rob is predeceased by his mother Agnes (nee Smith), his father in law Ernest Cardwell Sr. Left to mourn are his devoted loving soulmate and wife Lori as well as his children Carson, Brandon and Emily, who he was extremely proud of. Also his Father Robert Clarke Sr, sisters Valerie (John), Debra (Gary), Cindy (Gerry), Karen Linehan (Scott), Melanie and brothers Terry (Nancy) and Steven (Erica). In addition his mother in law Elizabeth (Betty) Cardwell, brother in law Ernie Cardwell Jr (Joanne), and Sisters in law Beverly Gosse (Calvin) and Arlene Jean (Marc). And Special friend Claudine. Rob was especially close with his Uncle Silas as well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts extended family and an enormous circle of friends.
Rob, a devoted husband and dad, was a kind-hearted and gentle man who truly believed in Family above all else. A truly remarkable craftsman, Rob excelled as a carpenter, woodworker, painter and photographer. Rob was a mentor and coach to so many, never hesitating to share his knowledge or lend a helping hand to anyone in need. An avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and gardener, Rob loved ‘The woods’ where he and Lori spent countless hours together. A tremendously peaceful soul, Rob will be eternally remembered as a glowing example of the paramount importance of Family.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Holloway’s Funeral Home in Whitbourne from 2:00 – 4:30 and 6:00-9:00 PM on Saturday Dec 28 and 2:00-4:30 and 6:00-9:00 PM on Sunday the 29th. The funeral service will be held at the Anglican Church in Whitbourne on Monday the 30th at 2 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Robert Clarke Jr Memorial Fund.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Rob James Clarke Jr December 26 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Whitbourne, Province: T-N