Rev John Alexander “Sandy Bishop Clark - 1939-2017

Rev John Alexander “Sandy Bishop Clark – 1939-2017

1939-2017
Minister, teacher, administrator, musician and friend Sandy Clark
passed peacefully from the arms of loved ones into the embrace of his
dear Lord and Saviour on November 6, 2017.
Having lived most his earthly life in Morell, PEI, Sandy is survived
by his loving wife Louise (Anderson), and their children, Ewan (Anne),
John (Mary), Marion (Steven) and Janet (Sean). Grampy will be greatly
missed by Emma, Lauren, Luke, Anna, Thomas, Sarah, Laura and Julia.
Born in Kentville, NS, Sandy was the eldest son of Ewan and Helena
Clark (Bishop), and cherished brother of Ken (Sally), Ewan
“Sudsy” (predeceased) and sister, Janet (Jim). He was also
predeceased by his beloved mother-in-law, Marion Anderson (Coffin). He
will be fondly remembered by a lifetime of dear friends, colleagues
and other relatives sprinkled around the world.
Sandy and Louise were married on August 20, 1966 and spent the ensuing
years working, taking on projects, travelling and sharing many
adventures, twists and turns in the road exploring in cars, planes,
campers, and motorcycles, creating wonderful memories for family and
friends to cherish.
Sandy dedicated his life and talents to service of the Lord and to his
community in word, music and deed. He had a lifelong thirst for
learning. A voracious reader, he studied at Acadia, Atlantic School of
Theology, Dalhousie, Prince of Wales College, St FX, UNB, and UPEI. He
imbued his curiosity in his children and many other students,
colleagues and friends fortunate to have been touched by his generous
and large heart.
His calling as a United Church Minister, briefly interrupted by a 30
yr career as a teacher and principal, was where Sandy felt most
comfortable and filled with purpose. A man of the strongest Christian
faith, a great orator with a keen intellect and wit, he shared his
message, empathy and respect. Sandy devoted his life to his family,
Church and community volunteering and participating in youth, music,
theatre, civic and too many other roles to list. A gifted musician, he
could brighten any room immediately with his voice, music and
presence. He was cherished and respected by so many whose lives he
touched. He was a wonderful man.
Forever generous with his time and talents, for 78 years he walked
humbly among us with interest, curiosity, compassion, respect and
appreciation of diversity and differences, always striving for what
was just and good.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday November 9
from 4-7 pm at the Belvedere Funeral Home. A service in celebration of
Sandy’s life will be held at Peter Gordon Memorial United Church
in Morell on Friday November 10 at 2:30 pm.
Special thanks to those who cared for Sandy, in particular at the QEH
and Brecken House. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Peter Gordon Memorial United Church, QEH Foundation or the
Canadian Cancer Society. Donations, condolences and memories may be
provided to belvederefh.com.
“–what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and
to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah
6:8

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