Nov 3, 1933 – March 30, 2017
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest David Clarke of Parksville, BC. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Elaine Clarke July, 1933 – April, 2016. Ernie is survived by his partner Lynne Simmons of Parksville, BC. His two children David (Muriel) Clarke of Chilliwack,BC, Linda (Earl) Lofstrom of Ladysmith, BC, his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Ernie lead an exciting and colorful life with many adventures. He was a member in the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry in the 1950’s. After the Army Ernie worked many years in the Timber Industry of BC, from operating logging equipment in the woods to becoming Third Vice President of the I.W.A. Regional Council # 1. In his 50’s he went back to school and took an Aircraft Structures course so he may rebuild his own aircraft. He turned that passion into a successful business of refurbishing aircraft floats. He loved his family and enjoyed fly fishing. He leaves a lasting impression of being a loving and caring father and support system.