Clarke-C. Blair of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, January 10th, 2015, at Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, in his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of Georgia Marie (McAvay) Clarke and loved father of Daniel Clarke of Port Stanley and Michelle Heddle (Phil) of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Micki Burrows (Chris), Samantha Ficca (Gabe), Bradley Burrows, Ryan Clarke and Daniel Clarke and dear great grandfather of Coco Clarke. Dear brother of Marlene Sanger (Bill). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Blair was born in St. Thomas on September 8th, 1930, the son of the late Clifford and Pearl (Zavitz) Clarke. Blair was retired from the Norfolk and Western Railway. He was a Mason, a member of the Branch 410 Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Blair was an avid sports fan and the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Maple Leafs were his favorite teams. He coached city basketball a number of years and also coached basketball for A.V.S.S.
A celebration of Blair’s life will be held at the Port Stanley Legion, Branch 410 on Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. and a reception will follow until 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.