CLARKSON, Archie R., of R.R.#2, St. Thomas, ON, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, June 20, 2014, in his 70th year. Beloved spouse and best friend of Marg (nee Pritchett) Ashton. Father of Dennis, Angela, Archie, and Larry Clarkson, and step-father of Darren Ashton (Sue), and Nancy Moyes (Quinn). Brother of Nancy Harvey (Bob Fick), Margaret Hodgson (Jack), Glenda Burger (Laverne), Darlene McGregor, late Garnet Clarkson, late Jim Clarkson (Stella), and the late Mary Mitchie. Archie is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Born in Tillsonburg, ON, June 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Archie G. and Violet (nee Scott) Clarkson. Archie was a retired Supervisor of Support Services with the County of Elgin (Homes). He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas Jr. B Stars Hockey Club for many years, having been a Past President. Archie enjoyed spending time at his cottage. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Straffordville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).