Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital with his family by his side on Thursday August 30th, 2012 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Barbara Clarkson (nee Carter). Loving father of Catherine Loukes (George), Brenda Clarkson, Donna Clarkson (Jim) and John Clarkson (Terri). Proud grandfather of Jacob, Katelyn, Jesse, Adam, David, Philip, Sarah, Alaina, Eric, Robyn and Kyle. Dear brother of Earl Clarkson (Lily), Mary Smith, Bill Clarkson, Anne Thur (Ron) and the late Clarence, Lloyd, Aleta, Marian and Olive. Brother-in-law of Florence Summerhayes, George Carter (Suzanne), Anna Leach (Ron) and Ann Carter and the late Bill Carter, Jim Carter and Mary Olmstead. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Sunday September 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm. If desired, donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital or Prostate Cancer Canada. The family would like to thank Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care and Dr. Moorsom for their excellent care and compassion. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.