Cole, Merle Clarice (nee Menzies) passed away December 26, 2017 at Woods Park Care Centre Barrie, Ontario at the age of 97 after a 25 year battle with dementia. Clarice was born and spent most of her adult life in Sarnia, Ontario.

Predeceased by her beloved husband William Bruce (Bill) 2004.  Clarice is survived by three children: Bill and his wife Diane of Oakville, Charlie and wife Jocelyn of Sarnia and Cynthia of Innisfil. Grandmother of Heather, Jennifer, Mathew, Dana, Brian, Justin and Aaron.  Great Grandmother of Cole, Ella, Alex, Ty, Bryn, Cora and Wesley.

Clarice worked for Bell Canada in her early years.   She loved her home overlooking Sarnia’s Lake Chipican and spent countless hours walking in Canatara Park.  Summers were spent on the beach with her children and friends.  She and her husband Bill, enjoyed many trips travelling cross country in their motor home.

Cremation has taken place in Barrie.  A private family gathering will take place.   As an expression of sympathy a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence can be left at

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