On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Garry Clark passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the age of 78 years.
Garry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; daughters Mary-Anne (Rob), Jo-Anne (Brent); his greatest treasures – grandchildren Stephanie, Katie (Dennis), Owen and Rae-Anne; sister Sharon; sister-in-law Mary Rzepa; brother-in-law George Gordichuk; as well as many cousins. Garry will also be missed by many close and important friends. He was predeceased by his parents Lyall and Mary Clark.
Garry was born on November 28, 1943 in Winnipeg, MB. He grew up on the family farm in Baldur, MB at 15-4-14 – a place that he loved dearly.
When he moved to Portage in 1961, he was handed the name and phone number of a 16-year-old Margaret Gordichuk. They were married May 30, 1964.
Garry worked for MPI for 22 years, and in later days spent another 25 at Portage Golf Course. He was a long-time season ticket holder for the Portage Terriers. You could find Garry in the stands at various amateur sporting events across Manitoba, cheering on his grandchildren in their various endeavors.
A memorial service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm, led by Rev. John Zondag. Private Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Columbarium
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Garry’s memory to Arron’s Chance 2 Play, 25 3rd Street SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1N1.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com