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Wednesday May 15, 2013

CLARK, Joseph Adair Porter
On May 10, 2013, Joseph A.P. Clark of Aurora ended his watch in his 92nd year. For 66 years, loving husband of Patricia (nee Grant). Beloved father of Joseph F. (Deborah), Tom (Jane) and Carolyn (Gary). Proud grandfather of Joe (V), Emma, Atlee, Jillian, Alex, Kristin, Caileigh and Clark. Survived by sisters, Pat, Cynthia and Susan. Son of the late Joseph W.G. and Hazel Clark. Joe grew up in the shadow of The Great War and the injustices of The Great Depression. Both shaped his life and beliefs and instilled in Joe a love and duty to country. In 1940, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served aboard HMCS Arrowhead and later HMCS Loch Achanault. He finished the war as a Lieutenant-Commander. In peacetime, Joe worked for Massey Harris, started his own PR firm, Tisdall Clark and finished his professional life as President and CEO of Canada NewsWire (CNW). He loved fly-fishing and tall tales at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, the brotherhood of Cell 13, and dedicated himself to creating rights and opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged serving a number of organizations including the Canadian Rehabilitation Foundation. Go Home Bay was his passion. Joe was a true Canadian. He lived a great life. He accepted, reluctantly, the final order to Stand Down. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Dorothy Macham Home, Sunnybrook for treating him with dignity and respect. A celebration of Joe's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, King City on Tuesday May 21st at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Foundation Dorothy Macham or Hospice King would be appreciated. Please visit www.thompsonfh-aurora.com for further information regarding condolences and donations.

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