Chamberlain, Clarence

Clarence Leslie Chamberlain

1914 – 2003

cccThe family of Clarence Chamberlain announces with deep sadness his passing on Friday February 28, 2003 at the age of 88 at Boundary Trails Health Centre with his family by his side.

Clarence was born in Morden June 17, 1914, the son of George and Rose (nee Wickert) Chamberlain. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne (nee Kinnear), his parents, his brothers, Harold and George, his sister, Evelyn Sigurdson and his daughter-in-law, Joanne.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean (Vick), his sons, Ron and Lorette, Derrick and his daughter, Dell Friesen (Henry), his grandchildren, Shelli, Patrick, Cara, Kerri and Courtney and great grandchildren, Andrea and Jonathan as well as his sister, Dorothy Harris, his brother, Howard, his stepdaughters, Catherine Evenson (Elmer) and Barbara Rothenburger (Donald) and his step grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Clarence grew up and attended school in Brandon and played hockey with the Brandon Native Sons (now the Brandon Wheat Kings) and the Prince Albert Mintos. He followed his father into the hydro industry first as a lineman with the Manitoba Power Commission, now Manitoba Hydro. He assumed more responsibilities such as Winnipeg Beach and Neepawa until his move to Morden in 1954 where he was Area Manager for the Morden and Portage regions when he retired in 1979. Throughout his career, Clarence was actively involved in community organizations including the Lions Club in Neepawa, the Cahmber of Commerce in Neepawa and Morden, coaching the Morden Bombers and minor hockey. He served as a referee in several communities and was an avid golfer.  Clarence was extremely proud of the good work done by the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners, particularly the construction of the music Hall at the International Peace Gardens and the ongoing work of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Montreal. In recent years, he collected and crushed thousands of aluminum cans to help fund the work of the Shriner’s Hospital. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Morden and Grand Master of the Masons of Manitoba.

Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 5, 2003 at St. Paul’s United Church in Morden with ash interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence’s memory to the BTHC Foundation, the Shriner’s Childrens’ Hospital, the Morden Area Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements

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