Raymond Stewart Clark

25-Aug-1930 - 19-Jan-2018

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Clark, Reverend R. Stewart


Most recently of Lawrencetown and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018.  He is now in heaven with the Lord. 

The son of Raymond Alexander Clarke and Hannah Francis Matilda Jean Stewart, our father received his B.A. from U.N.B., his M.Div. from Pine Hill Divinity Hall and his M.Th. from St. Stephen’s College.  He was ordained
as a minister in the Maritime Conference, United Church of Canada, on June 6, 1954, and “retired” (to a continued ministry) in 1997.

Dad had the good fortune to marry Evelyn Marie Holmes on May 24, 1954.  He is survived by his brother Bill (Viney) Clarke, his children Russel Stewart (Gillian) Clarke, D. Bruce (Caroline) Clarke and Janice Marie (Scott) MacInnis, 6 grandchildren, and a growing list of great-grandchildren.

In addition to being a theologian, Stewart’s active and inquiring mind led him to a diverse set of interests that included broadcasting, organizational management, personality theory, parent and teacher effectiveness, grief counselling, wood turning, stained glass, Scottish Country Dancing, judo and wine making. 

A celebration of life service will be held at Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church, 15 Bissett Road, Cole Harbour at 1:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2018. Burial will be a family event, at some future date.  Memorials may be made to Robertson-Holmes Memorial Scholarship Fund (www.robertsonholmes.org).

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com

Posted by Margot Hatheway Hayes | 31-Mar-2019

My Dad (Harold R. Hatheway) knew Stew for, what seemed like forever. It was at a retreat that I tagged along on in the late '60's that I met Stew. It was a very "sixties" week-end with a "facilitator" brought in from California(?) who put us through Sensitivity Training. I remember standing in a circle that included Stew and my Dad swearing that we would all retain those happy feelings forever. Fifty one or fifty two years later I can report that Stew could almost always evoke those feelings for me and for my father. Kind and caring, yes but, with a truly wickedly, wonderful sense of humour. It is a much nicer world for having had Stew in it.

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Posted by Richard Holmes | 10-Feb-2018

My condolences to my cousins Janice, Bruce, and Russel, their extended families and their friends. I have many fond memories of Uncle Stew from his time as our minister in New Richmond, Quebec. He was genuinely interested in others and made time to chat and discuss the lives of those around him. He was my judo instructor, an uncle who took me fishing, a host for family dinners, a wine maker, and a broad thinker. He reached out with modern technology in his later years to continue our contact through the internet. I last saw Uncle Stew in Cole Harbour in 2011 after our trip by train from BC. Ever the gracious host he picked us up and fed us a lovely meal (with wine of course) and drove us back to our Halifax hotel. Uncle Stew touched so many lives and he will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you Uncle Stew for sharing some of your life with me.

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