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May 12, 1934 - September 6, 2015
Clark, Elizabeth Mae (nee McNair)
September 6, 2015
Resident of Howe Island and previously Georgetown, Ontario. Passed away peacefully after a courageous and determined battle against cancer on September 6, 2015 at the age of 81 years at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital with her loving family at her bedside. Beloved wife of the late Donald Clark; dear daughter of the late Thomas Gawn and Della Mae McNair of Toronto; close twin sister to Jane Anderson and her late husband Don and pre-deceased by brother Keith McNair (Terry). Dear mother of John Clark (Karen) of Flin Flon, Manitoba, daughter Cathy McIntosh (Douglas) of Unionville, Ontario and son Ian Clark of Ottawa, Ontario. Loved and cherished Granny of Robert (Bethany Smith) and Katie McIntosh and Ian (Baillie Borschewski) and Kirsten Clark (Adam Hogan-Cann). Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends from Georgetown, Kingston and Howe Island and of all of the Clark and McNair families.
Beth was born as “one of the McNair twins” in Toronto and attended Lawrence Park Collegiate. Upon completion of high school, Beth obtained her nursing designation from Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and had a rewarding career in nursing and management, with her later years spent with the Ministry of Correctional Services in Guelph and Milton. Beth and Don raised their family in Georgetown, Ontario and made life-long friends and created many fond memories there and at their cottage on Lake Shawinagog. Following retirement, she and Don moved to Howe Island and established a vibrant social network and close relationships with many new friends through the Newcomers’ Club and Alumnae, the Howe Island Garden Buds and Kingston Probus. They were very involved in a number of bridge, theatre, stitch and chat, dinner, travel and potluck groups and enjoyed boating on the St. Lawrence River and being on the water. Beth took pleasure in creating new gardens on their Howe Island property, watching things flourish and decorating the gardens with her trademark fun and quirky nick knacks. She travelled with her old and new friends and family, escaped some winters to Florida and enjoyed her chats and a good belly laugh. She never wanted to miss a party or event and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Beth was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren and loved to share in their many adventures and accomplishments. She went great distances to support and cheer on loudly at our many sporting events, concerts and dance recitals, and never missed a graduation ceremony. She always had a positive outlook on life and made all of our lives brighter and will be forever remembered for always dressing up as the true lady she was, including all the” bling” and her signature chunky necklaces, and most of all, for her unwavering strength and inspiration, generosity and kindness, and love of family, good friends and of all good things in life.
Please join the family for a celebration of Beth’s life at the ROBERT J. REID & Son’s FUNERAL HOME 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street) at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with the Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice Kingston, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated by the family.
Thank you to the wonderful medical staff at the Cancer Clinic of Eastern Ontario, the many personal support workers from St. Elizabeth’s Home Care, Hospice Kingston, Nurse Cathy Lindsay and Dr. Kondar for their care of and support for Mom which enabled her to live out the last few months of her life on the island she and Don loved. Thank you, as well, to all of the incredible doctors, staff and volunteers at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital for their kind care and genuine kindness to Mom and her family and friends.