June 21, 1935 - January 9, 2023
In loving memory ~
Clarence was born on a farm in Mossbank Saskatchewan on June 21, 1935. Clarence was found in his home at the age of 87 Monday, January 9, 2023, unresponsive. Clarence has three brothers and two sisters: Leonard (Len), Leslie Frick (deceased), Ellen and Beverly (Ron), Everett (Norma), multiple cousins, nieces and nephews spread out among the provinces of B.C., Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario. He stayed in regular contact with his Aunt Florence who now resides in Alberta.
Clarence met Mona Bishop at a singles club dance, and they married. Mona Bishop had eight children giving Clarence an instant family. He is predeceased by his wife Mona, and stepdaughters Arlene, Sally and Elizabeth Ann. Surviving stepchildren include Ron Bishop (Leslie), Brad Bishop, Allan Bishop, Cindy Bishop (Richard), and John Bishop. He also leaves behind grandchildren and their families.
He loved dancing at the bar and was often found at the King Eddy where he met his common-law wife Penelope Little (Penny). Clarence is predeceased by Penny and one stepdaughter Stacey Little.
He had a Revelstoke family that was not biological but loved him like he was and whom he spent time with daily. He leaves behind Lynn Loeppky, Dennis Harper, Bob Loeppky, David Loeppky, (Cooper), Kelly Loeppky deceased, Mercedes Loeppky (Dayton-spouse and daughter Piper), Jericho Miller (Erlina), and Sean Miller (Arianna and Serena).
Clarence left school in grade five and worked from then on mostly in sawmills/logging for a lot of his life, He told stories about his time in the mills on a daily basis and loved to go to the Downie Christmas Parties. He also loved hockey and when the Grizzlies played, he was front row and center enjoying the game and the socialization. He loved watching youth hockey and was at every game of the Loeppky children, recently travelling to Golden with the family to watch Cooper play. Clarence loved dancing at the bar and was often there dancing up a storm. His favourite singer was Wilf Carter whom he saw live in Williams Lake and never forgot. His last dance was at the Legion Country and Western New Year's Party. He loved to have coffee at Tim Hortons and volunteer at the Women's Shelter shovelling in the winter and mowing grass in the summer. He recently received the Revelstoke Spirits award for his volunteerism. He participated in the Community Response Network, video link to the video:
Many Community organizations were involved in his life such as Downie Street Sawmills, Moberly Manor, Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, Revelstoke Hockey Association, Interior Health staff, his doctor, nurses and home support, and his housekeeper.
Thank You to all of you that knew and supported Clarence these past few years. With your support, he was able to live at home until his death. Also, a big thank you to the first responders and EMS who were on the scene. Donations can be made to the Grizzly Hockey Club or the Revelstoke Women's Shelter in his honour.
There will be no funeral at Clarence's request.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.