March 14, 1925 – October 2, 2014
At the age of 89 years, our kind, gentle, humble Clint died in his sleep, leaving this earth to be reunited with departed loved ones. Born in Loverna, Saskatchewan, his early years were enjoyed at his family’s mixed farm, near Compeer, where he adopted his parent’s extreme work ethic. He was a dedicated pupil and inspired handyman with dubious success.
Following a brief courtship, Clint was captured by Mary Bernice Orchison. They married November 1, 1945. His trucking career commenced upon moving to Vancouver, British Columbia. Aversion to city life propelled them to Stettler in 1949, accompanied by their first child LaVerne, with the addition of second daughter, Donna; in 1956 a son Gordon arrived. They graduated from the converted street car to newly build home in 1954; where they resided in that house until Bernice’s death in 2005 and Clint’s transfer to Points West Living in August of 2014.
In 1981 Clint was honored as Alberta Trucking Association’s Truck Driver of the year, recognizing 32 years in the profession. In 1982, he received their Million Mile Honor Award for courteous, accident free driving.
Clint is predeceased by his parents Albert and Minnie, his uncle Adolf Pekrul, daughter LaVerne and grandson Christopher. He is survived by daughter Donna and son Gordon (Linda); grandchildren: Colin (Jennifer), Michael (Liana) and Melanie; great grandchildren: Emily, Austin and Greyson; plus his favorite, furry felines; Agnes Orchison a long time cherished friend; many relatives and cherished friends.
And when we saw you sleeping
so peaceful and free from pain,
we could not wish you back
to suffer that again.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium with Rev. Barbara Lieurance officiating. Musician Elaine Hennel played for Evelyn Shursen as she sang “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry” as well as for the hymns and prelude music. Granddaughter in law Jennifer presented tributes written by Donna and Gordon. Clinton was laid to rest in the Lake View Cemetery with Honorary Pallbearers as Kendall Bignell, Stan Wesner, Ted and Viola Wettlaufer, his trucker friends and Pallbearers as Gordon Pekrul, Colin Pekrul, Michael Pekrul, Melanie Pekrul, Wayne Carstairs and David Carstairs. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon served by Teresa’s Catering. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Mental Health, Points West Living Cottage D or a charity of your own choice.
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entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.