It is with great sadness that Hockey NL announces the passing of the late Eric George Clarke. Eric passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2019, Eric George Clarke of Blaketown, aged 58 years.

Eric was predeceased by parents, George and Mary Clarke; sisters, Shirley and Marie Clarke; brother, baby boy Clarke; and brother-in-law, Eugene Coombs.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories are sisters, Ivy Coombs, Gail (Cecil) Drover, Rhonda (Darrell) Clarke; brothers, Bill (Roslyn) and Ed (Yvonne); and three generations of nephews and nieces — all of whom completed a large family circle.

Eric has been an enthusiastic volunteer since 1978 in many areas, giving his time and talents to any endeavour that would benefit the youth of his community. Eric won a number of awards for his volunteer efforts including The RBC Local Hockey Leaders program for which he is now listed in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He loved the time he spent at Trinity Placentia and was very proud of each and every young person who moved through the hockey program which he was so happy to lead. His hockey family had such an impact on his life and he in turn touched the many people he met through the years.

As cremation has already taken place, visitation with family and friends will take place at Warren’s Funeral Home, Dildo on Saturday, February 16, 2-4 and 7-9pm and Sunday, February 17, 2-4 and 7-9pm.

A memorial service will be held at Warren’s Funeral Home on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Inurnment will be at a later date.

No flowers by request. Donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the Breakaway Foundation, a program that works to support the development of youth hockey, healthy lifestyles, and providing an opportunity for all kids to participate in hockey, regardless of financial situations.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren’s Funeral Home, Dildo.

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Memorial Service
Monday, February 18, 2019
2:00 PM
Warren’s Funeral Home, Dildo
Trinity Road South (Front Road)
Dildo, NL A0B 1P0