Clarke, Elizabeth Anne, 48, of Milton, Queens County, passed away on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Halifax, she is the daughter of Frederick and Marilyn (Wolfe) Clarke, of East Port l’Hebert.
Teaching was Elizabeth’s passion. She was employed for a number of years at the Queens Learning Network, first working with children at the Family Resource Center before becoming a teacher for the Queens Adult Learning Network. She enjoyed swimming, her flowers, doing her Sudoku puzzles and watching the real estate markets.
She is survived by her companion John Joudrey; daughter Lyndsay Belair, of Dartmouth; son Connor Clarke, at home; brother Jamie (Gail), of East Port l’Hebert.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 26th, 2011, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and a Celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held Saturday, August 27th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., both from Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Wade Harvey officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the family. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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All staff from the Adult Education Division, Dept. of Labour and Advanced Education send our condolences and thoughts. Liz had one of the most genuine, warm, welcoming smiles I’ve ever seen.
To John and all Lizs familys
I know how all you guys are feeling rights now
Liz was a real angel if it wasnt for her i would never have got my GED she touch alot of lives just keep in mine she not in any pain now rip Liz
so sorry to hear about Liz….my condolences to John and Connor and the rest of her family.
My thoughts and prayers for peace and strength are with Liz’s family. Liz was a wonderful, caring, loving person, a dedicated and understanding teacher and one of those rare people that spread love, light, inspiration and joy to others on this earth. She was a great friend and I will miss her terribly. Sleep peacefully my friend.
Rachlle Mintz RN
Liz fought a tough fight. Now she rests in peace among the stars in the sky. Remember Connor to look for the twikling star and that is mommy watching you and telling you she is o.k. To John you are a strong loving man to watch the way Liz was fighting. May your love for her never die but remain strong and true, you and Connor will be watch and taken care of by Liz from up above and that twikling star will forever remain bright in the sky and always watching and caring.
Take care of each other and think of your love for Liz and each other.
Rachelle and the staff at Queens General.
Dear John and Liz’s family,
I am so thankful I got to see Liz last Thursday to say my good-bye.I told her she was the strongest person I met only thinking of other people and never of herself.I feel very blessed to have had her in our family for the past 6 years.She truly was an angel who is now smiling to us from heaven.R.I.P.Liz…
Wilma, Velma and family
To John and Liz’s family,I understand the pain and sadness that you are all going through right now,Liz was and always will be in a lot of our lives and hearts.She helped and touched a lot of peoples lives and I am so glad i was one of them ,I will always look up to her and miss her. She was like family to all of us to the school . R.I.P. my friend and fly high with the angels.
I can’t begin to know how deep your hurt is right now. I had the priviledge to work with Liz when she was at the Resource Centre and I worked with Connor over the years. Liz was a very special soul in life and touched a lot of hearts. She will be fondly remembered by me and many others. My thoughts and prayers go out to Frederick, Marilyn, Lyndsay, Connor and John.
The staff, volunteers and board of the South Shore Family Resource Association wish to extend their heart felt sympathy to all of Liz’s family. Liz was a warm, caring, intelligent woman who gave much to those around her. We are thankful for time she shared with us as an employee of our association. Liz will live on in the fond memories of all who knew her.
To John and Liz’s family. I’m deeply sorry to hear of your loss. She indeed had a warm, welcoming smile, nor did Liz ever had it in her to judged anyone. Liz always made everyone around her feel welcomed. She went beyond her call of duty to be a vary good and supportive friend to anyone that she seen struggling with personal problems, not just in class with school work . Like when I need a friend the most on few occasions. She went out of her way to help direct me towards the right direction. Liz tought me to be strong, and positive about things in life when hard times had gotten really tough. Liz will be missed dearly but never forgotten. She will live forever in each and everyones hearts that ever got to know her.
Tracey (MacDonald) Hardiman
I am so sorry to hear of Liz. I only realized this week that she had been ill. She was a great friend growing up and will be greatly missed. I remember many great times with Liz over the years. One thing that sticks out is her smile. It was infectious with those deep dimples. Although I have not seen her in a few years, I have always thought of her as a special friend over my lifetime. Through facebook we were able to reconnect which was wonderful. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
kim and Rick Lawson
fred and Marilyn
I am so sorry about the loss of your daughter our condolances go to you and your family
Sandy &Daryl Pelley
To Fred,Marilyn.Jamie,Lyndsay,Conner ,John and to the extended family of Elizabeth,,please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss,no words can take away your pain,but please know you are in the hearts of many.May the strength you have shown during this time get you through the days ahead.
edith, beatle and family
To Liz’s family we are so sorry for your loss, there are no words to help you at this time but know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace Liz
I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss..Liz was a wonderful warm lady,and i am thankfull for being able to have the chance to of been a student of hers.may God comfort your hearts.
Fred, Marilyn, John, Lyndsay, Conner; I am truly sorry to hear about Elizabeth (she never liked being called Liz in her younger years). I remember growing up in Sackville, Liz and I were like peas in a pod. We shared so many adventures and had such a wonderful childhood. Thoose were great and wonderful years. I think fondly of times in the old house on Aspen Cresent with puppies from Blackie. Walking miles and miles to ride Stuffy and Ginger who most certianly bucked us off at least once a ride. I remember the pool; Jamie bugging us while we trying to do girl things…getting interested in boys.. and of course things we didn’t dare tell our parents. Mostly I remember her smile and being such a beautiful person. I will miss my best childhood friend and am greatful that I had her to make growing up so special . To the family, I am thinking of you all in this time of sadness.. Love to you all, rest in peace my childhood friend.
Ken & Gayle Lynch
Fred, Marilyn, John, Lyndsay & Connor –
Words can not really express how sad we are for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We will always remember her beautiful smile and fun personality. Memories
will help ease the pain of losing her. May she rest in peace.
Love, Ken & Gayle
West Warwick, Rhode Island
It was a pleasure knowing and working with Liz. She always had positive and uplifting personality. I will miss hearing her words of encouragement and truly am saddened by the loss to her family and friends. She was truly an unforgettable person.
To Liz’s family. i am so sorry for your loss, Liz was a wonderful woman, I am glad that i got to know her, it was great to walk in her classroom every morning to see the smile she always had.I will always remember the talks we had every morning outside before class started. If it wasn’t for our morning talks i wouldn’t be where i am today.I will always remember her with that wonderful smile she had everyday.R.I.P. my dear friend.
Lyman and Dianne
To John and all of Liz’s family: We were very saddened to hear of Liz’s passing. She was always ready with a beautiful smile and words of encouragement. We feel blessed to have known her and have her as a very dear friend. John, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories help ease some of your pain in the days ahead. Liz will be missed but never forgotten. Love to you all.
To Liz’s family I wish to extend my sincere condolences. Liz was a wonderful lady and will be missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her. Take comfort in your memories and hold them close to your heart.
Chuck and Barb Dickens
To Fred, Marilyn, James, Lyndsay, Connor, John and extended family. May the peace which comes from memories of love shared, comfort you now and the day to come…Our thought and prayers are with you.
so sorry to hear of your loss…i wasn’t even aware she had been sick.i will always remember her and the little guy coming into the store for slushies and the godawful face she made when he asked her to try one of his concoctions…but she always did!! she was such a sweet person. hope you and the little guy remember her like that always she was indeed full of fun. so sorry to hear. we will miss seeing her at the store she was always good for a giggle.
I would like to extend my condolences to Liz entire family but especially to Connor. I worked in his class last year as a PSA and I was so very sad to hear about his Mom. Can you let him know that Mrs. Verge is thinking about him and hoping he is doing okay? Such a hard thing for him to have to go through.
Maritza I. Montemayor
To Lyndsay and family, words can’t express my feelings of losing a loved one. In this time of loss may we all be reminded of the importance of our quality time with loved ones; and be thankful of the time God gave us to know such a loving person, as Liz. I may not have had the pleasure of knowing Liz, personally, but I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a beautiful person she brought into this world, Lyndsay. Take comfort in the great memories you shared and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, now and always.
To my Aunt & Uncle and Cousins. No words could explain how heavy my heart feels for you at this moment , but I’ll always cherish the momeroies I have of my cousin and feel blessed that she was a part of my life.
You”ll be in my thoughts and my prayers.
Jason and Queenie
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time
Helga & Michael Sansom
We are so sorry to hear from Bettie Ann and Al of your loss. Our very deepest sympathy.
dear jamie and gail sorry to hear of your sisters passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ian P. Cox
It has been many years since Liz and I have seen each other. She is one of the people who I held the fondest memories of while at the Nova Scotia Community College a full 10 years ago, now.
She taught me many valuable lessons, all of which stemmed from her deep patience and kindness. She was the calm when I was the storm. We were truly partners in crime and she was an integral part of my journey to find myself.
Time has gone on and we grew apart, but I never forgot those valuable lessons she taught to me.
As I write this, misty-eyed, I will reflect on those memories in celebration of her.
Wayne and Wanda Barr
To Marilyn, Fred, Jamie and Children of Elizabeth. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Elizabeth. Watching the video brought back some old memories from when Jamie and Elizabeth as children were living on Aspen Crescent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
To Liz’s family, companion and friends I wish to extend my sincere condolences. She was way too young to be taken from her loved ones! Be there for each other and cherish your fond memories of Liz.
So sorry for your loss
Thinking of you during this terribly difficult time. May God bless you and help you in your time of need.
Remembering her fondly, a friend when I was young, always made me feel like a welcome friend.
Sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Krista Peterson- Network Coordinator Yarmouth and Shelburne County Learning Networks
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time and the days to follow. Who Liz was can not be summed up in a few words, but I will try to do my best. She was a joy to be around, always had a smile and a bright spot to be found in anything. She was well loved by her students, that was obvious, and she loved them just as much. She had the biggest heart and always wanted what was best for her students. I am so blessed to have met her and had many good laughs and talks with her. She was so giving of herself and will be deeply, deeply missed by the staff of the Yarmouth and Shelburne County Learning Networks. I will always carry her in my heart and be thankful I had the opportunity to have known her. May you all find the strength to pull you through the days ahead and know so many people are there to lean on who share in this sorrow and heartbreak. We are going to miss you Liz.
she was the best teacher that i ever had
Penny& Ron Ross
Your beautiful smile will be surely missed.. Our thoughts go out to the family..
I will always remember Liz as a kind and lovely person devoted to her family and so caring to those who had the pleasure of working with her. My heart goes out to her family .Know that her smile and laughter will be missed at the workplace and everywhere.
My heartfelt thoughts are with Liz’s family. Her strength, courage, and fearless nature are an inspiration to everyone.
I will always remember her as laughing and full of joy and gentle wisdom, and patience with everyone she met.
Karen and Bob Barnes
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your precious Elizabeth.Although we did not know her personally,it’s easy to see by all the wonderful comments that she was dearly loved and respected by all who knew her.May God comfort you in this time of great sorrow.
I havent seen or heard from Liz in at least 25 yrs..and when I heard that she had passed and looked at her video….my heart just sank..What I remember is a very kind caring woman…who always took the time to listen to others no matter what.I am so glad that she found her true calling to teach and to help others…I can see the happiness in her school pictures..Although I have never met her family…I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to all that knew and loved her..as you know she was a special woman who passed too soon.
MARILYN AND FRED AND FAMILY
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL MAY GOD BLESS YOU AT THIS SAD TIME
Joyce & John Bolivar
So sorry Marilyn and Fred for your loss of a dear daughter, may God bring you comfort .
Valerie & John Kempton
Fred, Marilyn & family – We are so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn & Fred – We have not had much contact over the years since you left Dartmouth, but we are so sorry to hear of the death of your daughter at such a young age.
Our sincere condolences to you and all your family, and especially to her children.
Carol & Woody Hubley
I am sorry to hear of your loss.Liz was a wonderful woman.She was a great teacher!
Sorry for your loss.
jason and jennifer whynot
so sorry to here of your loss , she will be missed dearly but never forgotten R.I.P