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September 16, 2019

Jean Helen Clarke (Gillespie), formerly of Kincardine, Toronto and Exeter, died peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Clarke (2005). Loving mother of Janet Clarke of Exeter, Gordon and Noli Clarke of Toronto, and Warren and Annci Clarke of Pickering. Dear grandmother of Melanie and Emma Clarke; and Lauren and Iain McFarlane. Fondly remembered by Linda. Jean was loved and supported by many dear friends wherever she lived. She and Alex loved their time in Kincardine. They were both very involved in the Anglican Church of the Messiah, as well as the Friends of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band which they organized for years, and they enjoyed attending the annual Robbie Burns Supper. Jean especially loved Lake Huron and rarely missed the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band parade on Saturday nights. She adored her friends and community. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses and support staff at the Exeter Villa, Stratford General Hospital, South Huron Hospital Foundation, and Queensway Nursing Home for your care and support. At Jean’s request, cremation has taken place, and a scattering of Jean’s cremated remains will be held at the Memorial Gardens, Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter, entrusted with arrangements. Donations to Jessica’s House – Residential Hospice, Exeter, or the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, would be appreciated by the family.