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Jackie (Jacqueline) Clare

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In Loving Memory of Jacqueline (Jackie) Clare

The family announces with great sorrow, the passing of Jackie Clare on December 30th, 2021 at the Golden Manor at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred (Alf/Alfie) Clare. 

Loving mother of Cheryl Clare of Toronto and beloved Nana of Carlyn Hopkins of Thunder Bay.

Predeceased by her sister-in-law Alice Hughes and her husband Edwin Hughes, Jackie was also the cherished aunt of Lelsie Graham (Gary) of Walkerton, Debbie Nenonen (Eric) of Porcupine and Paula Hughes. Great Aunt of Cody Nenonen, Lynn Graham, Alan Graham, Tammy Pecore, Shawn Pecore

Jackie also leaves behind her brother Royston Sawyer and brother-in-law Bill Ward, both of London, England

Born in England, Jackie followed her husband to Canada in search of a more prosperous and stable future for the family they planned to have.  For the majority of her career, in addition to being a full time mother, Jackie worked in women's fashion retail (Clarks Ladies Wear, Delvira's) until the mid 80's when she made a significant career change.  She took a position as a residential counselor with Timmins Community Living, a job she grew to love more than she ever believed she could.  She stayed with Community Living until her retirement in 1996.  

Jackie was also very active within the community, volunteering with multiple organizations. In the early years she taught Sunday school at the South Porcupine United Church and assisted in various capacities with the Porcupine Figure Skating Club. 

Later she would direct her energies to support various United way organizations, most notably the Arthritis Society & Easter Seals 

In her later years, Jackie became enthusiastically involved with the  Timmins Senior's Centre - running programs (Bridge, Fit & Trim), bartending at dances or just plain hanging out with her friends, old and new.  

Jackie's most ardent passion was playing Contract Bridge.  She was a keen and accomplished player, a member of the ACBL and loved passing on her knowledge and love for the game.  She also played a mean game of Cribbage.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her honour to the Timmins and District Hospital, the Canadian Arthritis society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.  

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, to be determined once circumstances allow safe gatherings.  

Arrangements entrusted to Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0 (705)235-2900 www.stinsonfuneralhome.net

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