Clark Redmond

Obituary of Clark Robert Redmond

January 24, 1936 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

February 24, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clark "Cork" Redmond, a caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. Passing on Friday afternoon February 24, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Clark has reunited with Arlene his loving wife of 60 years.


Clark grew up in Winnipeg with his twin brother Steve where their father Joe was a partner in the family business, JJH Macleans. Clark attended Kelvin High School and later The University of Winnipeg majoring in Business and Fun. Clark’s early years were full of adventure with fond memories of enjoying the Lake of the Woods in the summer and surviving the Winnipeg winters in curling rinks and the local community center.


Clark enjoyed a 37-year accounting career in the brewery business, beginning with O’Keefes in Winnipeg in 1958 and retiring with Molson’s in Calgary in 1995. Clark was a proud and loyal employee who enjoyed his job where he made many life-long friends. The Little General, as he was known was a respected controller, a good team-mate, a quiet leader and usually up to sample the company product when required.


Life changed forever for Clark when he met a young beauty from “the beach” in 1958 and wisely married in 1962. Clark and Arlene had five crazy kids in Transcona and were quickly entrenched in the community. Clark served as the Chairman for the Social Committee of the Maple Leaf C.C. raising money and planning socials to fund community activities. Clark was also the coach of the infamous Transcona Oldtimers Hockey team where he had a ball and many late nights.


In the early years, Clark had the honor of supporting five kids through multiple sports and activities on a single income. Dad was always willing to sacrifice for his family without complaint. Mom made the home and Dad made the home happen.


In between family, work and volunteerism, Clark curled for fifteen years at The Elmwood Curling Club and has the distinction of skipping a rare Eight ender. Golf may have been his hobby, but curling was his specialty!


In retirement, Clark and Arlene found enjoyment in beach and golf life at Ma-Me-O Beach, AB all summer with many wonderful friends. Hosting the Annual Tilt’n Hilton Golf Classic was a highlight. Palm Springs provided a winter escape where they were able to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. When at home in Calgary, Clark and Arlene had the pleasure of spending time with their phenomenal friends enjoying many dinners, BBQ’s, game nights and golf rounds and laughs enjoying the mutual love and support of all.


Although Clark had a reputation for his thriftiness, he was quietly philanthropic, generous with many and always made time to campaign for the Heart & Stroke Foundation or whomever requested his time. Clark left a legacy of doing the right thing for the right reasons and has set the bar high for all of us. We will miss our father dearly but are comforted that he is now at peace and is with the love of his life, Arlene.


He will be greatly missed by his children, Todd (Brenda), Dawn, Karen (Mike), and Darren (Vanessa); and grandchildren, Alyssa (Tanner) and Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Garth. 


A Celebration of Clark’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Redmond’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


Thanks to the many healthcare team members at Rockyview Hospital, George Boyack Carewest and Midnapore AgeCare for the care and support over the past year. A special thanks to Dr. Bensler for his many years of care and council.


In living memory of Clark Redmond, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


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