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George Clarke

GEORGE (BUDDY) IVAN CLARKE

April 24, 1942 – July 31, 2021

With heavy hearts, we announce that George (Buddy) Ivan Clarke passed away on July 31, 2021, in the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of seventy-nine. 

 

George (Buddy) and his twin sister Georgina were born in a mine at Beresford Lake, MB in April of 1942. As a young boy he grew up in Bissett Mb. At the approximate age of eleven he was taken to attend school in Portage La Prairie where he resided until the age of sixteen. At age 16 Buddy lied about his age so that he could leave the school and begin working. Buddy’s professional career was as varied as his many talents and skills were. From working in the mines, to masonry, to long haul truck driving, and finally as an Arborist for the City of Winnipeg. Buddy excelled at everything he did. He took immense pride in his work. However, Buddy’s true profession was that of a hunter and provider for his community and his family. There were many elders and family members whose freezers were fully stocked with moose meat for the winter. Buddy would take his van deep into the