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Friday October 9, 2020
2:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
In memory of
Clark Finley
October 04, 1942 - October 04, 2020 - Age 78

1942 ~ Clark Finley ~ 2020

Clark Allen Finley passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 78 years, beloved husband of Cheryl Finley of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Kirby (Antonella) and their children, Christian and Hayley; Thomas and his daughter Sierra; Ryan and his children Ady and Teo; Jayne (Jason) Kehler and their children, Josie and Jordyn. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Ada Finley and by two brothers. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID- 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by going to youtube.com and search for Pattison Funeral Home. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time on the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Clark Finley.  You may watch the funeral service at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFn-XKelmmc

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Message from Gordon and Bev October 05, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Cheryl and family. We have many memories of Clark, Cheryl and family, having worked and played together for several years. Always cherish your memories.
Gordon and Bev
Message from Rob Grisonich October 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Clark at Seven Persons School. Our prayers are with you.
Rob Grisonich
Message from Todd Beck October 05, 2020
Sorry for your loss, Clark made every student a better person and citizen. Whenever I am with his former students it seems the conversation always gravitates towards sharing a memorable story or event that involved him. Very few teachers have such a positive impact on their students, I count myself as one of the lucky ones.
Todd Beck
Message from Debbie Linfoot-McLeod October 06, 2020
Deepest condolences to you and your family Cheryl.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Big hugs to you♥️♥️
Debbie Linfoot-McLeod
Message from Marie & Allan Wiedeman October 06, 2020
We were saddened to read of Clarkes passing in the MHN. Clarke had such an engaging personality and had a positive impact on all he met. I know of the high esteem Mom and Dad held for your entire family while in Schuler and Mom later in Medicine Hat. Godspeed!!!
Marie & Allan Wiedeman
Message from June Lastuka October 06, 2020
Cheryl and family,
I was saddened to hear of Clark's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
June Lastuka
Message from Lyle and Leslie Treiber October 06, 2020
Sorry to hear of Clark’s passing. Although he was my teacher many years ago I still have many fond memories during our time together at Schuler School. Clark was always my favorite teacher and a great friend in later years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and your family.
Lyle and Leslie Treiber
Message from Betty Munsch October 06, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to your family the boys Scott/ Wade talked so highly of Clark as a teacher bless you all your wonderful memories will guide you through this difficult time
Betty Munsch
Message from Betty Munsch October 06, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to your family the boys Scott/ Wade talked so highly of Clark as a teacher bless you all your wonderful memories will guide you through this difficult time
Betty Munsch
Message from Tracey & Jason Dousett October 06, 2020
Our condolences on the passing of Clark. Our thoughts are with the entire Finley family. Clark will be sadly missed.
Tracey & Jason Dousett
Message from Terry Noble October 07, 2020
So sorry to hear the news...
He was one of my great teachers, & when I moved on 29th St, he was my neighbor, who loved his garden & we talked in the back alley, great stories of Irvine School..
Terry Noble
Message from jane grubel October 07, 2020
love and prayers to Cheryl and family
jane grubel
Message from Harvey & Hazel Reuer October 07, 2020
Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Harvey & Hazel Reuer
Message from Shirley Kultgen October 07, 2020
Cheryl and family, I am so sorry to hear of Clarke's passing. Remembering all the good times spent with your family in one way or another (baby sitting). Hugs to all❤
Shirley Kultgen
Message from Keith and Debbie Lutz October 07, 2020
Kirby, Tony and Family and Extended Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the memories you hold so dear comfort you in the days to come.
Sharing in your loss
Keith and Debbie Lutz
Message from Marhta Hagel October 07, 2020
So sorry for your loss Cheryl and family . My prayers and sympathy. Remembering the Schuler socials and many good stories.
Marhta Hagel
Message from Bill & Olivia Lucas October 07, 2020
So sorry to hear of Clark's passing.
He definately was one of a kind.
Bill and I were fortunate to have had him for a teacher; then as a friend and Master of Ceremonies at our wedding .
When I joined the work force at Irvine School, he returned to Irvine from Schuler School to teach Jr and Sr. High.It was so good to see him..
Clark had a way of making a bad day into a good day.
He took time to talk, to compliment, to share a joke or a laugh any time he was around.
To you Cheryl, and your family, Clark was a "one of a kind" man. Bill and I have great memories of him...a man to be proud of.
Hugs for you Cheryl and your family..
Bill & Olivia Lucas
Message from Laurel and Steve Van Dam October 07, 2020
Cheryl, Kirby, Tom, Ryan, Jayne and families - our deepest sympathies to you all. We’ve had so many years with your family - from the Hilda Schuler days for me to hanging with Kirby and the boys around your house for Steve. Clark was a great educator, a great friend, but most importantly, an awesome husband, father and grandfather. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Laurel and Steve Van Dam
Message from Gerry Carter October 08, 2020
To Cheryl and family: My sincere condolences to all of you. When my husband was alive we spent many a happy Sunday afternoon with the Findley’s and Clark would always be frying up some of his homemade sausages! Clark will be remembered for his charm, his huge heart and his passion for education. I hope all the joy he brought to others is a comfort to you now. Gerry Carter
Gerry Carter
Message from Eddy & Gladys Weisgerber October 08, 2020
Cheryl and family
We are sorry to hear the news. He was such a good man and nice to be around. We have many good memories of him. All the good years at Schuler. Take care of each other now.
Eddy & Gladys Weisgerber
Message from Linda Matsumoto October 08, 2020
Condolences to you, Cheryl and family. I was one of many that were fortunate to have worked with Clark as a principal and a colleague. He had a no-nonsense approach to management when it was needed, but that never detracted from his strong skills of relationship building. Education needs many more Clark Findley's!
Linda Matsumoto
Linda Matsumoto
Message from Barb(Fischer) Bockman and Ray Bockman October 08, 2020
Cheryl and family, our condolences on Clark's passing. Although it was many years ago he was my teacher, he left a positive impact on his students and it was so wonderful to have you and Clark attend our Hilda "birthday" celebrations. Hang onto all the good memories and know you are in our thoughts. Hugs to you Cheryl
Barb(Fischer) Bockman and Ray Bockman
Message from Ric and Anne Carrier October 08, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are sent to you, Cheryl and family. I know you have wonderful memories of this great husband, father and grandfather that will live with you forever. While working with you, Cheryl, you did not hesitate to share the good time stories of life while teaching in Schuler. So much fun and such a great education Clark provided for his students. Best wishes to all.
Ric and Anne Carrier
Message from Lori Johnson October 08, 2020
Jayne and Jason and families- my sincere sympathies and prayers for you all. May your memories sustain you all in the days, weeks and months ahead. ❤🤗
Lori Johnson
Message from Christina Philbert October 08, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way
Christina Philbert
Message from Larry / Sharon Samcoe October 08, 2020
Cheryl and Family
We are sorry to learn of Clark's passing. Unquestionably Clark lived a varied and interesting life, but his bereavement is still a sad occasion. Now you have memories for your comforting as Clark rests peacefully eternally.
Larry / Sharon Samcoe
Message from Donna Schreiber October 08, 2020
Cheryl and family, I am so sorry to read about Clark's passing. I enjoyed many many chats with him when I delivered your mail. Condolences to you and your family.
Donna Schreiber
Message from Cory aberle October 08, 2020
Love and miss that smile! Always a great person to be around and a great sense of humour I enjoyed as a student in Irvine. Rest well sir you will be missed forever! Thoughts and prayers sent to the family during these hard times!
Cory aberle
Message from Dallas Galipeau October 08, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the family. He was a great educator at Irvine school. We had some disagreements but it always came down to respect. Whatever the issue was he respected everyone at that school and the feeling was very mutual. Great man that I was proud to know!
Dallas Galipeau
Message from Jolene Winquist October 08, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Was one of my favourite teachers have found memories of him from school.
Jolene Winquist
Message from Ralph and Denise Tschritter. October 08, 2020
Cheryl and family
We are so sorry to hear of Clarke’s passing. We pray you find comfort in the time you spend with each other and in sharing treasured memories. He was an awesome man.
Ralph and Denise Tschritter.
Message from Aimee Galipeau October 08, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Mr Finley’s passing. He was a great teacher and I highly enjoyed being one of his “grade 8’s”...even when I was in grade 12. He was a great man and he taught me so much. I respected and enjoyed him. I’m sorry for your family’s loss..
Aimee Galipeau
Message from Terri Morris October 08, 2020
Was very sad to see that this wonderful teacher had passed. Many fond memories of him at Irvine school. Always a coffee in hand and would tell me stories of when he taught my dad. He always had a smile on his face and took time for the students, will be missed.
Terri Morris
Message from Stan&Heather Fischer October 09, 2020
Cheryl and family..our sincere condolences on the passing of Clarke. Clarke was one of my favourite teachers from Hilda..many good memories 💙. Sending prayers to you and your family..cherish your memories as I will cherish mine🙏🙏
Stan&Heather Fischer
Message from Dexter & Fern Murschell October 09, 2020
Dear Cheryl and family, we are very saddened to hear of Clark's passing. We have often talked and had a good laugh about some of the times we shared while we were neighbours in Schuler. Where has all that time gone?! We want to send our sincere condolences to all of you. Take care.
Dexter & Fern Murschell
Message from Andre and Lenore Lemire October 09, 2020
Our condolences Cheryl and Family. Clark was one of the first people I met when I first started teaching at Irvine. His friendliness and humor resonated with me all my life. Lots of great times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Andre and Lenore Lemire
Message from Pat Weisgerber October 09, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Cheryl and family. Clark was an outstanding person always so caring and loving toward everyone. So full of gratitude that he was able to teach our children and help guide them on their way. We will always miss Clark and remember him for his love and guidance he has given to us all. Deepest sympathy to you Cheryl and all your family. Be Strong.
Pat Weisgerber
Message from Ed and Judy Stock October 09, 2020
So sad to say goodbye to such a vibrant person. Our lives were so intertwined... from being our teacher in Irvine, then being the person who hired me in Schuler and a great curling friend to then becoming my colleague back in Irvine. So much history. He was a great friend who was never at a loss for words and always had such an infectious smile. Hugs to the entire family.
Ed and Judy Stock
Message from Steve, Tammy & Natasha Krause October 09, 2020
To Cheryl and family
We were very sorry to hear of Clarks passing, our condolences go out to you and your family. We really missed having you for neighbors, he was a very special person.
Steve, Tammy & Natasha Krause
Message from Sheldon Jobb October 10, 2020
Sincere condolences Cheryl to you and your beautiful family. As you all know we think the world of you. The legacy Clark leaves with us, is one of happiness and laughter.
Simply say his name and a smile will automatically appear. What a great memory to have!
Loved him Love you All
The Jobbs
Sheldon Jobb
Message from Ylonda Jordheim October 12, 2020
Heartfelt condolences Cheryl to you and your family. I always enjoyed Clark's cheerfulness, laughter, great smile and his gentlemanly manner while teaching with him in Irvine. He left many fond memories with so many staff and students.
Ylonda Jordheim
Ylonda Jordheim
Message from Dennis and Kathleen Herman October 13, 2020
Our family condolences to Cheryl and family. We have such wonderful memories of Schuler School with Clark as principal and Cheryl keeping it running smoothly. He was a much loved teacher , we never worried about the kids getting out of line....Clark was there to reel them in. Cherish your memories.Love the Dennis Herman family.
Dennis and Kathleen Herman