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Memorable Manitobans: Ralph Clark (1928-2014)

Cleric, rancher.

Born at Sherkston, Ontario on 6 July 1928, son of George Clark (1891-1982) and Fanny Storm (?-1954), he received a degree from McMaster University then came to Manitoba where he received a Theology degree from United College. After being ordained a United Church minister, he served at LaRiviere United Church (1949-1952), Lauder United Church (1952-1958), Hamiota United Church (1958-1969), Dugald United Church (?-?), Anola United Church (?-?), Minto United Church (?-?), St. Andrew's United Church at Ninette (?-?), and Kings United Church at Margaret (?-?). For ten years before retirement, he worked for the Manitoba Highways Department.

Active in amateur sports, in the late 1960s he coached the Hamiota Collegiate girls’ basketball team to a provincial championship, and he was a long-time announcer for the Hamiota Red Sox baseball team. He served as President of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League. After he retired, he and his wife Jean (?-2009) returned to Lauder where they raised cattle. He was said to have a photographic memory.

He died near Lauder between 26 and 29 December 2014 after getting his vehicle stuck in snow.

Sources:

“‘Piece of heaven’ near Lauder protected by new agreement,” Brandon Sun, 24 September 2009, page 21.

“Well-liked minister dies of hypothermia,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2015, page B4.

“Cut from a different cloth,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 2015, page A7.

This page was prepared by Bill Redekop and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2022

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