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LITTLE Mr. Clarence Joseph Born November 13, 1920 Served overseas with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa from 1939 – 1942, then with the 27th Canadian Armoured Sherbrooke Fusiliers from 1942 – 1945. Clarence passed away suddenly on Friday, October 17th, 2008, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre at the age of 87 years with family at his bedside. He leaves behind his loving wife and partner of 62 years, Rae Smart. He was a devoted father to Suzanne (Bob), Connie (Paul), Molly, Bob (Tuin), Nancy (Bob) and Richard (Lana) all of Alberta as well as Jane of Quebec. Clarence was a much loved grandfather to Annette, Tammy, Rob Hodgins, Greg and Jennifer Hayes, Craig and James Moffitt, Angela, Katie and Jesse Collins, Sarah, Tracey and Jason Little, Brett and Morgan Little. He was a great-grandfather to Paige, Faith and Deana Gillard, William and Callum Hayes, Kenadee Moffitt, Tira Moffitt and Winston Burgess. Clarence was born in Clarendon, Quebec, the 5th child of Catherine Finan and Joseph Little. He was predeceased by Winnifred, Clifford, Vivian, John, Kenneth, Floyd, Manson, Sybil and Garnet. Clarence is survived by his youngest sister Clara Russell of Shawville, Quebec. Upon returning from overseas, Clarence farmed in Starks Corners, Quebec while working full time at the Hilton Mines until 1975 when he headed west to Fort McMurray, AB. He worked as a bucketwheel operator at Suncor (GCOS) until his retirement in 1985. Clarence had a lifelong passion for fishing and hunting, avidly pursuing these well into his retirement. Remembered as a patient, kind and caring individual with an enthusiasm for life. He was noted for his quiet determination. Clarence lived and enjoyed a full rich life. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer, where a visitation with the family will be held Friday, October 24, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.. A celebration of Clarence's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Bethany Baptist Church, 3901 – 44 Street, Red Deer. Interment will follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice in care of Parkland Funeral Home 403-340-4040, 1-800-481-7421 or the Shawville Dialysis Fund in care of W.J. Hayes Funeral Home, Shawville, Quebec 1-819-647-2221. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com In living memory of Clarence Little, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.


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