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The Earth journey of Emery Julien Clark of Vancouver, BC (and a proud member of Thessalon First Nation in Ontario) has come to a close as he joined the spirit world on Friday, September 16th at St. John’s Hospice in Vancouver.

Emery joins his mother, (the late Mabel Clark) in Gaagige Minawaanigoziwining (the land of everlasting happiness) as they await those left behind, including his beloved sisters Violet McLean (late Robert “Bush”) and Rachael Clark of Vancouver and his brother, Gerry (Pauline), all of Thessalon. He also leaves behind his adored nieces Kim Goodmurphy (Dan), Jenny Pillon (Chad), Angela McLean, Courtney Clark (Jon Craig), Noella Clark (Thomas Corbett) and nephews Chris Fraser (Kym), Robert Corbiere (Amy), (late) Craig Milner and Wayne Milner as well as several great-nephews and nieces.

Emery was the son of Mabel (Bisaillon) & Byron Clark, born October 26, 1955 in Thessalon where he grew up. As a young man, he moved to Toronto and then to Vancouver, where he spent most of his adult life. He worked in various jobs and also spent time volunteering for Wings Housing Society, a social service program to support those living with HIV/AIDS in Vancouver.

Emery was a kind, humble, gentle soul who enjoyed the beautiful and meaningful aspects of life. He loved photography, beading, music, native crafts and attending art and First Nations cultural events, meeting with friends and family, watching hockey, and playing bingo. A bright light on a cloudy day; he always had humour and a positive attitude - the kind of person you were lucky to be around. His presence will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Emery’s life will be celebrated at the Thessalon First Nation Community Hall on Friday October 7th at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Baamaa pii, Emery! We all love you.

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