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Clare Downey

Clare Edward Downey

Monday, March 28th, 1938 - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Downey, Clare Edward—Surrounded by his family and welcomed Home by the Lord on August 18, 2020.
Beloved husband and best friend of Jeannette (nee Martin). Dear Dad of Kimberly, Edward and his wife Christine, Jeffrey and his wife Lisa, Carolyn and her husband Blake. Clare’s pride and joy were his grandchildren: Ryan, Michael, Edward, Jordan, Kathryn and Ella. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Marjory Downey, Shirley Downey, Gerald and Donna Downey, Mary and Dennis Fedy, Margaret Ann and Bill Atkinson, Mike Ferguson and Carol Martin. Treasured uncle of Tracey, Jim and Emily Vlasveld. Loved also by his cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Louise Downey, his parents-in-law, Myron and Thelma Martin; his brothers, Jack, Paul, Bob and Don; his sister, Eleanor Blair; his sister-in-law Kathy Ferguson and his nephew Stacey Ferguson. Clare and Jeannette owned a farm and built a life in Moorefield for nearly 30 years. Their door and their hearts were always open to all who visited; many stories were told, laughs were shared and hearts were healed at their kitchen table. Clare was the Chief Engineer at the University of Waterloo and the Operations Manager at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. He was passionate about his work and had great regard for those he worked with. A great storyteller and a man of deep integrity, Clare revelled in the love of his family, service to his community and time spent in Nature. Clare’s family is deeply grateful for Dr. Kilmurry, Dr. Knight, the staff of the KW Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care staff at Groves Memorial Hospital for ensuring that his journey was filled with compassion and dignity. Clare’s life and legacy will be celebrated with visitation at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Homes-Waterloo Chapel, 617 King St. N. Waterloo ( across from Home Depot . Visitation will be held on Friday August 21 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Teresa of Avila R. C. Church, 19 Flamingo Drive, Elmira on Saturday August 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. Fr. Peter Meyer officiating. Interment to follow in Elora, ON at St. Mary and St. Joseph Cemetery. Reception will follow in the Wellington Room of the Funeral Home in Waterloo. Due to COVID-19, mandatory physical distancing and use of facial masks will be enforced. Please visit the website at www.grahamgiddyfh.com to send a condolence, leave a donation or RSVP for attendance. For more information, please contact the funeral home at ( 519-888-7700 ). If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Palliative Care unit at Groves Memorial Hospital, and the Farley Foundation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Theresa of Avila R. C Church
    Address
    19 Flamingo Drive
    ELMIRA, ON
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    Officiant
    Fr Peter Meyers
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary / St. Joseph Cemetery
    Address
    Elora
    ELORA, ON
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  • Reception

    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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Charlie W& Darlene Wilson

Posted at 05:13pm
Our deepest sympathies to Jeannette and family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
We were close neighbors growing up and I also knew some of Clare's family as well. Please also extend our condolences to your sister Carol, and Clare's family too.
EB

Ella Box

Posted at 02:36pm
Thinking of you on hearing of Clare's death, sincere sympathy to you Jeanette and your family.
Ella and Carmen Box(Herman) of Renfrew Ontario
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Marianne Brinjak

Posted at 11:22am
My condolences to Claire’s entire family. I wish I could pay my respects to you in person, however I am unable to be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you always cherish your fond and happy memories of Claire. Sincerely, Rosemarie O’Reilly (nee McKeown), Toronto
RC

Randy C

Posted at 08:05am
From my family to all of you, our sincerest condolences
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Sean Downey

Posted at 04:19pm
Please accept our most sincere condolences. The loss of someone you were close to is never easy. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. Clare will be in our hearts, prayers and memories forever.

Seanding our Love,
Sean and Priscilla.
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