Albert D. Clark of Fredericton, born March 21, 1932, in Marysville and adored husband of Ardith A. (Cliff) Clark, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on June 6, 2020, at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton.
In his early years, Albert worked for the Marysville cotton mill and became foreman of machinery operations. After becoming a licensed mechanic, he worked for various automobile dealerships, obtained several diplomas for his trade, and opened his own service station. Albert also had a real interest in carpentry and later used those skills both for other businesses and himself, as he formed his own construction company and led the reconstruction, renovations, and operations management of Beulah Camp in Browns Flat. Albert never wavered in his faith in God and always displayed a quiet spirit in every situation. He was a conscientious man and worked hard and well in his labour of love and service to the church. He never refused to help the many people who came to him with a variety of projects.
Albert was a faithful member of The Wesleyan Church, using his skills and ability to renovate and upkeep Olivet Wesleyan Church and build River Valley Wesleyan Church. He also served on local church boards, district boards of The Wesleyan Church, and The Wesleyan Church of Canada board. Following retirement, he returned to Fredericton where he and Ardith attended and supported Journey Wesleyan Church and became active in the seniors’ ministry.
Albert and Ardith were married in 1953 in the Reformed Baptist Church in Fredericton and settled in Marysville where Albert built two homes to accommodate their growing family of three children, whom he loved and adored. He also built a cottage on Beulah Campground where they spent their summers. They loved to travel and enjoyed trips across Canada, the U.S., and Europe to visit with family and friends.
Albert was a very loving and devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his three children, sons Dr. David A. Clark (Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark); and Wayne Clark (Nora); and daughter, Marilyn Ward (Dr. Tom Ward); his seven grandchildren, Lucas Clark (Dr. Amanda Clark); Purdy MacPherson (Jeff); Spencer Clark (Alexandra); Natascha Fitch (Jaron); Christina Clark (Sean Aubé); Alex Ward; and Jennifer Ward; and his four great-grandchildren, Evelyn MacPherson; Emmett Clark; Aeris Fitch; and Alister Fitch. He is survived by his wife Ardith Clark and his siblings Maxine Toomey; Myrna Tweedie (Bob); Judy Dorcas (Dave); Carol Baker (Bruce); Alden Clark (Sharon); and Gary Clark (Barb). He was predeceased by his parents Vinton and Ardath (Estabrooks) Clark and brother-in-law Winston Toomey.
Pallbearers will be Lucas Clark, Spencer Clark, Alex Ward, Jeff MacPherson, Jaron Fitch, and Sean Aubé.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are through Bishop’s Funeral Home. Donations in Albert’s memory may be made to Beulah Camp, Kingswood University, or Journey Wesleyan Church.