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F. Vincent Clark, 89, of Edinburgh Hall, 356 Young Street, Truro, NS, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2016 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in St. Stephen, NB in 1926 he was the eldest son of the late Frank S. Clark and Elva (Armstrong) Clark. He graduated with honours from St. Stephen High School in 1944 and the University of New Brunswick in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. He spent his entire career in the woodlands division of Scott Paper Company in Nova Scotia as a Forester in charge of cruising, surveying, lumbering and logging operations and retired as Manager of Scott’s vast timberlands in the Province in 1984. He was a founding member and past President of the N.S. Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry; a former member of the N.S. Land Surveyor’s Association; a former Director of the N.S. Forest Products Association; and former Director and past President of the Maritime Lumber Bureau. Active in community affairs, Vince assisted a number of charitable organizations and was Campaign Chairman for the Truro and District United Way in 1987; a member and former Director of the Rotary Club of Truro; a charter member of the Truro Tree Commission and a member, former elder and two-time member of the Board of Stewards of the First United Church in Truro. Extremely interested in sports, he was a member of the Truro Golf Club for 40 years and Honorary Member and past President of the Truro Curling Club. An ardent curler, he represented Truro in 35 Provincial Championships, 30 as Skip, including the prestigious Masters title in 1988.
Vincent is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Evelyn Kempton of Liverpool, NS; daughter Carolyn (Thomas) Burlock of Truro; grandson Denym Burlock of Simcoe, ON; granddaughter Jaclyn (Retd MCpl Shannon) Thibodeau of Lwr. Sackville, NS; beloved great-grandsons Jayden and Torin; brothers David (Bonnie) of Ottawa; Millidge (Eleanor) of Moore’s Mills, NB; sister Carmen (Donald) MacDougall of Moncton, NB; several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Gary, and brother Charles.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm, January 19, at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral will be at First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro at 2pm, January 20. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Interment will be at a later date in Watson Cemetery. Family flowers only. Charitable donations may be made to the First United Church or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

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