Clarence Walter MANULAK
Clarence Walter Manulak of Edmonton Alberta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 26, 2023, at the age of 86. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength, and unforgettable memories.
Clarence’s warm smile and presence will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. He joins his daughter Catherine Penner who passed away August 10, 2017.
Clarence will be lovingly remembered by his wife Grace of 62 years, their daughter Patricia Powell (Warren), granddaughter Marina Thauvette (Marc), great grandchildren Mia and Mateo, step grandsons Sean and Jesse Powell (Scarlet), son-in-law Roger Penner. Clarence’s sisters, Jean Campbell (Frank) and Stella Lytle, also his sisters-in-law Dorothy Manulak, Jean McColl, Doreen Hope (Cliff), Leona Huxley, Paulette Huxley and a multitude of nieces and nephews across Canada.
Clarence was born on July 17 in the rural farming community of Shoal Lake Manitoba. He was the youngest of seven children and from an early age he embodied a strong work ethic and a deep passion for life. His ambitious spirit led him to establish a long and successful career as an Engineering Sale Manager for Alberta Government Telephones (AGT). He dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his career which led to many successful endeavors while traveling the world and meeting many interesting people.
After years of hard work, Clarence retired at the age of 53, allowing him to fully enjoy the retired life. Clarence and Grace loved travelling down to Palm Springs for the winters with one of the many Airstreams they owned over the years.
While Clarence’s career accomplishments were indeed remarkable, his true legacy lies in the love and devotion he had for his family. He was a pillar of strength and support, always willing to lend a hand and offer guidance. His charisma and ability to connect with people was something to admire.
A very special thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, Blue Jay Unit, for their kind and compassionate care they gave Clarence during his time there, keeping him comfortable and at ease.
Though our hearts ache with sadness, we find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace. Watching over us from above, Clarence’s love will forever guide us through our life’s journeys.