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Celia Louise Clarke
Sunday, January 21, 2018
at age

Cremation at Riverside Cemetery and Crematorium


Private Family Arrangements


Celia Louise Clarke - Passed unexpectedly on January 21, 2018 in Barrie, Ontario in her 74th year with her daughter at her side. Best friend, wife, mother, Nana, retired teacher, voracious book gobbler, music lover, Scrabble player and all around lovely soul with the best sense of humour. She is predeceased by her soul mate and husband Michael Clarke, her father Charles Lindenburn and her mother Louise. Survived and achingly missed by her daughter, Sarah Payne (Clarke), and her much-adored grandchildren, Aedan and Emily Payne of Barrie, her brother Andrew Lindenburn, sister-in-law Pauline and nephews William and Thomas of Surrey, U.K., Great Uncle Ken Perkins of North Devon, U.K., cousin Anthea and her husband Rex Hinton, their children Karen and Joanne of Reading, U.K., and cousins Ian and Lesley Ramsey and their children Amy, Megan and Carly of Bristol, U.K. Sorely missed by Gabriel McKay of Nipawin, Saskatchewan and many students whose lives she touched while teaching at the First Nation of Red Earth, Saskatchewan and across Canada.Special thanks to the kind and compassionate medical staff at RVH. A celebration of her exceptional life will be held in Barrie in early summer 2018. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the JENNETT FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTRE 152 Bradford Street Barrie. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a memorial tree planting organization like www.alivingtribute.ca or environmental improvement organization of your choice would be something she and the family would very much appreciate.



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Our deepest sympathies. May you be comforted by the beautiful memories of your mother during this time of deep loss. May she fly high amongst the angels . With all our love Natasja, Matt, Savannah and Jackson .
By Natasja Payne

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with the family. Love, The Graszat Family
By The Graszats

Dear Sarah and family I was shocked to hear of your moms sudden passing. Having relocated back to Ontario I was looking forward to connecting with Celia and share life. I do hope when time permits we will be able to meet. You can contact me through Pat. Take care and God Bless all of you.
By Cousin - Carol...

Dear Sarah and family, sorry to hear the news of my Aunt Celia. Very fond memories of times spent on the island with you and your family as well as countless camping trips together. Your mom was so special and such a very loving Aunt. I will always cherish the time spent with you and your mom and want to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. I can still hear your moms voice when she was always calling you --- Sarah -- Sarah come back, don't venture so far. Live in the special memories of your mother and cherish the love she had for her special daughter. Hugs Sarah Love Bryon
By Bryon Clarke

My heart is with yours everyday. To be without not just one, but two parents is doubly heartbreaking. I feel for you and your family. Your Mom was always so very kind to me with a beautiful smile! I always thought her to be so lovely & unique. When you can, take comfort in all of your memories, her voice in your head, all that reminds you of her...and the spirit of love & strength that is within you because of her.
By Laurie Goodman

Sarah, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is never easy to lose someone so close, especially when it is sudden or unexpected. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Looking forward to seeing you and giving you a big hug. Be strong.
By Jeff Caines

Dear Sarah I was lucky enough to have spent a great deal of my childhood and teen years hanging out with you, my BFF and your eternally cool parents. They always made me feel welcome,and warmly endured our crazy antics and skits. I was lucky enough to also have your mom as a teacher. She introduced our school to a fantastic art class of photography, film and animation helping to further my love, and eventual career in the business. Thank you for sharing her with me and all the kids at Huron Heights. She was a wonderful mentor and second mom. I will miss her very very much. Stay strong Batman. Xxoo
By Robin Trickett


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