CLARE, MARIE – Marie Clare of Welland passed away on October 12, 2017 in her 88th year. Born to Ethel and Arthur Scott in London, England on October 28, 1929. Predeceased by husband Raymond Moores (1976). Predeceased by her husband of 26 years, William Clare on October 4, 2017. She leaves behind her loving children David (Lesley) Moores, Ann (Wilf) Culp, Wendy (Gerry) Novosel, Kay (Tony) Piunno, Carol Moores (Ian Moat); grandchildren Lesley (Matt) Frey, Lisa (Neil) McDonough, Grant Novosel, Jenna Piunno and great grandchildren Sarah & Andrew Frey, Ryan & Kyle McDonough. She is also survived by (William) Bill’s family; Alan Clare, Gordon (Pam) Clare and Diane (Ron) Poland; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Marie and Ray married at the end of World War II and moved to Canada from England in 1957 with their three small children. Later they had two more children. Marie longed for her British roots and joined the Mountbatten Club. She was a volunteer with the E.L. Crossley marching band and an active member of the Velvetones. She also enjoyed golfing, bowling, painting and knitting. Mom and Bill were avid travellers with mom doing most of the driving. She always had a good sense of humour, even during her most difficult days. The family will receive friends at LAMPMANS FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Sunday October 15th, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 16th at 10:30 A.M. Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer’s Society/Cancer Society/Heart and Stroke would be greatly appreciated by the family. The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff at the Woolcott Wing of the Welland Hospital for the excellent care provided to mom and Bill while they were both under their care at the same time. Mom was moved to Woodlands of Sunset the day before her passing, the residents and nursing staff at Woodlands were very compassionate and provided mom with an honour guard and prayer as a fitting testament to her strength and courage these past few months.