CLARE, WILLIAM EDWARD – passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday October 4, 2017 in his 87th year. Loving husband to Marie. Dear father of Diane Poland (Ron), Gordon (Pam) and Alan. Step father to David Moores (Leslie), Ann Culp (Wilfred), Wendy Novosel (Gerry), Kay Piunno (Tony) and Carol Moores (Ian Moat). Loving grandfather and great grandfather to many.

William is survived by his brothers John (Donna), Robert (Rita) and Donald (Gladys) and sister Sharon Atkins (Dave) and brother in law Richard Lee, as well as many nieces and nephews. William is predeceased by his first wife Doris (1988), new born twins Bill and John (1964) his son James (1981), grandson Bruce (1991) and sisters Marilyn Givens (Edgar) and Phyllis Lee. Bill was a proud member of the Welland Optimists Club, worked for E. S. Fox, was a founding partner of Clare’s Cycle and Sports for many years and was self-employed as Wm. Clare Plumbing and Heating. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road Fenwick on Thursday October 19th at 11:00 A.M. Interment at Fonthill Cemetery to follow. The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 18th, from 6 to 9 P.M.



  • So sad for everyone’s loss but glad Uncle Bill is no longer struggling. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all.

  • Wendy and family. So sorry for your loss. Words can not express our sincere condolences during this time. Just know we are thinking of you
    Janette and Paul

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    To: Diane, Gordon and Alan and Maree and all the Clares:
    Our prayers are with you at this sad time. Sorry that we cannot be with you.
    Love always!
    Earl, Jean Craig, Todd and Lynn and families

  • To Diane, Gordon, Alan and families, our family wishes to extend our sincere sympathies on the loss of your father and step mother. We were fortunate to have Bill in our lives and grateful that Bill and Mum found each other and enjoyed 26 years together. The vows they made through sickness and health held true until the end. They will both be dearly missed.

  • Your Condolence To Kay, Tony and Jenna. We will never forget Bill and our Christmas breakfasts at your home. He was a kind and thoughtful gentleman who always had an interesting story to tell, a warm smile and a love of life. He and Marie were a devoted couple and it was always a pleasure to be in their company. We shall miss them both.

  • Dee, Gord, Alan & Families;
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
    I have thought of your family many times over the years.
    Only fond memories come to mind.
    Sincerest condolences from my family to yours.
    Lisa ♡

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