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.