It is with great sadness that we report the passing of long-time Kelowna Chapter member Clara Hare. Clara and husband Carl had recently attended our potluck dinner two weeks Sunday, and Clara passed away this Thursday.
Our thoughts are with Carl, his family as we reflect on the many good times we enjoyed with Clara. She will be missed.
Below is Clara’s obituary as published by Springfield Funeral Home:
Clara passed away suddenly, to the grief of her family, on October 10, 2013, at the age of 81 years. She was born in Provost, Alberta, on June 25th, 1932, to Alfred and Jensine Angeltvedt (nee Tuft). A gold medalist in school and the Vice-President of the University of Alberta Student Union, she married Carl Hare in 1955. Their careers at university and in acting led them to live in several cities in England and Canada. In Victoria for twenty years, and both in Edmonton and Kelowna for sixteen, she made many selfless contributions to those around her and to the community. She will be terribly missed by her daughter Moira, her children Emma and Nicholas and their father, Garnet; her son Donovan, his children Nathan, Dylan and Rachel and their mother, Ruth; and her son Kevin, his daughter Lucy and her mother Corinne. Although well known as an actor and teacher, she will be especially remembered for her herself; as many have said, a wonderful, warm, empathetic woman, vital, energetic, filled with such life, joy and love. Funeral services will be held in Kelowna at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and All Angels at noon on Saturday, October 19th. A memorial and interment will take place in Provost, Alberta on Monday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Lutheran Church.
Many thanks for the efforts of those who helped her in the Emergency Ward and the Cardiac Cath Lab at the Kelowna General Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077