Emma Clarke

Obituary of Emma Clarke

It is with overwhelming sadness the family of Emma Clarke announce that she gained her angel wings in the arms of her loving parents at the Janeway Children’s hospital on March 22nd, 2020. Emma was 6 ½ years old and lived in Victoria. Emma loved life, healthy or sick, she loved all adventures! Emma loved to sing, dance, paint, color, play with her many dolls and legos and spending time with her family and friends. Emma loved to dress up and wore fancy dresses and shoes as often as she could, she always sparkled! She loved to go camping and was always up for a game of hide and seek! During her journey at the Janeway she loved playing with all her nurses and child life staff, the adventures and pranks she had with you all will be cherished forever, you all certainly made an impact on her life. She lived life to the fullest all the time. Emma is survived by her parents Glenn and Courtney (Blundon) Clarke and her “bestest brother in the world” Ryan Clarke. Emma also leaves to mourn her grandparents, Evelyn and Robert Clarke, Heart’s Desire; Eileen (Meema) and Bill Matthews, New Perlican; Frank Blundon (Mary Wong) of Mount Pearl; Glenn’s sister and Emma’s Auntie Jenn and Uncle Corey Butt and Emma’s only cousin Hannah Carbonear; many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins of Glenn and Courtney’s – special Cousins Jillian Balsom (Emma’s Godmother) and Catherine Balsom Pennell (Blair Pennell) of St. John’s, and special cousin Gwen (Blundon) Parsons, John, Avery and Carly of Paradise, all of whom were such a wonderful support to Emma through the past 2 years. Close friends Krystle Drover (Emma’s godmother), Dean, Claire, Lily Drover and Logan George of Kingston, NS; Jeremy Smith (Emma’s godfather), Trish and best friend Eve Smith, Western Bay; Renee MacGregor, Torquil, Kelton, Landen and Isla MacGregor, Stonehaven, Scotland; Amanda, Brian, Avery, and Landon Critch of Paradise. Emma also gained many friends on her journey, Ronda, Natalia and Hayden Williams, Labrador City; Sharon Penney, Shawn, Damien and Sophie Smale, Goose Bay; Kelly Earle and Sammi Jo James, Point Leamington; Joanne Mayo and Rianna Brenton, Burin, just to name a few who touched our lives. Also survived by a large circle of family, friends and supporters. Emma fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past 2 years and made a lasting impression on those she met on her journey. Emma was a fighter to the end and always wore a big smile throughout all the surgeries and treatments. She was brave beyond words. Even on her worse days she had a smile and a laugh or giggle at something. Her smile lit up the room. She sparkled! There are so many people that have helped Emma over her journey that it is impossible to mention everyone. A special thanks to the Janeway Children’s Hospital, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital; Ronald McDonald House, St. John’s and Toronto, ON. Her Care team which included Janeway Medicine, Surgery, Medical daycare, Child Life staff, and Kitchen staff. The Nurses and Doctors at the Janeway will always have such a special place in our hearts, the support you all gave us throughout this entire journey will never be forgotten. She loved you all so very much. Emma’s Janeway teachers Joanne Mercer and Jill Cluney who Emma completed Kindergarten with, she made such wonderful memories with you both, that will be cherished forever. Also, all the staff, teachers, students and families of Persalvic Elementary School, Victoria. Emma’s time there may have been short, but it was impactful! She loved school and all her teachers and school mates. There are just so many people who have helped to support, fundraise and pray for our family from all over the world they are just too numerous to mention, please know we appreciate each and every thing you have done for our family. It is overwhelming the amount of family, friends, church and public support we have received. A special thank you to Glenn’s employer Belfor Property Restoration, Islaview Foundation, Candlelighters Association, Children’s Wish Foundation, Give Kids the World resort, Kissimmee, Florida; Dr.Jack Hand Legacy Foundation, Tyler Robinson Foundation, WLHM Crochet for Cancer, Grimsby, ON, Shoppers Drug Mart, Torbay Road, St. John’s, St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear, United Church, Victoria, Victoria Fire Department, Victoria Recreation Committee, New Perlican Recreation Committee, Heart’s Desire Recreation Committee; to Rev. Ed Keeping, Rev. Irene Sutton and Rev. Gloria Wendover for their support to the family. Memorials may be made to the Clarke family to help with expenses or made to a charity of one’s choice. Cremation has taken place. “Look for my star in the night sky, I’ll be in heaven shining bright”. It can be found by using the OSR Star Finder app. Download the app at osr.org/app. Then use the code RPP498266 to find the star. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, Emma’s celebration of life will take place at a later date at St. James Anglican Church, Bond Street, Carbonear. with Rev. Irene Sutton and Rev. Gloria Wendover officiating, to be followed by a reception which will also be announced. The family may be contacted by mail at Box 1096, Victoria, NL. A0B 4G0. Quote from Tyler Robinson: - “The real battle is not whether you live or die; it is how you respond to the challenge”
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