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Clara McCartney

Clara McCartney

Tuesday, September 16th, 1919 Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

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Obituary for Clara May McCartney (Rickard)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Clara (Sis) May McCartney announce her peaceful passing in the early morning of Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospice at age 99. Mom lived in the family home on Burriss Street for 69 years and for the past eight years resided at Jasper Place.

Mom was born on September 16, 1919 in Port Arthur to George and Giles Rickard and attended local schools. She was married on June 10th, 1939 to John (Bud) McCartney and together they raised four children.

Clara was a member of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, past active member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1212 and also of the Port Arthur Legion Branch 5. She formerly worked at Lakeview High School, Dawson Court and W. J. Griffis Childrens' Centre as a cook until her retirement.

Clara was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her many talents included baking, decorating wedding cakes, gardening and was famous for her many knitted gifts which are cherished. She was a humble, gentle woman who was truly loved and treasured.

Clara is survived by her daughters, Mary Jean Larocque, Barbara (Vlado) Kruzick and Carol Klukie. She is also survived by her grandchildren Shelley, Michael, Patrick, Greg, Steven, Korinne, Mark, David, Daniel, Melissa, their spouses and 16 great grandchildren. She was Aunt Sis to numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Mom was predeceased by her parents, husband Bud, son David, grandson Josh Klukie, sons-in-law George Larocque and Reg Klukie and also sister Mary(John) Beaucage, brothers John (Dorothy) and Jim (Esther) Rickard, brother-in-law Jim (Rose) McCartney, sister-in-law Jean (Arne) Malo and her mother-in-law Sarah McCartney who she dearly loved.

Services for Mom will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 North Court Street followed by interment in Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to St. Joseph's Foundation-Hospice Unit, TBRHSC Foundation or your charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at

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  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
    Rev. Susan Mattison
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 |
    Riverside Cemetery
    800 Oliver Road
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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Sherry Rickard-Martinez

Dearest Family and friends, I thank you for all the warmth and love you shared with my Great Aunt Sis all these years. Living Far away I always got a warm welcome when I showed up to visit Grandpa (Jim Rickard), I would run over to give Aunti a huge hug and make a plan for tea together. She would always put out baked treats and we would have an amazing visit.That is my blessing. She always made time and these are memories I live with always. My heart is with you in these many days to follow. Love you all and thank you for sharing her with me. Xoxoxo Sherry Rickard-Martinez
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