Doctor David Alfred Clarke (Lt (Ret’d))

    • Doctor David Alfred Clarke (Lt (Ret’d))
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-52

    We regret to advise of the death of Doctor David Alfred Clarke (Lieutenant (Ret’d)) peacefully at the Westside Care Centre in Kelowna, BC on 18 February 2006.

    David was born in Toronto in 1920. He graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON in 1943. He then joined the Royal Canadian Engineers where he served for the next two years as a Lieutenant during the Second World War. After the war, David entered Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON graduating in 1950. He interned at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

    In 1952 he earned his Masters of Public Health at Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA. In 1961 he received his specialist certificate in Public Health while a research director in pedestrian traffic projects from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 1983 he received his fellowship from the Royal Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    A celebration of his life will be held on 25 February at the First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Foundation designated toward the Dr. David Clarke Bursary Fund which is made available each year to any post-secondary student in the Central and South Okanagan wishing to further their education in a health-related field. {gdSep2015kh}[zpp, zsd]