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Rev. Earl Clemens

Rev. Earl Osborne Clemens

Tuesday, September 27th, 1932 - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Obituary

REV. EARL CLEMENS
1932 – 2020

Peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at VON-Sakura House, Woodstock, Rev. Earl Osborne Clemens, of Tillsonburg, was promoted to Glory, at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his first wife Maureen (1984). Loving and gentle husband for 33 years to Marlene (nee Williams). The best father anyone could ever have to his sons; Duane Clemens and his wife Cindy, David Clemens and his wife Mary, and Terry Clemens. Proud and loving grandfather to, Sarah and her husband Carson, Sondi, Daniel, Tavis, and Rachel. Great grandfather to Kylie and Kale. Survived by his sister Joan Buchner and her husband David, and brother Roger Clemens and his wife Marie. Loving uncle to 8 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Osborne Clemens, and his mother Charlotte (nee Sternaman). Rev. Earl was a Baptist minister for over 50 years, Pastoring 6 churches throughout his career. Earl will always be remembered as a very creative man, he built his own home and his own cottage. He loved woodworking, and was not afraid to try anything. Earl’s motto was “If someone else can do it, I can too”. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home Limited, at a later date. Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation , VON-Sakura House, Woodstock, or to the Gideons would be appreciated by the Clemens family and can be made by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home Limited, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted with arrangements. Friends and relatives are invited to show their support by sending special heartfelt tributes, and hugs from home in memory of Earl to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.
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Sherry Armstrong-Smith

Posted at 04:34pm
As a distant relative of Earl's I offer my condolences, albeit a little overdue. My parents, Lyle & Pat, shared the news of his passing. I have not seen Earl in many years, but I remember when he used to come to visit my Aunt Fern in Selkirk at the Hoover's farm. Aunt Fern used to enjoy his visits. She always looked forward to seeing him. I don't know if she ever told Earl this but maybe it's time that I let you in on a little secret that Aunt Fern shared with me as a child? She always told me that Earl loved pumpkin pie. I don't know whether or not this was really a favourite of his but she definitely thought it was. Anyways, Aunt Fern used to make him a squash pie and told him it was pumpkin but we weren't allowed to tell him. I don't know why I remember this so vividly when I forget so many things from years past. Maybe I'll be in trouble all of these years later for sharing Aunt Fern's secrets but as I find myself searching for some old lost family recipes I wonder if this might be useful information to someone striving to make one of her prized pies. I myself and in search of recipe for some maple glazed buns that Aunt Fern used to make and I can't help but wonder if she shared this secret with another family member hoping that one day we would connect.

In all seriousness, I do hope you enjoy my little memory of Earl and his late Aunt Fern and I wish the family well.

Sherry Armstrong-Smith (nee Hoover)
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Roberta Nancy Nay

Posted at 12:46am
Rev. Clemens was my pastor in Lyndoch. I was a wee child, and was very sick. Rev. Clemens was the most loving, kind man toward the children in the church. He has been a part of my heart for all of my life. Spending an evening visiting him in his cottage, was a real treat for us, who were poor as church mice. May God Be with the family is your loss. May you find favour in God's peace and comfort.
Nancy Kuehl...... from Lyndoch Ontario/ now Kitchener Ontario
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Jerry and Sylvia Kmet

Posted at 01:25pm
Pastor Clemens served at Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington so we remember him well. Terry and our son Steven were good friends during this time so we got to know each other as both boys spent summer time together at Camp Kakeka. Pastor was wonderful to my parents. He and dad spent many hours discussing wood working and the various tools to use to get the effects they wanted for their creations. Pastor's creativity was evident in and around the church. He was there any time he was needed. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Jerry and Sylvia Kmet
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Alan Rietberg

Posted at 02:22pm
I did not know Earl personally although I met him at Fellowship Conventions and appreciated his faithfulness in the ministry over so many decades. It is a wonderful thing to be able to say, with assurance, that he is in heaven awaiting that great and glorious day of reunion with all those who have claimed Christ as their Saviour and, in the meantime, free from the present health and worldly constraints. May the Lord bring each family member and friend the comfort He promises.
Alan & Helen Rietberg (Central Baptist, Brantford)

Nancy Stackhouse Pelletier

Posted at 09:16am
Pastor Clemens was my pastor in my early to mid teen years at Fellowship Baptist in Melvern Square N.S. I remember him being a very talented man when it came to crafts at VBS or children’s programs. I remember him having a heart for people, doing lots of visitation. On Sunday morning he was up early and out the door to go pick up children for Sunday School, many times bringing a dozen children packed into his car. He will be rewarded. Prayers to the family.
 

Nancy Stackhouse Pelletier Posted at 09:21am

I was Nancy Harvie back then.
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