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Wilma H. Clark


Wilma H. Clark
Wilma Hanna Hilton Clark September 28, 1929 – March 4, 2019
Wilma passed away peacefully March 4, 2019, at Passamaquoddy Lodge, St Andrews, NB.
She lived her life robustly and with music in her heart! Her life was a true love story with her beloved John. After seeing her perform “The Little White Wash Building by the Barn” at the Algonquin Hotel in the summer of ’53, a whirlwind romance followed, with their wedding July 1954.
Wilma loved to sing, anytime and anywhere, just give her a note and off she went. Would always bring a smile to anyone who heard her captivating voice.
She was born and raised in Toronto, one of 4 siblings to Sam and Nancy Hilton. After marrying John, they moved to Kennebecasis Park, NB to start their family, later moving to Fredericton and finally retiring to St. Andrews. Through it all, Wilma was the ultimate homemaker.
Wilma sang with the Leslie Bell Singers, in Toronto (’50-‘53) and toured Canada and the US with the choir.
John & Wilma traveled the world on many GM trips, tearing up the dance floor wherever they went. They spent many winters in Siesta Key and Destin, Florida; and Rancho Mirage, California, making many friends along the way. Summers were spent with family in St Andrews by the Sea.
Her candid camera shots of gatherings, good times and special occasions were legendary; along with her meticulously created photo albums.
Wilma was a ferocious card shark, particularly with cribbage; and loved her crossword puzzles.
She played tennis, golf and curled, skipping an unbelievable 8 ender with her team.
Wilma loved the water, swimming for hours in the pool or sailing the Bay of Fundy on the “White Knuckles” fondly named after her vice like grip on the rails!
But most of all she loved her family. Wilma leaves behind her husband John and children, Cynthia, John Jr (Pam) and Jim (Beth), grandkids Jay (Talia), Kyle and Chelsey and great grand-kid Jack; and her in-laws Nancy Wolfe, Richard and Margie Clark and their families.
Wilma was predeceased by her sisters Marnie, Shirley and brother Jim.
Aunt Wilma will be remembered by all her Quennell, Fick and Hilton nieces, nephews and their families; and cousin Gertrude in Belfast.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L 2B2 (506 – 466 – 3110)
A donation to the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank will be made followed by Wilma’s request for cremation.
A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held in St. Andrews at the Algonquin Hotel Casino on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Dress code is business casual.
If you wish to attend Wilma's celebration of her life please RSVP to the funeral home either by phone or by email at by June 1st, 2019
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Passamaquoddy Lodge Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Many thanks to the staff at Passamaquoddy Lodge for their gentle care and kindness in making Mom’s last few months so comfortable.

Although a time of sadness and great loss, we draw comfort in knowing that Wilma is now singing with the Angels.

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