Obituary for Clark Merritt
Clark died at the time of his choosing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, after his most dignified and courageous journey with ALS. Clark is survived by his sisters, Anne (Frank) Fairchild, Vi (the late Steve) Harris, brother, Keith, and numerous nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. Clark, born to a farming family, continued the legacy after graduating from Ridgetown Agricultural Technology College, being a dairy, cattle, chicken and crop farmer all of his life, with a few diversions along the way, always in the Agricultural field. Clark was a talented Auctioneer who gave his time and talent to numerous charitable causes with great pleasure. Clark was an entrepreneur, a traveller, a cowboy at heart, an accomplished Horseman, skier, hiker, white water canoeist, and mostly a lover of people and life. He brought many people into his life and made lifetime friendships with them and, among them, with each other. He put his heart and soul into fundraising for ALS research as his last efforts and set astounding records which were well recognized. He will be always remembered and sadly missed by all those who knew him and loved him. Special thanks to John and Lorraine and his PSW’s who supported him and enabled him to stay in his home as he wished. Cremation has taken place and a true Celebration of a Life well lived will be held for Clark at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Monday December 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. with a party to follow in the adjacent Charing Cross Reception Suites, as per Clark’s wishes. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to McMaster ALS Research would be appreciated.