Clark Alexander Murdock passed away at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville on Wed., Dec. 16, 2009.
Born on Sept. 21, 1913, he was the son of the late Albert and Valetta (McCaul) Murdock. He was predeceased by his brothers Norman, Lloyd, Earl, Irvine, and Milton, and sister, Lucinda. Clark was raised at Reid’s Mills and attended North Mountain Consolidated School in Hallville.
On Dec. 14, 1935, he married Selma Davis in Merrickville. Until 1963, they farmed at Reid’s Mills, at which time they purchased the general store in Balderson, and later, the general store in Maynard. Moving to Johnstown in 1974, Clark was an agent for Brockville Cemetery Memorials until his retirement in 1981.
“The Boss” is survived by his daughter, Muriel Allen (the late Don) of Mountain, Mel (Yvonne) of Osgoode, and Dixie Vanderstelt (Nick) of Richmond, B.C. He is predeceased by his son, Harold, and daughter, Nancy. He was “Clark” or “Grandpa” to nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The funeral service was held at the Tubman Funeral Home, Kars Chapel, on Dec. 18 with Rev. Blair Paterson of Hallville United Church officiating. The pallbearers were Mel Murdock, Nick Vanderstelt, Larry and Kevin Allen, Lyndon Murdock, and Rick Fisher. Interment will be at South Gower Cemetery in the spring.