Clarence James Ash

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Clarence James Ash

September 5, 1918 - September 8, 2020

Peacefully, on September 8, 2020, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 103rd year. Beloved husband of Vera (nee Gorman). Loving father of Brenda (Ben) Ferguson, the late Harry (Maureen) and the late Deanna. Cherished grandfather of Brandon (Jackie) and Jordan (Renate) Ferguson; Leland, Hayden and Graham Ash. Dear great grandfather of Carter, Quentin and Spencer Ferguson. On September 5, 2020, Clarence celebrated his 102nd birthday. For many years Clarence was an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, holding a few high-ranking positions. He was an active member of the Port Hope-Cobourg Association for Community Living, a founding member of Cobourg and District Community Care and recognized his family roots through his long-standing involvement with the Cold Springs Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. A private service, with an interment in Pioneer Cemetery, Cold Springs, will take place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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Betty/Ross Calberry - September 18, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Ash and family. Wonderful Chapel Street neighbors for so many years and truely missed from our "over the fence" chats. Blessings and love to all. XOXO Ross & Betty, Karen (David), Reta, Jackie & Glenn and families.

Sandra Bell-Buttars & Wayne Buttars - September 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cold Springs Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Ewart Timlin - September 17, 2020

I have attended with Clarence the Pioneer Cemetery Board meetings for over 20 years.Clarence has always been a thoughtful,well organized member.My condolences are extended to the family.

Ronald Smith - September 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ward Beebe - September 17, 2020

Mrs Ash and family - Sending condolences on behalf of the Beebe family, formerly of Chapel St.

Andrea Brown - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Andrea Brown - September 16, 2020

Vera and family. I am sorry for your loss.

Dorenda Turk - September 16, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. Ray and I had many meetings with Clarence re the cemetery over the years. He was always so helpful.

Gus & Jennie Bambridge - September 16, 2020

what a great age! we worked with clarence years ago at the assessment office in cobourg.... he always had that little smile and was up for a good joke..... thoughts & prayers to the family

Wayne/Sue Geurts - September 16, 2020

So proud to have known such a gentle, kind and loyal man. In the 1970's when the Cobourg Odd Fellows were managing Community Care, Clarence recruited me as the volunteer co-ordinator to schedule drivers and activities needed. It was a pleasure working with him. His kind gentle nature spread throughout the town. Rest well Brother Ash, God will give you a job I'm sure.

Gord Lawder - September 16, 2020

Brenda & Benny and Families , our deepest condolences on your loss , our thoughts are with you all at this time , Gord & Laurie Lawder , Gayle Ferguson & Bruce , Lorne & Mildred Lawder and Families .

Barbara rusk - September 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Clarence s passing he was so active in the Odd Fellows with deepest sympathy. What a wonderful age

Inga Belge - September 15, 2020

It was a privilege to get know Clarence and his beloved wife Vera, during their time at Palisade Gardens. Such a good man. A gentleman, always. An interesting man who was interested in so many different things. He was smart and so with it! He kept learning. He was gracious, always grateful and very kind. Plus, he had a great sense of humour....and perhaps one of the best giggles I have ever heard! I am proud to have called him my friend. Rest in peace good man. You will be remembered and thought of, often.

Ron Wiebe - September 15, 2020

I enjoyed many coffees with Clarence and enjoyed his stories of life many years ago. Clarence you will be missed. My condolences to Brenda, Vera and family.

Ann Rosenfield - September 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ann B Rosenfield - September 15, 2020

It was an honour to be Clarence's cousin. He was a remarkable man, a tireless volunteer, a warm host, and it was a privilege to know him. All my best to Vera, Brenda, and family

Beth Hunt - September 15, 2020

Clarence was a wonderful friend to my father, Len Craig. I'm saddened by the loss of this true gentleman.

Helen Glenn - September 15, 2020

I enjoyed a lovely visit going over the family tree with my 2nd cousin Clarence before Covid. My condolences to the family. I would love a copy of the extensive family tree that he had prepared. Phone 905-352-2991 He will be greatly missed. My husband just passed at age 70 August 8th so Clarence was blessed with so many more years. Sincerely, Helen Glenn

Helen Glenn - September 15, 2020

I enjoyed a lovely visit going over the family tree with my 2nd cousin Clarence before Covid. My condolences to the family. I would love a copy of the extensive family tree that he had prepared. Phone 905-352-2991 He will be greatly missed. My husband just passed at age 70 August 8th so Clarence was blessed with so many more years. Sincerely, Helen Glenn