We, the Family of Opal Clarke, are so sad to announce that on Thursday November 18th 2021 at the age of 94, Opal passed away. Opal deeply loved her family, friends and Hornby Island. She leaves behind her daughter, Eulala, granddaughter Rachel and son-in-law Paul.
Opal began her love affair with Hornby in 1967, coming as often as she could, while also working as a psychologist. She stayed at many houses and cabins until, in 1987, she was finally able to have her own perfect location on Whaling Station Bay. With the help of many islanders and especially Chris Weixelbaumer, she created a home that was her passion and solace for the rest of her long life. She was an active member of the Hornby Community for the next 32 years. She was able to stay in her beloved home well into her 90’s because of help from many in this community including Len and Chris Olsen, Kathy Suave and Samantha Lampson.
Opal was funny, determined and cared passionately about many things. She will be forever in our thoughts and hearts and we treasure her legacy. We will celebrate her life in the Spring of 2022.
If you wish to make a donation in her honour please consider any of the following, Whaling Station Bay Improvement District (for the community garden), New Horizons Society, Heron Rocks Friendship Society.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.