Mara Clarke

CLARKE, Mara….

Passed away peacefully with the love of her family around her at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Robert W. “Bob” Clarke; proud, devoted Mother of Rob (Deanna) and Chris (Dominika). Mara loved being a Grandma more than anything, she treasured her four grandchildren, Matthew, Cara, C.J. and Caden.

Loving daughter of the late Karolina Lusins Dawidowski and Janis Lusins. Mara was born in Nottingham, England and came to Canada as a child. She grew up in Parkdale and had fond memories of Sunnyside, Pickin’ Chicken and The Ex. She met Bob in Parkdale and they were married for just over 48 years. Mara and Bob raised their family in the GTA and always kept family close.

Dear sister of Wanda (the late Robert) Miller and the late John (Teresa) Lusins. Loved and deeply missed by her nieces and nephews; Bobby (Joan), Krysten (Mike), Michael, and Jennifer (Ryan), Roban (Greg), Elizabeth (Wayne) and Lianne (Carlos). She loved to love all her great nieces and nephews near and far away and hug & hug the ones nearest including Teagan, Juliana, Joshua, Jacob and Greyson.

She will be remembered for so many things; her love of any sport that her kids or grandkids were playing, her love of reading, even her Yahtzee game. Most of all, the way she cared for everyone and her ability to give the very best hugs was endless!

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Mara’s life will be held post COVID restrictions in Toronto. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto at a later date. In Mara’s memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 640 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com


  1. Aunt Mara was an incredible lady whom I will miss very much. From a very young age, I remember her warmth, her love, and her huge hugs. She held family dear, and nothing was more important to her. What you saw was what you got; I’ve never met anyone more genuine. I will deeply miss her beautiful (cheeky!) smile, our phone conversations, and her no-nonsense approach to life. I was blessed to be present with her and holding her hand during some of her final moments; she did not go down without a fight. I will forever admire her tenacity, bravery, and strength. The world lost one of the good ones this week. RIP special lady.

  2. What a beautiful woman she was inside and out . What an honour it was to have known her and to have celebrated the many occasions over the past years with Mara and family . Her legacy most definitely will live on through her amazing kids and grandkids . Sending you all of our love .

  3. I will miss you so much Aunt Mara. Even though I’ve lived on the other side of the planet for 33 years and have not been in your physical presence nearly as often as I would have liked, you always made me feel loved just as I was. You were warm like sunshine, and your laugh and your big hugs were gifts you gave in abundance. Family was everything to you, and you have been part of, and made, a beautiful one. Deep sympathy to everyone who is grieving you xxx

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