At L.H.S.C. University Hospital, London, on Friday, May 3rd, 2019, Donald Russel "Don" Clarke passed away in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Hilda Josephia Clarke (nee Theuns). Dear father of James D. Clarke and his wife Lisa and Todd S. Clarke and his partner Shemia. Cherished grandfather of Wesley J. Clarke and Jennifer R. Clarke. Survived by his brothers Jim and Larry Clarke. Predeceased by his brother Ken. Don served as an Alderman and Councillor in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The family wishes to thank the Bayshore Home Health Team, who showed Don such kindness, care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be received at DENNING'S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9pm, where a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm. Donations in Don's memory may be made to Friends of the New CK Animal Shelter, or the O.S.P.C.A.. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.ca.