July 2, 1942 – August 25, 2020
With heavy hearts and great sadness, the family of Dr. Clarence “Clark” Peter Stelmaschuk announces his passing on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, at the age of 78.
Clark was born in Fairview, AB July 2, 1942, and raised on the family farm in the District of Highland Park by parents Peter and Pearl Stelmaschuk. His education included completion of grades 1-7 at rural school Highland Creek, grades 8-12 in Fairview, and Faculty of Dentistry (1960-65) at U of A in Edmonton.
A career in dentistry of over 45 years, Clarence began his practice in Fairview, AB, before establishing clinics in Abbotsford, BC. He also had practices in Vancouver and Calgary.
Clarence believed strongly in keeping up on the latest dentistry techniques, taking thousands of hours of continuing dental education to ensure his patients got the most advanced treatment and care.
During his career, Clark was President of the Western Canada Orthodontics Association, President of the Peace River Dental Society (District 6), the Fraser Valley Dental Society, and the International Organization for Orthodontics (Western Canada). Clark recently celebrated his 27th year with his dear and special friends at AA, a group that was like his second family.
Clark was an accomplished musician, a small-engine pilot, an avid reader, an accomplished ballroom dancer, a community-dedicated volunteer, and generous with his talents and time.
Clark will be sadly missed by his spouse Judy Lewis, her children and grandchildren; daughters Carmen and Tanya; sons Peter and Myron; brothers Gerald and Merose; grandchildren Grace, Ethan, Audrey, Angela, Ava, Zane, Wilem, and Alexa; nieces Theresa (Bryan) and Amber (Lowell) and their sons Tyler and Dylan; nephew David; Aunts Lucy and Lil; Uncle Maz; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Predeceased by parents Peter and Pearl Stelmaschuk, his beloved son Alexxandr “Sasha” Stelmaschuk, as well as paternal and maternal (Machuk) grandparents and numerous cherished uncles, aunts and cousins.
Arrangements in care of Personal Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services. A more detailed obituary can be found at bit.ly/ClarkStelmaschuk
Interment at the family plot in Highland Park, AB, at a later date. Celebration of Life may be held at a future date to be announced.Obituary
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