20060324 - VA3CAS - Clarence Setchell SK

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SETCHELL, Clarence Allan

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 by: BayToday.ca Staff
Long time resident of North Bay and area, Clarence Setchell died peacefully at North Bay, on Friday March 24th, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Clarence was the beloved husband of the former Muriel Eva Judd, who predeceased him in 1996. He was the proud and loving father of Judy Larsen (Merrill) of MaGrath, Alberta, Holly Barbe (Gilles) of Port Elgin, and David (Wendy) of North Bay. He will be lovingly remembered by his seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Clarence was predeceased by one grandchild Christa Barbe. He is survived by his brother Russell (Joan) of Sturgeon Falls, and sister June Scope (John) of Pickering. Born in Field, Clarence was predeceased by his parents, the late Helen and William Setchell and brothers Gordon and Charles.

A former employee of Dupont Canada, Clarence's career began in the early years when the company opened its Nipissing Works Plant. He retired in 1987 as foreman for the acid plant, with 25 plus years of service.

In his younger days he enjoyed gardening, fishing, masonry and stone work, and building furniture heirlooms for his grandchildren. Once retired, he had more time for golfing, painting, music, yard work and HAM radio.

Clarence truly valued the companionship of his friends and especially enjoyed being around younger people. His dogs, Johnie and Billie meant the world to him. Clarence enjoyed bible study and attended St. Brice's Anglican Church.

Clarence's family will receive their friends in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across for city hall) on Wednesday March 29th from 2 to 4 pm and evening from 7 to 9 pm.. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am on Thursday March 30th. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Terrace Lawn Cemetery.

If desired donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation building Fund will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.