Ave Maria Anne Clarke-Wimpenny — a unique name for a very unique woman.
Suddenly in the evening of July 12, 2021 at Health Sciences North Hospital in Sudbury, Ave Maria succumbed to cancer after a year-long battle.
Born June 9, 1956, she was raised in Oshawa until age 11 when she moved to Elliot Lake, Ontario with her mother Maria and younger brother Reilly.
She graduated with honours from the University of Toronto with an undergraduate degree in psychology & art history.
When her son Michael-Anthony was three, she returned to university where she obtained a Masters of Divinity from Regis College.
Forever a dreamer, she further studied Jungian Psychology in Dublin, and Spiritual Direction in New Brunswick
She loved all things beautiful: flowers, seashells, butterflies, bright colours and sunsets, and
enjoyed sitting on her deck having a coffee by her lilac bush while watching the birds &
She is dearly missed by her son Michael-Anthony (Anna), mother Maria, brother Reilly (Pat),
nieces Emily, Anjali & Adelaide, ex-husband Michael, as well as her many Flintoff, LaPrairie,
Clarke and Barber aunts, uncles & cousins and the Tedesco family and Friends.
Visitation will be held in Elliot Lake at Gentle Shepherd Christian Church on Friday July 16
7pm-9pm & Saturday July 17 8:30am-9:30am. Funeral Mass will be at Paroisse
Ste-Bernadette Parish at 11am on Saturday with interment at Woodlands Cemetery
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