Reginald Allen Clarke passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on February 10, 2011 at home in Mount Shasta, California. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, his four daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Reggie was born in Maidenhead, England on November 3, 1913. While still a toddler, he and his mother were sent to live with family in Montreal, Canada to avoid World War I.

In World War II, Reggie served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (Flight Squadron 401) as Flight Sergeant. He was posted to the UK in May 1940 and fought in the Battle of Britain with the Royal Air Force. He served two tours of duty in Europe and one in North Africa.

After the war, he began  Clarke’s Automotive Service (approximately 1945-1955).

Reggie loved music and dancing, and enjoyed listening to live bands around Montreal.

In California he worked for Pacific Airmotive Corporation. He went into retirement three times, the last from Redding School District at the age of 85.

If the weather was warm enough you could find Reggie in the backyard swimming pool or gardening.
He also enjoyed skiing, golfing, camping, bowling and dancing.

Always the life of the party, he was the perfect host, generous to a fault and always up for a laugh. In fact, he will be remembered most of all for his sense of humor.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends from around the world.

A celebration of Reggie’s life will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at 2601 N. Old Stage Road in Mount Shasta.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta, 914 Pine Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067; (530) 926-6111. Reggie was very appreciative of their care during his last months.