Clarence Arthur “Joe” Jarvis died peacefully, with his family beside him, at Kincardine Hospital on Jan. 24, 2018, at 82 years of age.


Left to mourn are his wife Patricia (née Perry); daughters Sandra (Geoff Farrell), Holly (Jim St. Antoine), Laura (Brian Ross) and Kathleen (Glenn Wells); grandchildren Thomas (Becca), Jonathon (Siobhan), Jacob and Patrick Farrell, Shannon and Melissa Ross; and great-grandchildren Everett and Arlo Farrell.


Missed by brothers Hugh (Georgina) and John (Sharon), along with a large extended family. Predeceased by one brother, four sisters and grandson James Ross.


Clarence was born on June 28, 1935, near Ayr. He was the sixth of eight children of Art and Josephine Jarvis. He grew up on farms in the area, and later moved with his wife and young family to Glammis, where he dairy farmed for 29 years. He and Pat retired to Ripley, where he enjoyed woodworking and long daily drives to watch others on the land. Clarence loved his family, horses, antique tractors, country & western music and telling stories about his youth for all to enjoy.


Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The funeral was conducted from the chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, with visitation beginning at 12 noon. The officiant was Ken Craig.


Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.


As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Huron Shores Hospice or the Kincardine Baptist Church. Condolences may be left online at