Clarke Caldwell
Clarke Caldwell

Obituary of Clarke Arthur Caldwell

On the evening of August 4, 2022, Clarke passed away under the care of Residential Hospice in Naperville, IL as a result of fatal injuries suffered in a fall at home earlier in the week. Clarke was 79 years old. His final month was spent in the happiest family gatherings and he was attended by family throughout his final week.

Clarke Caldwell was born on August 10, 1942 in the town of Shawville in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality in the administrative region of Outaouais in western Quebec. He was the second son of the late Lavina Clare and the late John Arthur Caldwell.

Clarke will be deeply missed and remembered by his wife of 50 years, Esther (Ritter) Caldwell; his children son Christopher (Jenifer) Caldwell, daughter Cherith (Eric) Anderson, son Shane (Anna) Caldwell; his grandchildren Chloe, Storey, Calvin, Nora, Dean, Tom and Ruth; his brother Thoburn (Shirley) Caldwell; his nieces Gayle (Les) Callaghan and Nancy (Brian) Godines; his nephews Mark (Erin) Caldwell and Blake (Lou-Ann) Caldwell as well as numerous other relatives, colleagues and friends.

Preceding Clarke in death were his parents and his nephew, Grant (Tena) Caldwell.

Non-profit fund-raising, program development and executive leadership were Clarke’s professional endeavors. He was known as a visionary and strategic asset at his alma mater Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester General Hospital, Living Bibles International, Children’s Hope Chest, Marketing Innovators and Harmony Foundation, International, retiring in 2016.

Clarke was a red-haired, blue-eyed Scot who delighted in four-part male harmonies throughout his adult years and whose greatest trust lay in his Christian faith, foundational for generations. In a private gathering, Clarke’s ashes will be interred on his mother’s grave.

On August 29, 2022, friends will be received at the family home, 1301 Chestnut Ridge Drive, Naperville, IL from 3:00-6:00 pm.  At 7:00 pm, a barbershop concert in honor of Clarke will be performed at the Naperville Riverwalk Amphitheater east of Eagle Street, Naperville. On September 4, 2022, a Funeral Service will be held at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 586 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to a charity of their choice or one listed here in memoriam to Clarke's life.

The recorded funeral service can be viewed at



3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 4, 2022
New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
586 Main Street
Shawville, Quebec, Canada
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