Clare Ann Riley Patershuk

Clare Ann Riley Patershuk

We lost a kind, principled, intelligent and loving jewel of a human being at 8:50 p.m. on June 30, 2013. Clare Patershuk was tragically killed by a drunk driver on Highway 16 near Niton Junction, AB.

The loss of our daughter, sister, partner and friend leaves a hole so vast in our lives we don’t know how it will ever be filled. Clare helped so many people through her kind and thoughtful words as a family member and friend as well as a therapist to people who needed her gentle advice.

We have so many wonderful memories of Clare. We encourage all who knew her to think upon those happy times as a tribute to her after her passing.

Clare was an exceptionally talented painter and equestrian. She worked counseling people at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE). She believed deeply in the work that this organization did to help women in need. Please contact them with a donation in lieu of flowers. (

A Memorial Service was held at Hainstock’s Funeral Home on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Clare was the daughter of Peter and Mary Patershuk and granddaughter of Betty and Bill Patershuk. All formerly of Burns Lake.

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