Elwood "Lloyd" Clark

Served as a DOT Radio Operator in Coppermine, Northwest Territories and Embarras, Alberta.

A servi comme operateur radio du MDT à Coppermine, Territoires du Nord-Ouest et à Embarras en Alberta.

Passed Away in 2012

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Décès en 2012

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My father in law, E. L. Clark (1932-2012) was a DOT radio operator. He spent the most of his life avoiding the use of his first name, preferring to use his middle, but may have gone by others names (before marriage) we are unaware of.

 

The E.L. Clark, to which I refer was born Elwood Lloyd Clark.

 

He had two stints in Coppermine NT. The first as best we are aware (as a novice RO) was shortly after his graduation, 1950, spending 1-2 years on post, before moving on to Embarras AB. He spend the approximate years 52-54 working in Embarras where he met Pete Wellman. If I understood Pete correctly when I chatted with him, he informed me that E.L. Clark had left Embarras before the arrival of Terry Gibson.

 

Pete himself moved from Embarras in the late 50s to Fort McMurray (he was married in Fort McMurray 1959) (Pete lost his wife this year, but is still kicking).

 

E.L. Clark married in 1954, moving to Red Deer, then to Fort Nelson, then Lac La Biche (all of which the family has stated were as a RO) before returning in ~1961 to Coppermine (my understanding is he still was an RO, but was now what I’ll call ’Station Lead’).

 

He was on station in Coppermine till ~1968 when he left for an accounting/finance position in Ottawa.

  

It was nice to see the photos of Embarras, as I have heard many stories of the area.

 

Thank you

Paul Wagstaff

20 August 2021

 

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Elwood "Lloyd" Clark

1932 - 2012

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