Clarence Zylstra

Obituary of Clarence Zylstra

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Clarence zylstra on December 20th, 2022 of cancer. Clarence was 65 years old. Cherished father of Jason Zylstra, Dana Zylstra and her husband Chad Neuman. Proud Grandpa to his only grandchild Max Neuman. Survived by his brothers John and Paul Zylstra and sister Ann Perrault. Predeceased by his mother Ann Therriault and father Klass Zylstra.

Something solemn would not be an accurate portrayal of Clare. He was never lacking in sarcasm or humour while often leaving a trail of laughter. A bit mischievous some might say. Clare would try anything once. He liked to practice his colorful language especially during the Maple Leaf’s and Blue Jays games. 

In his early years Clare was employed at Central Bridge in Trenton and recalled many good memories there. He would later pursue his natural talent as a brick and stone Mason.

At the age of 41 Clare endured against the odds a traumatic brain injury that had a profound effect on the lives of himself and his children. He was admired for his display of courage and persistence. He was able to live through difficult conditions trying to overcome cognitive and physical barriers. He kept going despite several setbacks. He would find a joke in every situation and was a fighter until the end. He will be greatly missed by Jason, Dana, Chad, Max, his family, friends and those he's crossed paths with over the years.

A special thank you for the compassionate support of Doctor Mark Dodds.

Clare will be laid to rest with his father at Mount Evergreen cemetery in Trenton privately with his family

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Clarence Zylstra

1957 - 2022

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