Clarice Marie Oxley
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Clarice Marie Oxley, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother at the age of 82 on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. She passed away due to heart complications with her family at her side. She was just a week away from a potential new lease on life through a scheduled medical procedure. Although she was tough as nails in life, her heart was in just too much distress to hold on.
Clarice was born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan on February 20th, 1939. She later moved to Lafleche where she grew up on the farm and eventually began raising her own family. She had five children whom she worked hard at keeping in line and made sure to create a strong family circle. In 1969 she moved herself and the kids to Moose Jaw where they began their lives together, and eventually purchasing the family home on Oxford St. West. In 1981 she met James Oxley, whom she later married on May 11th, 1985. They began their lives together and discovered their new found interests that they would enjoy together until her passing.
Clarice enjoyed visiting with family, countryside drives with her husband, Jim, her weekly trips to Costco, and of course many trips out to Dog River along with testing her luck out every now and then at the ‘big house’. Clarice had a long fulfilling career in health care. She became a certified ECG technician, working for 48 years providing top notch services in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital before her retirement in 2004. Once Clarice retired, she put all of her focus onto her family; she and Jim travelled with the grandchildren to Disneyland, Mexico, and province to province, all in a motorhome to enjoy and take in all sights and attractions. She truly wanted them to make memories that would last forever.
The pride and love that GG had for her great grandchildren gave her and Papa Jim a new purpose in life, providing them with exciting summer camping adventures, personalized gifts for all occasions, continuous support by attending every activity they were involved in and of course taught them valuable skills that will carry on in their future lives. GG always said, ‘There is a place for everything and everything in its place’.
The imprint that will be left on all of our hearts will never fade as our experiences have been all personal and meaningful as we have grown in our own lives. We will all remember your excessive obsession with cleaning, along with your shares in Spray Nine cleaning supplies.
There won’t ever be another like you. Thank you for everything you have done for all of us. Debbie and Judy Lynn have been patiently waiting for you mom.
Clarice was predeceased by; daughters Debbie and Judy Lynn, her parents, Beatrice and Bill Longworth, brothers Harry and Mel, and other extended family. She will forever be missed by her husband of 36 years, James Oxley, daughter Lorie (Danny), son Bill (Angie), and daughter Jeannie. Grandchildren; Jennifer (Jay), Jasmine (Steve), Stacie (Matt), Brittanie (Ty), Calvin, Casey (Bevin) and her great grandchildren; Cash, Frankie, Krosby, Maguire, Taylor and Lily.
A Private Family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021, in the Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clarice’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Sask. Unit 26 – 1738 Quebec Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Jim; We were so very sorry to learn of Clarice’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences to you and her family. Cherish your wonderful memories of her and the fun adventures you enjoyed.
With our deepest sympathy, Darla and Lloyd
Jim I was surprised and sad to hear the passing of Clarice. My heart goes out to you on your time of sorrow.
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Cherish all your wonderful memories. Sincerely Brenda Reilly and Family
Dear Jim and family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Clarice. Continued prayers for strength,courage and comfort during this very sad time.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Jim and the rest of Clarice’s family. May you receive comfort in your time of need from friends and the scriptures.
Jim, deepest sympathies on the passing of your wife.
Dennis and Lynn Kirk
(During the summer months in the late70s and early 80s, Dennis boarded at Jim’s house. Lynn also boarded there in the summer of 1980.)
Sending Lorie, Bill & Jeannie & they’re families, along with Jim, my condolences. Although I didn’t know your Mom well, I think she was a strong and independent woman, at a time when it was difficult to be one. She was fearless….
You will miss her so much.
Jim, I am so sorry for your loss of Clarice. Cherish all your wonderful memories. LorraineVetter
Jim: Our sincere condolences on your loss from your Scouting family! We think of you often, many memories from Campanoe Challenge days Jim, and Jasmine the frog! God be with you all. Scouters John & Glenda Ashdown, Mainline Venturers, McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lorie, Bill, Jeannie, Jim and families:
Condolences on your huge loss. Only saw Clarice
occasionally in recent years, but she never failed to show interest in people, and pride in her family. She was certainly all about family and fun to the ultimate degree!!
Greg Veillard and Pam Sargent
Jim, Lorie, Bill & Jeannie, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. As you reflect on all your wonderful memories , may they bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Take care.
Lorie, Bill, Jeannie, Jim and families. It’s hard losing a mother, grandmother, wife and friend. There was never a dull moment when Clarice was around. She was very committed to her family. We hope that memories will comfort you.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She always made me smile. May peace be with you all.
Jim, Lorie, Bill, Jeannie and families. I wanted to send my sincerest condolences to you on the sudden passing of Clarice. I am still shocked as I just spoke with Clarice after the camping trip with the great grandkids and we had such a great visit. She had a great impact in all of your lives and will be greatly missed. She was such a good friend to mom and a huge help to our family as well. We are all grieving with you and wish you comfort and great memories in the days ahead. Bonnie Martyniuk, Kamloops.
Dear Uncle Jim, thinking of you during your time of loss. I hope you are doing well. It would be great to see you in the near future. Sending love, Tim
Jim and family
Please except our condolences on the passing of Clarice-wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Gary and Tracy Enns, Joanne Valgardsson.
My condolences to you, Jim, and your family with the loss of Clarice. My thoughts are with you.
Dear Jim and family. Our sincere condolences for your loss of Clarice. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish the memories.
Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Clarice was a wonderful woman and I always liked seeing her at the old hospital.
The write up about her is beautiful and very much speaks of her personality and joy.
I just found out from our daughter, Tina, that she had come across an obituary for Clarice. We are very sorry to hear of her passing and extend our sincere, though belated, condolences to you and your family. Though it is a good number of years since our paths last crossed you were often in our thoughts. It would be wonderful to reestablish contact with you. I don’t have a phone number or email address for you. Our email is email@example.com and our phone number is 306-949-7998.