Gregory Clark

Section 21, Plot 56
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

At his death in 1977, Greg Clark was eulogised as Canada’s best-known and best-loved storyteller. Born in Toronto in 1892, Clark attended Harbord Collegiate followed by one year at the University of Toronto. His father was Joseph T. Clark who would become the editor-in-chief of The Toronto Star, the very newspaper for which Greg would write (starting right after his abbreviated interval at university) as both a reporter and feature writer, from 1911 until 1947. Clark covered such historic events as the 1935 Lindbergh baby murder trial, the 1937 Moose River mine disaster, the coronation of King George VI and the Royal couple’s 1939 tour of Canada. He interviewed such personalities as Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, and Sarah Bernhardt. Clark also contributed articles to the Star Weekly, and The Montreal Herald and Weekend Magazine. Greg Clark died on February 3, 1977 at the age of 84.

Mike Filey
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
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