George Clark, a veteran of Canadian automotive aftermarket publishing, passed away February 9, 2010 and Rouge Valley Extendicare in Toronto, Ont. He was 82.
Clark was a long-time publishing professional in the Canadian automotive aftermarket.
Clark joined Jobber News Magazine (a sister publication to AutoServiceWorld.com) as manager in 1978, became publisher in 1979 where he remained for several years before leaving to become an independent publishing sales representative working for a variety of publications
During this time he launched his Automotive Report newsletter which was for some time a fixture in the industry.
“Despite the fact that he was working for a competing publication when I met him, he remained on good terms with everyone here,” says current Jobber News publisher Andrew Ross. “I remember two decades ago when he was competing with us in the marketplace, there will still a great mood of mutual respect.”
Clark, known for having a strong singing voice, was also a regular vocalist at industry events and at church services in Toronto.
In recent years his battle with Lewy Body disease, a form of dementia, kept him away from attending events, but still sent his well wishes and kept contact with many in the industry.
A memorial service is planned at the Knox United Church in Toronto on Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m .