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Industry veteran Ken Clare passes away


Industry veteran Kenneth (Ken) Clare has succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was 80.

Ken Clare represented the second generation to be involved with Montreal-based Adtool Corp. recognized within the electronics industry as a supplier and distributor of goods to the OEM market in Canada. Founded in 1908, the company was started by Ken Clare’s grandfather, Percy Adlam – first established as Adlam Tool and Supply Co Ltd. The firm originally sold small tools, belts and packing for machines.

Ken passed away peacefully at his home in Hudson, Quebec on July 12. Devoted father to Stephen, Kevin (LeeAnne) and Kathryn (Jacques), Ken was raised in Hampstead, later attending Lower Canada College, Feller Academy, Sir George Williams University and the Canadian Officers Training Corps.

A well-respected and admired area businessman, he was a proud member and acting president, of the region’s Kiwanis Club. Ken is remembered fondly by family and friends for his generosity of spirit and good nature.

Visitation to be held at 10:15am in the Outremont Chapel at Mount Royal Cemetery in Outremont QC on July 20th. A funeral service will follow.

Ken Clare passed away at 80 after losing his battle with cancer.
Ken Clare passed away at 80 after losing his battle with cancer.