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Published on November 30th, 2016 | by James Clarke


Goodbye to Steph Clarke

On Friday 25th November, my wife and WV11 co-founder Steph Clarke (formerly Jennings) passed away at New Cross Hospital after a sudden and catastrophic brain haemorrhage, aged 36.

An ‘Ashma Girl’, Steph truly loved the Wednesfield area, dedicating countless hours to voluntary groups and tirelessly promoting Wednesfield and everything that goes on locally.

Whilst doing this, she also worked full time, was a keen photographer, a doting mother and devoted wife, daughter & sister.

Steph could always be found with a smile on her face, a head full of ideas and the drive and determination to make things happen.

She will be sorely missed.

James Clarke

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About the Author

Co-founder of WV11.co.uk. I live in Wednesfield and am involved in various community groups and associations. I build websites and develop digital marketing strategies for a living. When not writing for WV11 or attending meetings I play drums in my band Arbor Lights. I think Wednesfield is a great place, with a great sense of community and it isn't given the credit it deserves. Hopefully WV11.co.uk goes some way to fixing this!

2 Responses to Goodbye to Steph Clarke

  1. Ray Fellows says:

    Since being told about Steph on Friday lunch time she has been in my thoughts a lot,She has been in my prayers. All the work that she did in and around Wednesfield with James was absolutely wonderful.Thank you both for the hard work that you did in gaining a Lottery grant for Wednesfield History Society. Without your help the re-enactments would never of taken place.I look back at the 2015 re-enactment, after everyone had gone there was just Steph, James, Simon Hamilton and myself to clean up. We did this and then sat down on one of the benches, it had been a hot tiring day. Carlos was about to leave the site with his ice cream van when he pulled up and gave us each a cornet. We sat and enjoyed the ice cream and talked about what had been achieved. It was one of those occasions that sticks in my mind. What I liked most about Steph was not only all the hard work that she did for Wednesfield, but also that she would tell it as it was, if you were wrong then she would tell you. One thing is for sure, Steph will be sorely missed in and around Wednesfield, Steph is on a new journey now, a journey that she should of been taking many many years from now, we wish her all the very best and God look after you.

  2. Margaret Scrivens says:

    Sutton Coldfield Housing Liaison Board send our condolences to the family and friends of this lovely lady. We shared the 17 November 2016 ( this was our second training session with Steph). She gave us the extra passion and heart to keep going she had the patience of a saint as we endeavoured to master the craft of I pads and web pages listening to her inspiring stories, laughing as we tried to learn skills Steph was a friend to us all.

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