For much of her life, Ms Clark McClure painted. Her first painting was created in 1954 in Muskoka.
In particular, her artistic expression documented history. She sketched and painted old buildings before they were torn down, while using art to illustrate why our historical landmarks should be saved and cherished.
The Guelph-born free spirit worked throughout North America and was honoured locally and provincially as an inspirational teacher, talented artist and conservationist.
In her effort to reach out to the community, Ms Clark McClure also taught at the elementary and college levels.
She was named Aurora’s citizen of the year in 2007. Reflecting on her life, Ms Clark McClure told York Region Media Group in an interview then that she was surprised to have won the award.