A brilliant light has ascended to make heaven more beautiful.
Claribel Ann (Allport) Estlick passed peacefully with loved ones on October 13, 2023. Clare joined her husband Paul, who has been patiently waiting for his beloved “Dutch” to join him in the beautiful forever after.
Clare and Paul met while attending Queens University, and were inseparable ever since. They exemplified to the rest of us that love, kindness and commitment are the forces that manifest a steadfast and unbreakable life bond.
Clare was born in Smith Falls Ontario. She was the youngest of four children born to Phyllis and Roy Allport. She joins her dearly loved parents, her brother Vernon, and her sisters Noreen and Marjorie who went before her and prepared a special spot for her in heaven.
Clare had an amazing life full of extraordinary accomplishments and experiences. She had an exemplary academic record in high school and university and was an award winning figure skater. After finishing at Queens, Clare was an English teacher before she married Paul.
Clare and Paul had two lovely daughters, Karyn (Jim Noble), Tricia (Frank Iaccino), one awesome grandson Jason Noble (Alisha), and two adorable great grand daughters’ Victoria and Charlotte Noble.
While raising a family, Clare went from being a domestic engineer to join the outside workforce and become a Titan of West Toronto Real Estate.
Winning every possible award that RE/MAX has to offer, including being the number one agent in North America and later just for Canada, multiple years in a row.
Real estate is where Clare found her true calling. She had many people start off as clients that became dear friends.
Clare's proficiency in real estate allowed her to contribute to multiple charities which were close to her heart. Including The Sick Children’s Hospital, The Children’s circle of care, The Dorothy Ley Hospice and Islington United Church. She was always willing to help out a worthy cause, children’s team sponsorship, the creation of public playgrounds for families and shelters for disadvantage women.
Mom taught us from a young age that donating your time and or money to those in need was one of the most fundamental parts of being a decent and kind human being.
Mom, you were absolutely beautiful, smart as a whip, and you exuded a level of class and decorum that one rarely finds these days. Your philanthropy will be remembered by all who were fortunate to know you, and for generations to come.
Always dressed to fashion plate perfection, you lit up every room you entered.
I hope dad arranged a giant walk in closet for you in heaven with extra space for shoes, and that there is a Nieman’s or Holts there that always have your size.
Love you to the moon and back.
You will be missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Clare’s name to the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Thank you.
We have had a private ceremony with immediate family.
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We will celebrate her life later as per her request, Toronto, ON, M9A0A6
Date and time to be determined.
Info: In the summer time Tricia will be hosting a celebration of life BBQ for Clare, as per her wishes. Details to follow closer to the date.