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Nov 12, 2009 07:03 PM

Harlan Clark

I was saddened to learn earlier today that Harlan Clark, who along with his wife Norine has been selling eggs in St. Lawrence Market since 1947, passed away suddenly yesterday. I never got to know him, not properly, but even just as someone who stopped to by eggs and say hello whenever I was in the market, I know I will miss seeing him around.

St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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  1. It's very saddening news. I heard it on CBC-1 this morning. They have no heirs, and Mrs Clark will have to deal with eggs still being produced, or sell the flock, along with all the problems losing a husband and life partner. The Star profiled them last year,

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    1. re: jayt90

      Thanks for posting that article JayT. It gave perspective on who Harlan Clark was and how much he enjoyed life. He will be missed.

    2. Very sad to hear this. Their eggs are such a tradition, I love going to to the market and buying omelet ingredients and eggs from the Clarks, then heading home to feast.

      1. Sad news indeed. He'll be missed.

        1. I am so sad that I didn't have an opportunity to see Harlan at his last week at The St. Lawrence Market. I will miss him.

          St. Lawrence Market
          92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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          1. re: KVSMUM

            His table in the north St. Lawrence Market building was in almost the exact center of the Saturday market, which was appropriate: he was the heart and soul of that market.

            I'll miss his likeably ebullient personality, and his eggs. It'll be surprising if his wife can manage to carry on the business without him.

            St. Lawrence Market
            92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

            1. re: juno

              So sorry.
              I have been buying my eggs from them for longer than I can remember.
              He will be missed.

              1. re: erly

                A few days ago I poached some eggs purchased from the Clarks. I barely had to do a thing and they came out perfectly. Amazing fresh eggs. Thank you for everything Harlan Clark.

          2. I heard about this this morning... Just felt like crying. He really was the heart of the place. I remember talking with him about the Star article when he came out and he was positively embarrassed by the attention. Such a kind gentleman.

            He will be very missed.