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Born: Jun 07, 1945

Date of Passing: Sep 27, 2019

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June 7, 1945 - September 27, 2019

It is with heartfelt sorrow and everlasting love that the family announces the passing of Claude on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Claude leaves to mourn his son Jason (Michelle), "Love You Pops" daughter Cheryl (Troy) and his two grandchildren, Chanelle and Braden, brothers, Louis and Ernie (Delores), sisters, Louise and Marguerite, brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Mandy), Roger (Michelle), Gerry, Dennis and Richard, sisters-in-law, Theresa (Jerry), Yvette and Claudette (Albert), many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
Claude was a barber for over 50 years where he made many friends and lifelong customers - there wasn't a place that you could go without someone knowing him, he shared many stories of the "Barber Shop Talk". Claude was always appreciative for his loyal customers and saddened by his sudden retirement due to illness - he would like to thank you all.
Claude enjoyed family time, days and nights by the bonfire and going out to play the VLT's, but it was being able to see his grandchildren, Chanelle and Braden grow up. Spoiling them brought him so much joy - in fact he brought joy to all the kids he crossed paths with, it was usually a $10 or a $20 "Slurpees for everyone!"
Claude married the love of his life Rolande on October 2, 1965 and together they had two beautiful children. Sadly after 25 years of marriage Rolande lost her battle with cancer and left Claude with an overwhelming sadness that could only be filled by reuniting with her once again.
Together, forever, as it was always meant to be.
We would like to thank you Dad and Grandpa for all the great and fun memories you brought us, you truly were the Best. Your love to us was always more than obvious. You are finally with your true love.

Love you Always and Forever

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the St. Boniface Palliative Care ward for taking such good care of our dad and grandpa.
As per Claude's wishes there will be no service. A private family interment to follow.

Cremation & Funeral Planning
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Rolande and I were best friends from St. Germain School. I remember the day that her and Claude started dating. We were getting off the transit at St.Vital Road. Claude asked Rolande if he could give us a ride home. Needless to say the rest is history. So sorry for your loss Cheryl and Jason and your families. I'm just happy that Claude and I got to say goodbye before his passing. Ironic that it was at the VLT's. LOVE U BOTH MY FRIENDS. - Posted by: Claire Frobisher (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2019

  • I've known Claude since his days at Carl's Barber Shop..He and his wife lived on St. Annes Rd and he always drove a sweet Pontiac convertible..Claude has been cutting my hair, and only him for 50 years..Great guy to talk to and would always BS how good the Canadiens were..We both hated Toronto..In his 50 anniversary we celebrated at the shop and even had a few drinks..Lots of old school friends who came to visit too that I hadn't seen..A good all round good guy that told you like it was and if you didn't like it, too bad..Sad day when he retired but got a good guy to take his spot..Going to miss you bud..Take care in Heaven and keep giving those good cuts..RIP Friend.. - Posted by: wayne farmer (Customer and friend) on: Oct 02, 2019

  • I remember Claude from St.Vital, as I was a few years younger. I knew Louis better as I went to school with him, but we knew the family as we all went to the same school and church. My memories of Claude & Rolande are from after I married Cliff, there were a group of us that all became close friends, (Claude & Rolande, Marcie & Lorie Villebrun, Bruce & Lorette McGaughty, Len & Evie Tytgat, Cliff & myself.) We got together often as we had parties, suppers, Christmas & many New Year's Eve socials, and many camping trips. There was never a dull moment when we all got together as Claude & Bruce were always the clowns who had everyone laughing at all the crazy things they would do. Lots of wonderful memories. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Terry (Herie) Vermette (friend) on: Oct 02, 2019

  • Hugs to you Cheryl and Jason and your families. I'll always remember Claude for his humour and good nature! RIP Jeanette - Posted by: Jeanette Frobisher (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2019

  • Thank you Claude for being a lifelong friend, I and my family will miss your wonderful laugh and stories. So happy you are now with the love of your life Rolande as she laughed easily and heartily just like yourself. Happy to know that you are now at rest and pain free. See you again when we meet in the spirit world. - Posted by: sharon Perrault (friend) on: Oct 02, 2019

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