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EDGAR (ED) CLAIRMONT
Born: Mar 01, 1925
Date of Passing: May 23, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
EDGAR (ED) CLAIRMONT
He was predeceased by his parents, Delia and Samuel; wife Evelyn; and two siblings, Rose and Albert. He is survived by his daughter Amanda, son Bruce and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was born March 1, 1925 at the family home on Royce Avenue in Winnipeg. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943. He was trained in England and joined the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, First Regiment as a radio man in Italy in the late summer of 1944. In the winter of 1943 to 1944, his regiment moved through France and Belgium to join the battle for the liberation of the Netherlands. He saw intense fighting in Italy and the Netherlands, but seldom spoke of it. After the war was over, he served in the Army of Occupation, returning home in 1946.
He settled into civilian life, working for Raber Glove (Utility Glove Company) until his retirement in 1992. It was there that he met Evelyn, marrying in April 1948.
He enjoyed carpentry, cards, particularly cribbage and rummy, and spending time with family. There were many trips to visit family in Canada and the USA. He enjoyed gardening and spending time at his brother-in-law's farm. He loved animals, especially dogs, and could gain the trust of the most skittish of animals.
In January 2013 he moved to Deer Lodge Centre. His kind and caring nature made him many friends among the staff and residents of Deer Lodge Centre, where he will be sorely missed.
Edgar had a long journey with cancer and greatly appreciated the wonderful care provided by CancerCare Manitoba.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Deer Lodge for the remarkable care and kindness shown to Edgar, making his last years happy ones.
Donations in Edgar's memory may be made to the Deer Lodge Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Condolences Amanda and Bruce. Even though my childhood memories are not as strong as they use to be; I still can remember our visits to Uncle Edgar's as a child. Even though we did not have cousins at the time to play with during the visit it was always a joy and special event to go to Uncle Edgar's. We were never bored just enjoyed the time at their home hoping the visit would not end. Maybe it was the happiness I saw from a child's eyes as I watched my Dad (his name was Edgar too) Betty (my Mom) and Uncle Edgar and Auntie Evelyn visiting and talking about everything and anything. Yes for sure him smoking his pipe stands out as a strong memory and their dog Queenie and the leather glove. And more recently my mom Betty and I went to Deer Lodge to visit and we received the same welcoming feeling I felt when I was ten years old from Uncle Edgar. I hope all your happy memories will ease the pain of your loss. Love from Deborah Giesbrecht and Betty Fillion - Posted by: Deborah Giesbrecht (nee Fillion) (Great Niece) on: Jun 01, 2021
Unfortunately we did not have a chance to meet Edgar’s family but we became very good friends with Edgar as he shared the very same day of birth as my father who is also a resident at Deer Lodge and served in the War. Edgar was such a beautiful soul and shared with us many stories of his past. He will be truly missed on our visits to Deer Lodge. He made it a point to come and say hi to my Dad and to wave to him everyday. This pandemic was a terrible end as we were not allowed to visit with Edgar anymore! May you be reunited with your loved ones and may you Rest In Peace! ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Brigitte & Guy Rivard (Friend) on: May 29, 2021
I have many fond memories of Uncle Edgar. I remember him always smoking his pipe. My Dad and I would often bump into him and Auntie Evelyn while running errands in Fort Garry. He always asked me how I was doing. Thinking of you Amanda and Bruce, and sending my love. - Posted by: Chantel Adair (Great niece) on: May 29, 2021
Thinking of you with good memories. Their home was always welcoming and we really liked our annual New Years visit. Sending love and blessings, Amanda and Bruce. Uncle will remain a wonderful example for many and I will remember his love to us always, even making the trip just for our wedding. - Posted by: Connie Fillion (Niece by marriage to Norbert Fillion, son of Sister Rose) on: May 29, 2021
Condolences to you Bruce and Amanda. Uncle Ed will be missed. - Posted by: Florence Poloski (Niece) on: May 29, 2021
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