Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Sep 04, 1936

Date of Passing: Jan 18, 2022

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

September 4, 1936 – January 18, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Claire, age 85, born in St-Boniface (MB).
She is survived by her six children, Jean-Pierre (Mireille Legal), Charles (Shirley Kornelson), Monique (late George Murphy), Guy (Johanne Cloutier), Robert, Paul (Sandra Pachol); her 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Solange (Noël) Arcand and Raymonde (Hébert) Bernier and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her dear husband of over 64 years, Maurice Noël; her parents, Raymond and Madeleine (Mager) Bernier; her brothers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Claude and Réjane Bernier, Gilles Bernier, Laurette and Alec Gawryluk, Stella and Armand Guénette, Constance and Jos Tougas, Raymond Arcand.
Claire was known for her contagious laugh, her great attitude, and she was always very welcoming and ready to help anyone in need. She was an awesome spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there to offer support and words of encouragement. Her tireless love and devotion to her family was unconditional and will be carried on by her children.
Her love of francophone culture has played an important part in her life. She was a co-founder of the Francophone Cultural Association of Manitoba (ACFM) and the Sainte-Anne Cultural Center. These are but a few of her many accomplishments.
She was very active and loved by all at the Villa Aulneau where she resided till her passing.
A special thanks to the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and at Riverview Health Centre for their care of Claire and also to LeClaire Brothers funeral home for their help and support in this difficult time.
The family encourages you to make a donation in her memory to the General Fund at Francofonds Inc. at 204-237-5852 or
A celebration of Claire's life will be held surrounded by her loving family.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 29, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • To The Noel Family It was with sadness that I read of your Mom's passing. We were neighbors on Dumoulin Street so I had known her since she was born many years ago. I remember your Mom as a happy person always ready with a smile I know she will be greatly missed, but I am sure your Mom and Dad are watching over you from heaven My deepest sympathy Anita (Baxter) Chapman - Posted by: Anita (Baxter) Chapman (friend) on: Feb 01, 2022

  • Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille. C’est vrai que Claire était tellement chaleureuse! À chaque fois que j’allais travailler à Villa Aulneau et que je voyais Maurice et Claire, ils avaient toujours des gros hugs 🤗 avec leur sourires affectueux! - Posted by: Suzanne Frechette (Friend of family ) on: Jan 30, 2022

  • Guy, Johanne and the whole family, Ray and I offer our deepest sympathies. Sending gentle giggle hugs to all. Tee he he! - Posted by: Jeannine Carman (Friend) on: Jan 29, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Claire and Maurice were friends with my parents. She had a generous, energetic spirit and I can easily hear her laughter when I think of her. May you find comfort in memories of the rich and full life she lived. - Posted by: Jennifer Gyles (Family Friend to Claire and Maurice) on: Jan 29, 2022

❮ Go Back to Listings