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Claire Hilda Bourduas (née Nolet)

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Claire Hilda Bourduas (née Nolet)

January 14, 1922 - March 25, 2024

Claire peacefully passed away at the Golden Plough Lodge after living there for almost 8 years at the age 102. Claire was born in Ste. Sabine, Quebec, daughter of Emma Letourneau and Ovid Nolet. She was raised in northern Ontario until moving to Montreal where she met this handsome younger man who swept her off her feet. She married Richard Irenee Bourduas who predeceased her in 2016 after 70 years of marriage. Claire was the last surviving member from both families.
She is survived by her two daughters: Nicole Bourduas and her partner Katie Elder from Nanaimo, B.C. and Francine Birket and her husband Brian from Cobourg, her grandson Jeff Gagnon and wife Gina and grand-daughter Danie. Claire was also honorary great grandma to Kyle, Tristan and Austin children of Jonas and Silvia Birket. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Although shy by nature, she was warm, fun loving, supportive, kind and loving. She used her numerous creative talents to make clothes for us when we were young, to creating original quilts and festive items for friends and family. Although she came from a humble background, she worked at the local library in Port Cartier, Quebec. Her intelligence showed through her love of reading, traveling with Pops, playing scrabble and cards and doing crossword puzzles. She became a gourmet cook and was always ready to try new recipes. She supplied wonderful cookies for the family for so many years to everyone’s delight. She and Pops loved entertaining friends and family over a very dry martini.
The family wants to thank the entire, wonderful staff at the Plough from the assistant Director of Care, Janet, to the nurses, the PSW’s from Symonds House and four young people Keegan, Claire, Nirali and Madison who gave her so much love, kept her engaged and added so much to her final years.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. No formal farewell is planned.

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Amy Penny - April 15, 2024

My deepest condolences to the both of you Francine & Nicole as well as your families and loved ones. Your mother was a very special lady & I am happy to have spent a bit of time getting to know her.

Arthur and Velma Joynt - April 1, 2024

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Carol Ann - March 28, 2024

Dear Francine Sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like she was a very special Mom!

Jeff McCaig - March 27, 2024

Very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Francine. Deepest condolences to you and your families.

Linda Flindall - March 27, 2024

My condolences in the loss of your Mother. Sincerely Linda Flindall

Susan Stradiotto - March 27, 2024

Francine, Brian, Nicole and Katie, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother. I have many beautiful memories of Claire that I will always treasure. She was a beautiful, special and wonderful lady.

Victoria Corbett - March 27, 2024

Dear Nicole, Francine, Katie and Brian, I’m deeply saddened by Clare’s death. No matter how old are parents are, or we are, when they die we lose a part of ourselves. I have fond memories of Clare in easier times. Rest in peace, Clare. You were deeply loved.

Loui Bourduas Perrier - March 27, 2024

Mes sincères condoléances à mes cousines Nicole et Francine.

Shirley Wadup - March 26, 2024

My deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful mother. I’m so pleased to have had the chance to meet both your parents.

Gina Gagnon - March 26, 2024

So sorry for your loss Francine, Nicole and Brian. We love you!