Claire Dufresne

Died: Tue., Dec. 28, 2010

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At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010, in her 59th year, Claire Dufresne. Beloved wife of Ronald Wilson. Mother of Marie and her husband Kurt Tait, Annie and her partner Josh, and Francois Dufresne. Grandma of Mathias and Kaden. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother.

Private family funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent  Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin, 519-832-2222.

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Steve and Keli Snyder
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Annie and family

We were very sad to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Keli Snyder

Barb. Hobbs and Marj. Sharp.
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Our thoughts are with you Ron and Family in the loss of your wife Mom and Grandma.

Cindy & Katie Barna
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Ron & Family
Our hearts go out to you all at
such a sad time. Claire was a beautiful
person both on the inside and out. She was
such a compassionate, caring woman..who had a great sense of humour. I will miss my friend.
would always give of herself. I will
miss

Alison Embro
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Annie and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your all in our thoughts and prayers

Cheryl Bellefeuille
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
To Ron and family
I am extremely sorry to hear of Claire's passing. She was one of the nicest people that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
She will always hold a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. She will be missed.
Love, Hugs and special thoughts go out to you and your family
Cheryl Bellefeuille

Evelyn & Ken Martin
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
To Claire's wonderful family:

We shared much fun and laughter over the years. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our prayers are with you. Ev & Ken

janice schihl
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Ron, Marie, Annie ,Francois and family,
I can not begin to tell you how unbelievable sorry I am to hear about your loss.
I will miss Claire dearly. She has always been a joy to be around, and to work with.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Janice

Kelly and Nancy Carswell
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Ron and family

We were sad to hear of Claire's passing. Our hearts go out to you all.

Kevin Wrycraft
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
To the Family of Claire Dufresne,

It's with a heavy heart that I write this message expressing my deepest condolences for your loss. I called Claire my Sister when I saw her constantly smiling face in the kitchen at the CAW Centre. I will cherish the moments that we had (especially the conversation where she gave me her recipe for her awesome vegetarian lentil meatloaf), and I will think of her and smile when these memories remind me how lucky I am to have known Claire. Today my tears mourn her passing and my smile celebrates her life.

Kevin Wrycraft, CAW Member.

Kelly Roy
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
With deepest sympathy to the family and circle of friends. Your in my thoughts.
Kelly Roy CAW Local 1285 Brampton Assembly Plant

Stephanie Johnstone
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
To Claire's Family

Claire was very much repsected and loved by the many vistors that passed through the CAW centre where Claire worked. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.

I was one of those vistors that spent many hours at the centre and will miss seeing her smiling face.

My deepest sympathy to you all.

Billy O'Neill
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Sending warm thoughts of peace and comfort to you and your family as well as the CAW centre staff; Claire will be missed but always remembered.

Billy O'Neill
CAW Local 707

Maxine CAW L112
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of our sister, Claire. Words seem inadequate at this difficult time, but know that you are very close in every thought and prayer today. May you find comfort in her memories, for to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Peace, prayers and blessings to all that knew and loved her. RIP Sister ♥

Maxine

Vickie Bowne
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
It is with deep sadness that I heard of Claire's passing. Whenever I would visit the CAW education Claire was always a shining light that welcomed me and made me feel comfortable. I always loved chatting with her in French and sharing what was happening in our lives. She will be missed.

Vickie Bowne
Local 111
Vancouver BC

Denise Hampden
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
I cannot begin to express how sad I am to hear about your tragic loss. Claire was a shining light on each of my visits to the CAW Family Education Centre over the last 20 years. I looked forward to seeing Claire every day when I was there. She was a phenomenal woman with an enormous heart and a beautiful spirit. She will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Hampden

Sharon Busch
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
I spoke with Claire at this years Children's Christmas party; we hugged and talked about our grandchildren. Not unlike past parties she expressed how much she loved her family, how her grandchildren were the center of her life; how truly blessed she felt. She was so proud of all of you.
Our deepest sympathy, an angel watches over you now ~

Dave & Sharon Busch & Family

Gail McCormick
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Ron and Family

I was socked to hear of Claire's passing. My sympathies to the whole family. She was a beautiful person and she will be missed.
Gail

Gail McCormick
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Ron and Family

I was socked to hear of Claire''s passing. My sympathies to the whole family. She was a beautiful person and she will be missed.
Gail

Trish Perkins
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Annie and Family

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May the thoughts and prayers of the many people within the community be a comfort to you all.

Robert, Debbie and Jarrett Blue
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. So sorry to hear of Claires passing. She will be missed.

Melanie Mitchell
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of Claire's passing. She was such a nice person always had a smile for everyone. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by her CAW family.
Sincerely Melanie

Debbie Blue
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Sorry to hear of Claires passing. She will live on in your hearts.
Take care of each other.
Robert, Debbie and Jarrett Blue

Don and Nancy McArthur
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Ron and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Roger and Marlene McCulloch and Family
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Very sorry to hear about Claire's passing She will be greatly missed but she now has gone home and will be smiling down upon us all Suffering is now gone Love her dearly

Roger and Marlene McCulloch and Family
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Very sorry to hear about Claire''s passing She will be greatly missed but she now has gone home and will be smiling down upon us all Suffering is now gone Love her dearly

Ken/Gail Wilson
   Posted Thu December 30, 2010
Ron and Family,

Gail and I cannot express adequately our profound sadness at the loss of our sister in law, Claire.
She was one of those special people who always made you feel welcome and part of "her" family.
She was one of those rare, selfless people who truly lived her life for her family.
I, (Ken) had the opportunity to be with Claire during her last few days in hospital and bear testament to the love she had for her husband, Ron, and to her children/grandchildren.
Although. she is gone from us physically, she will remain with us in spirit forever and she will be a constant beacon for us all to follow in how to live our lives for our families.
Rest in peace, Claire. We loved you in life and we will love you forever.

Gail and Ken Wilson

Melanie Mitchell
   Posted Fri December 31, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Claire was a wonderful person her smile always made you feel good and she was always fun to work with. She will be missed very much by everyone.
Sincerely Melanie

Linda and Marc Lanthier
   Posted Fri December 31, 2010
DeaR Ron, Marie, Annie, Francois & Families,

It is with great sadness that we express our deepest sympathies in the loss of Claire. May you all find comfort in her memories. She was an exceptional co-worker and will be missed by all.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you .

Marc & Linda Lanthier

Marion McDermid & Brenda McDermid Goegan
   Posted Sat January 01, 2011
I feel very blessed to have had a wonderful few moments of Claire`s special time before she went to the hospital our prayers were with her all the way, our prayers are with the family now.

edward murphy
   Posted Sat January 01, 2011
Ron , Annie , Marie and Francois We were deeply saddened to hear of Claires passing; our thoughts are with you . There are many fond memories of happier times at the centre and manys a good night partying.

Kim Ferguson
   Posted Sat January 01, 2011
I was so sad to hear of Claire's passing. I worked with Claire at the CAW and just loved her sense of humour and love of life. She was so much fun. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she touched so many people by her thoughtfulness and by just making them laugh. I will really miss her.

Kim Ferguson

Joan Hymmen
   Posted Sun January 02, 2011
Ron & Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll always remember Claire from our old bowling days. Her laughter & smile. She was a warm dear heart. Take care Ron.
Joan Hymmen

Joleen
   Posted Sun January 02, 2011
Ron, Marie, Annie and Francois...it is with a saddened heart that I write this. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I admired Claire from the first time we met...being a single Mom of 3 children and living so far away from her family took a lot of courage and she did it. She had a lot of inner strength. I had the privilage to work with Claire for so many years and I enjoyed each and every moment that we had together. We also shared many laughs....great ones in fact. I loved her quirky sense of humour, she could always find a way to make me laugh. We found humour in the same things. She would always know when I just needed to talk it out...she sensed when I was troubled. I worried about her health so much over the last few years and I tried to do what I could to make it easier for her. I am so thankful that we were able to travel twice to Europe...I will have those memories forever. She loved you all so very much and I am proud to call her my friend. She will be missed by all.

Kellie Scanlan
   Posted Mon January 03, 2011
I am deeply saddened to hear of Claire's passing. My memories of the CAW center are filled with Claires warm smiles and helping nature. I will miss her very much....

Kellie Scanlan

Joe Bell
   Posted Mon January 03, 2011
Ron, words cannot start to express the sadness that was felt by many by the passing of Claire. She always made me feel comfortable in your home like I was one of the family. My thoughts are with you Ron....

Jo-Anne Stephenson
   Posted Mon January 03, 2011
Dear Ron and Family

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Claire was a wonderful kind woman and will be truly missed.

Diane Beauregard
   Posted Mon January 03, 2011
Dear Ron and family

Gerry and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Claire was a beautiful person and she was a pleasure to work with. May God help you and your family in this difficult time.Take care.

Dean and Jen Fowler
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
Ron and Family. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We are thinking of you at your time of loss. Claire was a wonderful person who had a heart of gold. She has touched so many people at the CAW Family Education Centre and she will be greatly missed by all of us. Her Family can be very proud of her.

Josie Fehr
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
Dear Ron, Marie, Annie and Francois
I am so sorry to hear of Claire's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Claire for many years. We had so many laughs together. She always had a smile for everyone. I don't know of anyone who didn't love and respect her. She was always ready to help anyone. She taught me so much about cooking . She was also there for me in trying times, and she was a good listener and gave out very good advice which I will follow for the rest of my life. Thank You Claire. The last time I saw her was when we went out for lunch in October. She was so excited about Christmas and spending time with her family and her very special grandchildren. She had such a wonderful way of expressing herself. Not only could you hear the excitement in her voice but you could see it in her eyes. She loved you all so very much. She was a very sincere person and I thought so much of her and always will. She will have a very special place in my heart, and I will miss her dearly and I will never forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely Josie

George Bursa
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
Ron, I was so saddened when I heard about Claire's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
George & Brenda Bursa
Burstar Satellite Systems

Chris
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Love you guys.

Chris



Elaine Novakowich
   Posted Fri January 07, 2011
I am so very sorry to hear of Claire's passing. To me she was a very lovely and gentle lady and will be sadly missed by all her knew and loved her.

with deepest sympathy,

Elaine ( Dr Higgins secretary)

Kim Gardner
   Posted Fri January 07, 2011
Ron, Marie, Annie and Francois,
I am so sorry for your loss. Claire was truly a very 'special' person. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years and she always managed to put a smile on my face. She loved you all so very much and was so proud of each of you. Claire's gandchildren had a very special place in her heart. Her genuine outlook on life will always be remembered. She was so well respected by all who knew her. It sincerely was a privilege to have known her. I will miss her.

Louise Forcier
   Posted Tue January 11, 2011
Bonjour Ron, Marie-Claude, Annie-France & François! et bien sûr tous les
ami(e)s de Claire

Sorry for those who can not read French but I'm better in French, especially regarding my emotions!

Je suis Louise, la soeur de Claire (un amour de soeur), je tiens à remercier toutes les personnes qui ont fait de si beaux témoignages à l'égard de ma soeur adorée. Parmi un des témoignages, ça disait qu'elle était aussi belle à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur et c'est vrai, elle n'avait que de bons mots pour tout le monde.

Toutes les qualités que vous avez mentionnées sont réelles, je peux en témoigner, elle est non seulement ma soeur que j'aime plus que tout au monde mais ma meilleure amie. Nous avons passé de très beaux moments ensemble avec Ron, Claire, René et les enfants et petits-enfants. Nous étions toujours bien reçus et nous adorions aussi les recevoir avec toute la famille! Nous avons ri, pleuré, joué et tout ce que vous pouvez vous imaginer entre deux soeurs.

Notre mère Yvette est décédée et est venue la chercher le même soir, soit le 28 décembre 2010 et je vous assure qu'elles feront de très beaux anges tout là-haut avec notre père Roland et nous saurons nous protéger et nous guider.

Je vous aime tous et nous penserons à vous tous les jours que le bon Dieu nous emmène.

Vous nous manquer tous tellement.


Louise Forcier (Claire's sister)
xxxxx

Lise Péloquin
   Posted Fri January 14, 2011
Ron, Marie-Claude, Annie-France, François,Louise !
Je me joins à vous de tout coeur pour un dernier au revoir à votre amoureuse, mère , soeur. Claire reste pour moi un modèle de bonté, de bonne humeur, de générosité et d'intégrité. C'est le genre de personne qui contribue à nous rendre meilleur. Elle part trop vite mais laisse beaucoup à chaque personne qui l'a connu!
cousine Lise
xxxxxxxxx

Cynthia Tait
   Posted Wed March 02, 2011
Ron, Marie, Anne, Francois, Louise & family:
I am so very sorry and saddened by your loss. This was all such a shock to me, I still can't believe that Claire is gone. Claire was such a lovely and gentle lady. I liked her from the first time we met. On each get-to-gether she was always so pleasant and kind, full of life and smiles. Her great love of family was so evident in her conversations and activities. I will miss seeing her on those special times, but I know here presence will be hovering nearby with love.
Rest In Peace, sweet Claire.
Cynthia Tait (Marie's mother-in-law)

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