It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Claude Louis Cloutier in Ottawa on August 9, 2020, at the age of 89, with family by his side.
A resident of the Sault for more than 50 years, he was born in Timmins to Joseph Cloutier and Gracia Chabot. Claude had an infectious laugh and was the life of the party even though he was a life-long teetotaller. He was happiest when working and enjoyed numerous hobbies including playing bridge and fishing.
Claude worked for Transport Canada at the Sault Ste. Marie International Airport for 35 years and was a parishioner at “Paroisse Saint-Ignace” and later “Paroisse Ste-Marie-du-Sault”. He and his wife Claire loved to travel and spent many happy years enjoying the sun as Florida snowbirds.
Claude was the loving husband of Claire (nee Devlin). He will be dearly missed by his daughters Renelle and Darquise, and his stepchildren Judy (Michael) McCarthy, Sharon Loth (Mike Goodyear), Laura Fryia (Michael Hojen), Doug Loth (Esther Perez) and Christine Loth-Bown (Sterling Bown). He was the loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Claude was predeceased by brothers Roland, Benoit (Cecile), René (Wendy), granddaughter Sara Fryia and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his sister Cecile Bisson (late Ernest), brother Denis (Sylviane Martineau), sister-in-law Rita Murphy (late Ed) and sister and brother-in-law Margaret Ann and Wally McLeod.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Montfort Hospital (4C) for their dedicated care. Their compassion in these incredibly difficult times was very much appreciated.
As expressions of sympathy, in memoriam donations to the Montfort Foundation or to your local dementia society would be appreciated, or to the charity of your choice.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes parish in Ottawa on September 4, at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when travel restrictions permit.
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