Claire Alice Faubert (née Giroux)
January 1, 1941 - June 1, 2020.
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Claire Alice Faubert on June 1, 2020. Claire is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, the love of her life, Albert Roger Faubert. She has also joined her beloved mother and father Laura and Osias (Henri) Giroux and sister Jeanne Caron (Jean-Paul, deceased). She is survived by her dear brother Brian Giroux (Linda).
Claire is the cherished mother of Lise Anne Boissonneault (Donald), Julie Faubert, Suzanne Pigeau (Anthony), Christine Faubert, Michèle Watson (Blayne) and Roger Faubert. She also leaves behind her adored grand-children Gabrielle, Chloé (Stéphane), Sarah, Ty, Alexandra, Blake, Abigail, Stéphanie, Ryan, Payton, Jade and her furry friend Mina. She will be sadly missed by her husband’s surviving sisters Marguerite Litalien, Rita Primeau (Francis), Irène Marceau and Thérèse Macfarland (Don); by many nieces and nephews and their spouses on both the Faubert and Giroux sides of the family; and by her best friend Alicia (Lisa) Cushing and her husband Richard.
Mom loved nothing more than large family gatherings that involved good food, music, laughter and games. The noisier, the better! We have many fond memories of dancing and singing with her at the Knights of Columbus Lodge or in someone’s crowded kitchen or living room. She was the head of the Yoyo clan, a quirky bunch of characters who would dress up in outrageous costumes for equally outrageous theme parties: Survivor, Game Show Night, the 70s, you name it!
When she wasn’t with family, she was reading. She shared her voracious appetite for literature with her daughters and her friend Lisa. Coles Book Store could not stock the shelves fast enough! Once an avid gardener, Mom enjoyed the outdoors and was most at peace in her backyard, making friends with Oscar and Philomena, the resident chipmunks. She was always up for an adventure, the last one being a day-trip in the bush with her son Roger and his girls, just two weeks ago. It is no wonder that she once worked at Jackman’s Flower Shop, a job well suited for her love of nature. She was also a Registered Nursing Assistant before dedicating her life to her large brood.
Mom, we will miss your wit and spark. Thanks for all those mittens with the mismatched thumbs, for your famous turkey soup and even for your black olive casserole (split jury on that one)! Thanks for imparting your love of music on us. We’ll celebrate you in song and music at every family gathering, remembering your twinkly blue eyes.
Mom, you will forever be the Scrabble Queen! You have most definitely earned a smiley face next to your winning score! All that reading has served you well. We would never challenge you, because we knew it was useless. Is enew really a word? And thanks for the constant supply of sweets and snacks for our weekly card games. (By the way, we are still looking for your secret stash. Any hints?)
Mémère, nous t’aimons beaucoup! Tu nous as fait tellement rire au cours des années. Merci des innombrables jeux de Dame de pique dans ta cuisine! Et merci d’avoir fourni tous les jujubes, source d’énergie (et de caries) pendant ces parties de cartes!
A heartfelt thanks to McGuinty Funeral Home for their invaluable support, and to Monsignor Dave Tramontini and Father Rex Lumine for their spiritual guidance.
Donations to the Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts or the Nipissing Serenity Hospice would be greatly appreciated in honour of Claire.
Bye for now, Mom. Say hi to Bert for us!
Your loving family.
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