In loving memory of Jean-Claude Frigon who passed away on Friday June 19, 2020 in his 83rd year at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Born in Landrienne, PQ to Joseph and Eliane (Vezina) Frigon. His loyalty, patience and kindness made him an incredible husband of 50 years to Patricia (Olmstead) and dearly loved father to Robert (Jennifer), Marc (Stacey) and Stephanie (Angela). Doting poppa to Kiely, Tyler, and Jaxson Frigon.
Survived by sister Shirley (Roland) and brother Normand (Pierrette). Also survived by mother-in-law, Gladys Olmstead, brothers-in-law Wayne (Lynda), Donald (Roni) and sister-in-law; Kim (Jason) Carter. Also, will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, sister Prudence (Ross) surviving and brother Rejean (Barbara) surviving.
Claude had a long and satisfying career with Northern Electric (Nedco) beginning in Val D’or, PQ, Noranda, PQ, Kirkland Lake and ending with his retirement in North Bay as a branch manager.
Claude participated in many sports competitively throughout Northern Ontario and Quebec. This included hockey, fastball and football. He played sports with tenacity and grit and it was said he left his gentle and kind demeanor in the locker room before hitting the playing field. He then fell in love with the game of golf and was a 40-year member of the North Bay Golf and Country Club. Achieving 2 holes in one. He made many friends along the way with his easy charm and demeanor. Claude also enjoyed his love of sports through his children as they travelled from town to town all over Ontario with their hockey, ringette, and baseball teams.
In his later years, his children claimed he achieved Olympic level napping fame.
Claude will be so greatly missed. Visitation will be held on June 25, 202 from 12-4 pm at McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society in Claude’s memory.
The general public are reminded that Covid -19 Restrictions are in place. Masks are required to be worn at all times and social distancing of two meters is required within the funeral home.
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