Deepest sympathy to the Marchand family from brother Alfred and Connie. Your mother, Claire, was always welcoming and caring.
Claire’s smile greeted us every time we met, when we visited, had a meal, or sat by the pool. Her loss has left a hole not only in our hearts, but in the Samson Family. The Family Tree that hangs in the stairwell shows the love she held for her family.
You are Blessed, Claire.
All our love to you, Wilfred and children,
Alfred and Connie
Dear Wlfred & Family...My heart was with you all as you laid Claire to rest today. My deepest condolences to all family and friends. I enjoyed a few good chats with you, Wilfred, and with Claire. Keep sharing all your good memories. Much love, strength, and courage...Linda xoxo
My deepest condolences to the whole family on the passing of Claire, I'm sure she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Last year I had a visit from Claire, not expecting she would know me well but knocked at my door and surprised me with a beautiful shawl and a wholesome apple pie ! I knew Wilfred for many years and knew of Claire but had never been introduced to her but, on her visit I can certainly understand how she was so well liked and saw that Claire had a heart of gold. I'm glad I had the chance to have met her and, I hope that all the Families wonderful memories will give Claire's Families all the strength they need to get through this difficult time. R.I.P. Claire, God Bless you ! Fly high you earned your Golden Wings ..
Deepest condolences to Wilfred Terry Joey Shelley Kelly and families. Today is day that will be hard when you have to say your last goodbye’s. So wishing I was close to attend the service…However be assured that you are in my prayers today and have been since I heard of her illness and treatment. God had another plan for her. From above she will be watching over each of you just as she did when she raised you. Her love for family and community was truly evident in my years in Louisdale. We shared social times together and have fond memories. She will be dearly missed by you and and community. It’s always so hard to say goodbye. Memories are what keeps us going until we meet again. Blessings and much love to you all at this sad time. I will make a donation to the Palliative Care at SRH..
Gerri Samson and Chris Murray
Our deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace. Mike & Susan Barrett
My sincere condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.
Ma Tante Claire
I remember your infectious smile.
I remember your mischievous grin.
I remember your sparkling eyes.
I remember you took everyone in.
I remember your love for family.
I remember your devotion to God.
I remember your adoration for Wilfred.
I remember your loving nod.
I remember your strength and honour.
I remember your volunteer work.
I remember your love for community.
I remember your playful smirk.
I remember your kindness and guidance.
I remember your respect for the evangel.
Today Earth lost a good one;
But Heaven gained back an angel.
Rest in peace Tante Claire.
I am sorry that I could not be with you during this time as I am out of the country. I witnessed the love and devotion that Claire had for you and the wonderful, good, and close family that you built together. I have taken lessons from you both and applied them to my own life. I know this moment is painful; but take pride in what you have built with Tante Claire and take hope in the fact that you will see each other again because you both lived a good life dominated by love, devotion, kindness, humility, and charity. My heart has love for you both.
Terry, Joey, Shelly, Kelly and Barry
I would have liked to be with you over the past few months as you journeyed through Tante Claire’s illness. I also witnessed the love and pride that Tante Claire had for each of you. She was a momma bear who loved each of you equally with fervour. She built a great family and helped shape the good and kind people that you have become. Your closeness and devotion to family is a model for others. She made me feel part of her family when I was young and never appeared bothered by having a houseful of children running around. I express my sincerest condolences for your loss. I hope to see all of you soon.
On behalf of Michelle, Joshua, Christian, Jeremiah and Gabrielle, I wish you peace and hope you can find some solace in the great, impactful and loving life that your wife and mother lived by our side.
J. Jason Samson
My deepest condolences to Kelly Marchand and all the family of Claire Marchand. My thoughts are with you during this heartbreaking time. Heather Grant
My dearest Terry, Joey, Shelly, Kelly, Barry & Families
We were so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Sincere condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are
with each and every one of you during this difficult time. Fly high with the angels Claire
Etienne, Anne & Shirley Anne Samson
Sorry to hear this.....thoughts and prayers are. with you, Wilfred and your family
Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelly, Barry & Kelly
So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was a very caring person who was always willing to help others. Our very sincerest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grief.
Sincerest sympathy to Wilfred and family with the recent passing of Claire.
I remember when Wanda and I were young, we would visit you with Mom and Dad when you lived in Halifax.
We always had a good time and enjoyed when you visited us.
There was usually music and dancing.
Rest in peace Claire, you were a wonderful lady.
Sending our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Betty Tandy, Wanda Mercer and Donna Tandy
Wilfred and family
Sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife and mother. On reading Claire’s obituary I was not surprised to see that her boundless energy continued even after her children were grown . She was a fantastic knitter and knit me a beautiful flower basket for my wedding table . To read that she put her knitting talent to great use and started a prayer shawl registry was so impressive and showed a real act of love for others. May all your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Missing you a lot my dear sister. ❤️ You were allways putting the welfare of others ahead of your own. You have touched the lives of so many people by your caring and compassion.
You made a difference in so many people's lives. Your kindness and generousity of spirit will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace with the angels, Claire.
So very saddened to hear of our Dear Friend Claire's passing, she will be remembered by all of us in The Nova Scotia Pensioners Federation who knew and loved her, Claire and Wilfred's positive and tireless participation was invaluable and contributed greatly to the well-being of all Seniors and Pensioners in our province, through their leadership in The Richmond Seniors Council, our N.S. Federation, and the National Pensioners Federation. Our sincere condolences to our dear friend Wilfred and all the members of the Marchand Family. May God hold you all in His Loving and Comforting care. Don Fitzpatrick.
Claire will be greatly missed. I will miss our many chats about her garden and her thoughtfulness in knitting a shawl for my mother and myself. Condolences to her family.
So sorry to hear of Claire's passing condolences going out to the family,Claire was an amazing lady with a very big heart and will be missed by all who knew her.
Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelly, Kelly, Barry and the entire family. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Wife, Mother, Mémé, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Sister in law, Cousin and friend.
May your many beautiful memories help you through this very difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you. R.I.P. Claire
I want to send my thoughts and prayers to Wilfred and family as I had just hear about the passing of Claire. It is a sad week for the families of louisdale with the loss of a number of special people.
Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelly, Kelly, Barry and the entire family. Please accept our sincere condolences for Claire’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to all the family of Claire Marchand , our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.Palmire and John.
Thinking of you all during this difficult time,she was an amazing lady,hugs to you all
Wilfred and families: We were saddened to hear of Claire’s passing. She was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold in compassion for all others. I witnessed many of her cross stitch talents as she would always come to Admiral for me to frame them. Your Mom would always hug me wherever she’d see me. I was visited by her & Wifred as they brought me one of their prayer shawl, prayers, medals & card. I’ve cherish it to this day. She definitely has golden wings and she is now in God’s Arms of mercy. May he give you strength to carry on in this life without her. She certainly left her mark on this earth. RIP Claire!
Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Barry, Kelly, Shelly & Families,
Hycinth, Delores, Therese, Rene, Joe, Betty Ann, Alfred & Families:
We are so very saddened to hear of Claire’s passing. Our hearts are broken for all of you.
Claire was a very special lady to us. She was the wife to my cousin Wilfred, first cousin to Peter & because of her, it was at her house I first met Peter, my husband of almost 51 years.
As a young girl, I use to stay with Claire when Wilfred worked as bartender at the French Village Restaurant. We always had great times together & I enjoyed babysitting & watching over her 5 beautiful children along with her.
There was a time in Louisdale & surrounding areas when people were reporting someone peeking through the windows at night. They did not know who it was, but we’re hoping to catch him. Well this one night, while Wilfred was working, Claire & I were alone as the children were in bed. We suddenly heard someone at the steps in the back of the house. In those days, there were quite a few steps. Claire gets up from the sofa & goes to the back door. She yells out, “WHO IS THERE?” Claire gets no response. We both start shaking & Claire heads for the kitchen drawer & pulls out a butcher knife. When she does this, I’m ready to be sick as she is pointing it in the air yelling out to whoever is on the steps, “WHOEVER YOU ARE, I HAVE A BUTCHER KNIFE & I’LL USE IT ON YOU IF YOU DON’T GET AWAY.” As Claire waits, she calls Wilfred at the restaurant & tells him someone is outside & to come right away. Low & behold, within minutes, Wilfred, Austin Morgan who was bouncer & a few patrons who were at the restaurant were at the house. They searched around, but found nobody lurking around. We never found out who it was, but let’s just say Claire & I were a basket case for the rest of the night. Claire was always ready after that in case it ever happened again.
It was quite the surprise for me when in speaking with Terry this week, she told me they found out who it was & when she said his name, I was stunned.
I am not an aunt to her children, but they have ALWAYS called me Aunt Linda & Peter, Uncle Pete. I have always cherished that & saw the love & respect they had for Peter & I. They were taught that from a very loving Mother & Father, & I know they will carry on the legacy of their Mothers compassionate, loving upbringing..
Claire was always a great friend to me. Every summer when we went home, we went to visit with her. We spent much time reminiscing about old times, laughing together & just enjoying each other’s company. I so enjoyed seeing beautiful decorations in her house. I envied the many different decorated Christmas trees, the beautiful decorations she made, the shawls she made for sick people, the time she gave of herself to decorate for others (especially some of her children who told me they could not decorate a tree haha). She had many gifts & was not afraid to share them. Her house was a showplace inside & out. She had magical fingers in making decorations, growing flowers, beautifying her backyard & so much more.
We will miss you very much Claire. It was very difficult & we prayed so much for you to be healed when you found out about your illness.
I guess God needed a special Angel in heaven to decorate the skies. Whenever I see pink skies or rainbows, I’ll know it’s you at your best.
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in the days to come. Cherish all the great memories, as I know there are many.
R.I.P. Claire. Your suffering is over & your new life begins in the arms of our Lord & with the Angels. Until we meet again, we love & miss you always.
Love to you all:
Peter & Linda./ Aunt Linda & Uncle Pete Samson
It is with great sadness that i read this obituary…Claire was so full of life ..hard to imagine she is gone..our sincerest condolences to wilfred,children and siblings
Amedee and Diana Samson
Sorry to hear of Claire's passing,condolences to all families and friend's,she is now pain free may she R.I.P.
You are so blessed to have the opportunity to share wonderful memories of your mother as you gather your family together this week. As you mourn her loss, take a moment to celebrate her life. Our sincere condolences to all of you,
Melissa & Brian Boudreau (Antigonish)
Our deepest condolences to Wilfred and families,Our thaught and prayers are with you at this sad time.love from your cousins Eileen ,Edward and Marie ,David and Colleen.
My favourite place to be was at mama Claire’s with a car full of kids on almost all my days off from work. Always had a good chat. Dalton loved when she call him “little Dion”. Family is the best. And I always felt like family when Dalton and I were there. We are going to miss her. I promise to finish your swing and when it’s done, I hope your sitting with me mama. Love you. Dalton and I want to send our condolences to Papa Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelly, Kelly, Barry and all of their families.
My heartfelt condolences Wilfred, Terry and all the family during this time of sorrow.
“A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.”
Wilfred, Kelly & family .We are both so sorry to hear of your loss . She was a sweet lady . Our thoughts are with you & your family. Bobby& Debbie White
Dear Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelley, Kelly, Barry and family,
I'm so saddened by Claire's passing. I always enjoyed her company and great sense of humour. It's been much too long since we crossed paths, but my memories of her bring me lots of smiles. May your memories of her help you heal during this time of loss. Sincere condolences.
Francis Sampson & family
February 24, 2023
My dearest Wilfred, Terry, Joey, Shelley, Kelly and Barry
My condolences to you all on the death of your wife and mother. She was like the second mom to alot of us when we were younger. She will never be forgotten. RIP Claire until we all meet again.
Claire, when you were born, you cried, now that you have died , we cry. I thank you and Wilfred for your smiles and kindness when I met at the seniors club. You were always there for all who knew you, You showed all what it meant to help all we meet. God Bless all your family and friends. In Christian Love,Annie Dodge. Your personality will always be missed and remembered.
Terry and family
Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for the loss of your mom. Although she may not be here in person ,know she will be watching over you always.
Dearest Wilfred,Terry, Family & Friends:
Sincere heartfelt condolences on Claire’s passing. She certainly was loved and appreciated for all she was and her contributions to so many. Cherish your wonderful memories
with pride for her beautiful soul Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Hugs to all.
Dear Wilfred and family,
I was very saddened to hear of Claire’s illness just a week or so ago And now of her death. I have always considered Claire a good friend. She was one of the sweetest women I know. Please accept our deepest condolences at this very sad time. Judy and Earl Doyle
My sincere condolences to the entire family.
May she RIP
Our sincere condolences on Claire's passing.
Our prayers are with you at this very sad time in your lives
So sorry for your loss!! My deepest condolences go out to all her family and friends!! May she rest in peace
Wilfred and families ,my deepest condolences to to you all ,god gain a another Angel.my prayer and thaught are with you .May god give you strength to get through these few day ,blessings you all with love and prayers. .your cousins Eileen wile
Wilfred, Terry and family- sending sincere condolences. Thinking of you.
Sincere condolences sent your way to Wilfred and family. Rest in peace Claire.
My Sincere Condolences to all the family. So sorry for your loss. Elaine.
To: The Marchand Family
We were deeply saddened by the news of Claire’s passing.
It is said that when we lose a loved one here on earth we gain an angel in Heaven that watches over us. Claire will always be watching over you and your family.
We extend our most sincere condolences.
Love Anita & Diane Drummond
Wilfred and family. So sorry to hear about Claire’s passing. Very nice person. She always greeted me with great warmth. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Susan Marchand and family
To my friend Shelly and family, so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a big part of my life growing up. I have so many memories of her when I was visiting for playdates with Shelly. You are all in my thoughts this week. Don’t be sad that she is no longer with you, but happy that you have had so many years full of memories. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers from New York, Lisa (Gail Samson) ❤️❤️❤️❤️
With deepest sympathy and condolences to all the families. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
You'll be greatly miss Ma Tante
Please accept my deepest sympathies over the passing of your mother and wife. It was my honor to have met her and I will remember her fondly.
so sorry for your loss condolences to Wilfred,Joey.Terry,Shelly Kelly and Barry and all the family i am going to really miss her,she was always there for me when i need to chat fly hi with the angels claire i will forever miss you
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. The picture you used is perfect and shows who she was: a fun loving, friendly, caring person who was always happy to meet up with you! The love she had for her children was immense and I have no doubt that she will continue to be in your lives. Much love at this sad time
Lisa (Bowden) and Dan Bedell