SMITH – Claude Parker, 91, of Liverpool, formerly of Hunt’s Point, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 with family by his side.
Born in East Port l’Herbert, he was a son of the late Arthur and Hilda (Leslie) Smith.
Claude was a fisherman in his early years, a door to door salesman for a number of years as well as a new and used car salesman for 5 years first with L.L. Bain, then Liverpool Chrysler Dodge and later with T.& C. Pontiac Buick Ltd. for 25 years. He was a former school bus driver and in his spare time, enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid music fan and enjoyed many types of music. In his early years he played harmonica and accordion and later, during his retirement, he played guitar and organ for his own entertainment as well as church groups and others. He was also a founding member of the Fishermen Men’s Choir. He was a member of the Port Joli United Church and later Wesley United Church, Hunt’s Point. He was a member of the church Session and served as Clerk for three five year terms. He also served on the South Shore Presbytery of the United Church of Canada for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary (Blades); daughters: Marilyn Chetwynd of Kelowna, BC; Gloria (Lewis) Corkum of Langley, BC; Valerie Piche of Terrace, BC. His son Vinal (Betty) of White Point and step- sons: Peter (Amanda) Goodwin of Jordan Falls and Reg Goodwin of Bedford. Grandchildren: Ben, Jacob, Cheryl, Kim, Tammy, Sandra, Kelda, Jason and Levi and great grandchildren: Rebecca, Kelsey, Courtney, Brooke, Sydney and Jessica.
He was predeceased by his first wife Alma (MacDonald) and his sister Viola MacDonald.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating assisted by Reverend Neil MacDonald. Burial will be at a later date following cremation. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Wesley United Church, Hunt’s Point. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Mona Swayzie Mosher
To Mary and families
Sorry to hear of Claude’s passing, Take comfort in the good memories you have of Claude and keep them dear to your heart!!
Mary and families: Sorry to hear about Claude passing away. Always remember the good times you have shared. Our prayers are with you now. God Bless
Shirley Croft, Ida Rice and family
Mary and family,
My thoughts are with all of you during this sad time.
Duane Borgal & Lynn Russell & Famlies
Our deepest Condolences Reg, Mary and Family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Lynn, Duane and family
P.S. Mischief misses you.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sympathy to the family of Claude. May memories be in your hearts for a long time, they are precious.
So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing Mary. You will be in my thoughts.
Paul & Mary Lou Smith
To the family of Claude; Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all with the passing of Claude. We remember him as a man of faith, one who gave service to his church and community and was always cheerful and thought of others. May the Blessings be.
Donna and David Dicks
Mary and family. Sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.
marg & dale smith
dear mary & family…so sorry to hear of claudes passing,I know he was a very special person and we all have special memories of him.Thinking of you.xxoo
Shirley & Paul Shot
Mary and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Beverley (Frellick) Parker
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you all. May it comfort you to know so many friend care & think of you during this time .
Beverley & Anthony Parker
Mark & Rose Wright
Vinal, Betty & family…Cherish your good memories and may they help with the difficult days ahead. Our prayers our with you. God bless!
Helen & Butch Lilly
Mary and Family,
Our thaughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
VINAL AND FAMILY–OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS
DIFFICULT PASSAGE IN YOUR LIFE.
Clarence and Nancy Ringer
Mary and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Hold on to each other and your friends as you say your
last good-bye. He will be with you forever in your hearts.
Love Nancy & Clarence
Nina & Doug Inness
Mary & family, we were very sorry to hear of Calude’s illness & passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Mary and Family:
We are sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. We remember him as our neighbour and as a bus driver; we also remember buying strawberries from him every year. May you find comfort in your many happy memories of Claude.
Phyllis and Jeff Tutty
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Mary and Family:
We were so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Always hold on to the happy memories that you have of Claude. Take care.
I was so sorry to read about Claude’s passing.
My prayers are with you and your family.
so saddened to have heard of claudes passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. john bain, leduc alberta
Kevin and Sherry Roy
MARY AND FAMILY.
Sorry too hear of your loss.Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Hi Aunt Mary, Reg and family,
I just learned of Claude’s passing. Calvin phoned from Halifax this morning. I am in Cape Breton.
We are so sorry to hear this news. Think of all those special memories you enjoyed together and they will help you through the days, weeks and months ahead.
Claude was always a very gentle man, with a wonderful zest for life and great sense of humor. Wow, what a remarkable, busy life. He loved music and loved to play it.
I wanted to let you all know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Calvin will be at the funeral service to see you in person on Saturday.
Greg Guy and Calvin Blades
Phillip and Natalie Chetwynd
To each and everyone of Claude’s family we extend our deepest sympathies, and Marilyn remember: The birdies in the tree tops sing their songs. Love to all from Phil and Nat
Dear Mary:My thoughts and prayers will be withyou in the days to come .Love from Bertha
mary viv wanted to send her sympathy to you,she phoned this pm and i told her of claudes passing. she wanted you to know it was a pleasure to meet both of you this past summer at the cottage.
thinking of you ..vivian laurie,new zealand
Richard & Pat conrad
Dear Mary and family… We are sending our most sincere sympathies.Your video is a beautiful and touching tribute to a very fine gentleman.God bless you all,and please know we are just a call away if you need us,you are a dear friend.hugs
Robert and Sally Fader
Mary, Vinyl & familly:
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one, Claude. We always enjoyed buying strawberries from him in the parking lot. He was a kind and gentle person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Chris, Barb, Mandy & Melissa Evans
So sorry Mary and family to hear of your great loss. There is not a day goes by that we don’t think of you guys and how lucky we are to be here in your old home. The kindness that you and Claude showed our family when we moved in will always be remembered by all of us and we learned what a gentle person you are Mary and what a gentlemen Claude was. Our prayers are with you and you will always be in our prayers.
Dave and Pat Haines
MARY AND FAMILY
Sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Dear Vinal , Betty and Family , We were sorry to here of your Dad’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time . Peggy and Richard Hatt
Mary, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Shirley , Millard and Barbie
Esther and Kevin Doggett
Mary and Family:
So sorry to hear about Claude’s passing. I aways liked it when he was in church and you could hear him singing the hymns. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.
Valerie and Donald Inness
Dear Mary and Family:
Our deepest sympathy to you all, may you find peace and strength at this very difficult time.
Valerie and Donald
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Dear Mary And Family my deepest sympathy to you all.
Claude was a very kind and generous man , he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with You all.