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Born: Apr 20, 1961

Date of Passing: Aug 12, 2020

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Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Claude passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his residence.
Claude will be dearly missed by his siblings, Ray Banga (Joan), Lorraine Gendreau, Joanne Swain, Diane Hay (Brad), and Corinne Hodgins who were at his side graciously providing care throughout his illness. His pride and joy were his many nieces and nephews. They will surely miss their very special uncle. Claude was predeceased by his father Henri Gendreau, his mother Reina Gendreau (nee St. Cyr), and niece Eileen Gettman. He leaves to mourn his family and many close friends.
Claude was born April 20, 1961 and grew up in Winnipeg. He attended St. Norbert School and later Steinbach Trade and Vocational School where he graduated. Claude worked several jobs in the hospitality and retail industries before moving to BC where he began a long and rewarding career at The Brick. Claude's Brick family stretched across Canada. In 1998, Claude returned to live in Winnipeg. Claude was a man of many talents, including a gift and passion for gardening and landscaping. He was a kind and generous man who was admired by many. Claude also possessed a 'pay it forward' attitude that touched all his friends and family. He taught us how to forgive and to love each other.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to all his health care providers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to CancerCare Manitoba.
Claude's final resting place will be at Green Acres Cemetery. Celebration of Life to follow on October 3, 2020. RSVP to Lorraine at (204) 612-5898.

Funeral Home & Cemetery
Highway #1 East at Navin Rd., Winnipeg, MB
(204) 222 3241

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Claude may you rest in peace and I am sure you are in the Heavens with family and friends such as Shawn Campbell, he was a Friend growing up in Winnipeg and Shawn's sister Sherry a friend to you also growing up though those younger years. All lost to cancer it saddens us all to have you also gone away too soon. Rest in peace and hope you are all reunited together. My condolences to all the family and friends. - Posted by: Carmel Young (Friend) on: Aug 30, 2020

  • My condolences go out to Claude’s family. I worked closely with Claude in Winnipeg and Burnaby. I would like to add dedicated and committed to the description of “Kind and Generous” to Claude. Working with this man was a pleasure and I hope the emptiness felt in our hearts are filled with the fun great memories we all had with Claude while he was with us. I’ll always remember, “muffins happening!” Rest In Peace, friend! Gene Loga - Posted by: Gene Loga (Co-worker) on: Aug 27, 2020

  • So sorry to see he passed away. My prayers to his family from a St Norbert schoolmate. - Posted by: Kim Zebiere (St Norbert schoolmate ) on: Aug 23, 2020

  • Lorraine, Corinne and Christina I was sorry to read of the passing of your much loved and respected brother and Uncle. Hoping the memories of times spent with Claude provide you with comfort. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Madeleine Frost - Posted by: Madeleine Frost (Former Co-worker ) on: Aug 22, 2020

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

No. 1 Hwy. E. & Navin Rd. (Map)
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