Nov 19, 1931 – Apr 14, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Claire Bouvier at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, with her family at her side.
Claire was born in Verdun, QC to Albert and Juliette Roy. After her birth they returned to Riviere Qui Barre, AB where she was raised with 9 siblings.
Claire married Adrian Bouvier on July 30, 1953. They lived and worked in many places in AB, SK, then settled in the Shuswap area in 1970 with their six children; Claudette Osterreicher (Frank), Charmaine Paproski (Ken), Norman (Jamie), Paulette Reaka (Tim), Jacqueline Bouvier (George Ujimoto) and Monique Fuller (Brian), where she remained until her passing.
She was predeceased by son, Norman; her parents; and siblings Laurier, Carmen Carlson, Paul, Edward, Rita Colussi, and Susanne. She is mourned by her five daughters and their families that consist of 14 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren; her brothers Gilbert (Annalise) and Arthur (Eileen) and sister Annette Plummer (Fred), as well as Brother and Sister-in-laws and countless nieces and nephews.
Claire was very artistic in many art forms, but never considered herself an “Artist”. She had an eye for fancy cars and fashion, enjoyed sewing for herself and family, but one of her biggest joys in life was dancing.
Summers on the Lake brought many family and friends, who remember her welcoming them into our home, cooking endless meals and making sure they enjoyed their stay.
A service will be held at the Gathering Place at the King’s Christian School on April 21, at 2:00 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shuswap Hospice Society (www.shuswaphospice.ca)
Online condolences may be sent to the family through Claire’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.