December 30, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with heavy hearts that we say “see you later” to a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Claire passed away peacefully in Kamloops, surrounded by family, on December 30th, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer.
Born into a family of 14 brothers and sisters on a small farm in northern Québec, Claire’s childhood was busy and there was always work to be done.
Together with her first husband Maurice Levesque, Claire moved out west to make a life in British Columbia. They settled in Terrace for a time where they had their daughter Tammy. They enjoyed their time in Terrace but work called and they decided to move to 100 Mile House. Claire and Maurice connected with new and old friends in 100 Mile. Some friends were Bud (Dean) and Lee Bolivar, Armand and Therese St. Pierre and their families and many others.
Claire eventually moved to Barriere, where she married Ray Foisy. Her life with Ray was full and they shared many happy memories and adventures together until Ray’s passing in 2001. She also shared a special friendship and shared interests with Maurice Boyer until his passing in 2007.
Claire enjoyed learning new skills and had many different hobbies including quilting, ceramics, knitting, crocheting, bowling and painting. She also liked to play a variety of games such as; cards, bingo, and puzzles, even learning a new card game in the last couple months. Her smile was infectious and she was always ready for adventure and fun. Her health challenges didn’t stop her from travelling and she enjoyed seeing new sights and traveling to Québec to visit family.
Claire leaves her family and friends with many cherished memories. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was very proud of them. Her most important role in life was that of a grandmother and she was an amazing and loving grandma.
She was predeceased by her stepson Allen Foisy and 7 of her brothers and sisters. She leaves behind and is greatly missed by her family; Tammy Levesque-Holyk (William), Pauline Ekren (Darcy), and Ken Foisy. Grandchildren; Aaron, Alana (Dave), Ashley and Megan and great-granddaughters Navy and Saylor. She was so thankful and blessed to meet the littlest girls this September. She also leaves behind 7 brothers and sisters and numerous extended Dion family members. She shared special times and memories with the extended Foisy family, time with Marie and Rick Foisy and their family was cherished.
She also had good times with her friends in Kamloops and at Mayfair.
Also mourning her loss is her friend Les Major and her faithful canine companion Daisy.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and health care professionals who helped care for Claire. A special “thank you” to the caring staff at 6 North and to Marilyn and Charlotte.
No service by request but in lieu of flowers you may choose to donate to your favorite charity or by doing a simple random act of kindness.
Claire will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
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