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Born: Feb 16, 1940

Date of Passing: May 20, 2022

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February 16, 1940 - May 20, 2022

We all said our good-byes to our dad, grandpa and husband on the evening of May 20. Claude was surrounded by the love of his family, until God called him home.
Claude was born on February 16, 1940, the eldest child of Lionel and Lina. He grew up in a large French-Canadian family, which included his eight siblings, Gerald (Sharon), Alain (Alice), Colete and Ben (Gail). He was predeceased by Suzette, Mona, Marc and Cecelia.
Claude enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with his Uncle Roger. He was stationed in Texas, Alaska and California, U.S.A.
In 1964, he married Trudi, and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage, plus four children, Danita, Dion (Rose), Mardina (David) and Marika (Don). Claude was blessed with 13 grandchildren, Alexander, Katrina, Jake, Kristina, Bryan, Monique, Drew, Jack, Elizabeth, Robert, Julius, Sadie and Maximus. Also, two great-grandchildren, Karolina and Natalie. Claude loved his family and was loved in return. He was always generous with his time with his grandkids, and they all have special memories of their grandpa.
In keeping with Claude's wishes, he will be buried in the "Traditional Earth Burial."

"From dust thou cometh,
unto dust thou shalt return."

A special "Thank You" to Mardina, the designated visitor, who was allowed in the hospital, where she went twice a day, everyday, and stayed for hours, to be with her dad, for the three weeks he was in the hospital.
We would like to acknowledge Dieter Schwerinski for his wonderful friendship to Claude over many years. Also, thank you to Myron May for all his help.
Rest in peace, dear Claude, until we meet again. Au Revoir!
Funeral service will be on Friday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd. Interment will be at Holy Ghost Cemetery. Livestream available through church website at:

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Danita, Trudi, Marika, Mardina and Dion, I'm sorry for your loss. I remember vividly the nights and weekends I spent with your family growing up in Winnipeg. There is one favorite memory of Claude and Trudi that I think of often. When Trudi saw Claude walking home from the bus stop after work, she'd rush to put on lipstick. It was a small gesture that to me, spoke of a big love, the kind of love we should get to experience in our lifetimes. You were and will always be one of my favorite families. Love, Joanne - Posted by: Joanne Faryon (Friend) on: Jul 05, 2022

  • Dear Alain, Alice and family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Alain. Treasure the memories and remember he is not gone, he is just away. Missing you all at St. Michael's but loving our move to the Okanagan Valley over 20 years ago. Think of you all often. With our deepest sympathy and much affection. Valerie and Tony Kent - Posted by: Tony and Valerie Kent (friends) on: Jun 05, 2022

  • Claude; We have shared many memories together, our lives have been intertwined through the years in a close relationship and I thank the good Lord for that. You will allways be in my heart and I love you for being a friend also. REST IN PEACE uncle Roger - Posted by: Roger Tetrault (Uncle) on: May 27, 2022

  • Trudi and all the Tetrault family….we are very sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Such a nice person and gentleman. Rest In Peace Claude. - Posted by: Connie, Bob, and Pat and Jack (Friends) on: May 26, 2022

  • My condolences to all of the Tetrault family. May you Draw strength from one another during this difficult time . RIP Claude - Posted by: Michelle Daneault Oliver (Family friend) on: May 26, 2022

  • I had the pleasure of working with Claude for many years at Weston Shops. He was a kind and pleasant man. So helpful to everyone and dedicated. My condolences to the entire family on their loss. - Posted by: Doug SimpSon (Co-worker) on: May 25, 2022

  • Mardina, We are deeply saddened by the news of your Dad's passing. We would like to offer our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Pietro & Michelle - Posted by: Pietro & Michelle McGillivray (Family Friend) on: May 25, 2022

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire Tetrault family. - Posted by: Karen Weatherby (Friend ) on: May 25, 2022

  • Bryan and Drew and I are forever grateful and blessed to have had you in our lives for so long. Our fond memories of you will remain in our heart and we know you will be watching over us on earth until we meet again. We love you Dad Danita, Bryan and Drew 💕 - Posted by: Danita (Daughter) on: May 25, 2022

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