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In loving memory of Claudette Zahra (née Bélanger) who passed away at St. Joseph’s Villa in Sudbury on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Zahra. She was totally heartbroken when he passed away in February of 1992. Loving mother of the late Deborah Provincial (surviving husband Fred of Sudbury), Edward Zahra (wife Laurie) of Sudbury, Monica Gaudette (husband Roger) of Chelmsford and Julie-Anne Potvin (husband Blair) of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Misty-Anne, Melanie, Stephanie, Adam, Brayden, Kevin, Cory, Brandon, Jordan, Ashleigh, Aleksandre, Ty and Caleb. Also survived by several great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Wilfred Bélanger, the late Gerry Bélanger (surviving wife Marge of Sudbury), the late Clifford Bélanger (surviving wife Theresa of Sudbury), the late Judy Dubois (surviving husband André of Sudbury), Patricia Desjardins (late husband Don) of Sudbury, and Ken (wife Sandra) of Garson. Claudette was predeceased by her son-in-law Douglas McTaggart. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Claudette was born in Sudbury on January 15th, 1940 to parents Brigitte (née Forest) and Urgel Bélanger (both predeceased). She spent her entire life in the Greater Sudbury area having worked a few years as a cashier at Canadian Tire in Chelmsford and in the bakery department at Loeb’s. Claudette was a proud member of the CWL at St. Alexander’s Church in Chelmsford and spent countless hours volunteering there. In her spare time while she was healthier, she enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and curling. Claudette will be remembered as a very giving person who always wanted everyone around her to be happy. She had a big heart and a good sense of humour. Her family members would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa (Garden Way) for taking such good care of her. In keeping with Claudette’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial mass, to celebrate Claudette’s life, will be held at St. Alexander’s Church in Chelmsford on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment of ashes to follow at St-Joseph’s Cemetery in Chelmsford where she will be reunited with Ronald. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society (Sudbury-Manitoulin District), in Claudette’s memory, would be greatly appreciated. Cremation arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North. (705) 470-7070.

Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie & Gaetan Barrette

    12 September 2018 3 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family!
    We always enjoy our visits to Claudette and Ronald, so many years ago.
    We have lots of special memories of the wonderful couple.
    Claudette will be with Ronald and Deborah now.
    Thinking of everyone at this sad time.

    With our Deepest Sympathy

    Debbie & Gaetan & Chantal & Nicolas

  2. Rose Bedard Leclair

    12 September 2018 3 months ago

    Mes sinceres sympathies aux familles.

  3. Melanie

    13 September 2018 3 months ago

    As hard as it is to say goodbye Nana, I know Grandpa has been patiently waiting for you… now you can celebrate your 61 years married together again as husband and wife. I love you. I will cherish our memories and always remember the good times and the laughs we shared. Until we meet again… xox

  4. Misty Levesque

    13 September 2018 3 months ago

    Love you grandma. May you now rest forever in peace with grandpa by your side. Love Misty Ann, Darryl, Riley and Rheanna

  5. JoAnne Levesque

    13 September 2018 3 months ago

    My prayers go out to all of the family . She was a great person who loved everyone . She will be missed . May you find strength in knowing she is resting in the loving arms of Ronald

  6. Tania Vella

    13 September 2018 3 months ago

    Dear Edward, Monica, Julie-Ann and all the family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Aunt Claudette. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. Cousins Tania, Sonia and family.

  7. Brenda Duncan

    14 September 2018 3 months ago

    Condolence to the family and especially granddaughter Ashleigh McTaggart. CLAUDETTE has joined the angels and will watch over you forever.

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