~ December 4, 1934–March 14, 2022 ~
Surrounded by family, Clare passed away peacefully in the Hull, Quebec hospital at the age of 87 on March 14, 2022. A special thank you to the very caring and competent staff.
Clare was born Clara Cuddihey in Low, Quebec to parents Michael and Ann (Gannon) Cuddihey as the last of 10 children. She is predeceased by all of her siblings as well as her second husband, Ormond Stanton by 6 years. Her siblings were Leona (Bernie) O’Connor, Mae (Paddy) O’Sullivan, Frank (Sophie), Peggy (Victor) Daly, Lila (Stan) Hogan, John (Maureen-living), Martin (Laura), Paul (Katie-living) and Helen (Raymond-living) Major. She is also predeceased by her oldest son Drew Noel who passed 3 years earlier.
She will be missed by her daughter Dolores (Scott) Fraser, son Randy (Shumei) Noel, ex daughter in law Cheryl Ludlow, 4 granddaughters Brittany Bennet (Rob Boik),
Emma Carswell (Cameron), Madeleine & Adrianna Noel and 1 great
granddaughter Lenora Carswell all from Clare’s first marriage to Adrien Noel, as
well as nieces and nephews many of whom played important roles especially in
Clare's later years.
She will also be sadly missed by Orm’s family whose lives Clare was a part of since their marriage in 1996. Ormond’s daughter Shelley (John) Snyder and son Richard (Joanne) as well as Clare’s step grandchildren Sarah, Madeline, Rosalind, John Jr, Jeff (Julia) and Greg. Clare’s step sister Zilpha Whiton was especially close to her during those years and both Clare’s and Ormond’s families benefited greatly with the addition of a second family for all to share.
As there will be a very small graveside gathering we wish that all of you remember
Clare in your own way for the kind hearted, family centred, humorous person
she was when her life was at its best. Singing along to family members playing
guitar, playing ‘Scrabble’, watching ‘Jeopardy’, the Ottawa Senators or the
Toronto Blue Jays games were always things that brought a smile to Clare’s face.
Times that many of us will remember. Forever in our hearts.