It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Claire, our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend on Thursday, March 21st, 2024. Claire left us peacefully after battling a lengthy illness at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa, Ontario in her 82nd year.

Born in Timmins, Ontario, Claire is survived by her youngest brother Denis (Kate). She will be reunited with her brothers, Raymond and Donald (Carol).  Claire is survived by her devoted husband Ray Baronette. Beloved mother of Renee and Richard (Melody). Proud grandmother of Tanner, Callie, Joshua, Jordan, Kyle, Cooper and Parker.

Claire devoted her younger years to taking care of her younger brother until she wed Ray in September 1964. She spent many years working at the Royal Bank of Canada. Claire loved going on long walks, hiking, golfing, cooking, reading, and crocheting. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

At Claire’s request there will be no funeral service. Cremation took place at River’s Edge Cremation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie.

Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the long-term care staff of the Lady Dunn Health Centre for their compassionate care and support.

Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home, Wawa.

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  1. Claire always a pleasure to deal with at the Royal Bank – her beautiful smile & warm heart would make your day
    Dad & Mario have fond memories of crossing paths at the Michipicoten Golf Course with like minded Wawa golf enthusiasts & always enjoyed the catch up conversations
    Treasure the happy, fun times that she shared with you as you grieve the loss of this special person in your lives

    Judy Scott, Mario Roy & Jack Aitkenhead 💜

  2. I remember Claire as a lovely neighbor when we lived on Magpie Road. I recall us sitting in her backyard one sunny afternoon and during our conversation she became emotional and a shed few tears. The next day she came to the fence upset that the tears had washed away some sunscreen leaving streaks down her cheeks. Fortunately they were not that obvious but we had a good laugh about it.

    My sincere condolences to Ray, Renee and Richard.

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