Claire, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 after a long and debilitating illness.
She is survived by her loving husband Ernest, her daughters and sons-in-law Sandra (Brian) McLachlan and Victoria (John) Tapics and her grandchildren Kristy and Brady McLachlan and Tanya and Kyle Tapics. Claire is also survived by her sister Dorothy Tuplin in Moose Jaw, SK and her sister Leone Langner in Ottawa, ON.
Claire was born to a large farming family in Tuxford, SK on December 11, 1930 and was the second youngest of nine children. In 1950 Claire enrolled in the School of Nursing at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, graduating in 1952 as a Registered Nurse. It was while she was training here that she met Ernest whom she married in 1955. Claire worked as an operating room nurse in Prince George, Victoria and Saskatoon and then retired to raise her daughters. She was away from nursing until the girls were in school and then worked several years in a medical office. At this time she became interested in new work skills and took several computer and accounting courses. This led to a job as an accounts payable supervisor at Voyager Energy until her retirement in 1992.
Above all, Claire was a wonderful wife and mother and enjoyed the love and affection of all her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to express their thanks to the health care professionals at Southwood Care Centre, for their kindness and support during her time there. In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Southwood Care Centre Resident Funds, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9.
In living memory of Claire Anastasiou, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences