Claire Henshaw, of Calgary passed away on February 27, 2007 at the age of 75 years.
Claire was born on November 17, 1931 in Meota, SK to Agnes and Archille Cadrain. She lived in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia. Claire worked as a cook in logging camps and restaurants, was a vet assistant, nursing assistant, managed a boarding house, fostered children and provided daycare to her grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, canning, pickling, baking, gardening, dancing, playing crib, games on her laptop and spending time with her family, grandchildren, friends and her pets. Claire was self taught in mastering the skill of crocheting and creating many beautiful treasures.
She is survived by her children, Guy ( Geralyn ) L’Heureux of Magrath, AB., Blair (Karen) L’Heureux of MacKenzie, BC., Cindy (David ) Munns of Castlegar, BC., Cheryl (Bryan ) Hamm of DeWinton, AB., Gary (Cherie) Henshaw, Sharilyn Slade all of Abbotsford, BC; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister Antoinette L’Heureux of North Battleford, SK. Claire was predeceased by her husbands, Alfred of twenty years, Peter Watters and Gaston L’Heureux.
A Celebration of Claire’s life will be held at Okotoks Alliance Church (338 Avenue and Highway 2A) on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nursing staff and pharmacist in Castlegar and the ICU unit of Rockyview General Hospital for the care and compassion provided to our mother.
In living memory of Claire Henshaw, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences