Claude Vanier was a young French Canadian adventurer. Born in Montreal he moved to BC in his early twenties. Shortly thereafter he found Anne, his soul mate and partner for life. They married in Vancouver and had 4 children.
Claude worked as a lineman for BC Hydro in many communities, including; Nakusp, Prince Rupert and finally Sechelt where he retired. He spent his last 13 years in Kelowna. Claude was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, mushroom picking, camping and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed a challenging game of crib, ping-pong or badminton. Claude is remembered as being passionate, strong-willed and dedicated. He had a great sense of humor and always kept us smiling with his one-liners.
Claude lived his life to the fullest and was a strong man to the end. Claude passed away on January 30, 2016 in Kelowna at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his devoted wife Anne. Claude is lovingly remembered by his children Rick, Janice, Joanne, Clayton and their families, sisters, as well as many brother/sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
A family service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Martin and the loving, caring staff at Sun Pointe for the wonderful care he received.