Mailhot; Joseph Rolland Claude
May 27, 1948 – August 16 , 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Claude at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster on August 16 surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Henedine Mailhot, his brother Jean Guy, and his sister Claudette. Survived by his wife Geraldine (Dickson), daughter Chantal and Brent Greenfield , son Jason and Michelle, grandchildren Blake and Brooke, and his brother Andre and Jacqueline. Claude was born at the farm in Ste. Gertrude, Quebec. A kind and fun loving family man, he was proud of his Quebecois heritage and his Christmas Eve celebrations. Family and friends lined up to taste his tourtiere, sausages, and vegetable soup. Claude served 21 years in the Canadian Military; P P C L I and Field Engineers and 21 years for Correctional Service Canada. He began and ended his military career in Quebec with time spent in Germany and Chilliwack. Claude was passionate about sports including broom ball, fast ball, and bowling. The last adventure of his life was after retirement where he spent more then 8 years in Bridge Lake enjoying riding his quad, clearing driveways, chopping wood, and partaking in the annual family fishing derby. He quietly gave back to the community working breakfasts and concession duty for Highway 24 Lions Club. With Claude’s passing we mourn the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend. We will cherish memories of him forever in our hearts. The family is forever grateful to the staff of Royal Columbian Hospital HACU and the 4th floor Cardiac North and South, staff of Chilliwack General Hospital, Dr. John Chow, Dr. Wai Kon Son, and Dr. Markus Klaus for their compassionate care. If friends so wish donations may be made in his memory to the HACU at Royal Columbian Hospital. A gathering of friends and family to share and celebrate Claude’s life will be held on September 4th at the Harrison Beach Hotel, Chehalis Room from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.