Claude E. Lefebvre
November 26, 1936 – May 25, 2018
Claude Eugene Lefebvre was born on November 25, 1936 at home, six miles south of Girouxville, Alberta to Napoleon (Paul) Lefebvre and Sarazine (Sara) Perron.
He attended his first year of school at Ecole Lefebvre which was about four miles away from home and had to travel either by foot or with horses.
Most of the time, the roads were non-existent and there his mother was very worried about the fact that his sister Flore (Florence) and Claude were in danger.
At the age of nine, he and his sister started school at St. Augustine Mission in Peace River, Alberta. St. Augustine Mission closed the year that he finished grade nine.
From there, he attended the Girouxville School where he completed his high school.
On December 2, 1952, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
His basic training was done at Camp Borden in Ontario.
He became part of the aircrew as an instrument and communication technician.
He was part of the United Nations 435 Squadron and most of the years of his service was overseas in peace-keeping, such as the Suez Canal crises. He retired from the RCAF in January 1972.
In May 1972, he started employment with Alberta Forestry Services in the communication department.
His typing skills of 110 words per minute earned him the nickname of speedy fingers by co-workers.
He retired from Alberta Forestry Services in 1991.
Claude enjoyed baking; he made amazing bread and pie dough as well as an awesome roasted turkey.
He was very capable of handling a sewing machine to do alterations to his clothing such as hemming slacks and shortening shirt sleeves.
Born: November 26, 1936 Death: May 25, 2018
Anyone knowing Claude would understand why he had to do that.
Photography was also one of his hobbies.
Sadly, the last seven years of his life were spent in a wheelchair, in a nursing home.
May He finally rest in peace, away from the Parkinson’s dreadful tremors.
Claude was predeceased by his father Napoleon in 1978 and his mother Sarazine in 1991; his sister Florence Dupuis in 2006; brother-in-law Emile Dupuis in 2008; and, brother-in-law Laurent Turcotte.
He is survived by his sister Cecile (Lefebvre) Turcotte as well as his niece Lucille Dupuis (John Corriveau); nephews Dale Dupuis (Lucie), Michael Dupuis, Richard Dupuis (Lana) and Randy Dupuis; his nieces Joanne Murphy (Phil) and Cinthia Foster (Scott); great nephews Dustin Brander, Zachary Dupuis, Nathan Dupuis, Brendan Murphy, Christopher Murphy and Stephen Murphy; great nieces Dawn Tarantelli, Jennifer Dupuis, Sydney Foster and Hayley Foster; great-great-niece Marissa Tarantelli; cousins Rosaire Lefebvre, Pauline Labbe, Albert Papineau and Joyce (Langlais) Parker.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Claude E Lefebvre 2018.source