Claude passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 21st at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Crysler Ontario and moved to Cornwall in 1950. He served Cornwall and the area as a successful licensed optician for more than 25 years at Claude Dignard Optician on Pitt Street. Claude always relished watching his beloved Cornwall Royals play at the Cornwall Civic Complex and he was often found at the now defunct Water Street arena on Thursday nights to cheer on the Colts. Claude could keep a group of people laughing for hours with his legendary storytelling. He always worked hard to provide for those he loved. During his long battle with an illness he spent the last seven years of his life receiving excellent care at St-Patrick’s home in Ottawa. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and management at the home. He is survived by his six children Marc, Joanne, Carolyn, Brian, Léo and Colin. He is also predeceased by his mother Éléonore Bruyère, his father Oscar Dignard, his brother Rosaire Dignard, his sisters Marie-Jeanne Lamesse and Thérèse Leroux. He is also predeceased by one grandchild and survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A private service will take place on Monday October 26th and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa Foundationwould be appreciated by the family. https://stpatsfoundation.ca/donate/ Arrangements entrusted to the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa. 613-288-2989
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Marc and the family
Judy and I are so sorry for your loss. We have both been there and done that. Think of the good times as it helps to ease the pain......but never forget.....Once again Marc.....so very sorry for your loss...
Bob and Judy Lacelle.
Bob Lacelle, October 23, 2020
Désolée pour cette grande perte!
Mes pensées font avec toi yet ta famille ! Que la force t’aide à surmonter cet événement difficile !
Mes plus sincères sympathies
Brigitte Lepage, October 25, 2020
Marc, Johanne, Caroline & Brian
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I have very fond memories of him during our visits when we were kids.
Peter Sturkenboom, October 25, 2020
Dear Marc and Brian
I got the chance to meet your dad at Brian's birthday some years ago; what great stories and personality he had. I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that we're with you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jean Chevalier, October 25, 2020
Our sincere condolences for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Lots of love from London.
Britt and Adrian
Brittany Turner, October 26, 2020
Leo and Colin Dignard
We are very sad to hear of the passing of your dad. Although we had not seen Claude in a while, we still have fond memories of different times when our families were together, especially with the boys. You have our deepest sympathies at this time. We are thinking of you. Best wishes, Gary and Sylvie Jans and family.