1. Erin Dalton and Josh Herbin
    November 20, 2016 @ 9:37 pm

    We are so saddened by the news of Claudia’s passing. We have many fond memories of her welcoming us to St. Andrew’s when we lived in Wolfville. Her smile was infectious and she had a way of wrapping warmth around you when she greeted you.

    Thinking of her family during this time.

    Erin and Josh


  2. Jill Sutherland
    November 9, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

    Dear Dr Tugwell,
    I was saddened to just today learn of Claudia’s passing. She was my math teacher many years ago at Cornwallis District and I remember her to be such a kind and caring person (and she started me on my path of loving math too). You may not remember me but you were also my economics professor and mentor at Acadia from 88-91. Our oldest daughter is starting at Acadia in January and just two weeks ago we toured the campus and I fondly shared my memories of both you and Claudia with her. If I remember correctly, your family even adopted my hamster when I graduated and moved north.
    Thinking of you with heartfelt condolences, Jill (Woodworth) Sutherland


  3. Del MacInnes
    July 14, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

    Dear Maurice

    I am very sad to read of Claudia’s passing. She was a lovely woman, interested in the world around her and beyond. She was one of the the small number of genuine spiritually people I know,a gift to all of us. I enjoyed the small prayer group we had with Robyn at St. Andrew’s, and feel I got to know her there.

    These next days will be difficult for you. Please know you are in my thoughts , and I am
    hoping you will be comforted by the sincere wishes of your family and friends for better days ahead.



  4. Graham & Dianne Tugwell
    July 10, 2016 @ 3:10 pm

    Maurice & family we send our deepest condolences on the passing of Claudia. I know we have lost touch with each other over the years, but we still think of you all & have you in our prayers.


  5. Phyllis Crowe
    July 4, 2016 @ 7:24 pm

    Maurice, Jill, Stephen, & families… I just learned of Claudia’s passing today – such a shock to know that Claudia’s bright light has changed its focus. May you gain strength from each other, peace from her vision, and joy from your memories. She will be with you always.


  6. Sue Seaborn
    July 3, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    Dear Maurice:
    I was shocked to hear of the news about Claudia.
    We are so sorry for your loss – OUR loss.
    There are so many Allisonians who are, and will be missing Claudia greatly.

    Please take care, and our thoughts are with you at such a difficult time.


  7. Bill Gallivan
    June 27, 2016 @ 11:32 am

    So very sorry to learn of Claudia’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. A lot of years have passed since our time at Queen’s but old friends are friends forever. May your lifetime of memories, your family and friends bring solace and peace.


  8. Carm and Ernest Enzinas
    June 26, 2016 @ 11:11 am

    Dear Maurice and loving family: we send you all, our sincerest sympathy on your loss of Claudia, too soon. The obit. lovingly captures much of her warm, generous, and joyful spirit. May your shared memories with family and friends bring you some comfort. Love and prayers, Carm and Ernest


  9. Eldon Hay
    June 26, 2016 @ 6:41 am

    Maurice and family,
    Warmest sympathies to you. I met and knew Claudia and Maurice when Claudia was one of my students at Mount Allison; and have been heartened to see and talk with Claudia over the years. She was a blessing, and remains so.
    I thank God for her! Eldon Hay


  10. Sandy and Syd helmkay
    June 25, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    Dear Maurice, Stephen and Jill;

    I was shocked when I learned of Claudia’s passing. I have such fond memories of your family when we moved to Wolfville. Your loss will and has affected many people who know and new your family. Maurice, you and Claudia filled your home with love, caring, respect and kindness. Difficult days will be ahead for you but her memories will help get you through the darkness. I have no doubt she will join the many Angels in our lives who are waiting to welcome her. God be with you.

    Sandy (Meloche) and Syd Helmkay


  11. Cate Archibald
    June 25, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Dear Maurice, Stephen, Jill and family, So very sad to hear of Claudia’s passing. She was a wonderful person, with a big smile and such warmth. I have fond memories of you both at St. Andrews in Wolfville – the youth group and hike to Cape Split. You two brought energy, enthusiasm, and kindness to the church congregation, indeed, to Wolfville. Sending you my deepest sympathy for your loss. ~ Cate Archibald


  12. Debbie Selig
    June 24, 2016 @ 8:55 am

    Maurice and family,

    We would like to send our condolences on the passing of Claudia. She was a very giving person with a smile on her face. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Debbie and Peter Selig


  13. Sherry Shepherd
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    Dear Maurice and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


  14. Helen and Harold Cook
    June 23, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

    Maurice: Harold and I send our most sincere sympathies to you and your family and our prayers for peace as you face this loss. Claudia was an inspiration to me for her maturity, calmness and positive attitude to life. Her faith and confidence shone through her smile. You and Claudia were always together at Mount A – a role model for the kind of deep friendship that leads to love. Claudia died on my birthday as I was turning 70. For that, I will remember Claudia and her always gracious spirit each year while being thankful for each day God gives.


  15. Jean Rancourt.
    June 22, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    Maurice, My sincere condolences to you and your children and their families. I’ll always remember her amazing smile and her friendliness. She will definitely be missed. Take care.


  16. Pat Miller
    June 22, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

    Dear Maurice

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss; my deepest condolences.

    Pat Miller


  17. Fred and Anne Lutes
    June 22, 2016 @ 11:31 am

    Dear Maurice,Stephen and Jill
    and your families,

    Fred & I send our love and sincere sympathy on the loss of you soul mate,mom and grandmother.
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Claudia.
    She certainly touched everyone in the family and in the community with her warmth,caring and as an example to us all in “living a life of faith”!
    We have so many fond memories of your family over the years including more recently meeting you both at Dover Castle, England and walking the beach at Point Du Chene.
    You both have the wonderful gift of hospitality and sharing your warmth with us all!
    May Claudia’s memory and legacy sustain you!
    We will all miss her terribly!


    • Kim Meloche
      June 22, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

      Dear Maurice, Steve, and Jill,

      So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Claudia and all of you! Kindness, warmth, acceptance, love, inspiration; just a few words to describe how your family makes the world a better place. Sending love, hugs, and prayers.

      Kim xo…


  18. Alex Morrison, MtA '68
    June 22, 2016 @ 7:56 am

    Hello Maurice:

    Elizabeth and i send our sympathies to you and your family. I remember well the two of you during my 68-68 time at MtA and later at various CBC birthday bashes in Halifax. Dedication, vibrancy and a strong will come to mind when thinking of Claudia. May you and yours carry on with a will and determination. Sincerely, Alex


  19. Cindy King
    June 22, 2016 @ 12:22 am

    Dear Maurice, Steve, Jill –

    So shocked and saddened when I learned of Claudia’s passing. As others have noted, when I think of Claudia I think of energy, thoughtfulness, spirit, friendliness, curiosity, verve and grace.

    I have fond memories of visiting you in the UK, on visits home from Australia to Wolfville, and even ‘bumping’ into you in Mahone Bay.

    Having spent this time with you brings to mind the last word – inspirational. Claudia’s generosity of spirit was infectious and being around her made me want to be a better person. I loved her dedication to volunteer activities, education (of others and her ongoing studies), as well as her enjoyment of walks and long distance cycling.

    Maurice, you truly found your most important ‘kindred spirit’. My thoughts are with you and all your family. God bless, and thanks Claudia for showing us all a life well lived. Love Cindy, Sean and Matilda


  20. Cathy Morine-Collins
    June 21, 2016 @ 9:45 pm

    Maurice and family, Ian and I were very sad to read of Claudia’s passing. The right words are hard to find at these times, but I am sure you feel blessed to have spent so many years together enjoying life. In time, all of those memories will hopefully give you some comfort.


  21. Thelma Brown
    June 21, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

    Dear Maurice and Family, All the Simms Family join me in expressing sincere sympathy in the passing of Claudia. Most sincerely
    , Thelma


  22. Fay Cameron
    June 21, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    Maurice & family, Claudia certainly was a special gal, a delight to be with. I enjoyed getting to know her (& you) at TC Family Camp & through our JAA gatherings & events. I remember you well from my Acadia days. I never had the pleasure of having you for a prof; I heard nothing but great things about you. I attended St. Andrews UC at times when Rev. Walter Murray was minister… a long time ago now. Time has a way of moving on all too quickly…. It is never easy to be separated in death by someone as dear as Claudia. I hope you will feel her comforting presence in spirit. May you be surrounded by the love & support of your family & friends in the days and weeks ahead. Peace be with you & yours.


  23. Frank Hazel
    June 21, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    Maurice and family

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Claudia’s sudden passing.

    Among her many accomplishments we remember her as one of the driving forces
    behind the Wolfville Newcomers Club which has done much to welcome people
    to the Valley.

    Frank and Gail Hazel


  24. Andrew and Diane Cameron
    June 21, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

    Dear Maurice and family. I am so sorry to hear of Claudia’s death. She was a warm, kind, generous and loving lady as well as a wonderful teacher. She always had a smile and a positive comment to make. She will be sorely missed!
    Unfortunately we were away and learned of her passing too late to attend the memorial but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May your sorrow be gently lifted as you remember her life.
    Andrew and Diane


  25. Megan Haliburton
    June 21, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

    So sorry such a beautiful soul has left us. She was a remarkable person, always bringing joy and intelligence with her. Such a shining light. She will be greatly missed. Love to you, Maurice, and to your family.

    Sincerely, with love,


  26. Robert Brown
    June 21, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

    Sad to learn of Claudia’s passing. My sympathy to her family. I will miss Wolfville’s morning golden voice. With lots of love,

    Video Bob


    • Alison ScottButler
      June 22, 2016 @ 7:57 am

      Greg And I were saddened to hear of Claudia’s passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy to your Maurice and your family. Our memories of you both extended back to the eighties and it was always a delight when We heard Claudia on Information Morning letting us know of all the happenings in Wolfville


  27. Betty Jeffery
    June 21, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    Maurice: I was so shocked and saddened to learn the sad news this morning of Claudia’s passing. Hers was certainly a life “well-lived”. May you find comfort in the memories of the wonderful times you shared, and also of wonderful times yet to come with your family.


  28. Wayne &Sharon Doggett
    June 21, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

    Dear Maurice&Family: We were so sorry to learn of Claudia’s passing. In our minds eye we are all still young on the lawn at your home in Wolfville chasing small children around amid gales of laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne&Sharon


  29. Marlene Jackson
    June 21, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    Blessings to you Maurice, Stephen, Jill and families,

    Claudia was a great friend and fellow teacher. I’ll never forget you’re having me visit you in Barbados. You were there for Deborah’s wedding and have remained letter buddies over the past few years. I know how close you, Maurice and Claudia were, so life will not be the same. Treasure your memories. My thoughts and prayers go with you. Love, Marlene


  30. Mark Bernard
    June 21, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    Maurice: So sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. She was (is) a wonderful person. We loved her energy. Stay strong, hope to see you soon. mark and Donna


  31. Scott Davis
    June 21, 2016 @ 2:09 pm

    Dr. Tugwell and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I have a very warm memory of visiting your house as a 4th year Econ student and I remember Claudia as a funny and welcoming person. You’re all in our prayers.

    Scott Davis (1995) and family.


  32. Pat MacNutt
    June 21, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    So sorry to read of Claudia’s death. Thinking of you. Pat and Garry MacNutt


  33. Rev.,Quincy Collins
    June 21, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    Dear Dr. Tugwell, All these years later I still caanot come to call you by your first name, having been one of your Economics students from 72-75′.
    May His peace be with you and your family,


  34. Arthur Smith
    June 21, 2016 @ 12:49 pm

    Dear Maurice,
    I was saddened to learn of Claudia’s illness and passing. During my time with Acadia University library in the early ’80s I appreciated the kindness you an Claudia showed me as I came to know you both through St Andrew’s United when Walter Murray was ministering there. I have always treasured the farewell halibut steak dinner at your home prior to my move to Halifax in 1983. When I moved back to NS last year after many years in Toronto, I had the good fortune to speak with Claudia after hearing Lois Wilson at St Andrew’s last September. Her charm and warmth will always be remembered and appreciated. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Arthur Smith


  35. Judy Lowe
    June 21, 2016 @ 12:38 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Claudia’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. God Bless.


  36. Debbie Kiely
    June 21, 2016 @ 11:57 am

    Maurice, I’m heartbroken. You and Claudia were always so good to me in my time at Acadia and I will always be grateful for that. You are so fortunate to have had half a century with one of the loveliest people I’ve known. Her spirit lives on in her legacy of your family and everything she touched during her time here.
    With love, Debbie Kiely


  37. David and Dorothy Constable
    June 21, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    Maurice and Family, I remember Claudia growing up in Moncton. She was a good friend of my cousin. However, I best remember her at Mt A. You were the ideal couple and kindred spirits. Although I have not seen either of you for years, I always remember your full involvement in everything in your community and schools. Claudia was always so positive and active. She will be missed by her family and friends everywhere.


  38. Vina Palmeter
    June 21, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Maurice, Stephen, Jill and your families, It has been such a shock to hear of Claudia’s illness AND passing this week! Rachel, Scott and I knew(and loved) your warmth and friendship from our days at St. Andrews, as we would NEVER see Claudia without you, Maurice at her side. I had the privilege of Claudia’s sharing her stories, her life and her photos with me over the years as she documented those blessings into her albums. She taught many of us about loving life and savouring the everyday opportunities to live it to its fullest! She is remembered as a dear friend. Please know you are in my heart and prayers.


  39. Anne and Dave Burton
    June 21, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Maurice and Family, so sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. We have many fond memories of her. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Anne and Dave Burton


  40. John Sumarah
    June 21, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May you have moments of peace and gratitude in the midst of the grief and sorrow.
    John Sumarah


  41. Joanne & Jeff Redden
    June 21, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    Maurice, Stephen , Jill & families,

    We were so sorry to hear about Claudia’s passing. She was such a warm and gracious lady. We always enjoyed running into her in town and having a chat to catch up on her latest travels & life adventures. A good life indeed! We all have wonderful memories of our St Andrews United days and both Claudia & Maurice have left significant impressions on Drew & Jill growing up in Wolfville. We have certainly missed their presence in town with their move to Bedford. Our thoughts are with you all. Hoping you find comfort with all the wonderful memories you share. She will be missed by many!

    Jeff & Joanne


  42. Anne Scott
    June 21, 2016 @ 8:42 am

    Dear Maurice, So very sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. Her bright smile, kindness, and grace will be missed. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs, Tug. Anne and Bil Scott


  43. paul kenrick
    June 21, 2016 @ 8:27 am

    Maurice & Family : Sorry to here of Claudias passing,thoughts are with you.



  44. David Lang
    June 21, 2016 @ 8:19 am

    Maurice and family, saddened to hear of Claudia’s passing. Our thoughts are for you and your family at this difficult time. David Lang and Karen Lycan


  45. Ivan and Jana Tomek
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    Very, very sad to hear this, Maurice. Claudia was a lovely and friendly person, always a pleasure to meet. We will miss her.

    Ivan and Jana


  46. Augustine van der Baaren
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:44 am

    Maurice, I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Claudia’s illness and death. She was an amazing and lovely person. She always had a smile whenI would see her walking on Gaspereau or Winter. My favourite camp counsellor at Sherbrooke Lake. I miss seeing you two in the neighbourhood. I am so sorry for your loss. Tineke van der Baaren


  47. Katie Aven
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:44 am

    Steve and Maurice,
    When I moved to Wolfville, Claudia was one of the first people I met. She made me feel at home instantly, particularly as a woman of faith. Her light burned so very bright! How lucky we all were to have and know her. I am so sorry for your loss, which is a loss for all of us.
    Katie Aven


  48. Paul Dennison
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:27 am

    Maurice, I was deeply saddened when I read Claudia’s obituary. It brought back good memories of our time at Mount A. All I can say is how sorry I am.


  49. Sharon AdamsDean
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:15 am

    Dear Maurice, Stephen and Jill. Both Terry and I send our deep love at this difficult time. Claudia was so warm, welcoming and a spiritual blessing. We have such fond memories of her and your entire family. We know that she is in heaven, talking to my Dad. She was a wonderful friend, and know being a wife and mother was her greatest joy. May you feel God’s peace and strength through your many friends at this difficult time. With love and many memories, Sharon Adams-Dean and Terry Dea


  50. Nancy Burbidge
    June 21, 2016 @ 7:06 am

    Maurice and family. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. Unlike others who have written on this page I didn’t know Claudia well or for very long, but like everyone my memories of meetings will always be remembered. One especially is of cramming Claudia, two friends and my dog into my Ranger with their bikes on the back. We drove a very short distance – Porter’s Point to Port Williams and laughed all the way. She had that rare ability of making everyone feel special.
    Nancy Burbidge, Wolfville


  51. Catherine Decarie
    June 20, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    I remember Claudia so fondly from my early days with the Mt. Alison alumni Board. Always pragmatic, always caring, always full of energy, always smiling….it was such a delight to volunteer with Claudia, and to be included in her circle of friends. With my most sincere condolences to her family and loved ones, Catherine.


  52. Ernie and Jeannie Johnston
    June 20, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

    Maurice and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. We were away visiting family and was shocked to hear of Claudia’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Hang in there Maurice. Ernie and Jeannie Johnston


  53. Barrie MacFarlane
    June 20, 2016 @ 7:10 pm

    To Maurice and family I read this morning of Claudia’s passing.Karen joins me in a feeling of deep shock and sorrow that such a fine and gracious lady has left us so soon.I remember Claudia from our days at Mount A when Maurice was responsible for keeping young men such as me somewhat under control.
    Claudia was our Winter Carnival Queen.But it was her depth of character that inspired us.Since those years,we hold memories of Claudia and “Tug” through each stage in life with their contributions an inspiration,an encouragement and affirmation of living fully.I listened intently to her briefings on CBC Information Morning.It was no surprise to me that Claudia knew what what going on in Wolfville and throughout the community.She added life wherever she went.
    Claudia,with your spirit free from mortal suffering,your inspiration continues so that we may keep your love alive in the days we have been given. Barrie/Karen MacFarlane


  54. Owen and Janice Stephens
    June 20, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

    Maurice and Family. So sorry to read of Claudia’s death. We just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    God Bless!
    Owen and Janice Stephens


  55. Cathy Townsend
    June 20, 2016 @ 6:13 pm

    Maurice and family, I read with shock and sadness of Claudia’s illness and death. I had heard she was ill, but had no idea the seriousness of it. I have such fond memories of you guys through church and community. I remember vividly being in youth group that you led. At one point you told us that the secret to a happy marriage was marrying your best friend. Obviously you did just that. You were both an inspiration to so many. Claudia was such a kind, caring person. You are all in my thoughts. May the many happy memories you have sustain you through the difficult days ahead. Cathy


  56. Eric Smith
    June 20, 2016 @ 5:58 pm

    Maurice and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing as we read the Herald today. We always enjoyed and fondly remember your visits in Wolfville on Kent Ave. Claudia always had a warm and wonderful way about her and both of you always took the time to show interest in our lives. Thank you for your kindness. Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
    Eric, Margaret and Harrison Smith (Moncton)


  57. Dianne Dodsworth
    June 20, 2016 @ 5:37 pm

    Maurice, Stephen, Jill and family
    Thank you Claudia for the many years of deep and loving friendship. My life and the lives of so many are richer because of you. As neighbour, teacher colleague and so much more, our lives have been intertwined for 40 years. We have moved through parenting together and now shared the amazing joys of being grandmothers. Together we walked marathons from Queen St., along Main, up the hill and back home, talking and laughing all the wayI As we said to each other, we have been through “thick and thin”!

    Maurice, Stehen, Jill and family. Condolences from Dianne and Jeff, Adrienne and David. As you know I am still out of country. If not, I would be there with you all. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this time.


  58. Kirsten and April Hannah
    June 20, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

    Dear Mr. Tugwell (Stephen) and Family,

    We know that words alone
    Can hardly ease the pain
    But please know
    Our thoughts are with you and your family
    on the loss of your wonderful Mom.

    – Kirsten & April Hannah


  59. Gordon MacKay "67" and Sandra (Johnston) MacKay "68"
    June 20, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

    As fellow Allisonians, Sandra and I were saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Claudia. We still recall her beautiful smile and pleasant ways when she became the Winter Carnival Queen at Her beloved Mount Allison. Claudia was a loyal Allisonian and will be remembered by her university friends which spanned many generations. We mourn the passing of a beautiful and peaceful soul.


  60. Kevin White
    June 20, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    Maurice, My heartfelt condolences goes out to you and your family on the loss for your family. In my association with you on the WEV Board, I have come to know a man of deep commitment to his community and his family. Claudia was clearly a wonderful person, I wish I had known her. I have seen your steadfast dedication to her care and comforting. You too are a wonderful person.
    I wish your family peace and comfort in your memories



  61. Bob Amos
    June 20, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

    Maurice (Mo) and family, we are very sorry to hear of Claudia’s death. She was a very special person I remember from Mt A days. Her smile and personality easily brighten the people around her. God Bless old friend, our prayers are with you. Kaye & Bob Amos and family


  62. Fred and Shirley Fisher
    June 20, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Maurice and Family – Our sympathy to you and your family. We have so many memories – being neighbours on Kent Ave., Wolfville, teaching with Claudia for all those years at C.D.H.S. in Canning, attending St. Andrews together, how kind you were when each of our girls joined the church, even Stephen babysitting for us. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Claudia’s sickness and passing. She always looked to the good in everyone and everything. Our thoughts are with you all.


  63. Krista Robertson
    June 20, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

    Our hearts are filled with sadness as we learn of Claudia’s passing. We are so fortunate to have known Claudia. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Kevin Dickie, Krista Robertson, Eric Cederberg and everyone at Acadia Varsity Athletics.


  64. Lorrie Herbin
    June 20, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Maurice, I was living in Bedford up until last September and was surprised to see you and Claudia walking around Shore Drive and other parts of town. It was nice to see you and I wish now that I had stopped and said hello to a neighbour from Kent Avenue. Mum told me about Claudia yesterday and I was so sorry to hear about her short illness. You were great neighbours – and while math is still not my forte – Claudia was a great tutor way, way back in the day. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

    Lorrie Herbin


  65. Peter McLeod
    June 20, 2016 @ 3:44 pm

    Dear Maurice and Family: We were so saddened to hear of Claudia’s death. She was a lovely person, well loved by so many. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. Peter and Johanna.


  66. John Roscoe
    June 20, 2016 @ 3:42 pm

    Dear Maurice and Family. I just heard the sad news about Claudia. I remember her as one of the pillars of the congregation at St. Andrew’s, always smiling and caring and a joy to be around. James and Tom gained enormously from her imaginative teaching in the Wolfville school system. You and Claudia were married for exactly the same number of years as Sharon and I. The memories of those years will sustain you just as they do me. James, Tom and I will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
    John, James and Tom Roscoe


  67. Peter McLeod
    June 20, 2016 @ 2:18 pm

    Dear Maurice and Family: We were so saddened to hear of Claudia’s death. She was a lovely person; well loved by so many. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Peter and Johanna


  68. Ian Hutchinson
    June 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

    Maurice and family, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we send this note of sympathy for your loss. To be sure Claudia was a force and the sort of force you were happy and thankful to be surrounded by. Her warm smile will never be forgotten nor will her generous and giving nature.

    With sympathy, Ian Hutchinson and Sonya Major


  69. Drew and Sharon Preston
    June 20, 2016 @ 1:05 pm

    Maurice and fault please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Claudia,she will be sadly missed but held in your hearts and memories forever.


  70. Rick and Lynda King
    June 20, 2016 @ 12:33 pm

    Maurice and family, we were so sad to learn of Claudia’s illness and death. It is so difficult
    to lose the person who has always been there to give you support, encouragement and love
    through good times and bad. We know you have many beautiful memories and hope they will comfort you through the difficult days ahead. Claudia will be missed by so many and remembered with great fondness. Thinking of you, Rick and Lynda King


  71. Forrest Bent
    June 20, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

    To Maurice and family:

    My condolences to the family with the loss of Claudia. I remember her for her outgoing personality, the warmth of her smile and her willingness to help in so many ways.


  72. Gordon A. Delaney
    June 20, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

    To Maurice and Family,
    Remembering with fondness a woman of strength and dignity, and supporting her family with our thoughts and prayers.
    Gordon and Wynne Delaney


  73. Lawrence Bauer
    June 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

    Claudia, Janet, Sandra, Elaine…..The Lutes Girls ….We all grew up together in Moncton. I have such cherished memories of this wonderful family…..and Claudia was the youngest. I also remember when Claudia was in Vancouver. My school was just a couple of blocks away. I remember visiting when Claudia’a mother was also there for a visit ….Memories !
    From across the miles, in Vancouver, I send Maurice, and Claudia’s dear family, my sincere sympathy. May Perpetual Light always shine upon her ! Rest in peace, dear Claudia, free from pain at last. May her memory be a blessing ! Lawrence Bauer, Vancouver, B.C.


  74. Rachel Cooper
    June 20, 2016 @ 11:39 am

    Dear Maurice and family – I was shocked to read your news in today’s paper. My condolences to you on this terrible loss. We’re all poorer for having lost Claudia, but richer for having known her. She was and is a beautiful soul. – Rachel


  75. Paula Chegwidden
    June 20, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    Maurice and Family, so sorry to hear about Claudia. She was a lovely person. Paula Chegwidden and Doug Timney (Victoria BC.)


  76. Theresa & Laurie Perrin
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:48 am

    Maurice & family. Our hearts go out to you. Such a gentle lady. I (Theresa) shall miss her very much. Please know you and Claudia will be in our prayers.


  77. Barbara Rushton
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Maurice and family
    We are so sad that Claudia has left this world and yet so honoured and thankful to have known here. She was a remarkable woman, filled with joy and faith, and her quiet,caring presence was inspirational to so many of us. Please know we are holding all of you in our hearts and pray that you will find peace and strength in warm memories, in the love of family and friends, and in your strong faith.
    Bob and Barb Rushton


  78. Sandy and Erna Fraser
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    Dear Maurice and family, we send our sincerest condolences. Claudia was such a bright light in so many lives she will be deeply missed. We take heart in knowing her spirit and the other half of her team remain with us.


  79. Jennifer Hann
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Stephen and family,
    We offer to you and your family our sincerest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    – Jennifer Hann, Darryl Eisan and Aidan


  80. Reg and Carroll Cormier
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:09 am

    Maurie and family, our thoughts are with you during this time . Claudia will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her .She always had a kind word and bright smile and lived life to the fullest


  81. Linda Wheadon
    June 20, 2016 @ 9:45 am

    Maurice and family – our family’s thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Your family has always held a special place in our hearts.

    Claudia’s wisdom, friendship, and sincere council has been a touchstone for me. I remember the wonderful trips and adventures we shared attending NCTM conferences. I remember feeling such love and caring. Claudia was always sincerely interested in growing and learning, in caring and supporting, in listening and hearing. Claudia’s friendship meant so much to me. My life is richer because of her life.


  82. Laurie-Ann (Brittain) Clarke
    June 20, 2016 @ 9:01 am

    Dr Maurice
    I was so so sorry to hear about Claudia’s passing. I know how much you love her and I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. Thinking of you, Laurie-Ann Clarke


  83. bryan ripley
    June 20, 2016 @ 8:54 am

    tug,i am so sorry for your great loss leaving such a large gap.hang tough my friend.bryan ripley.


  84. Mun and Liz Batstone
    June 20, 2016 @ 8:50 am

    Dear Maurice and Family, we want you to know that we are holding you close in our hearts as you go through this difficult time of parting. Please accept our most sincere condolences. In the short time that we knew Claudia as our next door neighbour at The Ravines, we were constantly impressed with her wonderful personality, lively wit and her interest in such a wide variety of life issues. We hope you can take comfort from the great legacy of love and service she has left behind! Liz and Mun Batstone.


  85. Henry and Jean Ellsworth
    June 20, 2016 @ 7:41 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these sorry full days and for the future. We really enjoyed having you and Claudia in our Condo Community and especially Claudia as part of the Ravines Book Club. She will me missed. God Bless you all at this time.


  86. Carl and Lois Marr
    June 19, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

    Maurice and family/Janet , Rick and family.
    So very sorry at the loss of your loved one,she was a very special lady and loved by many.She was taken away to soon ,but God needed a special person and he chose her.She will always remain in your hearts and be close to all of you forever. With Love to all Carl and Lois


  87. Barbara (Bent) Panza
    June 19, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    Dear Morris and family. So sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. I remember her as a small child and later as a grown women who was always smiling.


  88. Melva Reid
    June 19, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

    Tugwell family…I taught with Claudia many years ago at Cornwallis District High School in Canning, Kings County. She was always such a positive, joyful person…..a great teacher, very committed to her students. Please accept my sympathy on Claudia’s passing. I wish your family and friends the comfort of many happy memories.


  89. Graham Daborn
    June 19, 2016 @ 9:32 am

    Maurice, Stephen, Jill and family:
    We are so sorry to hear that Claudia has passed on. She was a lovely person, and although we haven’t seen her for a while we will miss her. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
    Ivi and Graham


  90. Macha MacKay
    June 19, 2016 @ 9:03 am

    Dear Maurice and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Claudia’s death. She was a wonderful community spirit to Wolfville and I considered her a friend. Please receive my deepest sympathy. I know that all your friends and family will surround you with support. Sincerely Macha


  91. C arolyn Nickerson
    June 18, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

    Maurice and Family,Sincere sympathy to you and the family.Claudia was such a beautiful person -always enjoyed being around her-what a lovely smile.Thinking of you all Carolyn(Rick’s sister)


  92. Goldie LeBlanc (Hawkes)
    June 18, 2016 @ 9:32 am

    Maurice and Family,
    Bless you Maurice for taking such good care of our Dear Claudia not only through this difficult time but for 47 plus years. She was such a loving and caring soul and she will always be in our hearts and memories. So many great memories! She was a strong believer and very faithful to her Lord and Savior. May you take comfort in knowing she is still serving Him now and watching over you and your family. With much love, Goldie, Irving & Kathy.


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