Claude Trudel

Obituary of Claude Jean Trudel

Un coeur d’or a cessé de battre, mais il reste ce que son coeur a semé d’amour et de bonté.

Paisiblement à l’Hospital de Welland est décède Claude Trudel a l’age de 89 ans, le 3 mars, 2022. Époux de feue Gisele (née Rochefort) Trudel (2017).

Fils de Eva Rochon et de Armand Trudel de St-Anne de la Perade, QC.

Il reste dans le deuil sa fille Marie-Claude (John) ses deux petits enfants Anne Louise et Yanick, ses frères Henri (Carmen), Jean (Marie-Anne), ses beaux-frères Oscar D. Rochefort et Jacques A. Rochefort Sr. Ses filleuls Josée (née Parent) Smith et André C. Rochefort, et neveux André, Pierre, et Robert et aussi de nombreux neveux et nièces Trudel et Rochefort.

Frères et sœurs l’ont précédés: William (frère de Sacré-Cœur), Clément (Yvonne), Lionel (Jacqueline et Paulette), Paul (Germaine), Antoinette (Robert Keir), Cécile (Oscar Dahl), Armande, Claire (Roger Presse) et Vivianne (Doug Bennett).

Formations scolaires et études post-secondaires, École Normale de l’Université d’Ottawa, Brevet d’Enseignement, 1964, Université d’Ottawa, B.A., Niagara University, NY, M.A. 1972.

Expériences professionnelles, fonctions publiques, officier de douanes et accises (1962), Enseignement (1972) niveau élémentaire, Welland, ON, Administration, directeur-adjoint, et directeur Princesse-Elisabeth, 1972-1981, directeur Docteur Renaud, Welland, ON jusqu’ à sa retraite.

Participation professionnelles, Président de l’unité régional de l AEFO, concours oratoire Richelieu, participation active depuis le début, (1976-1977), membre du comité administratif a Toronto, coordinateur au sein de l’organisation locale a différentes années, secrétaire et trésorier du NSPA, coordinateur du comite des bulletins des écoles de langue française.

En retraite, il collectionne et répare les montres antiques, membres du NAWCC.

Ils ont voyagés considérablement, aimées les êtes au chalet, poursuivie avec passion et direction son intérêt dans l’histoire de l’horlogerie.

Repose en paix cher Claude.

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CLAUDE TRUDEL 1932-2022

Jean Claude Trudel passed away peacefully on the morning of March 3, 2022, at the Welland Hospital, at 89 years of age.

Loving husband to his late wife Gisele (née Rochefort) Trudel (2017).

Beloved father of Marie-Claude Rogers (John) and wonderful grandfather of Anne Louise Rogers and Yannick Rogers, all of Pointe-Claire, QC.

Claude will be missed by; brothers Henri Trudel (Carmen) and Jean Trudel (Marie-Anne), nephews Andre, Pierre, and Robert as well as brothers-in-law Jacques A. Rochefort and Oscar D. Rochefort, godchildren Josée (née Parent) Smith and Andre C. Rochefort and numerous nieces and nephews.

Son of the late Eva Rochon and the late Arman Trudel of St. Anne de la Perade, QC. Claude was predeceased by his brothers and sisters; William (Sacred Heart Brother), Clement (Yvonne), Lionel (Jacqueline and Paulette), Paul (Germaine), Antoinette (Robert Keir), Cecile (Oscar Dahl), Armande, Claire (Roger Presse) and Viviane (Doug Bennett).

The family takes this opportunity to express its gratitude for the excellent care, support and compassion given to Claude by the 6th floor nursing team, and PSW’s for their daily provisions over the many months and years.

Teacher, Educator, Vice-principal, and Principal with many years in administration for various schools in the Niagara South Board of Education.

Claude began teaching in 1964 at “École Princesse Elisabeth”, after 25+ years’ service with Niagara South Board of Education, he retired as Principal of “École Docteur Renaud”.

He maintained that elementary education has the greatest impact on the development of young people.

His greatest satisfaction in teaching was to see young people develop and succeed.

Mr. Trudel worked for the Federal Customs and Immigration Department before entering the teaching profession in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University in 1969. He held a Master’s degree in Education from Niagara University, in Lewiston, New York.

His MA thesis documented history on the development of the public education system in Welland. Authored two publications, one on the development of education in the city of Welland and the other a history of the city’s east side. He developed course material for French language students in the Welland/Niagara peninsula and applicable to the entire province.

Educator and author, he completed presentations to the Welland Historical Society as well as within activities of the French-Canadian week.

He has past memberships in; the French-language teachers association in the Welland area, various Welland and District clubs such as the Club Richelieu and the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee as a translator of their publications.

Claude travelled extensively and enjoyed cottage summer days. With passion and direction, he pursued his interest in a new hobby of many types of “time pieces”. He enjoyed its history, the development of a collection, and the servicing of all types and designs.

WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE have had the honour to care for Claude and his family. The family will be receiving relatives and friends for a Funeral Mass at Église Sacré-Coeur on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy donations made to; the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, Canadian Cancer Society or Doctors Without Boarders would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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