It is with broken hearts that the family announce his sudden and unexpected passing in November. Beloved husband of Kerie, loving father to Rhya and Lachlan, brother to Larry. Claude was a rare and gifted man. His quick wit, love of music, enjoyment in preparing and sharing a good meal will truly be missed by all his friends. It was not uncommon for friends to leave after an evening of socializing with a new recipe or perhaps a CD with music enjoyed that evening. Claude was a true gentleman, a man of character and strength. Claude's thirst for knowledge was insatiable, his intellect was often called upon, friends said if you needed a fact or two he was faster than google. Claude's engaging personality endeared him to all who were fortunate enough to meet him. He will be forever missed. Memorial Service, Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, 306 E. 11th Avenue. In lieu of flowers Claude would like you to enjoy a good meal with someone you love.