CLAUDE MARIE LANE (nee PLOUVIER) Passed peacefully in Montreal at her residence on July 21, 2012. She was predeceased by her sister Genevieve Michelle Plouvier and will be dearly missed by her husband Barry Lane and her children Daryl Vansier (Chantal Perrier) and Gerald Vansier (Clara Vincent) both of Montreal, her granddaughter Nathalie Vansier, also of Montreal, former daughter-in-law Elizabeth Parker and an extended family in the United States, France and Great Britain, including step-daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jeffrey Frient of Winnetka, Illinois. Claude was born in Paris and grew up in the suburb of St. Cloud with her parents Germaine and Michel Plouvier. After relocating to Montreal, she pursued a career in the fashion industry, mainly with the Robert Simpson Company and avidly embraced with energy and grace a serious participation in golf, tennis and body building, in which she participated in several events, placing second in Ontario and fifth in Canada. Eager to learn and always studious, Claude was at various times enrolled at The University of Toronto, College of Santa Fe, University of Louisville and McGill University in Montreal. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of friends at Westmount One who cared for her in an attentive and loving manner during the period of her long illness. A memorial service will be held at Centre Funéraire Côte-des-Neiges, 4525 ch de la Côte-des-Neiges, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial will be atNotre-Dame des Neiges Cemetery on Thursday, August 2, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Toronto Star on July 30, 2012