Claude Marie (Plouvier) LANE
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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.

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Published in Toronto Star on Jul. 30, 2012.
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November 22, 2012
She was a most charming, elegant, smart and delightful woman whom I much admired.Hugs to you Barry...
September 19, 2012
In the few years that I got to know Claude, we became good friends. I found her sincere, kind hearted and caring. I am so sorry that she had such a long illness and it is a blessing that she is now relieved of her suffering and peace is with her. These were hard times for you too Barry,take care of yourself.
Sincerely Felicitas
Felicitas Mandeville
September 13, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Nina Mandeville
September 1, 2012
Thank for the script I will begin reading!
Barry so sorry to hear of your wives passing. She sounds like she was an extraordinary woman! Thinking of you.
Kelli Jame Chase
August 30, 2012
Dear Barry Lane and sons of Claude!
I learnt of Claude's disapperance in July during my illness and thus abdsence from my own home in Montreal...I was away for a long time in recovery and sadly enough could not attend the funeral services earlier this month in MONTREAL. Although they have travelled away from Montreal for many many years, it is magical and also symbolic that beautiful Claude came back to die in her "Canadian Home Town". It is significant for me and I will certainly cherish her memory fondly in my mind and heart!!! In momnenbts of grief and sadness it is best to remember the good and happy events of our short lives.
May sweet Claude rest in peace for ever and ever and may the Almighty bless the entire family everywhere.
In Deep Sorrow
Ronald A. Javitch
August 30, 2012
I am very sorry and extend my condolences to the entire family here and abroad!
I was unfortunately away during the funeral services.
May you all be spared any further grief.
From an old friend of Claude and her local family,
August 24, 2012
Sincere condolences to Lane family. It's never easy losing a dear one. I wanted to share with you these beautiful words from proverbs 25:11. "As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it". I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts.
Mombassa Mamatundi
August 17, 2012
My deepest condolences to you and yours on your loss. Earl
Earl Levit
August 2, 2012
Barry, Justin and I were saddenned to hear your beautiful wife had passed. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Justin and Stacey
Stacey Newton
July 26, 2012
Dear Barry and Family,
Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief. May fond memories bring you comfort.
Our sincere condolences,
Queenie and Sol
Queenie and Sol Nayman
July 26, 2012
Barry, My condolences. I love that picture of Claude. Perfect choice.
Sandy Koster
July 26, 2012
My sympathies to you, Barry and your family. Claude was an inspiration to all who met her. I always admired her as a fashion executive and a lady who lived her life to its fullest. My father considered her a true friend. I know she will be missed.

Liz (Schwenk) Yager, New Orleans
July 26, 2012
I was deeply saddened to learn of Claude's passing. She was a very special spark in the World. A dear friend to my parents, Sybil and Lee Schwenk. They originally met through the fashion industry, and formed a strong friendship with Claude and Barry that transcended that. Barry, my sympathies and condolences. Claude, you were a marvellous woman, and will be missed.


John & Lisa Schwenk, Vancouver
John Schwenk
July 25, 2012
I knew Claude through one of her sons, my best friend Gerry. She had asked me, some 30 odd years ago, if I would take her portrait and I was happy to. I'm honoured that it was chosen for her remembrance.

Namaste, John Sleeman
John Sleeman
July 25, 2012
Our deep sympathy Barry, but David and I will cherish our many happy years with you and Claude in Montreal and our fun days playing tennis. Peggy & David Godfrey in Ottawa
July 25, 2012
She was a wonderful woman who was so very deeply loved by all ... especially her husband Barry. She will be missed.
Albert Fisher
July 25, 2012
Our deepest sympathies, from all who knew Claude at 21 Burkebrook Place. Sorry for your lost Barry. Take care

Staff at Kilgour
Liliana, James and Jim
Jim Whitehead
July 25, 2012
My deepest sympathies.
July 24, 2012
Condolences to the family. She was a lovely woman and will be missed.
Patricia Roberts
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