Passed away peacefully with his family at his side in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Son of the late Rosario Emard and of the late Irene Lapointe. Beloved husband of Lyse Villeneuve. Loving father of Lucie Lagerquist, Lynn Emard and step-father of Paola Versolato, Gina Versolato and Ivo Versolato. Special grandfather to many adored grandchildren. Cherished brother of Richard, Agathe Gulyas, Gisèle Tauchid, Jeannine Romanuk, Gilles and Denis. Predeceased by his sister; Nicole Chin and his brother; Donald. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. As per Claude’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of the Hayes Funeral Home, Shawville, Quebec.