Murdoch, Claudette Mae

September 24, 1943 – January 29, 2021
at the age of 77 years:

Born and raised in Cornwall Ontario Claudette was not content to stay in one place. Her roving spirit brought her westward in search of new experiences and adventures.

Her first stop was in Regina where she spent many happy years and developed lifelong friendships.

Her travels then brought her to the west coast where she chose Enderby to spend her golden years. It was in Enderby she found her purpose and bloomed. Through her love for her community, she became a treasured volunteer with the Lions Club.  Her dedication earned her the respect and admiration of her fellow lions who awarded her unanimously the Lion of the year award. Claudette’s quick wit and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She could be relied on always to help those in need.

She will be sadly missed by her children Kim (Gaston), Robyn (James)and Sara, her grandchildren  Todd, Christopher,  Kayla and Meaghan, great-grandchildren Cabrie, Karlin, Kayden, Logan and Leila, sister to Darlene Cooper, Bernice Guindon (pre-deceased), brother Kent Smith (pre-deceased), daughter of the late Robert and Eva Smith, beloved friends Kristi, J.C., Sharon, Jim, Janis, Hugh, Elaine Sharp, Jean Early and Marv Szilagyi, all her fellow Lions as well as the many more hearts that she touched.

As long as our hearts remember, our loved one will always remain there. Those lives you touched are feeling an emptiness that now can only be filled with wonderful memories.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank everyone for their words of kindness and sympathy


  1. I am so sorry to hear of Claudette’s passing. Claudette cleaned our summer house for us. I always looked forward to our chats. She was always talking about her children & grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always willing to help others. I will truly miss our summer catch up chat this year. Rest In Peace My Friend!

    May you Rest In Peace As Memories of you live on.

  2. Claudette was indeed a very special person; a real asset to her community; a veritable power to behold. So many words are needed to describe her charm and wit, her sense of humour, her boundless generosity, kindness, love of life. A life well-lived; she brought joy to many and found it herself in her family and many friends. Rest in peace, ma belle!

  3. I am so sorry to hear of this fine ladies passing. Claudette was the nicest person to be around. A good sense of humour, I had lots of good discussions with her along with lots of laughs. Of course as years went by I only saw her a few times but she will always be one of my favourite people I have known. My condolences to the family.

  4. A Sonnet for Claudette

    Alone and desolate with no road to wind,
    No choice to make, nor purpose planned,
    Wheels unturned, destinations yet to find;
    I sit and stagnate with an idle hand.
    Contented not with what I own,
    Yearning to be where I cannot go,
    The music of my soul ‘tis but a groan,
    And my spirits know not ought but woe.
    But then – softly stealing to my aching heart
    Like the sun touching an ice-locked flower,
    Your love pours through my veins to start
    The engine of my life with renw’d power.

    For your sweet smile spans continents for me,
    And draws me home to where I cannot be.

    Edgar Murdoch

  5. Since the day we moved in you were a wonderful neighbor as well as a dear friend.
    We will miss your cheeky remarks, your awesome desserts, and your overall kindness.
    You will truly be missed by all.
    Our condolences to the family.

  6. It is with great sadness that I must accept the passing of a good friend. She will be missed.

  7. Ma, I miss you so very much! Our daily phone calls, our visits and our adventures. You had the most unselfish heart and were always willing to help and lend a hand to anyone who needed it. You were a beautiful soul. You will forever have a place in my heart and my memories of you will always make me smile! Soar high ma! There are no goodbyes for us, wherever you are you will forever be in my heart.

  8. Nan!!! You were so full of energy and laughter, you light a room up every-time you walked in !! Trips out to BC will never be the same but the memories we created with you we will forever cherish, and we will honor you each time. Love and Miss you

  9. Rest in peace my dear friend… you are missed. My love and condolences to your family.

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