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Marie Anne Catherine METZ
Père : Joseph Metz
Mère : Irma
Décès le : 2006-09-20
Parution : 2006-09-21
Conjoint(e) : Frank Claes
Paru dans : The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

CLAES, MARIE ANNE CATHERINE Marie Anne Catherine Claes passed away at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital on September 20, 2006, three days before her 100th birthday. She had been looking forward to her birthday on Saturday. Born in Liege, Belgium on September 23, 1906 , she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Irma Metz. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank Claes in 1989 and a brother Henry in 1993. She was a former resident of New Waterford and Sydney, Cape Breton, having moved to Fredericton 26 years ago. She was the oldest member of Forest Hill United Church. Marie, the last surviving member of her family, was known for her crochet work and leaves much of her handiwork to family and friends particularly the numerous tablecloths she crocheted over the years. She was a lifelong Liberal and supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Brunswick Liberal Party. Despite being seriously ill she still managed to vote in this week's provincial election. She was also a strong supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs and talked about hockey on her last day. Marie was a determined person whose strong will served her well in staying in her home unassisted until her recent hospitalization, She was determined to make it to her 100th birthday. She had already received birthday wishes from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Governor General of Canada and The Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. She is survived by two sons, Paul Janssens and wife Helen of Fredericton, Henry Janssens and wife Barbara of Richmond, Ontario. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Kelly Janssens (David Hogan) of Dublin, Ireland; Ryan Janssens of Fredericton; Carol Clark (John) of Stafford, Virginia, U.S.A.; and David Janssens (Debbie) of Richmond, Ontario; four great grandchildren Jason, Jordyn, Emmett, Arianna; a special nephew and niece, Joe and Diane Metz, Baddeck, Nova Scotia; a very special friend, Pauline Arnold, Fredericton and several very special neighbours. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ryan Janssens and David Janssens, nephew Joe Metz, Jacques LeBlanc, Earle Arnold, and Wayne Carr. Visitation will take place at Bishops Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Road Fredericton on Saturday, September 23, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 24th, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. H.G. MacKenzie officiating. Interment will be held at Forest hill Cemetery. [The Daily Gleaner]

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