Punch, Claire

PUNCH, Claire

1953 - 2022

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Claire Punch, at the age of 69, with her family by her side, and in her heart.

She was a loving wife to her husband of 50 years, Hughie, and a devoted mother and grandmother to Katherine, Rob, Sharon, Donald, Jonathan, Aubrey and Kayden.

She will be fondly remembered by her remaining siblings, Emma, Esther and Daniel, as well as many nieces and nephews. She joins her siblings, Tommy and Helen, in rest.

As per her wishes, she will be cremated and returned to the east coast for a private family release. We always knew when she had spoken to her dear sister Emma. Her beautiful accent came back for awhile.

The family would like to send heartfelt thanks for the support and assistance of friends and neighbours.
Her little buddies, Bobbo and Timothy, gave her much joy.

We would also like to thank the Englehart Palliative Care Department, the Kirkland Lake ICU staff and the Timmins Surgical Department.

We know she's now sitting, surrounded by dogs, sipping on a cup of tea with her much-missed cohorts, Ruth and Rita.

She is loved. She is missed. She is forever in our hearts. 

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17 messages received

The family

So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Jean Clark, September 13, 2022


My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Your mom was such a lovely lady. May she rest in peace in paradise.

Tracy McLaughlin , September 13, 2022

Punch family

My condolences to the Punch family. Your in my prayers.

Brenda Clark, September 13, 2022

Hughie and family

Condolences to all the families, thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time

Sue & Edmond Duchene, September 13, 2022

Hughie & Family

Hughie, so very sorry to hear about Claire. We have been friends for a long time, even through distance and time, your friendship always meant so much to us.
Our thoughts and prayers for Claire and you, Hughie, that you find comfort in your memories and love that you had for one another.
Love Steve & Sharon

Sharon Poluk, September 13, 2022

Hughie and family

I am sorry to read of Claire’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Cathy Le Clerc , September 13, 2022

Hughie and family

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy and will keep the family in our prayers. Hughie, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Don and Colleen Guertin, September 13, 2022

Sharon, Kathy, Hughie, Rob, Donald, Johnathon, Aubrey and Kayden

Sending Heart felt Condolences to your whole family. Clair , Kathy and I had some fun moments when we worked together at Pagoda Restaurant. Claire was a hard working and very kind hearted person. I was very saddened to hear this terrible knews of her passing. I will Remember your Mom with fond memories. Sending many Hugs to all of you!!

SUSAN WALDRON, September 13, 2022

Huggies and families

Our deepest condolences. Claire was an amazing woman with a big heart . May she Rest In Peace . Much love to all that knew her . Gone but not forgotten xoxo…

Lynne Lessard Beauchamp, September 13, 2022

The Punch Family

I am so saddened to hear of Claire's passing. She was a sweet gentle soul.I have many fond memories of when we worked together.May she rest in peace.

Valerie Lang , September 13, 2022

Hughie & family

Hope you all can remember her great care of what she did in her life . I know she was a very dedicated worker what ever she did . Please know i will say a prayer for her ..

Bob T.

Robert Turcotte , September 14, 2022

Punch family

I am so sorry to hear of your moms/wife/ grandmother passing big hugs to you all she was a great person I loved dearly treated me like her own thinking of you all in this sad time much love to you all xo

Cathy with a C, September 14, 2022

Hughie Punch

Hughie.....this is Kevin Punch (tom's son) on behalf of Tom's siblings and wife's may I send my condolences to you at this time. As I remember Claire on her visits with you at to the camp and soo she was always smiling. Again accept our heart felt condolences at this time and god bless. (I see she enjoyed dogs and that tells me she had a big heart).

Kevin Punch, September 15, 2022

The Family

My deepest sympathy on Claire’s passing. She was so pleasant at the Pagoda. Rest in Peace Claire and may you are having a wonderful time in Paradise as I know you are at peace there.
Sincerely Yours;
Ms. Michelle St. Georges
and her fiancé John

Ms. Michelle St. Georges , September 17, 2022

Kathy and Family

Our sincerest condolences... "The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring you peace".

Marian & Nicole , September 17, 2022

All of Claire’s family

My sincerest condolences to all of Claire’s family. She will be deeply missed! I will cherish the memories made with her. xo

Paula Anderson , September 17, 2022


My Deepest Heartfelt Condolences to you and your Family ..she was a Great woman ..always helpful and very dedicated ..she will live on to through you and always look over you ..hugs

Fabiola Alarie, September 21, 2022

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