Charbonneau, Claude - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Charbonneau, Claude


1958 - 2024

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Claude Guy Charbonneau of Englehart on April 5, 2024 at the age of 65. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. 

Claude’s greatest love and accomplishment was his family and friends, but his second love was sports and coaching. Throughout his life Claude had a love for all sports. Whether he was playing softball, hockey, or sponge puck he always knew how to have a good time and made many friends along the way. He loved watching his boys play sports (especially hockey) and he was excited to watch his grandkids journeys as well. Claude was a great mentor, teacher, and friend to many. 

Claude had a good career with the Town of Englehart for over 20 years and many people will remember him for being the Zamboni (aka the Olympia) driver from the arena. 

After his retirement Claude enjoyed spending time with his little buddy Ollie and princess Clairebear and their many adventures around town and at the park (either on foot or on the riding lawnmower). 

Claude is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Claudia; children Patrick Charbonneau and Marc Charbonneau (Katie). He will be missed terribly by his two grandchildren Oliver (Ollie) and Claire (Clairebear) Charbonneau. Also left to mourn are his siblings Yvon (Isabelle) Charbonneau, Carole Hotte (late Andre), special brother-in-law Roger Roy (Kim), sister in laws Sylvie Roy (Bruno) and Lise Roy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Roger and Huguette Charbonneau. 

Cremation has taken place as per his wishes. A gathering to celebrate Claude’s life and share memories will be held at a later date in the summer.

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Claudia and family

It is with great sadness to hear of Claude's passing. Sending the family hugs through your time of grief. Lise & Jacques Rioux

Lise, April 5, 2024


The most humble, kind hearted man in the town of Englehart I’ve ever knew. I’m so honoured to have known Claude during my hockey years and growing up as a kid. He’d always let me climb up on the Zamboni and go for a “drive” and whenever I was acting out of line Claude made sure to put me back in line, he’d always motivate our hockey team before going out on the ice to when I reffed, it would always be a hand shake or a kick on the knee pads before hitting the ice. I’m gonna truly miss seeing him walking around town and yelling at him “bonjour, comment ca va” to his loud response “ca va bien!” This town has suffered a big loss today… but his memories will live on in the hearts of his family and the people in this town. God Bless you Claude and may you rest in the arms of the Lord.

A Friend of Claude, April 5, 2024

Claudia & Family

My Condolences Claudia & Family, Sorry for your loss

Clara Hanson, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

I am sorry to hear of Claudes passing, may he rest in peace

Lorraine Davies, April 5, 2024

Claudes family and friends

Sorry to hear of the loss of Claude. I knew him from K.L.C.V.I. He was a a friendly fellow who loved to laugh. My thoughts go out to Claudia and the entire family.

Darrell Kant, April 5, 2024

Claudia and Family

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family

Juliette and John Willard , April 5, 2024

La famille Charbonneau

Mes plus sincères sympathies a Claudia, Isabelle, Yvon et toute la famille.

Rose-Lyne D'Aoust-Messier, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

My Sincere condolences Claudia and family. Sorty for your loss. R.I.P Claude.

Kim Villneff Gauthier, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

My Sincere condolences Claudia and family. Sorry for your loss. R.I.P Claude.

Kim Villneff Gauthier, April 5, 2024

Claudia and boys

So sorry for the loss of your husband/father. I’ll always remember his great smile at the arena.

Joan and Bill Palmateer, April 5, 2024


Oh Claudia, I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jocelyne Julien, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

Condolences on the loss of Claude, husband, father and grandfather. I shall keep you in my prayers.

Mary Dudgeon, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

My since sympathies, thinking of you as you go through this sad and difficult time.

Norma (McGugan) Teigen +, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

Claudia I am very sorry to hear of Claude's passing. No words can express how sorry I am for your loss.

Patti Spielmacher, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

Sending you my most sincere condolences... keeping you in my thoughts & prayers at this time of sadness.

Debbie , April 5, 2024

Claudia, Patrick, Marc and Katie

Gone way to soon my little brother, will love you forever!!

Carole Hotte, April 5, 2024

Claudia, Pat and Marc

We are so saddened to see this news. Claude was always such a kind man, we will never forget his kindness to our family when he coached Craig in Peewees. I'm sure to this day Craig will still say he was the best. His quick witt and kindness will always be remembered. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Al and Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins, April 5, 2024

Claudia & Family

I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Carole Talbot, April 5, 2024

Claudia, Pat and Marc.

RIP, my friend.

Judy Mitchell, April 5, 2024

to all the family

mes sympathy a la famille

francine charbonneau, April 5, 2024

The Charbonneau Family

Very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you all in this very difficult time.

Echko Beach-West , April 5, 2024

To the Family

Our sincere condolences, our thoughts are with you during this time of grieving.

Lorne (Punk) & Eleanor (Chicky) Flood, April 5, 2024


So sad to hear this news! Claude was a wonderful person and a great neighbour! Sending hugs to all the family.
Susi, Clint, Dania and Morgan Johanson

Susi Johanson, April 5, 2024

Yvon et Isabelle Charbonneau

Nos plus sincères condoléances . Nous vous gardons dans nos prières .

Roger et Joanne Grégoire, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

It is with great sadness to hear of Claude's passing.
We are very sorry for your loss. He was an awesome helper, he will be missed.
R.I.P Claude

Ron & Chantal Rivard, April 5, 2024

The Charbonneau Family

Saddened to hear of Claude’s passing. He was a kind and caring person who will be missed by his family, friends and community.
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
Godspeed, Claude.

Jo-Anne Farmer, April 5, 2024


The world is void of another wonderful man whom I am so very proud and fortunate to call my friend.
My heart slumbers with sadness.
Our prayers will be focused on you and the boys.
God bless, Kirby &Abbi.

Kirby, April 5, 2024

Claudia and family

I am so very sorry to hear of Claude's passing. Keep your cherished memories close to your heart.

Hugs to all of you!

Brenda Todd, April 5, 2024

Claudia & family

So very sorry & shocked to learn of your hubby's passing. During my client visits I remember Claude was often in the conversation. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories he is leaving behind.

Raymonde Fong, April 5, 2024

Claudia, and boys

John and l are so sorry to hear of Claude's passing ... our condolences and prayers to you and your families ... John and Donna Knight

Donna J Cook-Knight, April 5, 2024

Claudia and Family

We are sorry to hear of this news about Claude. He was a great man to work with, and handy at all he did. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to you all at this sad time.

Dean and Theresa Black, April 5, 2024

Claudia and Claude's family

So very sorry to hear of Claude's untimely passing. Gone far too young. Deepest condolences to the family and extended family.

Helene and Don Studholme, April 5, 2024

Claudia's family

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. He was loved and will be missed.

Louise Hotte, April 5, 2024

The Charbonneau Family

Was so very sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. I have very fond childhood memories of playing in the Charbonneau’s backyard. Claude, Carole and I would spent hours building roads and towns with our Tonka trucks.
I felt like part of their family. They taught me French and I taught them English.
Yvon, Carole, Claudia and family, my sincere condolences
Claude, rest in peace my friend

Susan Cahill (Pacey), April 6, 2024

Claudia et famille

Nos sincères condoléances Claudia et ta petite famille. Nos prières vous accompagnent.

Marcel et Micheline Roy, April 6, 2024

The Charbonneau family

We are so sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories help you through this difficult time and keep him close in your hearts.

Buzz and Nyla Koomans, April 6, 2024

Claudia, Pat and Marc

I was truly shocked and saddened to hear of Claude’s passing. When I think of Claude I think of family. He loved Claudia and his boys so much. He never missed an event they were involved in and loved watching his boys play sports. His face beamed with pride. I can only imagine how much he loved being a grandfather and am sure he would have been coaching Ollie and Claire’s hockey teams. Claude didn’t do anything half-assed and threw himself into anything he was involved in , whether it be his job, the arena or selling $100 raffle tickets for Minor Hockey. He was one of a kind. I will cherish the memories of good times from the year the boys spent together playing hockey for Wabi (Austin 3:16).
Thinking of the Charbonneau and Roy families during this difficult time. xo

Loriann Swanson, April 6, 2024

Claudia and family

Ed and I send our deepest condolences to you. Claude was a kind, gentle and easy going sole. Ed enjoyed the many years they worked together. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Ed and Judy Swanson, April 6, 2024

Claudia Pat. Marc

My condolences to Claudia Pat Marc and the Roy family and Charbonneau family .Claude was like a brother to me our boys played hockey together and we got to travel a lot for hockey we even went to Minnesota for our boys .Charby was far the best coach my son had .we spent a lot of time at the charby s home in Englehart and when they lived in Matachewan.Rest in peace bro till we meet again

Robert Batisse , April 6, 2024

The Charbonneau family

I'm shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Claude. He was an amazing person who you could count on for anything and never hesitated to help. You couldn't ask for a better co worker and friend. I'll miss seeing you walking around town and dropping by the rink. It's not going to be the same without you. Rest in peace and my condolences to the Charbonneau family.

Alex Beachey, April 6, 2024

Claudia and family

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Lorna Phillips, April 6, 2024

Claudia and family

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Sylvia and myself send condolences to all that have been affected by Claude's passing. Thinking of you during this time of great sorrow.

Tom Petrony, April 7, 2024

Claudia et familles.

Mes sincères condoléances à toi et aux garçons, on a perdu une bonne personne. Beaucoup de bon souvenirs de lui et Wilfrid. Prend soin.

Huguette Cloutier , April 7, 2024

Charbonneau Family

Sending condolences… Claude was one of the good guys.

Jo Crouse, April 7, 2024

Claudia and family

So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our sincere sympathies to you and the family.

Annie and Norm Mino, April 8, 2024

Claudia et famille

Je tiens à vous offrir mes plus sincères condoléances Claudia et famille pour le décès de Claude. Vous êtes tous dans mes pensées et mes prières en ces temps difficiles. Xox

Christine E, April 8, 2024

Claudia and family

We just learned of Claude's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Rejean remembers playing sponge puck with Claude. They had some great laughs together. Claude was a good man filled with kindness. We pray for the repose of his soul as well as courage for you Claudia to carry you through this difficult time.
Rejean and Sharon Fournier

Rejean Fournier, April 8, 2024

The Charbonneau Family

Please accept my condolences on your loss. I went to highschool with Claude and he was always a great guy to hang around with. We talked frequently over the years at rinks and ball parks in the area. Conversations were always spirited and enjoyable. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to make his acquaintance. Claude was truly one of a kind.

Mike Bowman, April 8, 2024

Claudia, Pat, Marc & family

Some people touch our lives only briefly, while others leave a lasting impression and are never forgotten. Claude will forever be remembered and always have a special place in my heart. Sending love and hugs to the family today, tomorrow, forever Xx.

Diane, Dave & Abbi, April 8, 2024

Claudia and family

My most sincere condolences Claudia. So deeply sorry for your loss.

Monique Licop, April 8, 2024

The Charbonneau Family

My sincere condolences to you all, he will missed by many. I hope the Town of Englehart does something special in his memory at the arena, he certainly was a sports fanatic, rest in peace Claude

Pam Cormier, April 9, 2024

Claudia & family

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


Ann Winter, April 10, 2024

Claudia and Family!

So very sorry for your loss! Our sincere condolences! Keep your memories close to your heart! Big Hugs!

Denise & Brian Jibb, April 11, 2024

Claudia and family

My thoughts and prayers are with you and trust that your memories will sustain you in the days to come.

Helen Olson, April 12, 2024

Carole Hotte and Family

Mes sincères sympathies à toi Carole, ma chère amie et tes frères et sœurs! ️

Sue Allan, April 12, 2024

Claudia, Patrick & Marc

It is with great sorrow that I have just learned about Claude's passing and it leaves me with a heavy heart. In the time that I was fortunate enough to have had the chance to pass on my knowledge of the work involved with tending to the work involved with being in an arena, I found him a very quick study and a real joy to work with. His sense of humour always brought me and his old work partner Bill Robertson many laughs and kept us on our toes. His dedication to his work at the rink was only surpassed by his love for his family, sports and of course his beloved Montreal Canadiens. Rest assured that he is now reunited with his parents, other family members and old work companions Bill, Glen Milton and Norm Smith. I will hold many fond memories of my "petit chose" and will miss him dearly.
In keeping with my native background, I will make a tobacco offering to the Creator asking that his spirit will be at rest and continue to watch over you. Until we meet again my friend, be at peace and you and my late brother take good care of that rink up there. I would appreciate it if you could let me know when you will hold his celebration of life so I may attend. All my love to you Claudia, Pat & Marc. Hugs to all of you, Charley Hebert

Charles Hebert, April 14, 2024

Claudia et famille, Yvon et famille, Carole

Mes sincères sympathies pour la perte de Claude.

Michel Carreau, April 14, 2024

À la famille éprouvée

Nos sincères condoléances pour cette grande perte à vous tous. Nos prières vous accompagnent.

Gordon et Mireille, April 20, 2024