Ohnmacht, Claire

Ohnmacht, Claire

January 9th, 2018

Sadly on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, in her 84th year at Victoria Hospital, London, Claire passed away with her daughter Laurie by her side. Beloved wife of the late John Ohnmacht. Loving mother of Laurie Johnston and her husband Steve. Survived by sisters, Anne Audet-Giroux and husband Marc Yvain and Rosemary Kuhnigk and husband Achim, from Welland, Ontario. Predeceased by siblings Gordon, Jim and Gwen. Claire was born in Earlton, Ontario. She was an accomplished piano player and earlier in her life managed a music school and taught piano. Claire loved music! She loved to dance and had a wonderful flair for decorating and fashion. Claire had a smile that would light up a room and a personality and spirit that was gentle, kind and generous. She enjoyed attending the Adult Day Program at Dearness in London. Claire especially enjoyed joining Laurie on bus tours and was always the proud mom! She courageously endured many health issues towards the end of her life. Claire was brave, accepting and a true hero. Rest in peace my sweet Dublin. Many thanks for the exceptional care from the doctors, nurses and PSW's at Victoria and Parkwood Hospitals and also to the staff at the Dearness Adult Day Program. A special thanks to Dr. Elepano and her staff for their exceptional care and support throughout the years. A celebration of Claire's life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. A special tribute for Claire will be held at 2:30 p.m. A private family service and memorial will be held in Welland, Ontario at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Claire are asked to consider the Dearness Adult Day Program in London. 

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Sharyn Snelgrove/Patricia AllinLaurie: Our sincere condolences to you and Steve. Our thoughts are with you. Sharyn and Pat
Steve and MarleneMay happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time...big hugs Steve and Marlene
Joanne GibbDear Steve & Laurie, A lovely tribute to a very special lady. Please accept my most sincere condolences to you! Til we meet again in Dublin sweet Claire. Xo
GregDear Laurie and Steve, I was deeply saddened to learn of your mother's passing and extend to you both my deepest sympathy. There was nothing more you could have provided for your Mom with your extraordinary care over the many years. Your Mom is now with your Dad. He has been waiting most patiently to be with her again, together now eternally. I know your many happy memories of your Mom and Dad will carry you forward. Been there. Chin Up. Hugs and love always, G xo
GregDear Laurie and Steve, I was deeply saddened to learn of your mother's passing and extend to you both my deepest sympathy. There was nothing more you could have provided for your Mom with your extraordinary care over the many years. Your Mom is now with your Dad. He has been waiting most patiently to be with her again, together now eternally. I know your many happy memories of your Mom and Dad will carry you forward. Been there. Chin Up. Hugs and love always, G xo
Greg and Gayle HigginsLaurie and Steve: We send huge hugs to both of you. You gave Claire a safe and wonderful home full of love for many years. Your Mom was always a pleasure to chat with when she lived in the neighborhood. Claire was always kind and had something nice to say. Your Mom and Dad are together and what great memories you all shared. You both gave so much to ensure Claire had the best life possible and no regrets. Sending love and strength. xox
Chris SeresLaurie my dearest sympathies to you and Steve. Your mom was a wonderful person and she will be missed. You and Steve gave Claire such a great life...Cherish all the memories that you and Steve had with her. Hugs Chris
Mary Raine My condolences to you with your Mother’s passing. She will always be in your hearts.
Rose Marie FinlayLaurie Bob and I were so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Steve. Your mom was such a special lady. I was honoured to get to know her and have her consider me a friend. Her smile did light up the room as well as my heart. Thinking of you at this sad time. Love and hugs Rose Marie and Bob
Carol and Fred NancekivellWe are so sorry for your loss. Claire was a beautiful lady. I loved knowing her. She will now be an angel. Laurie you were the most wonderful daughter. Our love and thoughts are with you. Lots of hugs. Love Fred and Carol
Adam DicyTo Laurie and Steve I heard of your mother's passing. I give you my heartfelt condolences in your time of need. I too know what's it's like to lose someone you love. Always remember the good times you and your mom shared together. My mom will welcome your mom into heaven with open arms. Adam
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