It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Claire Robichaud of Dieppe, at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the age of 81.
She was the daughter of the late Pierre Robichaud and late Jeanne Lebreton and the adoptive daughter of the late Alphonse Robichaud and late Wilhelmine Thériault.
Claire graduated from the Académie Ste-Famille of Tracadie at the age of 16. She then became a nun with the Religieuses Hospitalières St-Joseph. She has worked numerous years as a nurse at the Hôpital de Saint-Quentin under the administration of the late Soeur Adrienne Desjardins and the doctors Jean-Claude Terras and Bernard Savoie, also with her colleagues and friends the late Lisette Arbour, Soeur Gilberte McGraw, Martine Lagacé and the late Pauline Thibault. Before her retirement she was the unit coordinator for the Extra Mural program. Claire has started the francophone component of the program for Moncton and Shediac
She is survived by her husband Yvon Bélanger; her sister Imelda (Donald) McGraw of Moncton; her four brothers: Wilfrid (Ella Godin) Robichaud of Bathurst, Gérald (Hélène) Robichaud of Tracadie, Auguste (Elizabeth) Robichaud of Dieppe and Lorenzo (Emilienne) Robichaud of Caraquet; her two sisters-in-law: Paulette (Normand) Thibodeau of Edmundston and Denise (Steve) Dow of Markham, On.; her goddaughter Céline Robichaud; a very special niece Paulette and also by several nieces and nephews including special nephews: Marc, Maurice, Stéphane and Bruno.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant brother Wilbrod.
Due to Covid19 pandemic there will be a celebration of life (by invitation) at a later date.
Interment will be at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Cemetery of Pont Landry.
Donations to Crossroads for Women of Moncton would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault St, Dieppe (857-1901)