Clement Ovide (Clem) MIREAU

MIREAU

Clement Ovide (Clem)

Oct. 1925 – Oct. 2014

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Clem Mireau on Thursday, the 16th of October, 2014, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 89 years. Clem was born in Bonnyville, Alberta, the 3rd eldest of a family of 11 and spent his childhood years in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving first in the Royal Canadian Army during 1944 and then the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1945 to 1956, when he received an Honourable Discharge. He then became a school teacher and principal and taught for many years within the borders of Saskatchewan and Alberta, finishing his career at Delburne School. Clem was an accomplished violinist, and he shared his love of music with many persons by performing and giving violin lessons. He was the inspiration for many of his students to follow a career in music. He also enjoyed making and repairing violins and could be counted on to support anyone who showed an interest in his beloved instrument. Clem will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Pauline; his granddaughter, Heidi; and his grandson, Jason; as well his siblings, Clemence Rose (Midge) Patterson, Rolland Mireau, Blanche Tuchelt, Gregoire Mireau, Alice Walton, and Maurice Mireau, as well as their spouses; and sister-in-law, Ellen Richards (Rob); and dear friends Michel Lapointe and Wendy Reis. He will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who shared in his life and enjoyed his good nature and sense of humour. He was predeceased by his parents, Alonzo and Alexandrine Mireau; and his daughters, Clemene and Ruth; as well as siblings: Donat (Don) Mireau, Aime (Tony) Mireau, Delia (Vi) Hammond and Therese (Lucille) Larson. A graveside service will be held at the Alto Reste Cemetery (3.6 km east of 30th Avenue on Highway 11) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at the Royal Canadian Legion (2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer) at 11:00 a.m. Services will be presided over by Pastor Ian Hartley. Memorials in Clem’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

www.reddeerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements entrusted to

RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM

6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-3319.


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