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In Memory of Claudette Diguer-Pepper

It is with great sadness the family of Claudette Diguer Pepper, aged 77, announces her passing on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, of liver cancer. She died peacefully at her home in Orleans, Ontario, with family by her side. Claudette will be remembered for her sense of humor, intelligence and “colorful” approach to life as single mother of her four children: Christopher, Julie-Anne, Andrew, and Angela.

Claudette was also the loving Grand-Maman of 10 grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

She was predeceased by her parents: Albert Diguer and Florida Grenon; her brothers Robert (Dorothy) and Ronald (Rita), and sister Patricia Arial (Jacques)

Born in lower-town Ottawa, Ontario, Claudette graduated high school from the Rideau Convent.

She worked for over 21 years in the federal public service, moving from an entry level position up to Director-level. She spent the majority of her career at Indigenous Affairs (20 years), in training and development and information management, where she formed friendships that would last her lifetime. Her strive for excellence and leadership earned her numerous awards and promotions. Many colleagues and staff considered her a mentor and inspiration.

The family would like to thank the incredibly caring and supportive medical professionals who provided care for her over the last four years. In her last year she received tremendous help and support from the nurses and staff at Carefor Health and Community Services Ottawa, as well as from family, friends and neighbours. Memorial donations may be made to Carefor (carefor.ca) and to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca).

Due to the current worldwide pandemic, a celebration of Claudette’s life will be held at a later date and notice will be published on this site and in local Ottawa newspapers.

Online condolences may be posted on the tribute wall at: www.heritagefh.ca

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