It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our mother, grandmother and friend, Claire Amirault of The Arnprior Villa passed away suddenly but very peacefully on Wednesday evening, November 22, 2017. She was 94. Predeceased by her husband and best friend, Art (July 17, 2005). Dearly loved mother of Philip (Anna) of Almonte and Paul (Debbie) of Kingston. Cherished Grand-Mère of 3 grandchildren: Brianna Amirault, Leslie Beckwith (Jay) and Jason Best (Andrea) and 5 great-grandchildren: Chadd, Talia, Tyler, Kaylee and Christopher. Dear sister of Simon Pothier (Laurina) and Adèle Amirault (late Delphis), both of Montreal and Céleste Amirault (late Basil) of West Pubnico, N.S. Predeceased by her brother, Paul Pothier (Kaye of Calgary) and her sister, Marie Pothier. A beautiful and gentle soul, Claire loved life and lived it to the fullest. A proud native of West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, the down easterner in Claire never left. Art’s work with Hydro would bring the Amiraults to Arnprior where they raised their boys and eventually retired. Determined to live her passions almost to the end, Claire was an avid artist who spent many years as a student with local artist, Kevin Dodds. She enjoyed the simple things in life. On her last day with us, she had lunch in Pakenham with friends. The family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Monday morning, November 27th at 11 o’clock. Cremation followed with interment at the Malloch Road Cemetery. Members of the Catholic Women’s League assembled at the funeral home for prayers on Sunday afternoon at 3:45. In memory of Claire, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.