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Claude Reginald Porter

1934-2017

Claude Reginald Porter
Claude Reginald Porter, 83, of Germantown, passed away suddenly on April 10th, 2017 at his home.
 
Claude was born on April 7th, 1934, the son of the late Myles and Theora (Matthews) Porter. 
 
Claude was a hard worker and had many jobs throughout his life. He was a linesman for CN and he spent a lot of his time around the lumber mills and driving log trucks. Last working at the Department of Transportation for 35 years until his retirement. Claude had a lot of stories about his D.O.T. days with the boys.  He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends. He also liked going to Blue Grass Festivals throughout the area. He felt blessed to have his daughter live next door and being able to play such an important role in his grandchildren's lives.  He will be remembered for his caring ways, especially to his children.  Claude had a great sense of humour and loved to tease. He seemed to have met his match with his great granddaughter Macie, the two of them would carry on endlessly. Macie always joked with "Old Gramps" about Dodges being better than Chevs knowing that he was a Chev man.  His smile will live on in our hearts forever. " A Golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our heart to prove to us, He only takes the best."
 
He will be deeply missed by his daughter Bonnie Rossiter (Bob) of Germantown; his treasured grandchildren, Tyler Rossiter (Lisa) of Weldon, Jackie Steeves (Matthew) of Hillsborough; his precious great granddaughter Macie; sisters, Verna Steeves of Hillsborough and Elsie Kenney of Riverview; his brothers, Esmond Porter (Marilyn) of Germantown and Donald Porter (Marilyn) of Riverside-Albert. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. 
 
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor (Jonah) Porter; sons Gary and Reggie; daughter Sharon; brother-in-law Ottis Steeves. 
 
Honoring Claude's wishes there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service and Celebration of His Life will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 2:00pm with Rev. Carol Mullin officiating.  Following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends for further sharing of memories and for refreshments. Internment will be held at the Alma United Cemetery, Alma, NB at a later date. 
 
Donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated. 
 
Arrangements are in the care of Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114 Hopewell Cape, NB E4H-3K2   (506) 734-2780
www.albertcountyfh.com
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Service Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Service Time
2:00pm
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Visitation
No visitation

Burial Location
Alma United Cemetery, Alma, NB

Requested Charity
Donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated