October 13, 1940 –
January 29, 2011
Claire Yvette Warburton passed peacefully away with family on Jan 29, 2011 at the age of 70. In addition to being a beloved mother and wife, she was a hard worker. When asked about her occupations, she would talk about her days driving dump trucks and working in lumber, shake and shingle mills throughout British Columbia despite her petite size. She was known for her energy and spirit, a fireball who loved cooking, fishing and her family. Your prime rib roast will be forever missed. Claire was born the youngest of 9 children on Oct. 13, 1940 in Picardville, AB to David and Irma Valcourt. She moved to Victoria BC around the age of six where she grew up and had her four children. At the age 32 Claire moved to 100 Mile House with her children. There she later met and married, the love of her life, Gordon Warburton in 1987. Claire worked as manager of their business, Comet Appliance, until they retired last year. For the past eight years she has resided in Ashcroft with Gord and her mother-in-law, Violet Warburton. She is survived by her husband Gordon Warburton; siblings Leopaul (Flore) Valcourt, Lucielle Theberge, Helen Curothers, Napoleon (Rosita) Valcourt, Lugene (Myrna) Valcourt; mother-in-law Violet Warburton; children Richard (Laura) Pistell, Annette Meade, Robert (Judy) Pistell, Ron (Pam) Pistell, Tom Warburton; grandchildren Rachael, Danielle, Cody, Larissa, Matthew, Callum, Aspen, Meghan, Justin, Josh, Tasha; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at Green Lake, BC in the summer where her most cherished moments with her family and friends were spent beside the campfire with a hot rock from the fire under her seat (because Mom hated to be cold).