Claude is a son, an uncle, a brother. Deeply influenced by the love of his parents, he walks with a pride born of his family. Eleven nieces and nephews spread across Ontario, Québec and in Germany. Even though he does not get to see them all often, he allows them to inspire his life. Deeply touched by the death of his brother Andrew, he cherishes time (be it live or electronic) with his other brother and sister.
Claude is a soldier. Over 20 years services with a Reserve Force Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces, Claude unexpectedly thrives within the structure of this formidable institution. Sixteen years serving with the Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Claude is core to this family. As it is core to who he is.
Claude is a friend. The most extraordinary thing about cooking is getting to share with tremendous friends. The time, effort and stress of hosting dinner and cocktail parties is a paltry price to pay for the joy and thrill that comes from being surrounded by and breaking bread with such phenomenal people.