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Claire Kathleen
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1925 - 2021
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Obituary for Claire Kathleen Gabany (White)

Claire Kathleen  Gabany (White)
Gabany, Claire Kathleen – a widespread emptiness is felt by the entire family of Claire Gabany as we announce her call to the Lord. On March 25, 2021, Claire made way to join her beloved husband of 72 years, Alexander Fredrick Gabany, her precious son Christopher, her parents Vera and Edward White and sister Peggy.
Claire was born in Quebec on November 20, 1925. She was an incredibly devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was greatly respected and admired by all that were blessed to know her. Claire is survived by her children, Connie (Rick) Ferguson, Pam (Gary) Vittie, Peter (Suzi) Gabany, Nathan (Claudia) Gabany, Becky (Miles) Kupila and her most “favourite songbird” Sandy. Her grandchildren, Scott (Lori), Kelly (Christopher), Erica (Lee), Tyler (AJ), Katie (Manny), Arwen, Owen, Phillip, Michael, Amanda, Natalia, Nicholas and Alyssa and great-grandchildren Samantha, Carter, Olivia, Hope, Emily, Bobby, Manno, Stella, Oliver and Madelyn.
Claire will also be missed by many members of the St. Kevin’s Parish, the Catholic Women’s League, the parish Choir and friends.
Claire was a remarkable lady, a woman of immeasurable strength, kind, giving and always there to listen when you needed her most. She enjoyed her commitment to her Parish and the Catholic Women’s League for more than 50 years, along with sewing, singing, listening to classical music, baking, caring for her flowers and most of all being surrounded by what she most held dear, her family.
Arrangements entrusted to the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Parish Community of St. Kevin, 303 Niagara Street, Welland on Tuesday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. Please note due to current restrictions in public settings St Kevin’s Parish can accommodate as many as 50 people only. The Funeral Mass will be may be available at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the residents of The Niagara Community Living. Online condolences available at
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