Claudia Sidney McDermid

Passed 03/18/2023


Obituary For Claudia Sidney McDermid

McDermid, Claudia Sidney March 18, 1944 - March 18, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Claudia Sidney McDermid on March 18, 2023 at the Melville Heights Nursing Home in Halifax, NS. After a courageous battle with cancer and dementia she passed away peacefully at the age of 79. She was the daughter of Clyde and Eileen Clark (Boudreau). Claudia is survived by her children Paula Penman, Lisa Dickson (Colin) and Jeffrey Trafford. She is predeceased by her husband Hugh McDermid. Claudia is also survived by her brothers Ron Clark (Cathy), Gary Clark and Greg Clark, brother-in-law Hardy McDonald (Nancy), sisters-in law Beverley Macmillan and Ollie Druhan (John), many nieces and nephews and grandchildren; Colby, Kyle, Daniel and Mia.

Mom worked at Maritime Tel & Tel and Canada Post for over 30 years. She volunteered at Corrections Canada and participated in many school events with her grandchildren.

Mom devoutly loved her family and was fiercely loyal to those she called her friends. Mom cherished her lifelong friendship of 60 years with her best friend Stella.

Mom loved dancing, movies, music and was a go to person for entertainment when playing trivia. She loved to play games especially cards and bingo. Although she didn’t always win, you knew when she did.

The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at Melville Heights.

A family celebration of life will take place at graveside on a later date. Mom suggested that in lieu of flowers donations could be made to Bryony House.

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  • 03/26/2023

    Our sincere condolences to Claudia's dear family, bless her heart, she was such a beautiful soul inside and out, a lovely person with an unforgettable smile. I have lot of fond memories from our days living next door in Truro, Claudia was a wonderful neighbor but an even better friend.

  • 03/25/2023

    So sorry to hear of Claudia's passing. Sincere condolences to her family and brothers Ronny,Gary and Greg. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely cousin Pauline Edwards Gray

  • 03/25/2023

    Dear Greg, Paula, Jeffrey, Lisa and all Claudia's family We have so many happy memories of gatherings with Claudia (and the Clark family) over the years. Claudia's good natured kindness and her sense of humor will always be fondly remembered by us. May all your wonderful memories of Claudia be a comfort to you, her loving family, at this sad time. Sending our love and sincere condolences. Leon and Linda

  • 03/25/2023

    Jeff and your family, I am so sorry for Claudia's passing. You could always see the pride and love she had for you all. I will always remember her as a courageous lady who faced life with positivity and care. Hang onto all your precious memories. ♥️

  • 03/24/2023

    Dear Greg: We are so sorry for your loss. It's hard to accept when someone you love is gone, but remember that they are always with us. Lorraine Hadley and Burton Stark

  • 03/24/2023

    To Bev and all family at this difficult time. The name stood out to me and "where have the years gone" life takes us all down different roads and we loose touch. May God grant comfort and peace as you deal with your loss. Betty (Miller) Harnish

  • 03/24/2023

    Jeff, Paula, Lisa.I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Claudia was very kind and giving and a very good friend. So glad we got to see her a few weeks ago. I know you will miss her a lot. She always talked about her family. We will miss her. Our thoughts are with you. Anne Chapman.

  • 03/24/2023

    Greg, sincere condolences to you on Claudia's passing. I know how close you were. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • 03/24/2023

    Jeff and Family,My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom,I remember all the laughs we had when I lived next door to your Mom,(Sheila and John) we had many cups of tea together on my deck in the summer mornings,Got to see her a few times after we moved and tried to stay in touch,She was a Beautiful Lady,So very thoughtful and kind,She will be missed by so many,Sending you all my prayers on your loss,Hugs.

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