June 18, 1937 - January 26, 2022
With great sadness, the family announce that Claire Peter Symington passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning, January 26, 2022. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Faye (Wagenblass) Symington and his sons:
Rod (Donna) Symington and Paul (Alanna) Symington. Claire will also be lovingly remembered by his 4 precious granddaughters: Leah, Deanna, Madison and Sarah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents: Alec and Jean Symington and brother Donald and sister-in-law Doris.
Claire was born and raised on the family farm in Almonte. He moved to Arnprior in 1950 with his parents and was the devoted ESSO Agent for Arnprior and area residents from 1954 to 1993 and then he discovered that selling cars for someone else was a 9-5 job, when he felt like it. Throughout his life Claire enjoyed hunting and time spent with family and friends boating on the Ottawa River, pulling up to shore at Pontiac Beach and cruising the Rideau Canal through the Waterway on to Georgian Bay. He would say “Of course, the best thing to do is to travel the Rideau either way”. Claire’s retirement was spent enjoying the outdoors and touring in his red pick-up truck with the Dog. He will be remembered for his quick wit, infectious smile, keen interest in the lives of others and his ability to spark a friendly conversation with anyone he met. Claire’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior. At Claire's request, a private interment is being planned for immediate family at Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.