July 21, 2000
Claude passed peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Friday, July 21, 2000, at age 60 years. Claude will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Annie and his children: Christopher and fiancee, Trish Toffner; Kim and husband Doug Johnston; Kevin and wife Diana; as well as his grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler. Born in Timmins, Ont., he is survived by his brother, Orval; sisters, Therese and husband Emile Lajeunesse of Timmins, Colombe and Tony Last, Joan Lajeunesse of Kapuskasing, Aurore Prest and husband Ken Parsons of St. Catharines and Jackie Yorke as well as many nieces; nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Claude was predeceased by his parents, Gedion and Cora (Racine) Coupal; brothers, Gerard, Maurice and Gerald; sisters, Lorraine Daly, Pierrette Coupal; sister-in-law, Estelle Coupal; brothers-in-law, Ted Lajeunesse and George Yorke. Some of Claude Coupals accomplishments include: Capri Hairstyles Limited (43 years in Waterloo), House of Coupal (academy of hairstyling in Waterloo), Ladies Fair (a weekly television series on CKCO) and first prize in the following competitions: The America Cup 67, The New York Metropolitan Cocktail Styling 67, The International Club Championship 68 , N.Y. International Hairshaping 68 N.Y., Chicago Midwest show 68, Massachusetts Grand Championship, Canadian National Championship 64, Ontario Provincial Championship 64, and Ontario Fantasy Championship 64 and Manitoba Fantasy Championship 64. He was also the first over-all winner for the Bruno Challenge Award, winning all six divisions and represented Canada in Vienna at the 1968 World Olympics in Hair Fashions. Friends may visit the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2000 at St. Louis RC Church, the Rev. Bernie Hayes officiating. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the St. Louis Church Building Fund would be appreciated.