Born on April 17, 1907 in Tonypandy, South Wales, came to Canada in 1923, and passed away at the Victoria Hospice on April 30, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, John, she is survived by her children, Cliff of Hazelton, B.C., Bill (Helmy) of Prince George, B.C., Ron (Phylis) of Dawson Creek, B.C., Gloria Hobenshield, Nancy (Gerry) Bolen and Mavis Smaha, all of Smithers, B.C.; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reuben (Bernice) Wicks of Edmonton, Alberta, and Eric Wicks of Victoria, and her sister, Jean Wicks also of Victoria. Claudia resided in the Houston and Smithers area for a number of years, then moved to Duncan before moving to Victoria in 1963. She resided with her sister, Jean, after retiring from her position as a Nurses’ Aide and as a Chamber Maid at the Douglas Hotel. Private Memorial Services and cremation entrusted to McCall Bros. Funeral Directors, Pastor Chris Naylor officiating, followed by a reception.