Clair has a Clinical Counselling degree and has completed advanced training with the Grief Recovery Institute. He has over 30 years experience counselling those who have suffered some form of loss and for the last 20 years has been a grief counsellor, celebrant and funeral director at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna. He is the published author of Tears in a Bottle – Stories of Life and Loss, and “Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents, the Value of the Funeral and Viewing.” Clair has been a guest lecturer at UBCO in the gerontology, social work and nursing departments, Okanagan College and other private colleges, as well as an instructor for The Canadian College of Funeral Services for 8 years, teaching The Psychology of Death, Dying and Disposition. He facilitates grief support groups bi-annually. He is a community instructor to schools, businesses and groups including the Interior Alzheimer Society, Interior Health and BC Cancer Agency.