Clement Albert Trahan

LAS VEGAS, NV: On April 2, 2021, Clement Albert Trahan, age 75, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he resided with his wife, Nok. 

He was born on June 13, 1945, in Highgate, grew up in Swanton, and attended St. Anne’s Academy. During his summers he helped his father with his race horses in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Clem enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany and Vietnam, where he earned a Purple Heart. Later in life, Clem studied and taught at Bangklangthaw Pithayakom School and several other colleges and universities in Thailand. He will be remembered as a father, brother, husband, uncle, friend, patriot, teacher, driver, chef and entertainer. His larger-than-life presence is already missed greatly by those who knew him. 

Clem leaves behind his wife, Kornchanok Trahan, of Las Vegas, and her daughter Chanunnut “Ping Pong” of Phitsanulok, Thailand, and his children, Christian Trahan of Brühl, Germany, Martina  (Jens) Schuster of Eppenbrunn, Germany, Jennifer Trahan of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Matthew Trahan of Victoria, BC, and Sara (Dave Dewan) Trahan of Toronto, ON. He also leaves behind his siblings, Patricia (Monique LaPerle) Reid of Burlington, VT; Carmen (John) Crepeau and Stephen (Lise) Trahan, all of St. Albans, VT; Denise (Richard Wyman) Luneau of Swanton; and Gabriel (Carmen) Trahan of Georgia, VT, and many nieces and nephews and friends all around the world. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Yvonne and Gabriel Trahan, brothers Donald, Richard, and Maurice, and sister Jacqueline. 

Clem will be cremated and a Buddhist ceremony will be held in Las Vegas this summer.

Clem’s daughter, Jenny, asks that you light a candle and have a sip of Scotch in his memory.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.