March 29, 1956 – July 25, 2012
Denis Champagne passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 56 years.
Denis was born March 29, 1956 in Cochenour, ON but Cochrane, AB was his home. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and always made time for everyone. Denis was adventurous and an avid learner. He enjoyed working on vehicles and excelled at the technical things in life, being able to fix just about anything. Denis coached his kids in many sports over the years and always enjoyed watching them play. Later, he enjoyed golfing and spending time with them. Denis enjoyed the simple things in life, a good joke, a good game of crib and stopping by for a pot of tea to contemplate life. He was proud of his volunteer work with the Cochrane Legion over the years including the Poppy Campaign, Raft Races and Outhouse Races. He was also proud to attend Mat and Shauna’s wedding just a few short weeks ago. He was always full of advice and proud of his four kids. He was looking forward to the future. We will miss his laughter, generosity, his larger than life personality and his big dreams.
Denis will be remembered by his children Christine, Nicole (Steve), Mathieu (Shauna), and Jacques (Sarah), their mother Lorraine Champagne, his grandchildren Porscha and Seth and a third grandchild on the way. Denis is also survived by his mother Leona (Roger), his sisters Claire (Larry) and Gisele, his brother Paul (Kristen) as well as numerous nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his father Gilles in 2002.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (Corner of Highway 22 and River Heights Drive), Cochrane, AB on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Following the Funeral Mass, relatives and friends are invited to meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15, 114 – 5th Avenue West. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Cochrane Branch 114 5 Ave W Cochrane, AB Telephone: (403) 932-2011.
In living memory of Denis Champagne, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences