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CHAMPAGNE, Denis Joseph

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 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.

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  1. Madeleine Farrell :

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. I worked with Denis as a realtor and will always remember his smile his willingness to help anyone in need and his little boy laugh. He will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace and may you find peace in knowing that he is safely in heaven. Sincere condolences to the entire family.
    Madeleine Farrell

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  2. Jeannette (Champagne) Froese :

    I send my deepest sympathy and love to you all!! May you rest in peace, my dear cousin, will always remember the times we shared as kids on our annual visits, your wonderful laugh and your big bear hugs!! You are sadly missed!!! Love you and miss you!!!
    Love and deepest sympathy,
    Jeannette(Champagne) Froese and Family xoxo

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  3. Howard, Joanna and Jake :

    Our sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

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  4. George and Patricia Rhude :

    Our sincere condolences, Mat and family for the loss of your father.

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  5. Gail and Dan Hardock :

    Our heartfelt condolences in the sudden passing of Denis.

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  6. Claire/Terry Young :

    My most sincere sympathy to all the family.
    Our last memories of Denis are of him absolutely beaming at Matt and Shauna’s wedding. He was ‘in his glory’. He was really looking forward to coming to PEI and experiencing the Island. Always enjoyed talking to Denis, he really appreciated the simple things in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you his family.
    Claire and Terry young

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  7. Ernest Ruet d'Auteuil :

    It is with great regret that I learn of the passing of my cousin Denis. We were never very close, but we had many likes and dislikes in common.
    Denis was a good person, and now he has been called to his just reward. I respected him in life, and his passing makes the world smaller by one good man.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

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  8. Shannon and Murray Stevenson :

    Christine, Porscha and Seth, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

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  9. Mary & Greg Vogel :

    Dear Champagne family – Our deepest condolences in Denis’s passing. We have fond memories of the kids playing together on the cul-de-sac & Denis’s warm smile,
    the Vogel Family

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