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Bernard Champoux

September 25, 1938 - September 6, 2015


On September 6th, our husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather Bernie, passed over from this world to the next part of his journey.  The last few years of his life here on earth were a struggle and we celebrate his release while feeling deeply the loss of his presence. 

Bernie’s life was filled with family. Bernie and the love of his life, Fay, were married for 57 years.   In that time they created a clan that included 3 daughters and a son, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  They were closely connected to an extended family that often included friends who became family.  Bernie loved gatherings of the clan, Fay’s cooking, card games, dogs, horses, fishing, and enjoyed a very successful career as a heavy equipment operator. 

Bernie will be remembered as a generous, dedicated, stubborn, loving, mischievous man with a warm smile and a big heart.

His family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cairnsmore for their loving care of Bernie in the last months of his life.  No services are planned at this time, but a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lauren Brandt
Relation: My Grandfather

Dadda, thank you for being a part of my life and for loving me. I will miss your mischievousness and playfulness, your smile and your presence. I wish you peace and love always.
Love from your rose.

From: Wendy Austin
Relation: Friend

I loved Bernie’s smile, especially when he was being mischievous! He was a man who deeply loved his family and was truly loved in return. Rest in peace, Bernie.

From: Diane Dominick
Relation: friend

I have so many fond memories I was always amazed at how light Bernie was on his feet and moves like no one had when dancing. The best was his humour and the day he finally admitted I was truly a Champoux. You will always be in my heart love you Bernie.

From: Cathie (Champoux) Schumacher
Relation: Sister-in-law

Memories of Bernie are of a big smile and a hearty laugh. He was always ready to share a story…and a laugh!
A life well lived…… and well loved by all.

From: Nancy Stevens
Relation: Family friend

To Fay and Family, Remembering Bernie’s laugh and smile… he will be missed at Cairnsmore Place and by all who knew him. I know you will miss him also. Nancy Stevens

From: Evelyn Koops Champoux
Relation: My Uncle

One thing I remember about Uncle Bernie is how he would cheat at card games.:) But my fondest memory is how much he loved to dance! I remember after Cory’s service we headed to Holly’s where she and my dad played guitar and sang and Bernie danced up a storm! I will always remember your smile and the love you had for your family. Thank-you for being a part of my life, Uncle Bernie. May you rest in peace. Love you ~ Evelyn

From: Brian Powers
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry for your loss I’m sure Bernie is in a good place and not suffering I would like to share a memory I have that goes way back . We had come to Terrace on a family vacation I was around 14 I remember Bernie had a thing about his toilet paper it had to unwind in a certain direction every chance I had I would change the direction I still chuckle about it to this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you love Brian Tracy and Tyrell

From: Marlo Powers
Relation: Family friend

I would like to send my condolence to both Champouxs families. I have many memories of Bernard and will hold them close to my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all
Love Marlo

From: Richard & Melanie Olson
Relation: We shared relatives.

To Fay and all the family we send our condolences. Bernie had a wonderful life with the best family anyone could wish for. We know he is in a better place now and you will all have the opportunity to remember all the happy times you shared with him. We loved his sense of humor and the love he had for all of his family. Rest in peace Bernie.

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