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Champoux, Harold

March 12, 1942 - June 30, 2017

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The Fallen Limb
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.”
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.

Harold (Harry) Champoux passed from this life on Friday June 30th.  In his final days his family gathered around him and celebrated his life well lived. Tears and laugher combined as we all said goodbye to our loving husband, dad, poppa, uncle, and brother.

Harry was born in Wells BC March 12, 1942.  He was raised in Terrace, BC where Harold met the love of his life Evie.  They were high school sweethearts, and “joined at the hip” life partners.  They were married for 55 years, raising three sons Colin, Bret and Cory and helping to raise a few nieces and nephews along the way.

Harry throughout his life had many passions, including horses, trucks, music, (who can forget his Elvis impersonations) and sports.  He was for many years the coach and foundation of the family softball team in the Cowichan Valley. The Cowichan Cablevision Wanderers played with joy and passion under Harry’s leadership.

Harry’s biggest passion and priority was always his family.  Besides his sons, Harold’s clan extended to his daughters-in-law, Joann, Evelyn, Annette, and Ailsa,  and his beloved grandkids, Dustin, Jared, and Kaitlyn and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his close friend and sister-in law Fay, and his beloved dog Muffy.

Harold was pre-deceased by his parents Irene and Almer, his son Cory, and his siblings. We expect there was a joyous family reunion in heaven.

You are loved Harry and you will be missed.  Until we all meet again.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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

From: Holly and Al
Relation: Niece and nephew

We will miss you Uncle Harry, until we meet again ‘Happy Trails” on this next part of your journey. Love Holly and Al

From: Melanie and Richard Olson
Relation: Friends and shared relations

Evie and family, please know our thoughts are with you. I have many fond memories of you and Harold and our children when they were young. He couldn’t have had a better partner than you to share his life, love and his passing. Big hugs to all of you at this time of loss.

From: Andy
Relation: He was a second uncle

Harry,

You were always a smiling face that I could count on for a good story and a laugh. I enjoyed growing up with you in my life from the leader of the baseball team to a most memorable Elvis impersonation in Hawaii to everything in between. I am comfortable knowing you have moved to a better place to continue your fun-loving ways. Lots of of love, Andy

From: Karen Schlogel

Colin and Joann…My warmest thought go out to you and your family. May you draw both comfort and strength from the people who surround you at this difficult time and in the days ahead.

From: Bob and Christine Carlson
Relation: Bob worked with Ev at Cowichan Cable Systems and we played on the ball team

Ah yes…I remember the baseball games….they were a ton of fun….time may fly but the memories are still there 🙂 take care Harry, I’m pretty sure you’re helping to organize another great team.

From: Reg Dempster
Relation: A friend for over 60 years

Ev. I am so sorry for your loss. I am honoured to call Harold a friend of over sixty years.One of the three muskateers. We shared many happy, fun times together. You were the perfect couple. Reg.

From: Karen, Stephen, Simon and Charlie

Colin, Jo and Family, what a legacy Harry has left in all of you! Sending our love and thoughts to all of you at this difficult time.

From: Evelyn Koops
Relation: He's my father-in-law

Harry, I am going to miss you so much. You were funny and smart and kind and raised a wonderful family. I love you.

From: Barry and Glenda
Relation: Friends for 45 years and Best Man at my wedding

Very sorry to have lost my friend of 45 years, who was also my best man. Over the years I watched his children play and grow up with mine. He will be remembered for all the good times we spent together and will truly be missed. God will truly look after him now. Love you all.

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