In Memory of Donnie Champion
It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Donnie Vernon Champion on Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by family, after a short illness. He leaves behind Donna Champion, his wife of 65 years. Together they had 5 children; Sheri Fournier, Christopher (predeceased in 2019), Melanie Champion, Cindy Patrick, and Jeanine Laviolette, grandchildren; Philip, Jeffrey (Courtney), Bradley (Shalissa), Sarah, and Renee Fournier, Joshua (Cory) Champion, Rebecca (Will) Muth, Brett and Colin Patrick, and Michael Laviolette, great-grandchildren; Lincoln and Logan Chambers, Oaklee Fournier and Callum Fournier, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents Vernon and Emma Champion, sister Mary Walker.
Born March 26, 1937 in Darley, PEI. He had a lengthy career in the armed forces, retiring in Ottawa, Ontario.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd., Orléans, Ontario on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 2 pm – 4pm. Burial in final resting place with his son at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Orléans on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11am.
Sheri and family,
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather.
May you find comfort in shared memories of the past, as you move forward in the coming days.
In our thoughts, Beth & Jeff
My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time Jeff & Courtney. It was so nice that he got to meet Callum three weeks before he passed away.
Farewell Uncle Donnie, Rest In Peace. I have many fond memories of you throughout my life. A favourite, that for some reason comes to mind, is the evening you convinced my brother and I and Chris, that the way to catch earthworms for fishing was to use a tiny lasso tied to a stick. May you carry that sense of humour into the life beyond. You will be missed.
Melanie. So saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our sincere condolences to all your family. I think of him whenever I go through my recipes & see the one for fruit cake. The Watson family.