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.