Obituary of Nancy Champeau
Obituary – Nancy Champeau
January 27, 1948 – July 12, 2023
It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing at the age of 75, of our Mom and Nana, Nancy Champeau. On Wednesday, July 12, 6:02am she left her tired body and joined her beloved Stan and Vicky again healthy, whole and happy.
Nancy had 3 beautiful daughters Vicky, Carrie (Chris) and Laurie; and her baby girl Celina. She was also treasured and will be dearly missed by her brother Robert, sister Janice, 13 grand-children and 5 great-grandchildren. Aunt Nancy to many, she was always there to offer love and support to friends and family who will miss her quiet smile and adventurous nature. Her kitties will miss her cuddles too, especially Nina.
Nancy loved her hockey, especially her team the Montreal Canadiens and favourite player Jean Béliveau. She also loved sharing her passion with her grandchildren. She and Stan divided up the grand- and great-grandkids between the Montreal Canadiens and the dreaded competition, the Detroit Red Wings. They made sure that they would each have an equal cheering section. Brittney, Logan and Ryan were Canadiens fans and Tyler, Brookelynn and Celina cheered for the Red Wings, Molly would break the tie with the Winnipeg Jets. You could always recognize Stan and Nancy driving down the street because of the Canadien and Red Wing flags on either side of their car.
Nancy lived a few years in Calgary and loved going back to visit, especially for the Calgary Stampede where she loved Yee-Hawing with her grandkids Josh (Page) and Jesse (Anna) and great-grandkids Ariyah, Tanner and Colson. Nancy also loved giving gifts to people and Christmas was an event to behold; she would spend all year looking for the perfect gift for each person.
Nancy was surrounded with love in her final days with people coming from all over Canada to tell her one last time what a difference she had made in their lives. The family would also like to thank the staff at the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Palliative Care Centre who treated Nancy and our family with such care and kindness. Special thanks to Kyle who helped us greatly through the final hours. He commented when he met her with shock saying “is that a new tattoo? I’m used to seeing droopy old ones”. Nancy always lived life fully!
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
May the winds of love blow softly and whisper in your ear.
We love and miss you Mom/Nana and wish that you were here.