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September 16, 1918 - May 22, 2024


On May 22, 2024 Mrs. Germaine Champagne of St. Paul, Alberta, passed away at the age of 105 years. She is survived by her children, Thérèse (Bernie) Schiesser, René (Marie-Claire), Arthur (Paula), Yvette Kachmarchyk, Juliette (Yves) LeGuevel, Marie (Frank) Sharpe, Jean-Paul (Pat) & Marcel (Gaétane); daughter-in-law, Sharon; 27 grandchildren & 45 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roméo; son, Gérard; parents, Joséphine & Alexandre Mahé; 2 brothers, Jean & René Mahé; & 2 grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, with viewing beginning one hour prior. Reverend Father Andrew Schoenberger will be the celebrant. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to view the service online may do so by clicking the Live Service tab above. A recording of the service will also be made available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Musée St. Paul Museum c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. T0A 3A1.
Germaine Champagne née Mahé en 1918 à St. Vincent, Alberta, dont la remarquable aventure a traversé 105 années d’histoire et a laissé une empreinte sur tous ceux qui l’ont connue. Des débuts de l’ère pionnière de l’Alberta aux événements historiques significatifs qui ont façonné notre monde moderne, cela fait un parcours impressionnant.
C’est peut-être à cause de cela que Germaine avait une passion pour l’histoire. Aux côtés de son groupe dévoué de bénévoles, elle a joué un rôle essentiel à la fondation du Musée Historique de St. Paul, veillant à ce que la riche toile de fond du passé de l’Alberta soit préservée pour que les générations futures puissent l’explorer et l’apprécier. En reconnaissance de son dévouement à la communauté francophone, elle a été intronisée à l’Ordre des sages de la francophonie Albertaine.
Mémère will be remembered for her excellent homemade bread which she continued to bake until she left her house at 102. Many had a knack for showing up when bread was cooling and never leaving empty handed as many a service could be bartered for a cherished loaf.
She was not one for the limelight and was a supporter of the underdog believing that not everyone had an equal opportunity and valuing the inherent worth and dignity of every individual.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to her neighbors that provided angel services and the staff at Extendicare St. Paul for their compassionate care in Germaine’s final years.
Bien que Germaine nous manquera profondément, elle sera aimée et rappelée avec tendresse, un phare dont l’héritage continuera de briller pour les années à venir.
To send condolences online, please visit https://www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com/…/germaine…/
GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Diane Chretien

My sincere condolences to the families. She was such a sweet kind lady. Rest in Peace 🙏🙏

From: Pauline Thoben

Our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace, such a dear lady. La famille de Marie Marchand.

From: Leo & Marlene deMoissac
Relation: friend

Our sympathies to the family. Cherish your memories of your Mother/Grandmother. May she rest in peace in the loving embrace of Jesus.

From: Cory Pawliuk
Relation: Neighbour

I was so fortunate to have this kind amazing lady as a next door neighbour.She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. My condolences to all her family members.

From: Giselle et Michael Boucher

Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous tous pendant ce temps difficile.

From: Pat Mahe
Relation: Niece-in-law

It’s hard to believe, after 105 years, that’s she’s gone. What an incredible lady! ♥️. To the family, I’m very sorry for your loss, but for m’tante, I’m thankful. Lord, spread Your comfort over her family.

From: Margwynne Clendenning and Betty Hannas
Relation: Colleague of Rene Champagne

Our condolences to all the family, but especially Rene and family.

From: Alice Tymofichuk Betton
Relation: Friend

To all of Germaine’s family. Your Mom was such an amazing person!!! She was so open minded and was able to remember so much of the past!! I loved visiting with her and it was a great gift to me, the precious gift of her life stories!!! I’m going to mis our awesome times together!!!Gods strength during this difficult time!!!

From: Sharon Poirier
Relation: Friend of family

Our sympathies to Yvette and the Champagne family.
You are in our prayers. 🙏💐

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Service Schedule


Date & Time:
May 25, 2024
Beginning at 10:00am

St. Paul Cathedral
4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
May 25, 2024
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Paul Cathedral
4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

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