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Isabelle Christine Champagne

May 10, 1934 – June 26, 2022

It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of our dear sweet mother on June 26, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Isabelle was born the youngest of 11 children on May 10, 1934, in Vangaard, Saskatchewan, to Magdalena and Edward Stach. They lived on the family farm in GlenBain, Saskatchewan until when in her early teens they sold the farm and moved to Peachland, BC. After high school, Isabelle joined the Air Force where she met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) Champagne. They lived in numerous places, such as Rock Creek, BC, Peachland, BC, Summerland, BC and Manitoulin Island, ON where she worked for Bell Tel before moving to Whitehorse, YT in November 1970.

Isabelle held numerous positions with CN Telecommunications and then Northwestel until her retirement on November 30, 1994. Isabelle and Bill raised five children, Robert, Vera, Shelly, Sandra and Lee.

Isabelle is predeceased by her parents, all of her 10 siblings, her son-in-law Gary Stevens and her husband, Bill.

She leaves behind to mourn her five children, Rob (Brenda), Vera, Shelly, Sandra (Dave), Lee (Chris); grandchildren: Melinda (Art), Charlie (Stephanie), Candice (Landon), Kyle, Chris (Misty), Tyler (Lisa), Tabatha (Dan), Cynthia (Matt), Lisa (Jason); great-grandchildren: Quinn, Julian, Anthony, Daniel, Avery, Karsyn, Logan, Brecken, Joshua, Jordan, Liam, Caelen, Lincoln, Abigail, Eloise, Hudson, Hazel and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

At Isabelle’s request there will be no services. She will be cremated and her ashes spread at a location to be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Whitehorse General Hospital in her name.

Comments (1)

Linda Kelly on Jul 8, 2022 at 4:45 pm

I worked with Isabelle at Northwestel and she was a terrific person. She was kind, funny, very knowledgeable and helpful with any question I had. She and Bill were a loving couple and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be missed greatly by anyone who was lucky enough to know her. My sincere condolences to her family. RIP Isabelle. Linda Kelly (Qualicum Beach)

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