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DE CHAMPLAIN, Lucille (nee Ouellette)


De Champlain, Lucille card front, obit edit

On January 18, 2022, at the age of 84, Lucille peacefully passed away at the Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, Alberta.


She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 65 years, Marcel; two daughters Edna (John) and Julie (Brent); four grandchildren: Megan, Jeffrey (Nicole), Dean and Nicole; two great-grandchildren: Theodore and Jack and one sister Lucienne.


She was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters and her parents Joseph and Graziella Ouellette.


Lucille was born and raised in Legal, Alberta, and in 1959, she and Marcel built a home in St. Albert, where they raised their two daughters. She was an active member of her community, including 14 years as a volunteer with the St. Albert Community League and then at the Youville Home. She also was involved in several significant fundraising projects for the Sturgeon Hospital, the Youville Home and St. Albert’s first arena, the “Ducky Dome.” She worked the census and with Elections Canada for many years, which led to a job with Statistics Canada, then several years working for Walter Van de Walle, the MP for St. Albert, retiring in 1991.


She had a great sense of humour, always ready to share a funny joke with others. She was a wonderful hostess and was known for her baked goodies, especially her butter tarts and cinnamon buns. Before her health declined, she loved to sing, dance and travel. Her favourite destination being Hawaii which she and Marcel visited over 30 times. Nothing made her happier than a gathering with family and friends, the most recent were her 65th wedding anniversary and Marcel’s 90th birthday.


With great comfort, we know that she is watching over us and will forever be in our hearts.


The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Foyer Lacombe for Lucille's exemplary care and attention during her final days.


In keeping with Lucille’s wishes, cremation will take place. A funeral service will be held in the summer.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.


To view the services or to send condolences, please visit

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel