Aline Verna Campiou

19/12/1947 - 18/01/2021

Obituary For Aline Verna Campiou

We are broken-hearted to announce the passing of Aline Verna Campiou. Aline was born on December 19, 1947 and left this world on January 18, 2021 at age 73 years. Born in High Prairie, Alberta, Aline grew up in Joussard, Alberta with her parents, brothers, and sisters. Her actions and words showed that she loved her parents, brothers, and sisters deeply. Aline was the youngest (baby) of her family.

Aline lived in Joussard with her family until she was an adult and met her eternal partner and husband Paul G. Campiou. She was a loving, loyal wife to Paul – their love for one another was not ever dull and filled with extreme passion. Aline lived with Paul for 54 years until Paul passed. Aline and Paul built a family of 9 children, 40 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.

Motherhood and giving love and care was Aline’s calling and she fulfilled her calling to the highest extent. Aline lived for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Aline’s love for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren was fierce and shown even when she was not in their presence. Aline felt peace in her heart when she knew her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were well and happy.

Aline loved unconditionally with every existence of her being. She was the ultimate caring person who cared for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, mentally & physically challenged people, and whoever came to her home for a short or long visit. Putting an extra plate at the table for any visitor was second nature to Aline. Aline’s home was known as a welcoming and supportive place to be.

Aline worked along side her husband in the forestry, sugar beet harvest, and fruit orchard fields for many of her younger years. She also worked in dry cleaning, restaurant kitchen, and support organizations for mentally and physically challenged people.

Aline was free-spirited and enjoyed traveling to different places experiencing the sights and nature with her husband and their children. It was common for Aline and her husband to surprise family members far away with a visit or show up for moral support, no matter where they lived. Aline had a strong will and powerful strength, always standing beside her husband to give her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren a warm, safe, nurturing home – a home that consisted of a close binding circle of care, patience, guidance, and prosperity that surpassed physical distance and hardships. Aline made sure her loved ones had cherished memories of happiness and laughter with her.

Words from Aline’s eldest daughter are, I thank you for all your strength, guidance, and unconditional love. My kids and I are deeply broken from your passing. We are going to miss your smile and support. Mom you are beautiful inside and out.

Aline is survived by 1 sister, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Aline is predeceased by her father Frederick Prince, mother Maryann Cunningham-Prince, husband Paul G. Campiou, son Paddy Lee, 8 grandchildren, and 16 siblings.

There will be a 20-person limit in the hall at all times. Hourly rotations will take place to allow flow-through respects to Aline and her family. Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced. Due to COVID-19 restrictions dinner is prohibited.

Sunday, January 31, 2021: We will meet at the St. Paul Catholic Church parking lot in High Prairie, Alberta @ 3:00 p.m. to commence the procession from High Prairie to Joussard, Alberta.

The Wake will commence at the Joussard Hall at 4:00 p.m. and carry on until the funeral service.

Monday, February 1, 2021: The Funeral Service will commence at 1:00 p.m. followed by her burial at the Driftpile Cemetery.

In place of flowers, memorial donations, if desired, would be greatly appreciated by Aline’s family to help financially with her funeral service. You may call Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 for donation options. Any donations offered would be greatly appreciated by Aline’s family at this time.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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My kokum was so loving I just wish she would still here to my kokum kokum w you were amazing I love you and my favorite memory was when you were in Edmonton and we went to westlock to meet uncle I we would laugh all the time stop at McDonald's and get me and you ice cream I love you 💖
- Alaina
My Aunt Aline was a very caring person to her nieces and nephew she alway had a smile and an ear to listen to each of us when we needed her she was also very close to sisters and brothers always even tho the miles separated them she will be sadly missed for she was taken far too early from us all never to be forgotten
- Cheryl Prince

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What is a funeral?

A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

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Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body; it also slows down the decomposition process and enhances the appearance of the body damaged by traumatic death or illness. Embalming gives time to the family of the deceased to arrange a service, and allows the family the option of having an open-casket viewing.

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The cost of the funeral varies depending on the wishes you have. The average cost of a funeral is between $5,000-$7,000, however, it varies greatly depending on the kind of service you desire. In general, cremation tends to cost less than burial. The costs include professional services including transportation, embalming and other preparations, the use of a facility for the ceremony, and the purchase of a casket or urn.

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Of course you can, in fact, more and more people are opting for a more non-traditional personalized service. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate somebody’s life. There are many unique ways to celebrate life, let the funeral director know exactly what your desires are and they will honour your wishes.

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Why are funerals so expensive?

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