It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Anna Marie Champion at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

Born in Louisbourg, Anna was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nora MacDonald.

Anna lived most of her life in Whitney Pier where she married and raised her family.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Anna is survived by her two sons, Chuck (Susan) of Sydney and Keith (Kristen) of South Carolina; two sisters, Catherine (Bill) Bungay, Helen (Gerald) Gallant and four brothers, Vince, Charlie, Nick and John ‘Dicker’ (Joanne). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Amy, Joshua and Drew; three great-grandchildren, Abby, Jonah and Caleb; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband, Edwin ‘Ed’ Champion, two sisters, Theresa, Evelyn and two brothers, James and Joseph.

There will be no visitation for cremation has taken place.  Memorial service in honour of Anna Marie Champion will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area. A private interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anna may be made to Horizon Achievement Centre, 780 Upper Prince St., Sydney, NS   B1P 5N6.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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So sorry to hear of Ann's passing.She was one of the finest ladies I ever knew. She and Ed were real soul mates and I know they'll be together again. RIP Ann.
From:  Sharon and Zane Lee

Please accept my deepest condolences to the family of Anna. Know she will live in your hearts and minds forever. Bless you all.
Sincerely; Betty (Tredenick) McAskill, 26 Topshee Dr., Sydney, NS

Helen & Family; My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless!
From:  Anne Marie Desveaux

To the Champion and MacDonald Families; We would like to express our condolences on the passing of Anna. We are sure you will miss her deeply.
From:  Michael and Carol Aucoin

My Mom, Margaret Joyce,wishes to express her condolences to the family on the passing of Anna. She would like you to know you are all in her thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
From:  Margaret Joyce

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Dolly Quinn

Keith & Family, Sending my deepest sympathy at this time. Your mom was a lovely co-worker & friend.
A F.F.A Doddy Keel ( Hollohan)