It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maureen Chabassol. She passed away at home, surrounded by family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Maureen was born on April 24, 1960 in Unity, Saskatchewan to Peter and Phyllis Jansen. She spent her life growing up on a farm in Denzil, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school, she moved to Edmonton and started her career at Scotiabank. That is where she met the love of her life. She is survived by her husband Vince, her daughters Erin and Donna (Dan) and her son Billy (Selena). Mom loved her grandchildren more than anything: Kristen, Kyle, Nolan, Nathan, and Jenna. Maureen leaves behind her brothers Wayne (Kim), Chuck (Colleen), Pat (Anita), Ron, Glen (Marie-Eve), Marvin, Kirby (Melanie), sister-in-law Lorraine (Alan), numerous nieces and nephews, a large extended family and countless friends. Maureen was predeceased by parents-in-law Florence and William Chabassol, and sister-in-law Cathy.
Fitness was one of Maureen’s greatest passions. She was a dedicated fitness instructor at the Beaumont AquaFit.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral will be celebrated on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. The service will be live streamed through Serenity Funeral Service at https://distantlink.com/SerenityLeduc-Wetaskiwin.html
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada.
Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688
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Norm and Joanne Dargis
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family in the loss of Maureen. She will be remembered for her positive energy, and her can-do attitude. We hope that the good memories you have help you through this difficult time.
I had the pleasure of working with Maureen at Beau Meadow School. She was so kind, patient and genuine in her interactions with every child and person she worked with. Maureen made them feel special and successful. She spoke often of her loving family. Maureen will be fondly remembered. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.
Sincere condolences to Maureen’s family. You were her pride and joy. I enjoyed curling with and against Maureen over the years and will always remember her positive attitude, jest for life and smiling face.
Tom and Marion Kohut
Vince and family – we were so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We knew her through school, hockey and had the privilege of playing some soccer tournaments together. She was always a character and fun to be around and want you all to know you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Tom and Marion Kohut
Vincent and family I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
I am so very sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. She was instrumental in helping me get my business started in Beaumont. She was always there to offer encouragement and support and was a very special woman.
I hope all the wonderful memories you have of Maureen will help you through these difficult times.
Rest In Peace Maureen
Bryan & Heather Oulton
Vince and family,
We were deeply sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. She was an incredible lady-so kind and giving. I, Heather had the opportunity to work with Maureen at Beau Meadow for many years. She was dedicated to the students she worked with. She always made learning interesting and fun. She left that job but over the years we would meet on occasion and catch up on our lives. Her grandchildren were always one of the topics. They were definitely a source of pride and joy for her as were her children. Maureen will be missed. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Nichole Nelson (Rundell)
Donna, my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family .
Maureen was very special. Always positive , hard working and a great person to have as a friend. She loved her family very much and my prayers go out to you all. Maureen will be missed.
Tom and Shirley Durand
Vince. Our condolences to you and your family.
Deepest condolences to the Chabassol family. Maureen was a true light and grateful our paths crossed during her time at Scotia. We share many laughs and challenging times together. Bless her!
My deepest condolences to you all. I loved Maureen’s passion for life and physical activity. I am still not a fan of running but she helped me get started and her “love” and dedication will be with me always. Rest in Peace Beautiful Lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Vince, Erin, Donna, Billy and family, my deepest condolences to you all. I cannot believe that such a vibrant, warm human being is no longer with us.
Maureen and I worked together for many years at Beau Meadow School. She was an exceptional educator. My students were so very fortunate to have Mrs. C in their lives. Her warmth, compassion, humour and professionalism was very much appreciated by them. Mrs C was always available with a kind word, endless patience, gentle encouragement and many smiles for each one of them. We were a team. Although happy for her new career , I was heartbroken that children would miss out on her gifts and selfishly, I would no longer have a friend whom I could share the day with. Throughout our years together , we shared many laughs and sometimes tears over the trials and tribulations of our families. She loved her life!
May you Rest In Peace, Maureen, I will miss you very much. Thank you for your friendship.
Vince, Erin, Donna, Billy and extended family. My deep condolences on the departure of our beloved Maureen. I have so many wonderful memories of her, both on the farm and in the big city. My best memory is of her reading bedtime stories to Kirby and myself when we were little. She even went so far as to make us our very own ‘books on tape’ before she left the farm to live in Edmonton. That is who she was. All sisters are precious and when you have only one, that makes them all the more important. I wish you peace and please keep her in your heart forever.
Helen and John Jansen
Dear Vince and Family, our most sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Maureen, wife, mother and Grandmother.So many memories of Maureen that bring a smile and show the wonderful person she was.We’ll miss her deeply.
Helen and John
Helen and John Jansen
Dear Vince and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of
Ken & Denise Sopyc
So sorry to hear the passing of Maureen, our condolences to you Vince and your family, her mom & dad, siblings and their families . I remember growing up as kids visiting back and forth Maureen was always full of energy & fun to be around, always giggling especially when dad would be teasing her. Will always remember you, RIP.
Ken & Denise
Vince, Ariane, Donna, Billy and extended family, my deepest condolences. I have so many fond memories of my sister, both on the farm and in the city with you and the home she made in Alberta. Sisters are special, and when you only have one, they are extra special. My most treasured memories are of Maureen reading bedtime stories to myself and Kirby on the farm. She even went so far as to make our own ‘books on tape’ for us before she left the farm to go to the big city. That is who Maureen was. Give each other a warm hug from my family to yours.
Bob & Marcia Faught
We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Maureen for many years, from the time she was an EA with our son’s classes at Beau Meadow School, thru being in her fitness classes at the Beaumont Rec Center. In every situation she brought fun, positivity, determination & love for what she did. We were blessed to have her in our life and our community. May she rest in peace, and her family find strength in all the good memories. Our deepest condolences to all. Love, Bob & Marcia
Valerie and Greg Jansen
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vince and family. We want to join with everyone in celebrating a life well lived. Maureen will be sorely missed.
Vince, Erin, Donna and Billy,
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you during these tough times.
I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you all. Her passion for life was evident each and every time we spoke , and it always seemed to transition from work talk to that which was most important to her, family. She was a terrific woman and will be missed by many.
Maureen was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was a cousin I always looked up to… she was spunky, athletic, a fellow farm girl, and she could hold her own with the boys in any activity. I shall always admire her grit! God bless you, Maureen. You will be missed. My thoughts are with her family today.
So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Maureen at Beau Meadow. She was always professional, caring and kind. I remember her warm smile and joyful laughter that she brought to the workplace!
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends!
Vince, Erin, Donna, Billy and families. I am so very sorry for your loss. Maureen was one of the most feisty and tenacious people I have ever met with an incredible infectious laugh, wit and personality that I will never forget. I am grateful for the many memories of soccer and road trips and the blast we had. Rest in peace my friend.
My heart is with you all today, and many more. Your journey is just beginning, know we care always and will be here to help you adjust to the “new normal”. Maureen was a loving and caring person inside and out. She loved her family more than anything. She will always be with us, with a song, a place, mostly when we look at her awesome legacy, her children and grandchildren. Always with a beautiful smile is how l will remember her. RIP beautiful angel.
Joanne & Richard Chabassol
Joanne and I were so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Maureen was a very lovely person who with you raised a beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Erin, Donna and Bill at this very sad time.
Reg and Debbie Dueck
Our condolences to Vince and family as well to all the Jansen family as well. Maureen was a beautiful person inside and out. I’m sure my Dad has welcomed her into heaven with open arms and is holding her tight. ❤️ Cherish all the great memories you have of her. I’m sure there are lots of wonderful fun stories that will to be shared.
Love Debbie, Reg and family
Karen A Reichert
Vince & Family, We’re so very sad to hear of your loss – Maureen was a real sweetheart! Our ‘Deepest & most Heartfelt Sympathies’, Thoughts & Prayers, Vern & Karen (Rissling) Reichert
Sorry for your loss, Vince and families.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Maureen. She was force to be reckoned with! Her passion to her work at Scotia and her clients was contagious. Deepest condolences to her family.
Vince, Erin, Donna and Bill,
My deepest condolences. Maureen has left a little piece of herself in every one of you. Hold on to all the beautiful memories and know that she will always be with you.♥️
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to Vince and his family. I was lucky to have worked with Maureen she was our hummingbird at the branch. Beautiful inside and out, I will miss you and never forget you! Forever in my heart! Rest In Peace my dear friend.
So sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Worked together in Edmonton (Scotiabank) and I will always remember her big smile. May she rest in peace. Sincere condolences to her family. From Anissa (Toronto)
Dwight and Valerie Krislock
Our condolences Vince and to all the families. We are very saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing , she put up one hell of a fight and is now at peace ❤️Our thoughts are with you and all the memories we share .❤️❤️
I was shocked and so sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Please accept my condolences. I was a colleague as well and shared many laughs and stories with her throughout the years. She’ll be truly missed!
I am so sorry to hear about Maureen’s passing. She had such a wonderful soul. I rarely saw her without a smile on her face. I had the pleasure of working with her briefly years ago at Beau Meadow School and then played soccer with her for several years. She was truly a lovely lady and whenever our paths crossed, she always had time for a smile and a chat. May she rest in peace and all who loved her cherish the memories you have, forever in your hearts.
Heartfelt condolences to all of you. May you find strength in each other and all of the wonderful memories. Look at each other to remember all the beauty that Maureen created.
So very sorry to hear this sad news! Heartfelt condolences to the family and any who mourn! Taken much too soon! Damn cancer!
Vince and family….. so enjoyed working with Maureen my bank manager while at Scotiabank Pilot Sound branch. We called her hummingbird! Beautiful, quick, always going from one task to another without missing anything. Truly, one of my favorite people to work under. Easy to love and admire because of the goodness in her heart. She was working full time branch manager and doing her fitness instructor course. Hard to keep up with this woman’s enthusiasm!! Feel so sad for this huge loss in your life. God give you all strength and healing in the days ahead. Another angel amongst us taken much to soon.
So sorry to hear about the loss of Maureen. I had the pleasure of working with Maureen at Scotiabank and always knew her to be such a great person and colleague. Best to all her family at this time..
I am so heartbreaking to learn of Maureen’s passing . Maureen was a fantastic mentor/branch manager . It was an honour working under her . I was never in doubt as to how much she valued my contributions and work . Her positive altitude helped to motivate me to become better in my career . She was always such a kind and caring lady . Maureen , may you rest peacefully . You will be sorely missed !
With my deepest and heartfelt condolences
John and Doreen Sopyc and Family
Our condolences to you Vince and your family. Maureen touched the lives of many people and will be remembered as a caring and loving person. Please pass our condolences on to Maureen’s brothers and their families.
To Vince and Family and The Jansen Family :
So sorry to hear of your loss, may Maureen Rest In Peace , no more pain. May your favourite memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
Suezette Reichert (Schurman)
To the Jansen Family: Please accept my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. Maureen was always a wonderful person and many times I am reminded that only the good die young. You are a wonderful family and your grief is shared by all who know you, many of us. So sad for you and I know I speak for Prius and Hilda as well.
Our curling team will never be the same without Maureen – we enjoyed her energy, sense of humor and camaraderie amongst friends. She was courageous, honest and brave through her battle – may the love of her family carry her spirit forever. Sincere condolences.
I am so sorry to learn of Maureen’s passing . Maureen
was always such a fantastic mentor/branch manager . It was an honour working under her . I was never in doubt as to how much she valued my contributions and work . Her positive altitude helped to motivate me to become better in my career . She will be sorely missed !
With my deepest and heartfelt condolences
Maureen was so compassionate and helped me through the death of another dear friend of ours. I heard of your suffering not so long ago and am praying for you and your family to be at peace.
Allan and Darlene
It is with heartfelt sadness too hear Maureen has lost the battle she fought so hard to win! Anytime the Kirchgesner family gathered we were guaranteed to hear stories from Maureen and her adventures growing up with her brothers which usually resulted in laughter. Vince and family know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Bruce Dargatz
Vince, Erin, Donna and Bill
We are so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We were lucky to know Maureen as neighbors when we were starting our families and then meeting up years later through hockey, Beaumont Ladies Soccer and more recently through Beaumont fitness centre. Maureen was always friendly and a joy to be around
Ruth & Peter Williamson
We are so sorry for your painful loss. I only just met Maureen the one time when you were home for a visit. She was so friendly and very, very pretty. It was obvious yours was a love story.
May you and your family hold on tight to every special memory and all the happiness you shared as a family.
Ruth & Peter
Dear Vince and family, so sorry to hear of Maureens passing…she was such a kind and loving person and she put up a great fight to stay and be with all of you, when we met in Edmonton years ago I still remember what gentle and kind person she was. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
I had the great pleasure of being a bank colleague of Maureen‘s for many years. She was an energetic and enthusiastic professional. She continually inspired me to do my very best. My sincere condolences to you her family on the loss of a wonderful wife and mother and sister and aunt and grandma and friend. God bless you Maureen.
Eugene and Maxine Cherwonka
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Vince. Our hearts ache for all of you.
I am so sad to hear about Maureen‘s passing, my condolences to Vincent and the entire family. Maureen was the first person I met when I joined Scotia Bank back in 83 and we maintained our friendship throughout the many years that we worked together. We shared many laughs and I could always go to Maureen when I needed someone to lean on. I will always keep you in my memories and in my heart.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this lovely woman. My sincere condolences to her family.
Anita Brideau (Muller)
To Maureen’s family and friends, it has been almost 20 years since Maureen and I last worked together, but I can’t forget she was a bright spot of joy and sunshine in the lives of staff and students at Beau Meadow School . I know she will be missed.
I didn’t have an opportunity to interact with Maureen often as a fellow fitness instructor but when our paths did cross paths she always made me feel better about myself. A smile always and radiated kindness an attitude that made you feel at ease and relaxed. A person who was made of love and shared it with everyone she met. Condolences to all of those that loved her.
It was an honour knowing and working with you Maureen. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.
“ Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease your pain.
But hold on to your memories because forever they will remain “.
Mama, miss you so much already but you are in a much better place with zero pain. You were an absolute gem with a beautiful soul. You helped me so much in my career development and I will be forevèr grateful for your love and support. I calĺ you mama and you call me baby. Rest in peace mama. Love you much.
William ( Bill ) Dunbar
Sorry for your loss of your wife Vince . Condolances to the family and friends of Maureen
Sorry for your loss Vince and condolencesto the Family and friends of your wife .
Lorraine, Alan, Lauren, Daniel and Amy Davis
I have often wondered how anyone could find the words “long, courageous battle with cancer” fitting. However, knowing how Maureen and her family have faced this battle for not only a long time, but courageously, I no longer wonder. Maureen, may you rest peacefully, you gave it your all. Love always, Lorraine, Alan, Lauren, Daniel & Amy Davis
It is with great sadness that I express my condolences to Vince and his family. I have met this part of my extended family and was welcomed warmly into there home. I would like to have the privilege of attendance to the funeral to pass along in person my condolences.
Vince and family.I am sorry about your loss.I lost my wife 8 years ago and it’s not easy.However it does get a little easier with time.I have been friends of Lorraine and Alan for 40 plus years.I was at their wedding in Westville on 1979.Garth
So sorry for your loss. Hoping all the great memories you have of her will see you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.