It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Christine (Mercer) Chapella at Leduc, AB. At the young age of 61.

Christine (Chris) was born & raised in Corner Brook and Stephenville NF, and then settled in

Leduc Alberta with her partner Paul, but would always be a “Newfie” girl at heart. She was predeceased by

her mother Marie (Rowsell), and Father, Gerry Mercer.

Chris worked various jobs throughout her younger life, but she was a mother first and foremost.

She treasured her 3 children, step-son Corey (Leona) Chapella, son Jayson (Tamara) Mercer-

Allen, and daughter Amy (Nicole) Rusk. She embraced every moment with them and especially

loved her role as “Nanny” to 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In her own words they were her world!

She had a vivacious entertaining personality and even in her last days, made everyone around

her laugh. She made friends wherever she went and was easily loved.

She also leaves to mourn, her 3 loving sisters, Deborah (Joe) Cantwell, Joanne (Jim) Craig, and

Linda-Ray (Joe) Doyle, nieces, Leslie-Rae Tennant, Taylor Godin and nephews, Gerry Cantwell and Joshua Leamon.

Family & friends are invited say good-bye, a viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 19th

from 7 to 8 p.m., at Serenity Funeral Service, 4702 — 51 Avenue, Leduc, AB T9E 6Y8.

A celebration of Life will be held at the same location on Thursday, February 20th at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association.


Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc (780) 980-3688

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Leduc, AB T9E 6Y8

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Greg Mostardi

Chris will forever be sadly missed….I always looked forward when I would be advised she coming for a visit…she could keep me in stitches and gave me the best ab workout I’ve ever had from her incredible Newfie humor. Chris save me a seat next to you girl for when I gets there!! Cheers girl

John Delaney

Over the years I only met Chris twice through Corey who has been close as family to me for 20 years. But I knew her from all the stories Corey told and wasn’t disappointed when I did meet her she Definitely had a gift for the gab and when you did meet her she made you feel like you knew each other for years. My heart goes out to the entire family. I know how much she will be missed. Rest In Peace Chris.

Paula (Crane) MacDonald

My deepest condolences to family Chris was a very good friend back in our Stephenville days. Rest in peace

Valerie House

To Paul, Jason, Linda and the rest of Mercer/Chapella Family.
It’s with great sadness that we learn of Chris’s passing.
Even though it’s been years since we’ve seen each other, I remember the kind hearted and funny person she was. Every time I pass the Manor in Stephenville, I always think of the many times spent there with her and Jason.. I have never forgotten you my friend. Rest In Peace.

Valerie & Reg House
River of Ponds, Newfoundland

Mary Ryan/cornish

My Condolences to all the family, got many good memories of Christine from living on side of me in Prince Rupert, you will never be forgotten my friend , RIP

Bev & Dave Beaudoin

Sending our deepest condolences to Paul and family. So sorry for your loss.

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