We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gifford Funeral Home
George Arthur Champney
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Arthur Champney, 73, on September 1, 2021, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.
George was born in Burlington, VT, on October 31, 1947, to Chester A. and Evon (Goodwin) Champney. He attended Richmond High School and on May 21, 1966, George married JoAnn Joyce Tinker in Richmond. They made many happy memories in their 55 years of marriage.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Munson Earth Moving for 36 years and S. D. Ireland for 8 years. An avid outdoorsman George enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and spending time at camp with family and friends.
Left to cherish George’s memory are his wife, JoAnn; children David Champney and his wife Beth, Penny Stamper and her husband Stephan, and Melissa Champney and her partner Teesh Moulton; sisters Marie Weston and her husband Larry, Sandra Danyew and her husband Santon, and Betty Charland and her husband Leonard; step-sisters Nancy Wight and her husband Roy and Joyce Thompson and her husband Jim; step-brother Larry Champney and his wife Kim; brother-in-law Lane Stone; grandchildren Chad, Brett, Madison, Laiken, Catherine, and Matthew; great-grandchildren Willow, Sarah, Mila, Ethan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
George was pre-deceased by his parents; step-mother Zita Champney; sisters Barbara Durand and Marion Farrell; brothers Gordon Champney and Albert Champeny; sister-in-law Rebecca Stone; and brother-in-law Dennis Tinker.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, VT 05477.
Arrangements are in care of Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot Street, Richmond, VT.