Yvon Chiasson, 80, husband of
Colette (nee Matte) Chiasson for 58 years, of Moncton and formerly of
Dalhousie, passed away on April 9, 2023 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont
UHC in Moncton, N.-B. Born in Kénogami,
Qué., he was the son of the late Yvonne (née
Larocque) and the late Walter Chiasson.
Besides his wife, he is survived by
his daughter, Marlene (Ryan Shepperd) of Leesburg, Virginia; his son,
Walter (Annie Northrup) of Grand-Barachois, N.-B.; his grandchildren:
Daphnée and Nicholas of Dieppe, Liam of Leesburg and Ayden
of Grand-Barachois; his sisters and his brother: Anna (Raymond
Cormier) of Campbellton, Pierre "Pete" (late
Barbara Phillips) of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Jeannette
(Gervais Cormier) of Bathurst; the Matte family members, as well as
several nieces, nephews and friends.
He is now resting with his parents
and sisters: Yvonne, Rita and Thérèse, as well
as his brother, Hudon.
Prior to his retirement, Yvon
worked for over 30 years at the NBIP Pulp and Paper Mill in Dalhousie
where he held a groundwood role and was union president for Local
146. Even in retirement, he told many stories of his
favorite moments at work, but especially precious moments with his
colleagues/friends who were dear to him throughout his career and
after his retirement. Even in the afterlife, we are
convinced that he is sitting around a table having coffee with his
friends to talk about union.
He was a big fan of camping and
bluegrass music and nothing made him happier than parking his
motorhome on a lot during bluegrass festivals to listen to music with
He loved his grandchildren more
than anything and loved to make them laugh by singing songs to them.
He was an outstanding storyteller and children enjoyed taking part in
We would like to thank the 4C
staff, Dr. Jean-François Baril, Dr. Ghislain Lavoie and Dr.
Martin Robichaud from the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital
Centre. Special thanks to Paulette Saulnier for helping Colette and
Yvon during his illness.
The funeral mass will be celebrated
at St. John Bosco church, 470 Victoria Street, Dalhousie, N.B., on
Wednesday July 12, 2023 at 11 am. There will be no visitation at the
funeral home. Interment will be in parish cemetery. In memory of Yvon,
a contribution to a charity of the donor’s choice would be
greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are in the professional care
of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Moncton
comfort and donations may be made at