Obituary of Patricia 'Patsy' Chiasson, New Waterford
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Wife, Sister, and Friend. On the morning of Saturday, September 22, 2018, Patricia ‘Patsy’ Chiasson, passed away peacefully at home. Patsy leaves behind her loving husband, Bernard ‘Butch’ of 61 years.
Born in Sydney, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Margaret and Raymond Power of 14 Yard, New Waterford.
Mom exemplified the meaning of the word service. In all areas of her life she was always caring for others. She raised eight children and also helped care for her brothers, sisters, and grandchildren. She never turned anyone away empty handed at her door and welcomed many people to her table.
Patsy worked at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital as a ward clerk for 30 plus years. Her kindness was rewarded with many gifts from staff and patients upon her retirement.
She loved to dance and along with Butch would jive the night away at many New Waterford dances and always saved the last dance for Butch.
Patsy loved the Lord and taught her children the meaning of faith through action. St. Francis motto: "Preach the gospel, but use words only when necessary" could be applied to her.
Surviving is her loving husband, Bernard ‘Butch’ Chiasson; sons, Darrell (Dawn), Texas, Patrick (Marion) and Bernard ‘Butch’ Jr. (Janet), both of New Waterford; Dale, Alberta; daughters, Noel, Halifax, Doreen, New Waterford and Mary Beth, Florida; sisters, Mary (Ron) Beaton, Donna (Ken) McLeod, Linda and Karen; brothers, Danny (Marina), Raymond (Linda) and Glen. Patsy was also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored.
Patsy was predeceased by parents as well as son, Brent, brother, Louis (Gail), and sister, Doreen as well as an infant brother.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A Funeral Mass of celebration will take place Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.