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Born: Dec 15, 1930

Date of Passing: Jul 21, 2013

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MARIE THERESA CHAISSON (nee RANAHAN) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie Theresa Chaisson on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Grace Hospital, at the age of 82 years young. Marie was born on December 15, 1930 in Morell, PEI. Marie will be missed by her husband of almost 58 years, Al (Foncie); children Brenda (Wayne), Linda (Larry), Joe (Karen) and Chris (Tracey); grandchildren, Scott (Laura), Allison (Orkun), Marc (Janice), Adam, Lucas, Mackenzie; and the twinkle in her eye, her youngest grandson Matthew (five years old). Marie loved to spend as much time as she could with each grandchild, often traveling to Calgary and Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Strathroy and had special time with those that grew up close to her in Charleswood. She also leaves her sisters Lucy Gallant and Bonnie Mackinnon; as well as her in-laws, Gertie Chaisson, Francis and Eleanor Chaisson, Marion Ranahan; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Vince and Sadie Ranahan; sister Jean Gallant; brother Bert Ranahan, and infant sister Annie. While her children were young, Marie was a stay at home Mom and often took in other children to baby sit. Once the kids were older, she enjoyed working outside the home, particularly her years at Metro Drugs (Grant Park) and Pharma Plus (Markham). Marie and Al retired at age 65 and travelled often home' to Prince Edward Island for weddings, vacations, family events and "lobster feasts". Marie enjoyed a wonderful life with Al, who was her primary caregiver for the past several years. He was the love of her life and she was grateful for the care he took to ensure she was happy and comfortable. They were lucky to have each other for many reasons. Marie had a wonderful sense of humour and was notorious for making funny faces which were often caught on film. Over the years she enjoyed many fluffy friends; most especially her Springer spaniels Rusty and Max. Marie had a true soft spot for anything fluffy, especially dogs. Marie was very proud of all of her children and grandchildren and their many accomplishments. She enjoyed listening to their music and hearing the stories of their adventures and travels. She was gravely ill in 2006; her family believes the past seven years were a gift that allowed her to meet and spend fun times with her youngest grandchild Matthew. She was excited to meet her first great-grandchild due to make an appearance in the fall. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, MB followed by Eulogy and Funeral Mass celebrated at 2:00 p.m. also in the Church with Rev. Fr. Paul Tinguely, presiding. There will be a reception following Mass in the lower Parish Hall. A private Entombment will take place in Brookside Cemetery the following day. Al and Marie's family are extremely grateful to the physicians, nurses and health care aides at the Grace Hospital for her excellent recent care as well her care seven years ago. The kindness and respect shown to Marie was very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Marie's name to the Grace Hospital Foundation or the Arthritis Society. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, 204-897-4665, "Say not in grief that she is no more, but say in thankfulness that she was. A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of a lamp because the dawn has come." - Rabindranath Tagore

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 27, 2013

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • My deepest condolence to you Fonce and your family. I remember Marie when I was a little girl living in Morell East and I would go out the road to Ven & Sadie's just for a visit, I would be all of 9 or 10 years old. When I was home on the Island in 1999 you and Marie stopped into Mom's in Morell and I just missed you by minutes, I believe you were heading back to Winnipeg. I looked up your name in the Winnipeg telephone book once when I was in Winnipeg (I live in Thunder Bay) but could not find a listing, and I see by the obit that you have relatives here. I remember Marie as being fun loving and very pretty, I used to see Jean when I went back home from time to time. Cherish the memories, and if you ever come to TB, please look me up. God Bless, Evelyn - Posted by: Evelyn (Tobin) Lees (A cousin to my father Bun Tobin of Morell East, PEI) on: Aug 19, 2013

  • my condolences to all her family and friends - Posted by: shirley demond (friend) on: Aug 13, 2013

  • Uncle "Foncie" and family - our deepest sympathies for your loss. - Posted by: Diane and Bill Blythe (Neice) on: Jul 30, 2013

  • With love and sympathy to Foncie and all the family. Our prayers are with you. Gertie and Family - Posted by: Gertrude Chaisson (sister in law) on: Jul 29, 2013

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Aunt Marie was such a happy, fun loving kind person. And I was so happy I got to know her better in the past years with our trips out west and the wonderful celebration of your 50th Wedding Anniversary. Although she will be missed terribly her pain is now over and she is in God's loving arms. Our Deepest Sympathy to all the Family Emery & Molly White & family - Posted by: Emery & Molly White (Neice) on: Jul 29, 2013

  • To Uncle Foncie and Family Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family in your loss. We know she will be missed terribly but your wonderful memories will keep her close to you. And her pain is now over. Love & Prayers Joie, Mary & Family - Posted by: Joie & Mary Doiron () on: Jul 29, 2013

  • Thoughts and prayers going out to you Foncie and your family at this time. *hugs* - Posted by: Angela , Justin, Aiden and Kali Campbell (Great neice; Leona's granddaughter) on: Jul 29, 2013

  • Wish we could be with you during such a sad time. Marie will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Our prayers are with you Uncle Foncie, and all the family. Knowing there will be no more pain will be some comfort to you. May she rest in peace. Love you - Posted by: Ann Campbell (Niece) on: Jul 28, 2013

  • Our sincere sympathy to you & your family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Jim & Vera Chaisson () on: Jul 28, 2013

  • Please know that you are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. We hope the wonderful memories you have of your Mother will comfort you forever. - Posted by: Mitch and Gail Bailey (Friends of Brenda and Wayne) on: Jul 28, 2013

  • Deepest sympathies, Uncle Foncie and family. Aunt Marie was a great lady. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this hard time. - Posted by: Jean Gallant (Niece) on: Jul 27, 2013

  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Marie, your mother and wife. She will always be with you all in fond memories and is now starting a new peaceful journey. - Posted by: Allison & Don Parker () on: Jul 27, 2013

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Al and family. Many good memories of our times together. Denise - Posted by: Denise MacLellan (family friend) on: Jul 27, 2013

  • To Al, Brenda, Linda, Joe and Chris. I have many happy memories of chatting with your lovely Marie (Mom). How proud she was of you all, she made each of her children and grandchildren sound so special. She sparkled as she talked about the family and all your activities (especially the fiddle players). Linda is probably the only one who knew me -going back to "J C Superstar" performances at school - but I am thinking of you all at this time. I know you will find Marie's spirit is still with you in the coming days and you can look back with great joy to all she did with and for you. We wish you all peace and love. Janice Jones and family: Glyn, Cathie and David. - Posted by: Janice Jones (Charleswood Neighbour) on: Jul 27, 2013

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