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Born: Sep 11, 1929

Date of Passing: Apr 23, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Al (Foncie) Chaisson on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Deer Lodge Centre, at the age of 90 years young. Dad was born on September 11, 1929 in Souris, PEI.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie, in 2013 after spending almost 58 years together; by his parents, Joseph and Catherine; by his brothers, Johnny (Margarite), Andy (Anne), Francis; his sisters, Leona (Charlie), Gertie (Bill), Priscilla (Wally); and his son-in-law, Wayne. He leaves behind his children, Brenda, Linda (Larry), Joe (Karen) and Chris (Tracey); grandchildren, Scott (Laura), Allison (Orkun), Marc (Generra), Adam (Rosa), Lucas (Andrea), Mackenzie; his youngest grandson, Matthew; as well as his two great-granddaughters, Julia and Ada. Dad was very proud of all his children and grandchildren, and loved spending time with his great-granddaughters. He leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Eleanor Chaisson and Bonnie MacKinnon (Leonard, deceased). He was also much loved "Uncle Foncie" to many nieces and nephews.
Dad was a proud member of the Canadian Army, retiring after 20 years of service. He served in Korea and many other countries during his time in the forces, including spending three years living in Germany with his young family. After leaving the Army he worked in the auto industry, eventually joining the team at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba, where he retired at the age of 66. During their retirement, Mom and Dad enjoyed many trips to PEI to see family and friends, as well as trips to visit Brenda and Joe and their families.
Dad made and kept many friends over the years. He would want us to thank Mel, Len, Heather and Joanne, to name just a few, who were always there for him and that he loved very much.
Al's family are extremely grateful to the physicians, nurses and health care aides at the Grace Hospital, as well as Deer Lodge Centre, for his excellent recent care, as well as the staff and residents at the Sturgeon Creek 1 where he lived for the last five plus years, especially Kathleen. The kindness and respect shown to Dad was very much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Al's name to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, or Grace Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
As per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to present Covid 19 restrictions, a Funeral Mass, private interment and a celebration of Dad's life will be held at a later date.
Dad is in the care of Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.

Sometimes it's not the tune
that makes you emotional,
it's the people and things that
come to mind when you hear it.
We will miss you Dad.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Thank you Al for for your generous guidance and support these past many years, always spoken with raspy common sense and a chuckle. - Posted by: Bill Debiuk (Friend ) on: May 10, 2020

  • A true friend that will live long in my heart and definitely in the hearts and minds of his many friends. If you asked him for help and, if it was within his abilities, he would always do his best to provide whatever he could. We had so many wonderful opportunities of quality time together, sharing stories of our past, and sharing joys and sorrows of the present. While he will be missed, his legacy will live on, in all the lives he touched. My sincere condolences and blessings to all his family and please know, that many have been blessed by his presence in their lives. Mel - Posted by: Mel Finlayson (Friend) on: May 09, 2020

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