The Fortin Group


Chantel France Peterson

April 7, 1969October 16, 2020

Chantal France Peterson 1969-2020

I am always with you. Have courage, be brave, and love life.

Chantal F. Peterson 51, of Lewiston Maine, passed away on Friday October 16th, 2020 at home surrounded in love. On April 7th, 1969 Chantal was born to Gerald and Jacqueline Deschenes of Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada. Chantal was a graduate of Edward Little Highschool in Auburn, Maine and later attended the University of Maine at Farmington. She was the proud owner of The Growing Child Daycare before later pursuing additional education in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Southern Maine, LAC. Chantal was honest, kind, smart, compassionate, clever, gracious, witty, generous, thankful and loving. Her smile was bigger than any room she entered; her laugh was contagious and full of joy. She always loved big – with her entire heart and soul. Chantal loved to spend time listening to music, cooking, reading, hiking, gardening, dancing, and of course watching Walker Texas Ranger; though nothing compared to the time she cherished with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Her biggest joy in life was being a mother; she was proud to be a mother and grandmother, often reminding others how amazing her children and grandchildren are. Chantal is survived by her three children; daughter Jaci Peterson and wife Michelle Pillsbury, daughter Danielle Peterson, son Nik Peterson; her two grandchildren Camdyn Baroudi and Paislee Spitzer; sisters Geraldine Deschenes, and Sylvie Fuller; nephews, Michael Deschenes and family, Evan Therriault and family, and Robert Badgery; and many close friends. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Canada and in Connecticut. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday November 1st, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at The Fortin Group Funeral Home located on Horton St. in Lewiston, Maine. A virtual streaming option will also be provided for those unable to attend or travel.



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Robin st cyr

November 1, 2020


I cherish every memory I have of you and the girls. The countless years of picking a xmas tree that was 12 feet tall and making it fit in your living room with 8 ft ceiling. Your contagious laughter and your generosity. You were always wiling to help anyone less fortunate than you regardless of your situation.
You will be truly missed by many.
Until we meet again my friend. Love you!!

Lisa Morin

November 1, 2020

Good bye my beautiful friend. May you fly free. I will miss your smile and laugh forever and always. I was blessed to call you my friend for over 30 years. Until I see you again.

Huguette Dubè

October 26, 2020

J'ai connu Chantal depuis sa naissance â Edmundston, NB, Canada. Elle était une petite fille jolie, gentille et très sensible dégageant de beaux sourires. Plus tard, elle est venu avec sa mère et son fils, Nelson. On a eu un souper de famille incluant ses tantes et cousines. On a pu se connaître un peu plus, ça été une belle rencontre. J'ai trouvé qu'elle n'avait pas changé, toujours aussi belle et souriante. Je suis très peinée qu'elle nous a quitté aussi tôt. Le Bon Dieu est venu la chercher où elle y retrouvera ses parents. Sincères sympathies à toute la famille spécialement à Gerri , Sylvie et Nelson ainsi à Jaci qui a été si bonne pour sa grand-mère et sa mère.

Leo [Jim] Duplessis

October 26, 2020

Remember her and siblings, Mother and Father very well in friendship etc. Awesome the folks and great the family! Lovable in all aspects! Blessings for such wonderful folks! Count my blessings for having their presence in our lives! God Bless Chantel and R. I. P. Much love and always in thought! Jim n Jackie Duplessis, Van Buren, Me!

Ann Charest

October 25, 2020

Donna Gammon

October 25, 2020

💕 Feeling the loss of you & wishing I could turn back time.
I’ll never laugh again,as easily as I always could with you. Rest In Peace. I’ll find you again, when my time comes. 💕


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