July 12, 1926 – November 10, 2020
In loving memory of my Aunt Dorothy Chiasson who passed away on November 10, 2020:
It is with much sadness that I share this news.
Our Heavenly Father reached out His hand to release her from any more discomfort and pain.
Dorothy was a kind, generous and compassionate person that did so much for everyone. She was like my second mother and was so good to my children. She had a kind heart to so many people. Dorothy loved nature, music, reading and sports. She loved to fish, to sketch/art, cook, bake, knit, garden and sew.
These were just a few of her attributes including being charitable to so many organizations to help the poor. She was active with the Catholic Woman’s League (CWL) in the past. In recent years, she sent money to help the poor children in Africa. Also, she would knit mitts, hats and scarves and donate them to be hung on the special Christmas Tree every year at the small shopping centre in the town centre of St. Catharines. She also made knitted finger puppets for the children of war-torn countries.
She and her husband Elzear had many lovely parties where she would always put on a nice spread. I remember while growing up, all the kids in the neighbourhood loved going to her house for her delicious treats.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Sisters of MT. Carmel Residence, Dr. O’Reilly, the Nurses and the Staff for their dedication and kindness to Dorothy at the home throughout her time there.
Throughout her life she touched many hearts and will be dearly missed. Heaven will be a better place with her joining God, family and friends who have gone before her.
RIP and God Bless Aunt Dot! 🙏❤️✝️
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Mary Elizabeth (Henry) Roy
November 22, 2020
Deepest Sympathy Uncle Cletus and all of Aunt's nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, my cousins.
I don't have many memories growing up, after all we lived on one end of the town and Aunt Dot and Uncle Eleazar lived on the other end . In those days, that was far. I do remember going to the South East picking blueberries. Aunt Dot and dad(Amos) had the same genes for picking. Their container was full of big ones.
When Paul and I retired back home we reconnected through letters and cards. We found out we had many things in common. Cooking and baking, knitting, reading, making preserves, picking with dad and camping. She wanted to know about my brothers and sisters, their wives and children. She would ask about Paul's fishing and what he was catching. She had an excellent memory. She had never heard of sea bass and was curious to know what it taste like. I told her I would love to be able to send her some smelts, she sort of laughed and said she did not know if the cook could cook them the right was. She was just happy she did get fish but was not sure what kind.
When I told her we had bought a camp not far from theirs she could not believe it was still there.
I will cherish the letters and cards and the little things she sent, humming bird stickers, angel notebook, an article from the news paper about a plant or the knitting pattern for slippers. She was a positive person and looked for the good and loved being round people.
I will miss you Aunt Dot, but God called you Home, he did not want to see you suffer during your recovery. You are with God and so many family members. There will be a Henry reunion. Watch for Victoria Ann.
November 22, 2020
To all my dear Cousins and Uncle Cletus:
Needless to say, I was surprised when receiving the news from Donna re our aunts' passing. While it seemed she was healing nicely since surgery I guess Our dear Lord said I have a place prepared for you, my dear and faithful servant. He took her hand and led her to a place he had well prepared for her where she is free from pain and discomfort. She is now with all her sisters and brothers, parents and oh so many relatives.
The ‘Henry’ girls were all special and I admired how they stayed in touch with each other without a computer and long distance calls were quite expensive in their day. Still they took the time to write long newsy letters to each other. Their generation certainly was a generation of high morals, respect and love for family.
I have many fond memories of Aunt Dot from earlier days - visiting her and Uncle Elzear at their home in Darlington, and their visits to Bathurst. I remember crossing on the ferry with aunt Dot from Dalhousie to Quebec but for some reason I can’t remember what we did across the border. Maybe it was a return trip.
It seems the distance has separated us like many family and friends but the memories live on.
May her soul R.I.P.
Love all of you
November 22, 2020
Fifty five years ago, my mother and I spent a week with Dot and Elzear.
Dot was kind and generous as everyone has said. But, she also had a practical side.
One afternoon, we took a walk up the hill behind her house into the woods. She introduced me to a small pond. She told me about the life cycle of the frogs that lived there and she showed me deer hoof prints in the mud.
I was thrilled, and asked if she had seen the deer.
Not only had she seen the deer, she knew its whole routine. It came every morning about 6:00 A.M. for a drink.
She happily stated that on the first morning of hunting season, at 6:00, she was going to shot it and it was going to fill her freezer.
November 19, 2020
Dorothy has always been a very special person to me growing up, she was always very generous. I have so many fond memories of Christmas time and how kind she and Elzear were when they would arrive with so many presents. My two favourites were my little doll that I called Dot and my Raggedy Ann doll. Dorothy often treated us to a beautiful meal with lovely home made desserts. I think my favourite meal she served was her spaghetti with her amazing homemade sauce.
Over the years, we had several nice visits when I travelled to St Catharines and when she stayed with us many times when visiting my family in Ottawa. My most memorable visit was in June 2019 when my dad, Cletus (picture included) , Erika and I spent ta couple of day in Niagara/ St. Catharines area with two lovely visits to her residence and a lovely lunch out. Just prior to her passing, I was able to visit her in the hospital with my cousin, Judy Ann to make sure how much she knew we loved her. May she rest in peace! Until we meet again. xo
November 19, 2020
I have many fond memories of Aunt Dot, growing up as a child. Aunt Dot and Uncle El, her husband, were like the grandparents we never had, as our grandparents had passed before my siblings and I could get to know them. Her kindness was one of her many endearing qualities! She was a huge part of our family, spending every Christmas and celebrating birthdays with us. I will always remember waking up on Christmas morning opening a gift or two from Aunt Dot and Uncle El.
I remember how much Aunt Dot loved to cook and bake. She was always busy in the kitchen. I have many wonderful memories of our frequent family visits to her home and tasting her sweets. My favorite of her many delicious sweets were her “Oh Henry” squares. No one could make “Oh Henry” squares like Aunt Dot.
Two years ago, we connected again, when she heard about my son’s diagnosis and surgery. She was so kind during this very difficult moment in son’s life. My son and I will never forget her thoughtfulness!
I know she is now with her heavenly family and by Uncle El's side. We will miss you. xo
May she rest in peace!
November 19, 2020
The youngest of 7 daughters, Aunt Dot traveled to Verdun, Quebec to work with her oldest sister, Aunt Clara (Harquail), in one of Canada’s most important munitions factories during World War II.
They lived with my parents during that time. Evenings & weekends, everyone liked to go down by the river, to stroll on the boardwalk & have picnics, to relax & have some fun.
This picture of my Dad, Emile with 4 of those Henry sisters, Yvonne (Flood), Dorothy, my Mom Irene & Clara, was taken on one of those days out in 1944, making happy memories that I can still share with everyone today.
November 18, 2020
Dorothy Chiasson July 12 1926 November 10 2020. in loving memory of my dear sister Dorothy Chiasson . Dorothy Chiasson was born in Bathurst , N B TO her Parents. Amos O. Henry & Elizabeth Young. She was predeceased by her loving husband Elzear . Her 6 Sisters & Brother in Laws , her. 3 Brothers & 4 sister in-laws Dorothy is survived by her brother Cletus Henry , Dalhousie,N B . Many Nieces , Nephews ‘& Grand Nephew , in New Brunswick , Quebec, Ontario & the USA . I will hold my dear SisterIn my heart . & treasure my last visit with Dorothy in June of 2019 we enjoyed a lovely meal at a nice restaurant in Saint Catharines ON , in company with my daughter Leah , granddaughter Erika . As a young woman Dorothy was employed by Air Craft Company, in Montreal . Making Air plane parts during WW 11. . I have numerous members of my Sister , that I will carry on with me forever .