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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Alfred "Teedie" Arthur Chiasson

October 13, 1928April 30, 2020

The family of Alfred Arthur “Teedie” Chiasson, age 91, are heartbroken to announce his passing on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at The Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Teedie was born in New Waterford, NS, to Thomas and Marie (LeBlanc) Chiasson.

Teedie graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1949. After completing his Education degree, he went on to teach at the all-girls Holy Angels High School in Sydney. He had the distinction of being the first male teacher in the history of the school. He later became Principal of MacDonald High School in Dominion, Supervisor of Schools in Dominion and finished his career with the Cape Breton District School Board.

After retirement, he discovered the travel bug, and, along with his beloved wife, Joan, spent years as a step-on guide for cruise ships out of the Port of Sydney. As a team they travelled broadly, also working for 13 years as tour guides with Anna McGoldrick Musical Tours.

Teedie was a natural athlete, playing hockey, rugby, and baseball as a youth and young adult and was a member of the Lingan Golf and Country Club and the Sydney Curling Club for many years. He was captain of the St. FX hockey team in 1949. Teedie dearly loved his alma mater. St. FX was where he met the love of his life, Joan Currie of Glace Bay. He was always deeply appreciative of the sense of joyful camaraderie, the richness of community and lasting friendships St. FX afforded both him and his wife. Always a team, Teedie and Joan were active in the Eastern Chapter of St. FX Alumni and rarely missed homecoming weekends, gala dinners and sporting events. He was also a lifetime member of the Cape Breton Metros Hockey Association, which began hosting national invitational high school hockey tournaments in the 1970’s.

A faithful member of St. Theresa’s Church, Teedie was involved in all aspects of the church: lector, Eucharistic minister and parish council. He was an active 4th degree member of the Sydney Knights of Columbus and remained involved at the weekly KOC bingo.

Teedie loved family travel, a good game of crib, tarabish, bridge and the daily Cape Breton Post crossword. He spent 67 years dancing with the love of his life, Joan. He took great joy in sharing his tickets to The Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia each year with family and friends.

Teedie was a quiet man of great faith, who was fiercely loyal and honest. He was very proud of his children, always working to instill traits of integrity, hard work and fairness. He was a calming influence who always gave confidence to those around him that they could do anything they put their mind to.

Besides his parents, Teedie was predeceased in 2019 by his loving wife, Joan, his sisters Marie, Lucy and Josephine, as well as brothers Charlie and Joseph. He is survived by his six children: Bernie (Debbie), Paul, Gerard, Jeanine (Nick) Clague, Gregory and Robert. He is also survived by grandchildren Ciana, Erin, Laura, Conor and Julia, his sister-in-law Joanie Currie and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of TW Curry, Sydney. There will be no visitation at this time. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a local food bank would be greatly appreciated.

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Allison Currie

May 9, 2020

Want to give my condolences to the Chiasson family especially to my cousins and their families. Will always have fond memories of visiting for Halloween and Christmas. Hugs to all!

Frank Coffin

May 9, 2020

Bernie and siblings... so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My mum and I enjoyed speaking with him this past summer while at Parkland.
Condolences to you all.

Colleen and Eric MacLeod

May 9, 2020

Bernie and Debbie
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Colleen and Eric Macleod

Sandy Scott

May 9, 2020

Jeanine and Famlies. Sincerest condolences.Your father was a wonderful neighbour and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Sandy and Agnes Scott

Mary Jaques

May 8, 2020

I send my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. I know your dad and mom from St. Theresa's Church.
Your dad such a faithful gentleman and your mom a faithful lovely lady, always put a smile on my face and welcomed me with open arms.
God bless and may Blessed Mother Mary and Blessed St. Joseph comfort you at this difficult time.
The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 810

Raylene ( Cochrane) MacEachern

May 8, 2020

Bernie and Family,
It is with sadness to read of your father ‘s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and God Bless you all. You were fortunate to have both parents in your lives for so many years.

Raylene MacEachern
Cgy... originally from the Bay

Joan Currie

May 7, 2020

On my first visit to Columbia Street with your uncle Carl I met Joan,Teedie.Bernie,Paul and the little ones...the twins Gerard and Jeanine,Gregory and Robert.Many years later when you were all finished college and on your own I mad e my first visit to Admiralty Court ,the new apartment Joan and Teedie had chosen on selling your Columbia St.home.It was a big change but as you know they loved it and they enjoyed life to the fullest for many years.When your mother left the nest a year ago your father was lost.As he told me more than once Parkland is a great place ,but I’d rather be other places.I knew what he meant and now he’s there where he wanted to be ,with your mother in their Heavenly home.Until we meet for the final farewell I wish you peace.Love one another!

Paulette McKenna

May 7, 2020

On behalf of our family Meg, Michael, Katie And Erin, as well as the Eastern Cape Breton Chapter of the St FX Alumni Association , Mike and I would like to send our sympathy to you, the family of Teddie and Joan. They were always bright lights at our events, sharing stories of their beloved days at X. They were a wonderful couple and will be truly missed.
Hail and Health !!

Ada Hagen

May 7, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing.
I will keep you all in my prayers.

Ada Hagen.

Bernie McVeigh

May 7, 2020

Bernie, sorry for your loss. I remember your Father from back in my high school days in Dominion. It is a difficult time for you I am sure but trust your good memories to help you in this time of need. Take good care
Regards
Bernie

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