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Collena Chipman

August 23, 1935 — February 28, 2024


It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mom, sister, grandmother and friend, Collena Chipman, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital on February 28, 2024, surrounded by family.


Born August 23, 1935, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Aucoin of New Victoria. Collena grew up in a large, loving, musical family. Her love of music and dancing lasting a lifetime. While raising her girls she dedicated 35 years as a operator to MT&T, a job she truly enjoyed. 


She is survived by children; Darlene (Gib) MacPherson and Donna (Russell) Clarke, step-children; Jacky (Tammy) Chiasson, David (Brenda) Chiasson, and Claude (late wife Soojung) Chiasson, grandchildren; Jarrett, Jordan, Kristen and Braeden, step-grandchildren; Lauren, Jarrod, Samantha, Justin and Jayden, sister, Elaine McNeil, brothers; Melvin (Jackie) Aucoin, and Steve Aucoin, and many nieces and nephews.


Collena was predeceased by her parents John and Alice Aucoin, husband Rick Chipman, Her love, soulmate and dancing partner Eric Chiasson, Fur baby, Tiger, sister Paulette Aucoin and brother John Aucoin.


The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to each and everyone of you at New Waterford Heights, for making Mom’s stay there a happy one, she loved you all! 

Mom’s love knew no bounds when it came to her children and grandchildren, she will be forever loved and missed. She was our rock and guiding light. Until we meet again Mom, xo


Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. There will be no service as per her wishes. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. 

Donations in Collena’s memory can be made to the SPCA or charity of ones choice.


A Song of Living

Because I have loved life,

I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have sent up my gladness on wings

To be lost in the blue of the sky.

I have run and leaped with the rain,

I have taken the wind to my breast

My cheek like a drowsy child

To the face of the earth I have pressed.

Because I have loved life,

I shall have no sorrow to die.

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