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Wayne Joseph Chiasson

August 28, 1962 — April 5, 2024

Glace Bay

On Thursday morning, he turned to the love of his life and declared, “There, my list is finished!”

 

It is with great sadness that we announce on Friday April 5th 2024, the passing of Wayne Chiasson. Wayne, “Frog”, died peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was surrounded by the two loves of his life, his wife of 35 years Anita  (MacLean) and his daughter Monique, embraced by her husband Lukas.

 

Wayne and Anita were high school sweethearts. Anita was hooked right from the start with a mischievous smirk and a quick wit. They shared a life together that spanned across decades filled with a lot of love, laughs, tears and memories. One of their

greatest moments together was raising their daughter Monique. Wayne and Monique were the epitome of a father daughter relationship, they were like two sides of the same coin. Wayne was never more proud than on the day his daughter was born and that pride only continued to grow as he walked her down the aisle and watched her life story unfold. Wayne was not a hero to the world but was a hero to his little girl.

 

Wayne always told his daughter, “if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life”, and it was something he exemplified through his hard work. Wayne had a highly successful career culminating in the supervision of production plants in the food and pharmaceutical industries in North America and abroad. During retirement he could be found fixing things around the house, even if it took him months or years to complete, being the self proclaimed foreman of jobs that weren’t even his, and being the honorary assistant manager of his nephew’s garage.

 

Wayne was the life of the party everywhere he went, inciting others to be as carefree as himself. Wayne loved playing cards, a pastime he thoroughly enjoyed doing with his mother Lucy. They would be found spending cherished times together whether it was competing on who could make a better fricot, watching a leafs game, a spin at the casino, or simply just being together with one another. Wayne also had an intense love of music. You would often find Wayne singing along to his hand crafted playlist, or with a guitar in hand drawing in all those around him. Wayne loved dancing the night away to his favourite tunes, especially on Chalmers Crescent with his beloved neighbours. Wayne soaked up the open roads on his beautiful Harley, with nothing stopping him but the sunset. Wayne cherished his time in Margaree. It was there he found comfort and peace at his cabin with his family all around him, completing a “broject”, or watching and rating all the sunsets with his wife at the picnic table staring at the harbor together. Wayne’s love for life was seen and felt by all those around him.

 

Wayne was predeceased by his parents; Joe Chiasson and Lucy (Blanchard) Chiasson as well as his younger brother Robbie (Amanda), who he missed dearly. Wayne is survived by his siblings; Squiber (Allana), Joanne (John), Wendy (Jamie, deceased). Wayne will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends, who meant the world to him.

 

The family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, including the ER, lCU, RRT, cancer centre and palliative care staff. You are all truly the hero’s amongst us. You all worked diligently to save Wayne’s life and give him comfort throughout his illness. There will never be enough thank yous we can offer to repay you all.

 

The family would like to thank all those who have reached out near and far, to offer their condolences and words of support. It has provided great comfort, knowing how special Wayne was to you all.

 

In lieu of flowers, in true Wayne fashion, we ask that every evening during the playoffs you say a short prayer for his beloved leafs.

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