CHESAL, An­drew

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -


Af­ter a long bat­tle with can­cer, we sadly an­nounce the pass­ing of An­drew Chesal on Fe­bru­ary 8, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

An­drew was born on De­cem­ber 20, 1928 and raised in Scotch­town, Cape Bre­ton, NS. He mar­ried his child­hood sweet­heart Joyce (White) in 1952. An­drew joined the Navy in 1951 and then took early leave to join the Army in 1954. With six month old son Andy in tow, they were shipped out to Chilli­wack BC, where son Kevin and daugh­ter Marie were later born. An­drew com­pleted his HD Me­chanic ticket and went on to work for Fin­ning Trac­tor. Fin­ning moved the fam­ily to Cran­brook, Nel­son, Kam­loops and back to Cran­brook where he then took early re­tire­ment. In 1991 they moved to Bar­riere so Joyce and Marie could be closer. Joyce passed from can­cer in 2000 and this left a hole in his heart. In 2002 he was lucky enough to find love again with sec­ond wife Shirley (Au­coin), he moved back to Scotch­town to be with her, where they still re­side near the old fam­ily home­stead.

An­drew was in his el­e­ment when he was in the woods fish­ing, hunt­ing or just camp­ing. He was a me­chanic, mu­si­cian and skilled car­pen­ter. He was a quiet man, hand­some and debonair, a thinker but he had a mis­chievous side. He was a de­voted fam­ily man and loved his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

He is sur­vived by wife, Shirley; sons, Andy and Kevin; daugh­ter, Marie (Ken) Down­ing; grand­chil­dren, Brodey, Alysha and Kyle; sis­ter, Betty Tat­lock; brother, Richard (Sandy); sis­ters-in-law, Jean and Laura; many nieces and neph­ews, also Shirley’s chil­dren, Deb­o­rah, Jerry, Peter and Pauline, who were very dear to him.

An­drew is pre-de­ceased by his first wife, Joyce (White); fa­ther, John; mother, Ina; brothers, Sonny (John), Mark, Rob; sis­ter, Jean (Raddin) and brother-in-law, Nor­man Tat­lock.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. There will be a chapel ser­vice held on Fe­bru­ary 11, 2017 at 2:30 in the fu­neral home chapel with Rev. Duncan Roach of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial in Union Grove Ceme­tery.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of McLel­lan Brothers Fu­neral Home, 3183 Plum­mer Ave., New Water­ford, 902-862-7500.

An­drew will be greatly missed by his fam­ily and friends, rest in peace!

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