CHAISSON, V.B. “Vonnie”
Pictou - Veronica Bernice “Vonnie” Chaisson - 83, died peacefully January 6, 2016 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, N.S. Born in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Burke) Prosper. Vonnie is survived by her children: sons, Frank (Sheila) Chaisson, Charlottetown; David (Elaine) Chaisson, Pictou; daughters, Marlene (Bernie) Currie, Pictou and Judy (Allan) Hughes, MacLellan’s Brook; 11 grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as “Nanny” or “Nanny No Crumbs”; and seven great-grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “Vonnie the Great”; sisters, Julie Hennessey, Joanne (Jitter Coyle) Arthur, both of Charlottetown; Anna (Ron) Pettitt, Salmon Arm, B.C.; brothers, Bill (Kay) Prosper, Charlottetown; Ernie (Winnie) Prosper, Stratford, P.E.I.; brotherin-law, Charlie (Mavis) Chaisson, Cape North, N.S.; sister-in-law, Anne Chaisson, Lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leo; daughter, Lorraine; granddaughter, Mary Patricia Chaisson; brothers, Wilfred and Vincent; sisters, Myrtle, Elsie and Frances; brothers-in-law, John and Zephy Chaisson; sister-in-law, Theresa Chaisson; and nephew, Wilfred, Jr. Mom was an outgoing person who enjoyed listening and dancing to fiddle music and trips to the Bahamas with Dad in the winter. She was also an avid Bingo player, spending many nights of the week playing around the county, sometimes referred to as “Bingo Bonnie”. Mom enjoyed her routine, especially her weekly visits to Ahead of Hair for some pampering, and lunch to follow at Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant. We would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Glen Haven Manor for their friendship and care they showed our mother, and us, during her short stay. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass will take place 11 a.m. Saturday from the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.