It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Aaron Joel Chettle, announce his sudden passing on Saturday August 7, 2021, at the age of 49, at his home in Marion Bridge.
Born on February 12, 1972, in Toronto, ON, Aaron was the son of June (John) Quigley and the late Lenord Chettle.
Aaron was employed as a maintenance supervisor with Cape Breton Island Housing and was a red seal carpenter by trade. Aaron loved the outdoors, and when he wasn’t working you could usually find him on his boat fishing in the Mira River, tinkering around in his garage with his music playing way too loud, or enjoying his own little piece of paradise “Casa Chettle”. His most recent hobby was perfecting the flavour of his newest batch of home brew beer, with lots of sampling involved of course.
Aaron was the epitome of a “Family Man”. He loved his family with all his heart and was always ready to lend a helping hand, or just get together to have some laughs and make some memories along the way.
Aaron will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend for the past 25 years, Crystal; three children, his oldest daughter, Megan Wicklum (David), New Waterford, his only son, James, Marion Bridge and his youngest daughter and “Bestie”, Lauren, Marion Bridge. Aaron considered his three children his greatest gifts and was fiercely proud of all that they have accomplished. He was Grampa Chettle to one granddaughter, Unia Qualls, Ontario.
Also left to mourn Aaron is his mother, June Quigley (John), Oakville, ON and brother, Jason Chettle, Winchester, ON. Aaron will be missed terribly by his father-in-law, David Piercy and sisters-in-law, Vickie Dean and Katherine Manning. Aaron will be especially missed by his “brother from another mother”, brother-in-law, Charles Boutilier, all of Sydney. Aaron leaves behind many nieces and nephews, who will miss his sense of humour and his crazy dance moves, as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in Ontario, who he spoke of often and always with a smile on his face.
Besides his father, Aaron was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Elaine (Lainey) Chettle, Winchester, ON.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Aaron Chettle will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Saturday, August 14, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel. Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.
Donations in memory of Aaron may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Dear Crystal. I am truly sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and soulmate. I will never forget his beaming smile on your wedding day. Cherish all the wonderful memories he brought and know that your Sinai friends are thinking of you.
From: Tanya Di Gregorio
My deepest & sincerest condolences to all the family on Aaron’s passing & especially to my friend Jason on the passing of his brother. May God provide all of you strength during this very difficult time.
From: Mary Scicluna Ferro
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work with Aaron Chettle and I will never forget the warmth his smile brought to the office each time he comes to the CBIHA office.
You will always be in my hearts and memories.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
From: Olufemi Adesina
Extending my deepest condolences to the Chettle family at this time. I knew Aaron though his work at CBIHA and can say that his presence will be missed. He was a skilled tradesmen and respected by all. Aaron was always good for a story or two that always had a humorous tone. I pray that you receive comfort as you grieve this untimely and tremendous loss.
From: Fred Gillis
Worked with Aaron at the Housing Authority for the past number of years. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.
From: Cathy Burke
My deepest condolences to you all. We shared many happy moments and I am so grateful you and crystal created such a beautiful life together ❤ God speed My dear friend. ❤
My heartfelt condolences go out to Crystal
, James and Lauren, and especially to his dear and loving mother June and his best friend and brother Jason. May all the amazing memories of Aaron remain in your hearts forever. May he rest in peace in heaven with the angels.
I may not have kept in touch directly to you. But in my heart I have. You will be missed. My condolences!! Love all around!!
My deepest condolences and most sincere sympathies to everyone who loved Aaron. My heart goes out to Crystal, Lauren and James and the rest of his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My condolences to his family and all that knew Aaron, I can say he was my first real freind at age 3, as he came up to me and introduced himself infront of my house as we moved into our house on BERNICE Known him off and on through the years
He will truly be missed
Crystal and Family so sorry to hear of Arron passing. Our prayers and condolences go out to you at the sad and difficult time. May he Rip
Our thoughts and prayers to all the family!
Deepest condolences and sympathies to all. I have the fondest memories of BIG AARON. You are gone and not forgot.
Rest east Aaron ❤️
Hugs to the family ❤️
An old grade school friend gone way too soon. We haven’t spoken in person since 1985 but there are some people you don’t forget. Aaron was one of those people. Sympathies to the family and all who knew and enjoyed his company. RIP Aaron.
You were an amazing person I am so sorry life took us where it did. Growing up I will always cherish memories of you. Taken way to soon I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. My condolences to Crystal and the kids during this sad time.. RIP Aaron xo
My deepest sympathies go to Aaron’s family. Always remember his awesome spirit.RIP Aaron Chettle.
It’s heartbreaking to think that the kid who polished off a box of cereal and a litre of milk in my kitchen and then headed off to whatever with my son is gone. Even though he moved down east, I was always aware that Aaron was somewhere doing what he loved with the girl he loved and his family. And figured that he’d be there forever. He was my son’s best friend – one third of the Three Musketeers – and an amazing boy who grew up to be an amazing man. Condolences to Crystal and June, his family and friends. I’ll miss you, Aaron.
Holding the Chettle’s close to my heart in this time of great loss. Sincere condolences from my family to yours. Rest easy Aaron. Heaven is a better place today.
It is with a very heavy heart that I give the most sincere condolences to Crystal and family.
I could write a book about the times we had as youngsters and teens.
He was a real character, tough as nails, smart and full of life and love. I will cherish those memories forever
Deepest Condolences to your family. We were saddened to hear of your sudden loss.
I’m so sorry for my late reply, just didn’t see this until now. Aaron and I went to elementary school together, and he was kind, funny and made me laugh with his mesh shirts at the time. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a lot of fun to be around.