It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Gordon ‘Bud’ Anthony Chiasson of Coxheath on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Dad was born on February 24, 1931, to the late Anne Chiasson and he grew up on Richmond Street with his best friend, Vince Muise. He attended Constantine School and Sydney Academy. Bud retired from Revenue Canada after 30 years of service.

While working at Fred Pierce Ltd, he was captivated by a young woman that passed the store every day on her way to work at Thompson’s; her name was Ethel. They enjoyed dancing, skating, and bowling together.

Mom and Dad were married on June 26, 1956, and soon began to build their lives around their family as Linda, Glenn, Nancy, and Mark filled their hearts and lives with love and laughs. In 1960, they built their forever home in Coxheath, where the family flourished among the wonderful friends and neighbours on Waterview Drive. Bud and Ethel were famous for their house parties and the kids would often be awakened by laugher and music on Saturday nights.

Soon they bought a piece of land in Boisdale and built the bungalow. This piece of heaven was the source of countless family times, parties and memories and remains a fixture of the Chiasson family. Bud loved to dance, play and watch hockey, swim at Boisdale, play cards, softball, skiing, bowling and eat! He never met a dessert he didn’t like. He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens and pitied the poor Leafs fans. Bud was proud of his Newfoundland and Acadian heritage and upon his retirement conducted extensive research into his genealogy alongside his equally interested cousin, who was like a brother, Gordie Chaisson.

Dad was there for us whenever we needed him and was loved by his neighbours and friends. He was an extremely kind, decent, and humble man with a great sense of humour who loved a good Newfoundlander joke, and proudly told everyone his grandfather was born in the Little Codroy Valley. His smile was infectious and warm, and gave some of the best hugs in Cape Breton

Bud/Dad/Papa is survived by his children, Linda MacLeod, Boisdale, Nancy, Coxheath, and Mark (Kim), Upper Tantallon; grandchildren, Bradley MacLeod (Danielle), Kelli MacLeod, Jack Chiasson (Taylor), Hannah Chiasson and Evan Chiasson. He will be missed by his treasured great-grandchildren, Hunter MacLeod, Tucker MacLeod, and Kaia Chiasson.

Bud was predeceased by his wife, Ethel; son, Glenn, and son-in-law, Malcolm.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Steven MacDougall and staff for their tremendous care for Dad over the years. In addition, thanks to Dr. McCarville, Dr. Milne, and the wonderful nursing staff at CBRH for providing wonderful care for Dad.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Bud Chiasson will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Saturday, June 1, 2024. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Joe MacKenzie officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make an act of kindness in his memory and hug someone you love.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.


Online Condolences

We are all so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You don’t know how much I loved seeing him walk through our door, he was absolutely the best. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Jed, Valerie, Denise and the guys from Jed’s Auto Repair
From:  Denise

I was very fortunate to have worked with Bud at Revenue Canada, and considered him a good friend. My sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P
From:  Blair Neal