Howard "Hurley" Chaisson

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    We regret to advise of the death of Howard "Hurley" Chaisson, formerly of Reserve Mines, NS, on 2 March 2006, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex at the age of 90 years.

    Hurley was a Second World War veteran who served overseas with the 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers from 1939 to 1945. While fighting in Italy, he was invalided back to England and returned to battle in France with another Sapper unit.

    After the war, Hurley was employed as a pipefitter at the Point Edward Naval Base. He took an active part in his church and community He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines and served on several committees in the Parish. Hurley was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 2 and served as president and a board member of the Reserve Mines Credit Union. Over the years he and his late wife, Bernadette, welcomed many foster children into their home through the Antigonish Diocesean Charities.

    Funeral will be at 11:00 AM, Monday 6 March 2006 in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Burial in the parish cemetery. [zpp]