It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Winston George Chase, husband of Donna Chase of Fredericton, on August 21, 2018. Born in Minto, NB, he was the son of the late Dorothy and Jack Chase.
He attended school in Minto where he met the love of his life, Donna. They moved to Fredericton, NB and started their life together. He started working for Department of Transportation for many years, until his retirement. He then opened a small auto supply store and operated the Mactaquac Campers store for 25 years. He was employed with Wal-Mart Canada as a customer greeter. Winston volunteered for many organizations in Fredericton and sat on many boards. Member of the Nashwaaksis Lions Club, Shriners, Jobs Unlimited, Junior Achievement, and volunteered with Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Pine Grove Nursing Home and Country Fest. Winston was also well known as Fredericton’s Santa. His children will dearly miss his HOHOHO at Christmas time as he loved this time of year and played Santa wonderfully for over forty years. He loved the children at Christmas time and always was seen at children’s events.
He was initiated as a Mason of the Grand Lake Lodge #47. He was a Past Potentate of the Luxor Shriner’s, a charter member of the Luxor Fire Brigade and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was very active in many groups.
Winston is survived by his wife, Donna, his children, David Chase, Valerie Somerville (Troy) and Vicki Stickles (Dennis) all of Fredericton, NB. Grandchildren Kristie, Cody, Natasha, Curtis, Ryan, Riley, Alyssa, Jared, Christina and Dylan. Great Grandchildren, Alexa and Jackson. His sister Delores Mills, brothers John Chase (Vickie), Keith Chase (Brenda), brother and sister in law Alton and Brenda Knox, brother in law Thomas Shirley and sister in laws Florence Chase, Geraldine Chase and Diane Knox.
He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Dorothy Chase, mother and father in-law Herb and Joyce Knox, sister Marilyn Shirley (Thomas), brothers Vernon Chase (Geraldine) and Robert Chase (Florence), brother in laws Fred Knox (Diane), George Mills (Delores) and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
As per his wishes there will be no funeral or visitation. A private graveside service will take place Friday, August 24th at 3:00 pm.
For those who wish, memorial tributes in Winston’s honor may be made to the Nashwaaksis Lions Club or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.