Nelson Vessey

Obituary of Nelson Vessey

 Howard Nelson Vessey

 1945- 2023

Nelson Vessey of Riverview, NB passed away peacefully at the Moncton City Hospital after a short illness on Friday, December 8, 2023.

Born in York, PEI a son of the late Richard and Dorothy Vessey.

Nelson was born and raised in York, PEI, later moving to Moncton and retiring in Riverview, NB.  

Educated at the Prince of Wales College, Nelson went on to have a long fulfilling 40-year career with the Agriculture Canada/Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a Meat Products Specialist and National Program Advisor to Industry and Management.  

Nelson was passionate about helping people.  He spent several years as a National Officer with Agriculture Union/PSAC including terms as National Second Vice President and Finance Chair.

Nelson was a Board of Director and Service Treasurer for the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents Rights.

Riverview Lions Club was dear to Nelson’s heart, and he spent many hours volunteering and looking after his bingo ladies. 

Survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Vessey; children, Chris (Bev MacLean) and Sherri Vessey of PEI; stepdaughters, Lorretta (Mike Perry) Wooley, and Colleen (MikeDoiron) Ivey of Moncton, NB; sisters, Florence (Bobby) Bryenton of Charlottetown, PEI, Dorothy (Eric Groleau) of Shawinigan, QC; brother, Dwight (Joan MacKinnon) Vessey of Charlottetown, PEI; grandfather to: Garrett (Paige Felker) Vessey, Logan (Charley) Vessey and Kayla (Ron) Hartley; great grandpapa to: Ethan Vessey, Dawson and Porter MacLean, Jasper and Harrison Hartley; Papa Nelly to: Paija, Teagan and Maleck Doiron.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Fergusons Riverview Funeral Centre, 214 Pine Glen Rd, Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544 where a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Nelson made to the Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Rd., Riverview, NB E1B 3L1 (506) 386-5202 would be appreciated by the family.

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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Fergusons Riverview Funeral Centre
214 Pine Glen Rd.
Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 857-9544
Celebration of Life
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