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MELANSON, James W. "Chickie"



1937 - 2020

Melanson, James W (Chickie) of Dartmouth passed away on Feb 22,2020 at the QEII Hospital surrounded by his family. Born Nov 29, 1937 in River Hebert Nova Scotia he was a son of the late Danny & Selina (Burke) Melanson.

Jimmy was predeceased by his devoted wife of 48 years June (Dujay).

He leaves behind daughter, Lori (Tom) Keeping; son Jimmy Jr; brother, Philip; sister, Alice Ross; grandchildren, Brandon (Tammy) Fields, Alyssa and Danielle Melanson and Kayla Keeping; great-grandchild Jonah Melanson; mother in law, Jean Dujay; brother in law, Ross (Mary) Dujay; sisters in law, Alma Mills, Rose Melanson and Margaret Melanson; dear family members, Roxeanne, Jeff; and his 2 BFF’s Cash and Lilou “Lulu”.

Predeceased by his brothers, Robert “Bobby/Humphrey”, Edward “Ned”, Danny & Frankie.

Jim left Nova Scotia to work on the Great Lake boats, returned home and worked for Thompson’s Moving & Storage and then was self-employed as a taxi driver with Alex Taxi and then Woodside Taxi.

Jim was fond of old westerns, VLT’s, donuts and his garden.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 29th from 2-4pm at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent Halifax (902)-835-4212.

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