Obituary of MCpl Reginald Chabassol
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Master Corporal Reginald Alexander Chabassol announce his passing on April 26, 2023 in Saint John, NB.
Reggie is survived by his loving parents Francis and Jan (MacKenzie) Chabassol, devoted partner Cassandra Caines, their daughter Nadia and in-laws Brenda and Allan Toole.
Reggie was always the fun uncle, but he could never have prepared for the overwhelming love and pride he felt at becoming a daddy to his baby girl. His “Nadi-girl” was the absolute joy of his life, and the way her face lit up when she saw him let everyone know the feeling was mutual. He was a loving and doting father.
Reggie is also survived by his beloved sisters Heather (Tyler) Field, Halifax; Francine (Patrick) Leach, Halifax. He will be dearly missed by his nieces Grace, Cecilia and Lennon, his nephew Levi, and his many extended relatives and close friends. Reggie was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Reginald and Marion Chabassol, maternal grandparents, Frederick and Jean MacKenzie, and far too many of his military comrades and friends.
Reggie was born on July 24th, 1987 and grew up in Westville, NS. He was the one who completed our family. As the baby of the family, he brought us so much joy and entertainment. As he grew he was involved in hockey, baseball, marksmanship, and loved dirt biking. He loved a good campfire and was a very talented guitar player. Reggie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed off grid camping with Cassandra, spending time at the range, or creating memories with his Dad at the camp; it was here where he was happiest and felt most at peace. There was many adventures and memories created with his Papa and dad, but we only ever heard the edited versions of their shenanigans.
Reggie graduated from Northumberland Regional High School and continued his education at NSCC graduating from CNC Machining. Reggie enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in Halifax, NS and completed Basic Military Qualifications at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec in 2012. From there, he completed his Weapons Technician Training at Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at CFB Borden. After his trades training, he was posted to CFB Gagetown where he was assigned to the 5th Canadian Support Division Base, which also included a tasking embedded with the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. Upon appointment to Master Corporal, he was posted to the 37th Service Battalion Detachment in Saint John, NB. During his career he received Top Shot for the 37th Battalion, was on the Canadian Armed Forces Combat Shooting Team, was selected to be in the Honor Guard for the most recent Royal visit and received many other awards and accolades. Reggie was a reliable, hardworking man who took great pride in his profession. His work ethic and attention to detail was admired and greatly respected.
Reggie’s passing has left an immeasurable hole in our hearts. He was so much more than these words can convey. So much more than a list of accomplishments. He was sweet, funny, silly, kind hearted and affectionate. He loved deeply and with his whole heart.
Reggie is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where visitation will take place at Eagles on Tuesday May 2nd from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 3rd at Holy Name Church at 11:00 am. with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery.
Please consider making a donation to a mental health charity of your choice. A video preentation of Reggie and also the funeral sedrvice may be watched live by click in the following link: https://www.atlanticlivestream.ca/reginald
At ease, soldier. Your internal war has ended.
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