Chesley Josiah Vey

September 27, 1934 to June 20, 2023


Passed peacefully away at his residence on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, Chesley Josiah Vey, age 88 years.

Predeceased by parents Daniel and Julia Vey, brothers Reg, Petley (Ada) and Harvey (Margaret); sister, Joyce Morris.

Left to mourn his loving wife of 62 years, Joan (Thistle); sons, Fernleigh (Doreen) and Blair (Deborah); grandchildren, Beverly Vey-Kuntz (Spencer), Dustin Mclaughlan (fiancé Ally), Kaitlin Vey and Timothy Vey; sister Sybil Blackmore (Job-deceased); brother Raye Vey (Vernita); sisters in law, Ruth Vail (Bill-deceased) and Glenys Quinn (Don); also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Special thank you to the home care workers, Philip, Tyrone and Michael for the care and support that they gave to Chesley.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd. Funeral service to take place on Friday, June 23rd, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.

In lieu of flowers. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetic Association or a charity of one’s choice.

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2-4 p.m. on June 22, 2023

7-9 p.m. on June 22, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday June 23rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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Hi Joan
I was sad to hear Ches had just passed away, my wife mentioned it to me yesterday. I always enjoyed and have great memories of Ches, his dad and you at the store, and Ray would pop in from time to time. He was always good to me and he always made me laugh, he was just a good guy.
I love the picture, he certainly didn’t change..

My sincere condolences to the Vey family. I remember how kind Mr. Vey was when I used to go to his store as a child on Gower Street. Rest In Peace.

Joan and family

Deepest condolences. To you thoughts and prayers are with you .,🙏🏼

Marilyn Pike

We were so saddened to here of uncle Ches’s passing. I know that there are no words to lighten a heavy heart at this time. Fondly I remember uncle Ches weeding his potato garden or cleaning cod while at Goobies. May you find comfort in the many memories today and the weeks that follow.

Sorry to hear Mr. Vey has passed away. I lived next door to them for a short while back in the late 90’s. I always enjoyed my chats with him. He was a very talented fella , always making things in his shed back then. I am happy to have some model boats made by him. Condolences to Mrs. Vey and the family.

Joan, Fernleigh, Blair and Families;

We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Our hearts are sadden by your loss, and we would like to express our sincere condolences.

Wishing you courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart forever.

Judy (Holloway), Lorne and Stephen Gracie

Joan and family. So sorry to hear of Chesleys passing. Dave and I have so many fond memories of you both from your store on Gower Street. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you all.

Mrs Vey and family,
My deepest sympathy on your loss. When I lived across the street on Gower I saw you both daily when I picked up my paper. You were both good neighbours. I missed you when you moved.
Again my deepest sympathy
Warm regards,
Mary Chalker

Rest peacefully, uncle Chesley.
In loving memory,
Elsie Anne Thistle Salfi and family


I’m terribly saddened to hear of Chesley’s passing.
The short time that I knew Chesley, I knew he was a good man. My condolences to you and your family.


As a child growing up on Victoria Street I have many good memories of Mr. Vey and the family at their store–as do my two brothers. My condolences RIP.

Sending deepest sympathy to my Aunt Joan, Fernleigh, Blair and their families. Our hearts are with you, sending strength, and love. Aunt Ada, Marty, Bruce, Chrissy and families❤️

Joan and Family, sending my sincere condolences. I first meet Joan and Chesley back in the 70s at their corner store Victoria Grocery. You would always see fresh produce and rabbits hanging in the window. The good old days. Cherish all your fond memories. Chesley lived a life of full adventure. Rest easy.

Sending our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Vey Family at this time. God bless.

First and foremost to my beautiful Aunt, cousin’s Lee and Blair our sincere and heart felt condolences to you.. Growing up we were very lucky to have Uncle Ches. Truly a kind, gentle man who always had a story about a moose hunt or being out it the country(woods) and sometimes it was just a long tale. My fondest memories was going out as a young boy rabbit catching or seeing who had the best shot with a rifle. (Of course he always was the best shot, not a lie). I was very fortunate to have such a special and loving Uncle, the lessons he taught me about the woods and hunting has been with me my entire life. The wisdom of Uncle Ches is a voice that will reside in my heart and soul forever. As we all say goodbye to this wonderful man, we will hold him forever in our hearts. RIP Uncle Ches we will meet again to have another yarn.

I first met Mr. Vey probably when I started work at Home Hardware. He was always a pleasure to see. I so enjoyed our chats. He was so proud of his skill. Rightly so.
I am honored to have one of his Dorys. I have spoken of him often when I proudly show the little Yellow and Green Dory with the HH paint.
To his family I send my sincere condolences. Thinking of you. Take care

My sincere condolences to you Blair and your family on the passing of your Dad. R I P Mr. Vey.

My deepest condolences to Mr Veys family. I am saddened to hear this. I have great memories from my childhood at their store. Awesome people.

May he rest in peace.

Hugs Mrs Vey.

To the Vey Family. We are very sorry for your loss. On behalf the Kirby Family, we would like to pass along our condolences to you all. May the happy memories help you through your time of sorrow.

Bob Kirby