Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2021, with his close and endeared cousin, Florence Neville, by his side, Daniel Noel Joseph Bisson, age 73 (born December 23, 1947), from Welland, Ontario. “Our Dan” is predeceased by his mother Ellen Isabelle (Nellie Neville) Bisson, father Dennis Michael Bisson, Uncle Gilles Bisson, Uncle Andy Bisson, Uncle Guy Bisson, Uncle Yvon Bisson, Aunt Alice Bisson, Uncle Richard (Violet) Neville (and their daughter, cousin Kathleen Neville), Aunt Edna Neville, Aunt Kathleen (Donald) Doyle (and their son, cousin Glenn Doyle), Uncle Robert Neville, and baby cousin Neville Richard White.
Leaving to celebrate his life are his loving sister Carol Ann (Basil) Della Valle, nephews David (Dawn) Della Valle (and their sons Michael Della Valle and Matthew Della Valle), Adam Della Valle and Brian (Signe) Della Valle, Aunt Wilma Bisson, cousins Gerry (Judy) Neville, Tom (Elaine) Neville, Vince (Dorothy) Neville, Rick (Jessie) Neville, Frances (Ed) Hearn, Steve Neville, Florence Neville, Randy (Rose) Neville, Ralph Doyle, Ross (Maureen) Doyle, Barbara Broom, Todd Bisson, Michael Bisson, John David Bisson, Raymond Begin, Dianne Begin, Lorraine Proulx, Lynn Proulx, Caroline Couldry, David Pare, Guy Jr. Bisson, Maurice Bisson, Nelson Bisson, Sherry Bisson, Shawn Bisson, and Bobby Bisson.
Dan had numerous fond memories growing up. He spoke many times of all the fun he had with family at his grandfather’s farm and all the games they played while staying at Uncle Gilles’ and Aunt Wilma’s summer cottage. Dan went on to spend a career working for the Dofasco Steel Mill as an Instrumentation Technician in Hamilton, Ontario. Throughout those years he appreciated his home life, growing his own tomatoes and flowers. He spent a good number of fun times with his nephews and cousins, whether it was swimming at his pool, visiting them or taking them for a ride on his ATV to his big piece of property. For Dan it was always the simple things in life that he savored, especially watching nature. Dan would marvel at the birds while feeding them, sometimes even mimicking their calls.
Once he retired, Dan found a new niche when he re-connected with family in Newfoundland. Soon he was regarded as a close family member to his cousin Florence, her daughter Julia, son Justin (Lesley) Neville-White and grandchildren Hayley and Kelsey Rose. It was there that he rekindled a purpose and close relationship with another part of his family. From then on this kind-hearted soul would partake in many nature-loving activities which usually included helping animals, all at the much slower pace he relished so much. He continued his love for growing plants and flowers at home and enjoyed his trips to Quincy’s Quarters. He liked watching hockey and will be forever remembered as “A HABS FAN”. His sense of humor and storytelling will be forever loved and missed.
Dan’s cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation and celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, you may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA.