Daniel Noel Joseph Bisson

December 23, 1947 to March 27, 2021


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.



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I first met Dan at Dofasco when we were apprentices. We played hockey together and had a lot of fun. We worked well together for many years. I am so happy to hear that Dan found family, fun and peace in Newfoundland.
Cheers Dan, This One’s for You!

Worked with Dan, starting in 1975 at Dofasco, worked on and off with him until he retired. In 2019 I went to travel Newfoundland, if I knew he was there, I would have visited him. I started missing him the day he retired, now I will miss him more. R I P Dan.

Rest in peace Dan. I worked with Dan and we had very similar stories. We became good friends as Dan was a true friend and the most honest person I met. I am glad to hear he met family from Newfoundland and enjoyed his life after Dofasco. I always hoped he would find family and happiness again.

My condolences to my sister Florence, her daughter Julia, her son Justin, and family. You have remained rock solid through this whole situation, but Dan is in a better place now. He was loved and gave back just as much. In fact, Dan was a soft spoken person who tended to shy away from the limelight. Nevertheless, he was very astute, able to take any situation and simplify it for everyone to understand. I remember visiting him at his home in Grimsby. He took so much pride in his yard and his pristine large piece of property. It was a special time. Over the past few years we shared many stories, with Dan always putting a humorous slant when appropriate. Once Dan came to stay in Newfoundland and re-connected with his family down east, he soon realized that the slower pace of life was more geared to his way. He enjoyed nature and loved all animals, especially dogs, who always responded to him (Rogie would be the first to greet Dan whenever he came to Quincy’s Quarters). During those trips, Dan would love to go down to the ocean and hear the loons or see a whale or two. He will be forever loved and missed. Rest in peace, Dan.

As kids our families got together often, what with Dan’s in Port Colborne and mine in Welland. Those special family traditions continued on through adulthood. Though I missed him after he moved to Newfoundland, I knew that’s where he’d be happiest. Rest in Peace.

Condolences to all the family ???? Rest In Peace Dan

Rest in peace Danny and may the habs shine again

There once was 3 boys on the hill now there are 2 rest in peace

RIP. Cousin Dan will be dearly missed. I picture him now hugging his mother – my Aunt Ellen – in heaven. Dan was always a part of my life growing up in Welland and later as an adult when I would travel back to Ontario to visit for holidays. Visits with Aunt Ellen often included cousin Dan. I can see him watching hockey on TV and cheering his team. He loved spending time on his tract of land out in Wainfleet, Ontario, enjoying the beauty of nature, and he took Aunt Ellen and my Mom out there with him. It was a special place. I send hugs and condolences to my dear cousin Carol Ann Della Valle – Dan’s sister in Grimsby, Ontario – and to our cousin Florence Neville in Paradise NL, plus all the many family & friends who love and miss cousin Dan. This is a sad time.