Kenneth John Chinn

August 11, 1937 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 83)


Kenneth John Chinn

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of our father Kenneth John Chinn, age 83, at residence on 12 Oct 2020. Ken fought a brave battle with Dementia (2015) which lead to his move from Nova Scotia to the lovely Deep River area in December of 2018, where he lived with his daughter and family.

Ken was born Aug 11, 1937 in Tuffs Cove, Halifax, NS. He was the middle son of the late John and Grace (Elliott) Chinn. Ken was a very kind, friendly, loving, and hard working provider. He worked at Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax, NS prior to being employed as a Letter Carrier with Canada Post Corp. for 32 years.

Ken was all about his family and the love of his life, Essie Mae (Pushie) Chinn. They married in 1964 and spent most of their married life in Antigonish, NS. He is survived by 2 daughters, Valerie (Joseph) Delorey, Deep River, ON and Jacqueline Holly (Gordon Bell) Chinn, Halifax, N.S., One Grandson, Kenneth Delorey, Deep River, Ontario; Three Sister-in-Laws, Robina Casson, Alberta; Isabel (Sue) Drake, Nova Scotia; Sandra Kennedy, Nova Scotia; 2 Brother-in-Laws, Gordon Pushie, Nova Scotia; Wilfred Henley, Nova Scotia; and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the Palliative Care Team and all the wonderful caring people that were part of Ken’s life as his journey was coming to an end. A very special thank you to Dr. Ben Amor, Shawna Desjardin, the nurses and PSWs that were a constant support for Ken and his daughter, Valerie.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years of marriage Essie Mae (Pushie) Chinn. Two sisters; June Henley and Joyce (Bert) Warnell. Two brothers; Reggie and Winston Chinn. Brother-in-Laws; Mel Pushie, Gerald Kennedy, William (Esther Finne) Pushie and George Casson. Condolences may be sent to the family by viewing the funeral home website at : or donations to the Dementia Society. Cremation will be preformed by the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River, ON. A service will be held at a later date as well as a grave site burial at St. James/St Pauls Cemetery in Antigonish, N.S.

His love will always be with us!


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