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It comes with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Dany Pineault (Peanut) at the age of 52 on February 27, 2023. Dany, loved by many, cherished the people that were in his life. Many of us left in shock and disbelief by no choice of his own leaving so suddenly. He will be missed by many.
Dany is survived by his spouse Karen Chiasson, his son Dalton, his Daughter Danica (Divine) and his stepchildren Alissa and Austin McMahon, his mom Jeannette (Nadeau) and sister Lyne (Mario Boisvert) and nephew Justin Nagy-Pineault, and numerous family members. He was Predeceased by his father Rosario Pineault.
Dany shared many fond memories of his childhood and teen years living and growing up in Caramat ON. He would speak so proudly when telling a story of his life there. He would often mention family vacations with his Mom, Dad and Sister going to Quebec in the summer. Many great memories were shared about his second family the Lafortune’s as well, where he felt like he was their oldest “son” to this day. At 19 Dany moved to Longlac where he worked at Jess’s Gas Station creating many memories of his employment there. It wasn’t long after where he moved on to be employed by Ray & Doris Truck Parts for 28 years, as a Parts and Service Manager. His “work” family is one he was very fond of, except to him, it wasn’t “work” family, they were family. He also delivered for Longlac Pizzeria and “bounced” in Mario’s Bar, he enjoyed this part of his life and had fun doing it. It wouldn’t be Dany if it wasn’t mentioned the relationship he had with Darren Tucker and his crew, someone he was happy to have in his life often helping or talking with over coffee.
Dany spoke with passion and from the heart. There was never a story he wouldn’t tell where you didn’t feel as though you were experiencing it with him. He had many stories of the many adventures he had throughout the years, some wild, some sad, some funny. Dany became a father of two beautiful children that he had with Dayna Smith. His family is his world, he was extremely proud of the accomplishments all his children have endured and were conquering. Let’s not forget how proud he was of his nephew Justin, whom he spoke about with love. Dany had many close friends from many different areas of his life, his “race-team” being one of them in which he spoke of often. Recently he started exploring his love for Karate (something he wanted to do as a kid)and joined Midori Ishi Kai, he spoke of his experience with such happiness.
In 2012 Dany met his person and eventually blended their families together as one. At this time Dany started to venture out further with his adventures. Exploring ghost towns, 4 – wheeling, Nascar races, Baseball games, football games, concerts. He even got to see his favourite team, The Patriots play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough MA, “Boston trip was always my favourite”, he would say.
In the summer, Dany could be found in his yard working on a project or just hanging out. He took pride in his yard and all the carpentry he completed, a hidden talent, a very good one at that. He loved getting compliments about the work he did and never backed away from the next challenge Karen would give him. Yes he moved each and every one of the pond stones by hand! He was never shy to entertain with a favourite past time cooking on his charcoal BBQ, making beef on a bun or fish fry’s. “Let’s take a ride” he would say and a way we would go in his 1980 Camaro, so proud to have acquired that car, he even tried racing it once.
Dany loved his family first (had a secret love for dogs, and they sure loved him) he loved speed and racing his truck and absolutely loved sports (Maybe a little too much) "Scheduling conflicts" he would say on Sunday’s when everything was playing at once. He never made it to a Toronto Maple Leaf’s game, but I guess now he can watch all the games he wants from the centre ice view.
A special thank you goes out to Greenstone OPP officers, St. Onge, Thornton, Abernot and Corbin. EMS Paramedics Cody and Kaitlyn, Austin McMahon, Riley Waboose, Mario Boisvert, Joanne Picard NP, Nurse Kate, Dr. Starra, Dr. Laine and other Geraldton District Hospital staff, Tammy Milne of John Owen Evans long term care.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements will be made announced at a later date.
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