Pius Augustus Jesseau

June 12, 2020 46 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Pius Augustus Jesseau (Grandpi) at seventy years of age.

He left behind an abundance of wonderful memories for his daughter Kimberly, Fort McMurray, Alberta as well as her spouse Chad Runcer; his common law spouse of 35 years Ida Stroud, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; his sister Berta (Richard) Foley, Ellerhouse, NS; his brothers Paul (Ruth) Jesseau, CBS, NL; Melvin (Sandi) Jesseau, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, including his grandchildren Samantha and James; great granddaughter Violet, and a long list of nephews nieces and extended family.

Predeceased by his parents Pius Jesseau Sr, (1994) and Bride (O’Dea) Jesseau, Halifax, (2009); daughter Bonnie Lynn, Grand Falls-Windsor, (1994) and brother Ronald, Halifax, (2019).

Pius was a very dedicated single parent with a strong love for life, mixed with an intense free spirit and tempered with his undying love for his girls. As an instructor at the College of the North Atlantic, he was an extremely talented machinist/millwright and as a mentor for young tradespeople, was gifted with a multitude of talents that he used in very unique and inventive ways.

He was blessed with an amazing circle of dear friends from his musical entertainment ventures to his Harley Davidson family, as well as his coworkers at the College of the North Atlantic and many more that loved him and were fortunate to call him “Friend”. His strength, courage and friendly personality defined him and his mere presence and infectious smile will be dearly missed.

He will be cremated in Alberta immediately and will be carried back home where a private celebration of Pius’s life and his burial next to Bonnie will be held when circumstances permit.

  1. Kim,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. It is so hard to lose the person who you know loved you the most without conditions and would always be your biggest cheerleader. I remember way back to Polygon Road and how your Dad always made us kids feel welcome and I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile. You were so lucky to have a Dad who took on the task of single parenting, not a common thing “back in the day”. Clearly he was a gem.

  2. RIP Bro! Loved ya man.

    • RIP Pius. He was my instructor in 1980. Great guy.

      • Sorry to hear this news. Worked with Pius at the College for many years. He was a person that you could depend on and we would always have a nice chat together after retirement. Condolences to the family. He will be dearly missed.

  3. Kim my condolences from myself and John, to you and your family. Pius will be dearly missed by all the family, and friends that new him. I treasure the few years I lived with you all and times after. Pius will always have a special spot in my heart. Prayers and condolences to you and family. Pius rest in peace and keep on riding and doing music. Gone but not forgotten, enjoy your time with Bonnie, Uncle Pius and all the family members with you.

    • My deepest sympathies to Kim and family. Pius was a huge light in my life, the best friend a person could have. His infectious laugh and free spirit have touched so many people. I will miss him whenever I go home. Love ya Pi. See you on the other side

  4. I certainly know how close you and your Dad were Kim. I can only imagine the pain the pain you must be feeling. You have tons of wonderful memories with him and you’ve always taken amazing care of him. Time will heal your pain. Love you lots.

    • Sorey to hear of Pius’s passing. Knew hom for what seems to be forever and I know he missed his daughter Bonnie she broke his heart. Condolences to Ida,family and friends… God Speed…

  5. Kim and family , please accept or deepest condolences on the passing of your dad . I have know him for almost 40 years and can certainly say he was a good man and will be remembered and dearly missed by those who knew him . May you find peace in your memories . God bless .

  6. Ida
    I’m a o sorry to hear this news. Pius was a good man and a good friend. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Rest In Peace Dear Friend and Neighbor.

  8. So sorry to hear of Pius’s passing; he was a very friendly person

    • So sorry to hear this sad news I remember him as a man with never a frown always a smile a very kind man although I haven’t seen him in years my memories are good ones and very much treasured….My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time god bless

  9. Very sorry to hear about Pius, he was a good friend in our teenage years. RIP, Pius.

  10. Kim & Jesseau Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Pius was a very kind & awesome man. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  11. I have fond memories of Pius when we were in school at St, Mikes and St. Catherine’s. He always had a smile. RIP my Pius.

  12. My Deepest condolences to you Kim and your family. He was a great man and a great friend of my Dad. His deep love of his family defined him in my eyes. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.

  13. RIP – Condolences ….took Millwright course back in 85’
    Never entered the trade, but have always put to use the lessons learned from Pius.
    He was a good man…..

  14. Was at my place awhile ago on way back to alberta. What a shock. Wife & I had a great few hours together with him. Rest in piece my friend. Condolences to all. God Bless. MARY & BOB WALL.

  15. Rest in peace my friend. God Bless. BOB

  16. Wow, it’s been quite the ride for you brother, rest easy!

  17. We first met Pius May 24th weekend in 1980. We have remained friends ever since. You know a good friend when you have not seen each other for a few years but you pick right up where you left off when you see each other. We did that more than once. We cherished our time with him and feel the loss. We watched him raise Kim and Bonnie as a single parent, never complaining, always there for them. We had a lot of fun over the years. Who didn’t have fun with Pi! We will miss him!

  18. Kim, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful man and always had a smile and always knew how to make someone else smile and laugh. He was such a free spirit who knew how to live to the fullest. He will be missed by myself and so many others. I know we didn’t talk often, but when we got together it was like we had never been apart. You will be greatly missed Uncle Pius, now and forever.

  19. Pius was my instructor back in 79-80.He was a great man.His way of teaching really resonated with me and I went on to work as a millwright for 35 yrs.I made sure I visited him when home on vacation from Labrador and HFX.He would ask how your job was going and he would wonder where some of the other guys ended up working.RIP my friend.

  20. Pius was a gentle soul whose main focus was his daughters when I knew him in GFW. Kim I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad but know that your memories will help get you through on your darkest days. Hugs

  21. So sad to hear of Pius’s Passing . He will be missed. RIP Pius

  22. So sorry to hear of the passing of Pius. He was ba great colleague at the GFDVS.

    Condolences o the family…Mun and Liz Batstone

  23. I lost one of the best friends I had in life. We spent countless hours together especially when we both lived in St. John’s. Pius was a great and talented man. Always fun to be around. The world lost a good one.
    You maybe gone but the vivid and wonderful memories I have of you will abide forever. My sincere condolences to Kim, Ida and all the Jesseau family. Love you buddy, Cass Hillier.

  24. To the Family, Sorry to hear of Pius’s passing. We’re thinking of you all at this sad time. Keep your memories close.

  25. So sorry to hear Pius passed away.Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim,Ida and family at this sad and difficult time.Rest in Peace Pius.

  26. So sorry for your loss – my deepest condolences to the family.

  27. Kim and all of Pius’ families,
    Cyril and I are very sorry to learn of Pius’ passing. Cyril worked at the College with Pius and had great respect for him. A talented man in so many ways. And so kind and helpful. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  28. My beautiful brother is riding with the angels. he was handsome, loving, decent and danced to his own drum. Playing John Prine’s “Souvenirs” with him is a vivid memory for me and I will always cherish my memories with him. Smile and sing along with the special memories we have of
    our time spent with Pius. I love you brother.

    Requiescat in pace


  29. So sorry to hear of Pius’s passing. Myself and Dick both worked with Pius for many years at the college. Our thought and prayers are with you. RIP Pius.

  30. A good man and friend when I was growing up in Grand Falls. Mt thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace and thank you for the good you did while you were with us.

  31. So sad to hear about Pius’s passing. He and I had a lot of adventures together. He was the cleverest man I ever knew: If he couldn’t fix something, it couldn’t be fixed! He was a legend in his time.

  32. Oh the memories and stories that flooded back when we got this sad tiding ! We met Pi forty years ago. He was a friendly fellow and became a true friend ever since. He will stay in or memories.

    In this time of loss you have our sincere condolences.

    Judy and Fred

  33. Good-bye my friend and may you rest in peace. I remember fondly the times we spent at our old, now defunct, cabin on Indian River and the stopovers you had at our house in Port aux Basques, as well as the annuals. Audrey remembers you with fondness and love as well and our son David still talks of the morning he skipped school so you could show him your Harley after you spent the night at our place. You were an original and our family will remember you always and hold you in a special part of our hearts.

  34. Well with a heavy heart
    Pius will be added to the number ten saloon toast
    I have written my salute to him just in case I’m not there either

    A brother a friend a hero to me
    Much Love , Loyalty Honour and Respect
    Ride with the great ones now that you are free
    My eyes are leaking but my heart sings with you and da brothers
    Ride on ride free
    Happy trails to you till we meet again
    Your brother
    Mack da Knife

  35. Pius was my Millwright Instructor in Grand Falls 1975 – 1976. Exceptional Human Being & an Exceptional Instructor. Every now & then, Pius & His Band would come out to Point Leamington,NL. & play up at Tone Andrew’s Club. I got to know Pius fairly well & He wa a Pleasure to be around. Pius had a Love for Life & this is a Very Tragic Time & a Time of Great Loss. My Sincere Condolences to Pius’s Family & Friends.

  36. Kim…my deepest condolences to you and your family! Pi was a big part of our family and my children loved this man from the moment they met him. He was always proud of that! He is with Bonnie now so you have two angels watching over your family! RIP old friend!

  37. Kim & Family,
    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Well remember our days of working together at the College and playing together in “Ole Spice” band. Great memories. He was a fine man. Our condolences to you and all the family. God bless.
    Merricks & Sandra Chipp

  38. You will be sadly missed Pius,you were an amazing person with an infectious smile,never to be forgotten,fly high with the angels,rest easy my friend.

  39. Mike and I send our condolences to the Jesseau family. I worked with Pius at the College of the North Atlantic. He was a very talented man and a great instructor. Fly with the angels my friend.

  40. To the Jesseau family,

    So sorry to hear of Pius’passing. I remember him from the college. He was such a kind sweet man and always had a beautiful smile. Every time he saw my Dad, he would ask how I was. He was so thoughtful. I am sure you have many many great memories of him and I hope that they will help you get thru this difficult time. My thoughts are with you!

    Patricia Chaulk

  41. RIP And sincerest Condolences From Joe & Lori Jesseau. Pius Senior was My Dads Cousin. The Late Albert Joseph Jesseau Born 1932 Buchans NL.

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