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Josephine Juliette Copan

July 20, 1927 — February 26, 2012

Josephine Juliette Copan

It is with great sadness we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Josephine (Josie) Copan on February 26, 2012 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, 3r fl with her family by her side. Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Poirier) Finn. Josie will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as she was a kind and gentle lady who was always there for everyone. She loved playing bingo and scratch cards and in earlier years she loved to dance. She is survived by daughters Ernestine (Neil) MacKinnon, Juliette (Dan) MacDonald, Bertha (Wendell) Fahey; sons Ernie (Darlene) Lussier, Clement (Darlene) Lussier and Emile (Gail) Lussier; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; step-daughters Trina and Ruth Copan, step-sons Louis and Jimmy Copan, as well as many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and her sister,Emma LeForte, Inverness. Besides her parents, Josie was also predeceased by her first husband, Gaston Lussier and her second husband, Alphonse Copan, sisters Julia, Nellie May, Mary Catherine, Mary Jane Annabelle, and brother John James. As per her request, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Josie's life will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 10 am in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Father Ray Huntley officiating with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery and a luncheon to follow in the parish hall, Convent St. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nursing staff on 3rd fl, Waterford Heights for the wonderful love and care they gave to mom. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 862-7500. Donations in Josie's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

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