Age 85. We announce the passing of Josephine Coffin on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of the late George Deveau and the late Sophie Boudreau. As a young adult she entered religious life with Les Filles de Jésus. She found much joy and was very proud of her profession as a teacher at NDA School in Chéticamp, in Arichat, and also in Halifax for another 20 years. She was married to Earle Coffin for 35 years and lived in Halifax during this time. She was a wonderful painter and it brought her much comfort. Family and friends were very important and dear to her heart. She died in the Inverary Manor in Inverness where she was very well taken care of.
Josephine is survived by one brother, Paul Antoine (Patricia) Deveau, Chéticamp; one sister, Germaine Chiasson, several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Earle Coffin; brother Vincent Deveau; sisters, Luce Marie Boudreau and Lucienne Deveau. No visitation. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.