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Joseph Nugent

August 5, 2018

NUGENT, Joseph “Joe” Stephen 

The family of Joseph Stephen Nugent (born May 8, 1942) is sad to announce the passing of their father, grandfather and brother at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on August 5, 2018, after a lengthy illness.  Born in New Waterford to Peter Joseph and Stella (Horyl) Nugent, Joe enjoyed his childhood helping around the general store and meat processing business of his grandfather (Horyl). Educated at St. Francis Xavier University,Joe went on to a teaching career of more than 30 years at Mount Carmel, Riverview and Sydney Academy.  He is survived by sons Robert (Ottawa), Donald (Carrie) of Hong Kong, Michael (Alberta), and their mother Rachelle (Aucoin) Nugent (Sydney).  He is also survived by sons Ryan and Glenn (both of Sydney)and was predeceased by his wife and their mother, Marie (Gerrior, Martell) Nugent.  Joe will be missed by brothers Frank (Mildred) of Sydney, Peter (Dorothy) of Moncton and Carl (Ruby) of Halifax; and by sisters Patricia Wadden (Stan) of Dartmouth, Janice (River Ryan) and Cheryl Livingstone (Sydney).  He was predeceased by his parents, sister Carol Ann in her youth and by a brother in infancy.  He is also survived by grandchildren Olive (Ottawa), Rosa and Gia (both of Sydney) and was predeceased by his beloved grandson Vincent, whose loss broke Joe’s heart. The family would like to thank the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, especially those of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, for their professionalism and unforgettable kindness during Joe’s illness.  Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 8, from 6-9PM, in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. A memorial service will be held the following day,Thursday, August 9 at 11:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. 

Messages and memorials may be made to the family at  

Anyone wishing to remember Joe with a donation can support the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, or a deserving charity of one’s choice. Rest in peace, dear Joe.  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...


Donations may be made to:

Hospice Palliative Care
PO Box 561, Sydney NS B1P 6H4
Tel: 1-902-567-8584

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