Josephine  Prince

Obituary of Josephine Marie Prince

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Josephine Prince, Dominion, N.S. With heavy hearts, the family of Josephine Prince announces her sudden passing early Saturday morning at the An Cala Unit in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was 65 years of age. Born and raised in East Bay, she was the daughter of the late Angelina (Tarso) Angell and William Shelley. Josephine then moved to Dominion after she married. She had many hobbies, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, picking antiques, and decorating her “Cabin” in Gabarus; Mom loved her pets and adored taking care of her chickens; she will be most remembered for her kindness, positive outlook, and happy smile. Josephine was a long-time Cape Breton Regional Schoolboard employee, who recently celebrated her retirement. She started as a Grounds Supervisor, then Cleaner, and later became a Teaching Assistant after returning to school at NSCC. She loved working at Tompkins Memorial and often remarked that she had the best job in the world. She was a passionate fundraiser for the annual grading day bike draw. Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Paul Prince; children Paula (Shaun) Hickey, Amber (Steven) Sharpe, and Matthew (Miranda) Prince; as well as her greatest joy, her grandchildren Jake, Cohen, Sandy, and Shelby. Josephine is also survived by her brothers Eric (Bev) Shelley, Percy (Flossie) Shelley, Calvin Shelley, and a sister, Rita (Bernie) Boutilier. Along with her parents, Josephine was predeceased by her stepfather Robert Angell and a sister Yvonne Turnbull. There will be no service or visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and compassion of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, N.S. 902-849-4199. A private family gathering at Josephine’s favorite place in Gabarus. Donations may be made to the An Cala Unit of the Regional Hospital where they provided wonderful care. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family by visiting