We regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Josepha Spencer on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Josepha was born on March 29, 1934 to the late George and Jenny (Boutilier) Locke. She spent her younger years helping to raise her 10 brothers and one sister. She met the love of her life, William ‘Bill’ Spencer and married him at the age of 16 and they started their own family of seven children. She spent her whole life dedicated to raising her family and spent many sleepless nights worrying about them.
Left to mourn Josepha’s passing are children, Williamina (the late Jim Bates), Barry (Diane), Edgar (Debbie), Ann (Joey), Sandy (Gloria), Timmy (Marge), and Georgina; grandchildren, James, Kelly, Scott, Shawn, Wanda, Michael, Rodney, Shannon, Daniel, David, Kevin, Cathy Leigh, Carly, Michael, Jenny and Justin; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers, Doug, Pius (June), George, Tom, Leslie (Ginny), Flynn (Linda), Charlie (Judy) and Angus (Linda); sister, Regina (Herbie); sister-in-law, Geneva; many nieces and nephews; her lifelong friend, Theresa Spencer; as well as her good friend, Robert Ranson.
Besides her parents, Josepha was predeceased by her husband, Bill; brothers, Cecil and Bill; sisters-in-law, Lucy and Mary; husband parents, Abigail and Edgar Spencer; as well as sisters-in-law, Bertha, Maggie and Mary.
Visitation and funeral Mass for the late Josepha Theresa Spencer to take place at Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Main-a-Dieu on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Mass to be celebrated at 2 p.m. with Fr. Evo Di Pierro officiating.
Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Josepha may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our love and Prayers going out to the family she was such a lovely lady. HUGS
From: Lorence and Alice Mailman
Your Mom was a lovely lady. She was my mother-in-law, Dorothy Snow’s room mate in North Sydney. They had a lot of laughs together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: David and Shauna Snow
My deepest condolences on your mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful companion for my mom at the Northside facility as they both waited for a placement . Her love of family was evident as she often shared stories about everyone when I was visiting. Cherish your memories!
From: Denise Snow
The gift of life however dear when the time will pass away…Yet love and memories remain and eternal gifts that stay. Sorry for your Loss
From: Debbie Mahon
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to all the family and friends of this special lady.
From: Deborah ( Simeons)
Our Sincere condolences to the Family.
So very sorry for your families loss. Thoughts going out to you all.
Such a wonderful lady! My deepest condolences to you all. Lorna kelly
Our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Sending our regrets as we will not be able to attend Josepha’s celebration of life as we will be out of town but know our hearts are with you all. RIP Josepha! Xoxo
Thinking about you all during this sad time. She was a great lady!
I was saddened to hear of Josephas passing. Deepest sympathies go out to you and your families. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs as you remember this remarkable lady.
I still Remeber Justin and I heading over to get Sobeys bags full of lobster legs like it was yesterday.
Some great memories of this wonderful woman. I’m sorry for your families loss.
Sorry but we will not be able to get there due to health problems but condolences to all family and friends.
So sorry to hear this, she was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time, HUGS
Sending or love and Prayers to the family. She was a special lady. Hugs
My sincere condolences on your loss. Love and prayers to the family. She was a lovely lady.
Sincerely Barbara Holland
Such a beautiful sister-in-law!
You’re finally at peace Josepha & reunited with your wonderful husband, Bill.
Rest In Peace sweet lady.
So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Josepha
My sincere condolences on your loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.
R.I.P. Joseph’s. Miss seeing you around with your beautiful styles and your jokes!
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. God Bless.
My sincere condolences to all the family.
Sincere Sympathy to the family. In our thoughts and prayers. John & Bessie Lahey
Sorry for the loss of your mom, grandmother & sister. May she rest in peace! Roger & Judy Magee
So sorry for your loss, prayers and condolences to all the family. Sorry we will be unable to attend the service.
So sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers going out to the family.
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed. My condolences and prayers.
Wanda, I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. May she Rest In Peace.
Sending lots of prayers and love to you and your family.
Our deepest condolences to all. Keeping you in our prayers.
Susan and Leona xoxoxo
So sorry for your loss !
So sorry to hear of your loss Ann, Diane and Barry. Especially hard to lose your Mother, my thoughts are with your family.
Our love and prayers go out to the Spencer- Locke families on the loss of Josepha. We loved her dearly.She and mom became sisters at New Waterford Heights . What they shared was amazing. Mom never got over her leaving.You all have a special place in our hearts. RIP beautiful lady.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Josepha is also my first cousin.
She will be greatly missed by all. Thoughts and prayers for all the family,as you go through this difficult time. RIP.❤️🙏🙏