It is with great loss and sadness that the family of Ignatius 'Nish' Coles announces his sudden passing at his home in Springdale on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the age of 85 years.
He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife, Leah; daughter, Della (Wilson) Galliott of Fort McMurray, AB; step-children, Cathy (Darrin) Penney of Springdale, NL, Valerie (Sterling) Fowlow of South Brook, NL and Michael (Rhonda) House of Hawkes Bay, NL; grandchildren, Christina (Braeden) McDonald, Melissa, Danielle, Chantelle (Trevor), Jessica, Jenelle, Kelsey and Kolby; great grandchildren, Devon, Logan and Zoey; brothers and sisters, Rita Gould of Sydney, NS, Louise (Clarence) Ryan of Port Saunders, Josie (Kaz) Savitzski of Sydney, Helena (Bob) Phillipo of Sydney, Stella (Harry) Tighe of Port Hawkesbury and Gertie Campbell (Clayton Dickson) of Sydney, Jean Reid (Dan) of Sydney, Jenny Dornagic of Sydney, Anthony (Marie) Coles of Sydney and Deloris Coles of Sydney. He was predeceased by parents, Billy and Rachael Coles; brothers, York Coles and George Coles; sister-in-law, Loretta Coles, and brothers-in-law, Jim Gould and Hal Dornagic.
The family invites friends to visit at St. Joseph's RC Church Port Saunders, Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 13 at 11 a.m. with Father Joe officiating, followed by cremation as per his wishes.
Friends may sign the guestbook or leave messages of condolence by visiting the website at www.fillatre.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre Funeral Homes Ltd., Port au Choix, NL.