Joseph Connor Hapgood

February 12, 1996 to November 5, 2019


Joe was tragically taken from us on November 5, 2019, aged 23 years.  He was predeceased by his pop Jim Hapgood Sr.; poppy Ed Barrington and cousin Allison Hapgood.  Leaving to mourn with fun, loving , and precious memories are his parents Denise and Jim, special brother John; his devoted grandmother Doris Barrington;  loving grandparents Ned and Jeanne Nash of Chester N.S; Aunt Lisa Nash (Bruno), Uncle Mike Nash (Donna), Uncle Tony Nash, Uncle John Hapgood (Tina), Uncle Craig Hapgood (Juanita) and Uncle Will Hapgood (Angela); cousins and other relatives and friends.  Joe will be resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road, on Friday November 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  and Saturday November 9 from 3 – 7  p.m.  Flower’s gratefully accepted or donations can be made in Joe’s memory to Choice’s for Youth or the Native Friendship Centre.



2-4 p.m. on November 8, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 8, 2019

3 - 7 pm on November 9, 2019

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1045 Topsail Road
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Dear Jim & Denise & John
We are so very sorry for your loss of Joe.
I will never forget when you moved in across the street from us in Edmonton. Big moving van being unloaded Joe & Denise playing on the front grass Joe was having fun with a great big cardboard box! Playing hide and seek.
Then Douglas (Doug) and I came over to introduce our selves with some toys for Joe to play with and welcome you all to the neighbourhood. So many memories made with all of you. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Debbie & Les & Doug Jones

Dear Hapgood family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies and thoughts & prayers are with you.

To the Hapgood family, I want to express our sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, nephew, brother, grandson. Thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of tragic loss.

To the entire Hapgood family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your son . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.. Please except my condolences on behalf of myself and my family.

Jim and Denise,

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are wonderful people and although I never got to meet your son, I know he had two amazing, loving parents. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Doris and family: so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Life is not fair especially when it comes to lose a family member in a difficult way. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you try to deal with your loss. Sharon and John Gosse

Jim, Denise, & John,
Jim, we were shocked today when our paths crossed on this Remembrance Day and we learned of the loss of your son Joe. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. We pray that fond memories will help to ease your pain and give you strength in the weeks and months ahead. Know that many are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

God Bless…

Blaise & Edna Collins

Ned and Jeanne condolences on the loss of your grandson

I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim, Denise and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jim , Denise , John and family
Condolences to you during this most difficult time .
Tim , Susan William and Andrew Lawrence

Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Steve, Cathy, Katlyn, Sophia and Griffin

I was living in Moncton when Joe was born and attended his baptism. I remember in later years a happy child with a love of fly fishing handed down from Jim, the last time while the family was living in Edmonton. My sincerest sympathies to Jim, Denise, and John for their sudden and unexpected loss. May the good memories of Joe help to console you all during this difficult time. God bless the Hapgood and Nash families.

Jim, Denise and John my heart is aching for you all, Words can’t express the sorrow of of losing your son and brother. Heart felt condolences to you all.

I had the pleasure of meeting this extraordinary young man on the ferry crossing from Port Aux Basques to North Sydney. He had incredible insight, a generous heart and a beautiful soul. We talked for hours, laughed and kept each other company for the whole trip. We had breakfast in the morning before docking and he shared stories of his life and expressed how much he loved his family, especially his younger brother, who he referred to as the “good one”. He appreciated the small things and was grateful for everything he had. He was adventurous and courageous. God Bless and God Speed Joe. You were one of a kind and will always be remembered. Wanda Butler

My deepest condolences go out to everyone Joe had personally touched. Joe was in my graduating class and often hung out around my house with our friends. I’ll always remember him going down the road on a shopping cart with a giant smile on his face along with his buddies, being kids and having fun! I’m blessed to have memories that bring smiles to my face from him,

Rest easy,

To Jim and All your family our deepest sympathies and condolences, May He Rest In Peace.

from the Cooney Family.

Jim and Family, Words cannot describe my feelings now, your loss hits at my Heart in a way even I can’t understand. I only found out tonight of your loss and everything in me Grieves for you. My Deepest Sympathy, you will be in our Thoughts and Prayers, may God Bless You all in this very difficult time. “Lest we Forget”.
Frank Sullivan and Family

Im so sorry i couldnt come see you today buddy. I must have sat there for hours trying to work up the courage but the last memory i want of you is when we met last. All smiles, rest easy brother i hope you know how much everyone loves you.

Thinking of you Denise and Jim.So sorry for you loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Love aunt Carol and Stephen Webb

Thinking of you Denise and Jim.So sorry for you loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Love aunt Carol and Stephen Webb

Sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends if this young man. May God give you the strength to get through.

Jim and family, I have no words to express the sympathy I feel. May your many family and friends bring you support and some comfort now and in the future. I am away this weekend and unable to visit, but you and your family are not far from my thoughts. Hoping you will find peace and healing on this difficult path.
Jackie Reid

Hapgood Family: We offer our prayers and condolences on the loss of your son, Joseph. During this difficult time we hope you find peace and comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that others are thinking about you. May he Rest In Peace.

Jim and Denise. Our hearts go out to you both in your time of grief. It is so tragic to lose a child Your loss was undoubtedly unexpected and we know that he will forever be remembered and cherished. Both of us send deepest sympathy and condolences.

WIth our deepest heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim, Denise and John in this difficult time. Although gone from your sight, but never from your hearts may Joseph rest peace. We are wishing healing and peace to the entire Hapgood Family.. Sending much Love. David & Gwenda Jones

Hello Jim it has been a long time since we have seen each other but I am so sorry for your loss . My prayers are with you and your family . Kim Slade (Fleming ) .

Dear Hapgood and Nash families ,
So sorry to hear about your unexpected loss.
Memories….let them fill your mind warm your heart and lead you through.
Most sincere condolences. . All my sympathy is with you ..God Bless . Love and Prayers.
Michelle Wicks
Halifax NS

Denise and Jim my heart is broken for you guys. Hope you find peace ias you are surrounded by family.. Joe would want that I’m sure for his parents and of course John and Cara.

Jim and Denise, my heartfelt condolences on your son’s passing. Cherish your memories that will help during difficult days ahead. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest easy young man. I hope you are at peace.

Jim, Denise, and family, our sincerest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

Lori and Ken

Sorry for your loss.

Denise,Jim and family: May beautiful memories and the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort and strength during your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Michelle Hickey

OUr most sincere condolences to you and your family.. You and your family as well as Joseph are in our prayers and thoughts during this very difficult time. God bless!

Doris and family
Our deepest condolences; such a tragic loss for you and family
So sad to lose a loved one, especially, at such a tender age
Our hearts are so heavy for you,; God Bless

So sorry for your loss.

My sincerest condolences to the entire Hapgood family and to anyone who is effected by the loss of such a wonderful soul. Joe is someone I will always hold close to my heart, my fondest memories of him are when we were so young and innocent. I met Joe at a time in my life where I really needed a friend, and he quickly became that friend. Even at such a young age I was lucky enough to get to know the real Joe and I was able to see just how big of a heart he had! I will always remember all the good times we got to share, I remember one time he surprised me with a wallet he had made completely out of duct tape with a little message inside that read “I <3 you” I was so impressed by it. He knew how to make me feel like I was worth something. Even as we grew older and apart, we would keep in touch every now and then and he would always say if our paths were ever to cross again that he was going to take me for dinner, anywhere I wanted, because I deserved it. He was a kind and caring soul and there is no doubt in my mind that he is watching out for us on the other side. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may Joseph Rest In Peace .

Aunt Doris, Jim , Denise and family My sincerest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Hold the memories close RIP Joseph.

Denise, Jim and Family, My sincerest condolences for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

My sincerest condolences to you Jim and Denise . Also Doris and the Hapgood family , and all other relatives and friends I have not mentioned . It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to you . My thoughts and prayers are for you on this day and may Joseph Rest In Peace in the arms of the Angels in heaven … xoxo The Dunphy Family

So Sorry For Your Loss At Such A Young Age RIP Soar With The Angels

Jim and Denise,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. May he be at peace and your sorrow at this difficult time be focused on the greatest of memories.

Jim, Denise and Mrs. H,

Yvonne and I were heartbroken to hear this tragic news. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be closer to share in your grief. All our love,

Kevin and Yvonne
Ottawa ON

Words fail me every time I try to put such a wonderful life to rest, but I will do my best regardless. Joseph was a man of love and laughter, and his smile could outshine any darkness that came his way. He was a fighter, and he didn’t just fight for himself but for all he loved and cared for. He was always there when I needed a friend, and both of us knew that life was rough and unforgiving, but he always had faith in the good. He was a boy of big dreams, a man of extreme strength, a friend of honour and honesty. Go in peace my dear friend, you need not be in pain anymore. This world never deserved a soul as pure as yours. Always in my heart and prayers, pass over knowing you will always be loved.

Aunt Doris and Family , my heart felt condolences Joseph’s tragic passing. May he Rest In Peace. Thinking of you all.

Aunt Doris and Family I am so sorry for your loss , my sincere condolences to all. May He Rest In Peace xo

Please accept my condolences., I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jim & Denise,

My heart aches for you at the loss of your son whom I know you loved very much. My thoughts are with you and your whole family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this time of need.

Dear Hapgood and Nash families,

Keith and I send our heart felt condolences at this difficult time.


Chris Robicheau

To Doris and family, no words can adequately express how terribly sorry we are for the loss of your grandson and son. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth Westcott and Donna and Kenneth Roberts

Dear Hapgood and Nash Families,

In the collective and individual memories of your beloved Joseph, the love and joy you shared holds firm and true.

Our sincere condolences to you all .

Carol and Dave Hilchey
Chester NS

RIP young man

No words can ease the pain you all are feeling. But please know that you have many friends and family who are here for support. We are all here to listen, give hugs, or just sit with you. We will always remember Jo as a happy loving young boy/man full of life. I will always remember his smile and his joking around. Hugs and love to all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Evelyn and Marv xoxoxo

Jim & Denise, there are no words to express how sad we are for your terrible loss. Cathy and I were in absolute shock when we heard the news of Joe’s passing..Rest assured that you are surrounded by loving and caring people. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for the days and months ahead. God bless you and your entire family.. RIP Joe. Dave & Cathy Moore.

Jim and Denise,

No words can describe how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I hope memories of better times can bring comfort. You are both wonderful people. Joe was blessed to have you in his life.


Jim, Denise and Family;

So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son, Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.




I am lost for words: but so sorry to hear the news on Joe. I knew Joe, along with all your family. You are deeply in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot even imagine the pain you are both going through. My sincere condolences to all the family. Memories of Joe, will be a large part of your grief.
RIP Joe.

So sorry for your loss Jim and Denise. I didn’t know Joe well but he was sweet, polite, and genuine. He certainly will be missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim, Denise and family
So sorry I can’t be with you at this time. Been thinking of the many adventures, fun times and laughs we had with Joe when he was a member of our Scouting group. Joe was always great therapy, especially at camps as he never failed to make us all laugh and really enjoy ourselves. Thinking of you all at this time.
Jeff Bungay

We are with you in spirit as you celebrate the life of Joe. Know that you are surrounded with love and cherish the wonderful and happy memories you have with him xo Nicole Deveau

Sorry for your loss, your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Angela Barry and Family


Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers with you and your family in this difficult time.


Dear Jim and Denise,
I can’t begin to understand the loss you both are feeling right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Jospeh Rest In Peace with the angels. He will be forever in our hearts. Sending you all my love .
Lynn xo