Charles “Charlie” W Harpell
Harpell passed away November 26, 2020 at the Westford
Nursing Home in Port Elgin, NB.
Charlie was born in Lower Sackville, NS
to Percy and Grace (Peveril) Harpell, one of 11
He attended school in Lower Sackville
and was employed by Simpson’s and later Sears as a clerk then a
flooring salesman. He met and married the love of his life
Dorothy Bonnyman in 1954, and they moved to Tatamagouche to care for
Dorothy’s father and run the farm. They started a family and
raised 4 children, instilling the love of travel and adventure in all
In 1968 Charlie went to Dartmouth Trade
School and learned the Upholstery and Furniture Refinishing
Trade. He opened Northumberland Upholstery in 1968 and
operated until 1996. Always up for a challenge they moved to
Lethbridge Alberta in 1981 to 1983 to be family and experience the
western culture. Never sitting still for long they traveled
throughout Canada and the US coming home with many stories.
After they retired in 1996 they again followed the family and ventured
west to Cranbrook and settled in Wycliffe, BC. They loved
the hikes in the “Pine Woods” with the dogs and all that the
area had to offer. Picnics were a family constant, and
camping in a tent until they were in their 80th year!
Many hours were spent at the table
putting together jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better.
Charlie was an amazing knitter and knit until he was 82. His
family still have many sweaters and keepsakes. Charlie and
Dot always had pets and the hardest part of their stay in the Nursing
Home was that they didn’t have a cat or dog to love.
Charles loved music and sang in choirs
and musicals in Tatamagouche and Cranbrook, he spent a lifetime
listening to music and in earlier years dancing. Charlie and
Dot moved to Little Shemogue, NB in 2013 and resided with their
daughter, Charlie moved to the Westford Nursing Home in 2015 and Dot
joined him in 2019.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife
of 66 years, Dorothy (Bonnyman); his children Shaun (Fenny), Taber,
AB, Sherry (Jerry) Amos, Little Shemogue, NB, Glenn (Vivian),
Tatamagouche, NS, and Carla (Randy) Sellars, Wycliffe, BC; seventeen
much loved grandchildren, Lisa, Dennis, Tracy, Amanda,
Melissa, Ashley, Eric, Alex, Tim, Paula, Charlotte, Dana, Krys,
Alexis, Falan, Jonathan and Sarah; twenty four great grandchildren;
brothers Edward (Maxine) and Percy as well as many nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was
predeceased by brothers William and Arthur; sisters Jenny, Rosa,
Netta, Nola, Helen and Gertrude.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville &
Port Elgin, NB (506-364-1300). Cremation has taken place and
there will be no service by request. A family graveside
service will take place at a later date in Tatamagouche,
Those wishing to make a donation in
Charlie’s memory may do so to the SPCA, or the charity of your
Sharing of memories and condolences may
be sent to the family by visiting Charlie’s online memorial at
www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook
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Death notice for the town of: Sackville, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick