Joseph Patrick Lappin

September 23, 1954November 18, 2014
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Lappin, Joseph Patrick, age 60 of Halifax passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Glasgow, Scotland he was the son of the late Joseph and Patricia (O’Neill) Lappin. A graduate of Saint Mary’s University and Dalhousie Law School, Joseph was also a CA. He worked with the office of the Auditor General for 25 years. A life-long history buff, Joseph enjoyed war gaming and painting miniature figures. He also was an amateur woodworker. Survived by his wife Susan (MacKay) Lappin; son Andrew; daughters Bridget and Cara. Visitation: 2-4 & 6-8 Tuesday, November 25 at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street. Funeral Service will be held 10 am Wednesday, November 26 at Presbyterian Church of St. David, 1544 Grafton St. with Rev. Kenn Stright officiating and Reception following in St. Matthew’s United Church, Barrington Street. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 26, 2014


  • Reception

Joseph Patrick Lappin

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January 7, 2015

Susan & family, I am so sorry for your loss, deeply felt. It was a shock to hear since we saw you not long ago at the Long Service award Ceremony.

You are in my heartfelt thoughts and prayers,

Jean Jackson - formally (LaQuant)
Mt. Uniacke NS

Jill Laba

December 15, 2014

So sorry for your loss!

Marlene McDonald

December 8, 2014

Susan and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Joseph's recent passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Marlene McDonald and Family

Deb and Ken Seaward

December 1, 2014

Dear Susan, Andrew,Bridget and Cara.
Ken and I were saddened to hear of Joseph's death. Your family has always been a strong presence on Leaman Street. Joseph greeted everyone with a smile and news of his family or the neighbourhood.
Ken fondly remembers the first time he borrowed Joseph's long ladder. Joseph shared the story of his Dad's communal ladder in his own neighbourhood. Joseph said he was pleased to continue this tradition on Leaman St.
Take care of each other. You are all in our thoughts .

John Friel

November 30, 2014

Susan, Andrew, Bridget & Cara,
We were all very sad to hear of Joseph's passing. You are all in our thoughts at this time. John, Rosemary and Lisa Friel.

Stephanie MacDonald

November 29, 2014

We are very sorry to hear of your great loss, our prayers are with you and your family.
Stephanie MacDonald and Family

Kathy MacPherson

November 29, 2014

Dear Susan and family. I have been thinking and praying for your family each day. My sincere condolences to all of you as you go through this difficult time. May the happy memories bring many smiles as you continue on the journey of life with Joseph watching over you.

November 29, 2014

Sue, my deepest sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your beloved husband. Although I never met Joseph I had an understanding of how much you loved & relied on his steadfastness as you balanced a busy professional life with family obligations. I remember your stories of him preparing the children for various events & attending their performances in your absence, as you were on call. These will be memories forever cherished by your children. You are in my thoughts . Draw strength from family & friends to help guide you through this difficult time. Joanne Miner ( RN Retired) IWK

November 28, 2014

Susan and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband/father. We are thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Tina, Richie, Emily and Anna Lane

November 28, 2014

Susan, Andrew, Bridget and Cara. Very sorry to hear of your loss and thinking of you at this time. Jim Friel (Cousin)