JA Snow Funeral Home


Josephine Agnes Kemball

April 25, 1933November 12, 2020

Kemball, Josephine Agnes -age 87 of Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine (Josie) Kemball. Her journey with dementia is now over. She lived a full life and touched many people’s lives. She was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Sullivan. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Ted). She is survived by her son, Ernie (Edna), Halifax and brother-in-law, Ken (Claudette) Fowler, California. Josie worked in the Dockyard’s Chart Depot until her retirement and then joined Ted with External Affairs for an assignment in Prague, Czech Republic. It was there where they met and maintained many friends from other countries.

She was Ted’s care keeper for several years and after his passing she developed health issues that impacted her quality of life and outlook. Over three years ago, she began her journey with dementia. She enjoyed her trips to Bangor, crafts, knitting and cooking-even more she enjoyed sharing the things that she made.

The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional service provided by both Oceanview (Skyview) and Parkstone (Mount Lane) especially the staff who were there with her over the last few days. A special thank you to Diane and Gary Sutherland who were like family to her and provided support to her and her family when needed.

As per her wishes, cremation will take place and a private service will be held. Memorial donations in memory of Josie may be made to Hope Cottage. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Josephine Agnes Kemball

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Karen Murnaghan

November 19, 2020

To Ernie and Edna,

My thoughts are with you both at this time. Take care.


Doug and Joy McDade

November 18, 2020

Ernie and Edna.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was such a very good friend and neighbour to our mother and involved in the activities of the whole family. We will always remember her for her kind and caring ways. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Joy and Doug McDade

Wilfred Barranoik

November 16, 2020

Dear Ernie and Edna,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Hold on to the memories and cherish them all.
Stay Safe!
Wilfred and Lois Barranoik
Summerland, BC

Bernice Arsenault

November 16, 2020

To Ernie and Edna and Family
My prayers and thoughts go out to you at this time of the loss of your mom.
Your mom was loved by many people that knew her.
God Bless

Katherine Robinson

November 16, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Josie's passing. Josie was my patient for 29 years and was joy and inspiration to look after. She was always interested in my growing family and we benefitted from her crafts and her baking. She was always keen to exchange recipes with me. I have missed seeing Josie for the last few years. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Connie Bryant

November 16, 2020

Ernie and Edna my condolences on the passing of your Mother. 🙏🙏. Connie

Larry Baxter

November 15, 2020

Josie was full of stories and always had a dessert when I visited her and Ted. She was a ball of energy and will be missed. My sincere sympathies to Ernie and family.

Kathy Pineo

November 14, 2020

Ernie & Edna, so sorry for your loss. Linda & I really enjoyed getting to know your Mom during her stay at Oceanview. She loved her Bingo!

Wendy Clarke

November 14, 2020

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our sincerest condolences to you both.
Wendy & Gordie

Judy Walsh

November 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/mother in-law Edna and Ernie.My deepest condolences.


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