William Joseph Coffin

October 20, 1938September 16, 2022
Obituary of William Joseph Coffin
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend. William ‘Bill’ Coffin passed away after a brief illness on Friday, September 16th, 2022 in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Bill was born on October 20th, 1938 to John Raymond and Mary Hilda (McCullough) Coffin. He is survived by his wife Carmel (Peinsznski). They enjoyed 59 years together and have two sons, Michael and Robert and grandsons Nathan and Ryan of Sydney. Bill is also survived by his siblings Jack (Carmel); Mildred (Frank) Nugent and Bob (Cheryl), sister-in-law Martina Coffin, all of Sydney and brother-in-law Trevor Everill of Marion Bridge, brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Rita Peinsznski, Paul and Linda Peinsznski, Casimer and Carmella Peinsznski, Margaret and Art Fennell, and Marlene and Dan Hessdorfer as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his daughter Carol Ann, siblings Carmen, Donald, Elaine Coffin and Donna Everill and father and mother-in-law Casimer and Alice Peinsznski. Bill was employed with Canada Post for many years and retired to enjoy his many hobbies which included carpentry and travelling throughout Cape Breton and Newfoundland on his ATV. He was gifted with many creative talents and could turn his hand to anything when it came to automobiles, wood working, plumbing or electrical. He took on every challenge with success. Visitation will take place at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 7 until 9pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00am at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Inurnment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Bill’s memory to the Horizon Achievement Center would be greatly appreciated. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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  • John Raymond Coffin Father (deceased)
  • Mary Hilda (McCullough) Coffin Mother (deceased)
  • Carmel (Peinsznski) Coffin Spouse
  • Michael Coffin Son
  • Robert Coffin Son
  • Nathan Grandson
  • Ryan Grandson
  • Jack Coffin (Carmel) Sibling
  • Mildred Nugent (Frank) Sibling
  • Bob Coffin (Cheryl) Sibling
  • Martina Coffin Sister in law
  • Trevor Everill Brother in law
  • Frank and Rita Peinsznski Brother and Sister in Law
  • Paul and Linda Peinsznski Brother and Sister in Law
  • Casimer and Carmella Peinsznski Brother and Sister in Law
  • Margaret and Art Fennell Brother and Sister in Law
  • Marlene and Dan Hessdorfer Brother and Sister in Law
  • Carol Ann Daughter (deceased)
  • Carmen Coffin Sibling (deceased)
  • Donald Coffin Sibling (deceased)
  • Elaine Coffin Sibling (deceased)
  • Donna Everill Sibling (deceased)
  • Casimer Peinsznski Father In Law (deceased)
  • Alice Peinsznski Mother In Law (deceased)

Past Services

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Funeral Mass