Bishop, Sarah Eliza (Johnson) of North Sydney, Nova Scotia

W.J. Dooley’s Funeral Service Ltd. North Sydney, N.S.

Sarah Eliza (Johnson) Bishop – NOVEMBER 4, 1931 ~ FEBRUARY 18, 2019 (AGE 87)

Sarah Eliza Bishop,  North Sydney

We, the family of Sarah Eliza Bishop, are heartbroken to announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on Monday, February 18, 2019, at the An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Jacques Fontaine, Newfoundland, on November 4, 1931, Sarah was the daughter of the late John and Jessie (Hatch) Johnson.  Sara lived on Peppett Street, North Sydney with her daughter Olive, who was her faithful caregiver.  Mom’s family was her life.  She called her newly adopted son Tom “sweetheart” and adored him and he her.  She loved to bake homemade bread and knit socks and mitts.  Many happy hours were spent with her Arthur camping in Lake Ainslie.  Her greatest pastime was bingo where she met many new friends.  Sarah was faithful and loved her God.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney.

Left to mourn are her children, daughters Olive (Tom Pelley), Joan (Calvin) Hynes, her sons Bert (Janice) Bishop and Arthur James (Mary Ann) Bishop, her grandchildren Shawn (Trina), Jeremy, Afton, Aaron, Amanda, Jordan and Kirk, her great-grandchildren Aihlin and twins Lucas and Christopher.  Also left to mourn her passing are her sisters Mary Brushett (the late Richard), Rhoda Hynes (the late Bert), her brothers Harry (Ann), Fred (Joyce) and sister-in-law Olive Johnson.  She will be greatly missed by special niece Shirley (Derek) Bonnell, her godson Scott Bonnell, her good friend Bernice Hatcher and her furry friend Bella. 

Besides her parents, Sarah was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1988, her daughter Jessie in 2005, her sisters Gladys (James) Noseworthy, Annabella (Jim) Steward, Annie (Clyde) Thornhill and Suzanne in infancy, her brothers Abraham (Polly), Thomas and Bert Johnson.

Visitation for Sarah will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin and Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Cape Breton Regional Hospital An Cala Unit 4th Floor or the Northside Home Makers. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

On angel’s wings, you were taken,

But in my heart, you will stay.”


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