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Robert Thomas Julian


Robert Thomas Julian

Julian, Robert Thomas, age 54 of Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation passed away on July 28, 2020, at home.

Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary Agnes (Sack) Julian.

Robert always had a smile on his face.  He worked for Paqtnkek Fisheries for over 20 years, fishing lobster and snow crab.  He loved hanging out with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed sports, such as hockey (Montreal Canadiens), baseball (Toronto Blue Jays), and salmon fishing.  He liked playing VLTs, and he was a proud hockey player for the Mic Mac Hawks and fan, cheering on the Antigonish Bulldogs and his children.

He is survived by his children, Francis, Cory (Emily), and Marilena Rose, all of Paqtnkek; Bradley, Halifax; Thomas (Jasmine), Eel River Bar, NB; Brandon (Allie), Fredericton; Marissa (Richard), Eskasoni; and Darrell (Wabuhno), Indian Brook; their mother, Rose Paul, Paqtnkek; grandchildren, Tanner, Connor, Cali, Ava, Sulian, Scarlett, Matilda, Maggie Jo, Angeliah, Arrelaina, and Darrell; siblings, Ryan, John Doug, Peter, Margaret, Theresa (Neal) Levi, and Mary Agnes "Aggie-Jo", all of Indian Brook; and Carl (Truro); godchildren, Carla Jean Julian, Taylor Julian, Peter C. Julian, Lenora Prosper, Theresa Maloney, Kelsey Paul, and Shaznay Julian.

Predeceased by siblings, Angeline, Gloria, Clarence, Louie, and Linda Ann; and nieces and nephews, Leah, Carrie, Sam, Nichelle Julian, and god parents, Libby and Sobey Meuse.

Visitation will start on Saturday in the home of Rose Paul, 60 Petow Loop, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation at 3:00pm.  A traditional Mi’kmaw burial ceremony and feast will be held at the home Monday at 12:00 noon.  Visitors will be required to wear masks and adhere to the province’s social distancing guidelines at all time. A virtual salité will be held on the Paqtnkek Facebook page.  Cremation to follow, and a private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences:




All visitors are advised to bring a mask when attending the visitation.  The number of people in the home at any one time should be kept to a bare minimum, and hand sanitizer will be provided.  The province's social distancing guidelines can be found here.

At the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, there is no guest book provided.

Anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who could be considered high-risk of contracting the coronavirus should avoid attending the visitation and funeral.  The list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.

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Service Date
Monday, August 3, 2020
Service Time
12 noon
Service Location
Home of Rose Paul

After 3pm Saturday, August 1, at the home of Rose Paul, 60 Petow Loop, Paqtnkek