Bob Weeks

Born: Mon., Mar. 27, 1944
Died: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Robert George Weeks
Sydney Mines

The family of Robert George Weeks regret to announce his passing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bob was born in Worthing, England, the son of a Canadian soldier, George Allison Weeks of North Sydney, and an English war bride, Dora Lille Weeden of Ongar, England.
After the war ended, the family returned to Canada. Growing up in North Sydney in the fifties, Bob enjoyed the many outdoor activities of the times as friends made their fun together. The sixties found him attending university, preparing for a teaching career.
His first teaching position was in Quebec but, like many Cape Bretoners, he returned home and spent thirty years in the Northside school system. He taught at both Thompson and Sydney Mines High Schools before moving to Memorial Composite School. There he served as Vice Principal and eventually retired as Supervisor for the Northside District School Board.
In retirement, Bob spent ten years as a Lay Minister for St. John’s Anglican Church in North Sydney. There he met many wonderful people and soon realized that the two most important things in life are your relationship with God and your relationship with people.
Later in retirement, Bob spent winters in Florida and enjoyed the daily activities of walking, swimming and biking. Bob was an avid walker, both in Florida and home. “Every day is a blessing” he would say, “and I have been truly blessed.” But
Heaven is my permanent home, and that is where I am going.”
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Maisie (Forrest) Donovan Weeks, his daughter Amanda (Paul) Boisjoli, Middle Sackville, NS, stepdaughter Jean (Gord) Marsh, Sydney Mines, and three stepsons; Ricky (Leanne) Donovan, Fort McMurray, AB, Robbie (Jean) Donovan, Sydney Mines, and Shawn Donovan, Boularderie. Bob is also survived by four uniquely wonderful sisters; Beverley (Bob), Gee, Waterville, NS, Berniece MacMullan, Halifax, Linda (Jos) VanDommelen, Boularderie, and Pam (Rob) Kelly, George’s River. Not to be forgotten are twelve grandchildren; Morgan, Nathen and Caleb Boisjoli, Katelyn, Danielle, Ryan, Josh, Jenna, Morgan, Stephen, Emily and Brody, along with one very precious great-granddaughter, Natalie, and two great-grandsons Maverick and Benjamin.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to his family at

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