Bob Weeks

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


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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 www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Laurolea Crane
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I was his student in Sydney Mines High School many years ago. I remember him fondly as one of the best teachers I ever had. A true gentleman and scholar. Sincerest condolences to the family.

Linda Coleman
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Linda and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your brothers passing, you have my deepest sympathy.

Tom Gaskell
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
To Bob' s family,
Bob's passing comes as a shock to us. A colleague, a friend, and a fine gentleman has left us all too early. Reading his obit however gives us comfort since, like always with Bob, he was prepared and ready. May this good man rest in peace.
Tom and Agnes Gaskell

Roberta Fraser
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Condolences on the loss of Bob who was usually a thoughtful quiet man who knew he was competent at his job.

Donald W. Muise
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Always remember Mr Weeks as no nonsense Math teacher who knew his subject well and a teacher I always respected and appreciated. Rest in Peace and Peace be with his surviving family.

Don Muise

David and Sharon (Higgins) Watts
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Maisie and all Bob's family.....our very deepest sympathy to all on Bob's passing....

Chris and Dolores Moran
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Condolences go out to the family of Bob. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. May he Rest In Peace

Beverley O'Neil
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
To Maise and all Bob's Family .. I am deeply sorrow .. I kew Bob since we were kids .. he was a very special person ..

Karen delaney
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of Bob's family...We were so very sorry to hear of his passing..I worked with Bob many years ago at Central Office under the jurisdiction of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board...He was a well respected and certainly a well liked individual by all his colleagues...Bob was a true gentleman....Rest in Peace my friend...Karen Delaney❤️🙏🙏🌹

Ann Lavery
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Maisie and Bob’s family. Bob was a quiet, gentle soul who will be missed by many. God bless.

BEVERLY KELLY
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
To all the family. My deepest condolences to all of the Weeks family.

Wayne & Imelda Kelly
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
We extend our sincere sympathy to the entire Weeks Family. Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.

Netta Heukshorst
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
To Maize and Family

My very sincere condolences on the passing of Bob , my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time. 🙏🙏

David and Patricia Murray
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Everyone of you are in our hearts and prayers.Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Love Patsy and David Murray

Harry and Alaine Taylor
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Weeks family.As a daughter of a war bride I got to know the Weeks family. My Mom was Betty MacDonald a war bride from Scotland. May your family find solace in the memories you have shared.

Mary LaFosse Hillier
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless

Joe and June Kowalski
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
To maisie and Bob's family, thinking of you all at this sad time may God be with you all, joe and june

Joanne Sheffield
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I was a student of Mr Weeks. He was one of the best teachers I had. Sending my deepest condolences to the family. He was a great man.

Tanya - Ratchford - Romeo
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing , he was a kind and gentle person that always had a smile. Thoughts and prayers for all of you

Kay and Matt Batherson
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Maisie and family: We are so sorry to read of Bobby's passing. He has been a great friend most of our lives and enjoyed our conversations and walks around Emera Centre with you and Bob! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. He was a great friend and always a gentleman. God Bless and may he RIP.

Russell & Anne MacDonald
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Maisie & family,
We are so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. May your good times together and your many great memories keep you strong. God Bless.

Diane Clarke
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I believe the last time I saw him was at the cancer centre. Ray and I always enjoyed our little chats with Bob when we were neighbours in Sydney Mines always a gentleman and tooK one day at a time and I recall him saying often that every day is a blessing he was so right. Sincere condolences to you Maise and all the family




Daniel McKeough
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
My condolences to the family, I was a math student of “Mr.Weeks” at Sydney Mines High. Mr. Weeks was one on my most favourite teachers, and always happy to see him in the years after.

Phyllis Reno
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
First of all, my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Weeks and all of Bob’s family. I have known Bob for too many years to count-first as my High School teacher at Thompson High in North Sydney and in later years as a church family member at St. John’s in North Sydney. He was a very kind gentleman with that little grin that kept you in suspense as to his thoughts. I feel safe in saying that he is prepared for eternal life with our Lord as he lived every day in that mode. I am sure that he will be deeply missed but share your stories to keep his memory alive.God bless you all and may Bob’s soul rest in peace! Hugs to all

Judith Miller
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Pam,
My deep condolences in the passing of your brother, Bob. We were students at Teachers College. May Bob Rest In Peace in his heavenly home.
Judith Miller

Mark MacPhee
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Amanda & Family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of your and your family at this sad time. Hold on to your memories and the love will always remain.
Kind Regards,
Mark MacPhee

John & Linda Miles
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Linda and I were so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Working with him for many years, I always found Bob to be very helpful and supportive, always with an open ear and wise suggestions! In church, he was a great Lay Reader. His soft voice and sincerity in his reading had a special effect on his audience! So glad to have been able to call him friend! Rest in peace, Bob, and God bless! Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers to all his family!

Patsy Mackenzie
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Maisie & Family
We are so sorry for your loss 💔
Bob was such a kind & gentle man who loved you & his family so much. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.
Patsy & Jim Mackenzie

Lisa-Leo Heukshorst
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
To Bob’s family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time,Sending our condolences,🙏🧡

Deanna Finney
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
To Amanda and family
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. He was such a sweet man. I would see him now and then in the grocery store and we would have a little chat. He will be fondly remembered by all who new him.

Susan & Stewart Johnstone and Dorothy Bungay
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
We’re so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. A lovely person who will be missed by many. His cousin Dorothy will certainly miss his visits. Our very deepest sympathy to his family.

Paula Keeling
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
In my early years as a spare secretary with the Northside-Victoria District School Board I always loved being called in to fill Marjorie's spot at Central Office because I would be working for Bob. He was the best, always patient and a perfect gentleman, it would always be a great day. I will miss seeing him walking along the Pond Rd. My condolences and prayers to the whole family.

Paula Keeling

Dina samson
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Maise and families:
Jerry and I are extending our love and prayers to you all.
We got to know Bob like a brother with his sense of humour,
he will be truly missed, but overtime his memories, his expressions will become a topic of laughter. Blessings to you all, love Jerry and Dina

Katherine Grant
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Deepest sympathy to you all at this time.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely ,

Katherine

Donna MacKinnon
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Mr.weeks taught me math at Sydney Mines High. He was knowledgeable and quite kind. My sister died tragically in 1980 and Mr.Weeks arrived at our door to give condolences as well as the School pictures my sister never ordered. This was during the summer so he had the kindness to take the time to go to a closed school and seek the pictures out for us.
THAT speaks to the humanity of Bob Weeks!

Georgina Buffett
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Tommy and I were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing our condolences and prayers to his wife Maisie and all Bob’s family He will be missed a true gentleman Tommy and Georgina Buffett

Wayne & Marjorie Sawchuk
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Deepest sympathies to Bob's family on his passing. Both Wayne and I worked with Bob over the years at Memorial and the Board Office. He was a pleasure to be around, always a gentleman and a truly good person. He will be missed by many. God Bless his family at this time, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy MacIntyre
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
To all Bob’s family I offer my sincere condolences. I remember him as my supervisor when I taught Junior High in Iona. He used to love to visit our small school. I also am grateful to Bob for always asking if I needed any resources. He never failed to bring me what I needed. He was the best supervisor I ever had being so understanding, patient and down to earth. He will be deeply missed. May he rest peacefully in God’s loving arms. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Michael and Beverly White
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Dear Maisie and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Michael and Beverly White (Carol Ann’s parents)

Lauretta Balderston
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of my colleague. I pray wonderful memories and God’s peace will surround you and comfort you as you comfort each other.

Michelle Andrea Pino
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
I am so very sorry to learn of Bob's passing, he was a very nice man. I knew Bob from my parents Mickey & Shirley Andrea. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

MaryLou MacDonald
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob at Memorial; he was always a true gentleman. He will be missed.

Susan Doyle
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Maisie, Michael & I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. You are in our prayers my friend. May Bob RIP. God Bless you & your family.

Beth MacIsaac
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
To Bob’s family
As a student teacher and then as a new teacher,Bob was a mentor to me.An outstanding administrator and teacher,Bob was both a role model and a strong supporter to both staff and students alike.More importantly ,he was a wonderful person .Both students and staff knew they would be treated fairly and kindly in any situation.A true gentleman who was highly respected and who will always be remembered by those blessed to have known and worked with him.Sincere condolences .

Bonnie Blackwell
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
Maisie and Family
Bev, Bob and Family
Linda, Jos and Family
Other Family Members

Thinking of you at this difficult time. May memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. We missed seeing him as he walked by our home in Florida and his friendly smile. I know he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

He definitely had a love of life

With Deepest Sympathy

Charles & Bonnie Blackwell

Nancy and Jim Hope
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Just heard today. Bob was a great guy, quiet but always smiling and pleasant. Know he will be missed in this close knit family but knowing he will spend eternity in heaven should provide some comfort.
God bless all of you.

Monica Serroul
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
Amanda,
I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was a lovely man.
I know this is a tremendous loss and you are in my prayers.
My condolences to your entire family.

Monica


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