George Sircom

Obituary of George Sircom


Age 88, of Wolfville. Died peacefully on July 4th, 2017, at the Valley Regional Hospital.

Dearly loved husband of Hilary (Eason). Father of Elizabeth (Arnaud Béghin), Hantsport; Katharine, Lockhartville; Gillian (Marc-André Tremblay), Chester Basin. Predeceased by daughter Margaret in 2011 (Andrew Brown – Christy Ann Conlin). Grandfather of Charlemagne, Sophie and Ivan Tremblay, Mowbray Béghin, Milo and Angus Sircom-Brown and Silas Conlin-Morse. Predeceased by sisters, Kaye McMillan and Joyce Andrew.

Bob was born in Halifax to George Sircom and Ethel (Kane) Sircom. He received his education at Rothsay Collegiate School, Royal Roads Naval College and Queen's University. He was a midshipman on HMCS Magnificent and served in the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant.

Bob worked as an Assistant Personnel Superintendent at Fundy Gypsum Company for four years before, in 1964, becoming head of the newly formed Employee Relations Department at Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co. Ltd., and Canadian Keyes Fibre Co. in Hantsport. In 1989 he was appointed Vice President, Human Resources, CKF. He served as Chairman of the Halifax District Personnel Association and of the Human Resource Section of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.

Bob lived with his family for 41 years in Hantsport where he took an active part in the community. He served as Church Warden at St Andrew's Anglican Church and President of the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre. He was an officer of the Navy League Cadet Corps and a life member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.

After retiring in 1992 Bob enjoyed many good years when he and Hilary traveled extensively, and in the summers enjoyed their cottage in Chester Basin surrounded by family, friends and dogs. He was never happier than when he was at the helm of his boat "Hebe", sailing the waters of Mahone Bay. He and his wife moved to Wolfville in 2008. Sadly, in his later years he suffered from dementia, but he always kept his dignity and a sense of humour.

We wish to thank the caregivers, church congregation and the many members of the community who have shown such consideration and kindness towards Bob and the family.