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George  Hamilton

George William Hamilton

Tuesday, February 1st, 1938 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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George William Hamilton

It is with great sadness that on July 27, 2019 at 81 years of age we announce the passing of George William Hamilton at Roseway Manor in Shelburne, N.S. Born in Yarmouth on February 1,1938 he was a son of the late George William Hamilton and Edna Alva (Lennox) Hamilton. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Laurena Goodwin; brothers, Richard Hamilton and F.O. Douglas Hamilton; and great-granddaughter, MaCali Cormier. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years, Mary Ruth (Stevens) Hamilton and daughters, Leah Ann Hamilton and Beth Lorraine (Roland) Hannem. He was an entertaining Grampy to Laura Fevens (Troy Sloan), Christina Fevens, Jocelyn LeBlanc (Matthew Cormier) and Allison LeBlanc and proud Great-Grampy to Nate, Hayden, Tessa and Matthew. He is also survived by sisters, Brenda Cosman, Dorothy (Bennett) d’Entremont, Myrna Allen and brother, Alan (Suzan Yeates) Hamilton. Also surviving him is his life-long friend, Joseph Sewards.

George’s greatest passion and pleasure in life was his extended family. He loved them all very dearly. He enjoyed family gatherings at the cottage, family breakfast dates and the many other occasions and celebrations. After graduating from the Saint John Vocational School in 1957, George worked for the Federal Department of Transportation in the Canadian Arctic in Telecommunications for several years. He was a Radio Operator, Shift Supervisor and Station-Officer-in-Charge at several northern sites. He then returned to school to pursue a teaching career. He graduated from the Toronto Teachers College, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of School Administration from Acadia University. He taught in Toronto and at the Hebron Junior High School in Hebron, Nova Scotia. He was manager of the Nova Scotia NewStart Adult Education Centre in Yarmouth and spent 22 years at the Yarmouth Vocational School/NSCC Burridge Campus where he was a teacher, vice-principal and then principal.

George was an active member of his community. He served as a Municipal Councillor, Chairman of the Yarmouth Municipal School Board, the Regional Hospital and Harbourside Lodge Boards, the Airport Commission and numerous other boards, committees and charities. He particularly enjoyed serving for many years of the Boards on the Kaye Nickerson Adult Services Centre and Yarmouth County Family and Children’s Services.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be held Monday July 29,2019 from 7-9 P.M. in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of George’s life will take place Tuesday July 30,2019 at 2 P.M. in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Moses Officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pubnico N.S. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: sweenysfh@eastlink.ca or you may sign the guest book on-line at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
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    Officiant
    Rev. Donald Moses
  • Interment

    Location
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Pubncio
    PUBNICO, NS
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Ruth Leblanc (Tedford)

Posted at 03:06pm
I’m very sad to hear of Mr Hamilton’s passing. I will always remember him as a favourite teacher from Hebron School. My condolences to all family and friends.
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Paul Forsberg

Posted at 12:50pm
Margery and Paul Forsberg -- Norfolk, MA (USA) -- We extend out deepest sympathies to all those affected by George's passing.

Barry Durkee

Posted at 07:54am
My sincere condolences, to the Hamilton family. Mr.Hamilton was vice principal, when I graduated, in 1990, from NSCC. He was such a nice person and will be missed.
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Darrell Foster

Posted at 10:18pm
Deepest Sympathy to all of George's family.His dedication to the Kaye Nickerson Adult Services Centre throughout the years was instrumental in the Centre's growth and soundness.Having served as chairman as well as on so many committees , George always gave of himself to lend his hand for others in need.George lead by example ! George taught us all to respect one another without prejudice.I will always remember playing billiards with George at the Coast guard college in Sydney on one of our business trip... R.I.P Mr George
Darrell Foster

Shelley Bodge

Posted at 10:10pm
I wish to covey my deepest sympathies to your family on your loss. "Mr Hamilton" as w,e at the NSCC called him was the best principal when I attended NSCC. Always willing to help out with anything for the students and kept an open mind in dealing with any issues. He treasured helping students achieve the
 

Shelley Bodge Posted at 10:11pm

he treasured helping students achieve their potential and really cared about the outcomes
 

Shelley Bodge Posted at 10:11pm

he treasured helping students achieve their potential and really cared about the outcomes
 

Shelley Bodge Posted at 10:11pm

he treasured helping students achieve their potential and really cared about the outcomes
 

Shelley Bodge Posted at 10:12pm

he was one of the good ones - RIP Mr Hamilton
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