George " Skip" Hersey

Saturday, May 5th, 1945 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Hersey, George “Skip”, age 75 passed away June 19,2020 at home. Born in Yarmouth he was a son to the late Alice (Hersey) Orth and stepson to late Roy Orth . “Skip” as everyone knew him was an all-around great guy. He was a friend to all and treated you with utmost kindness and respect. He worked at the old IGA store in Yarmouth as a meat cutter, managed the Yarmouth SPCA, Yarmouth Pool Hall and lastly King Billiards before his retirement. In his spare time Skip enjoyed playing pool and had a unique talent being the only one in the area who would fix and assemble pool tables. He was an avid reader, and loved watching everything news on CNN. He is survived by his spouse of 38 years, Debra Barager; step daughter, Angie (Gordon) Kerr, Tusket; grandchildren, Damion Fraser and Caitlyn Kerr; sisters, Darlene Brooks and Cindy (Greg) Webster, both of Ontario; nephews, Steven and Nathan; niece, Charlene (Murray) Stevenson and 2 great nieces . Besides his mother and step father he was predeceased by his very special Aunt, Vera Hersey; son,Shawn Hersey; and brother-in-law, Doug Brooks. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
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Sandra Surette

Posted at 12:45am
So sorry Debra, on skips passing. Thinking of you Hugs

Michael Colquhoun

Posted at 06:21pm
Debra so sorry to hear of Skips passing. Whether I ran into him at a concert, Kings or wherever always enjoyed good conversation and a laugh.

david trefry

Posted at 08:55am
i played with skip when we wre kids living on main st. in the fifties..he was a good guy then and remained that way all his life..the world needs more guys like skip.

harold muise Posted at 05:37pm

sad to hear of Skip passing , he was a good guy , did paly a few games of pool back in the day , last I seen him was at Byron pool room next to Toots RIP Skip

mark pitman

Posted at 07:49am
my smpatilty to the family on the loss of skip he was good man see him at yarmouth dooley pool hall

Hartley Reede

Posted at 05:19am
My Sincere condolences to the family . I have known Skip for many years, from the Quarterback Club to Kings to Dooley's. A Talented man in listening , laughing and fixing Many many Pool tables over his years. Skip always had a smile and a hello and conversation whenever we met . He will be missed by many including Me .

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