T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Georgina Burgess

November 28, 1933July 5, 2019

Georgina D. Burgess Nov. 28, 1933 – July 5, 2019 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Georgina Burgess on July 5th 2019 at the Pavilion Nursing Home in Hyannis, Cape Cod, USA. Born in Whycocomagh to the late John G. and Bridget (Bernard) Sylliboy. granddaughter to the late Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy, Georgina was the last surviving member of the family, she was also of the Muin Family. Devoted to retunring home yearly to Eskasoni to attend St. Anne’s Mission and to visit relatives. Georgina started her career as a secretary in Boston Mass. until her retirement and settled in Hyannis. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Francis P. Burgess, Georgina is predeceased by her parents and children Deborah Waugh, Cape Cod and Eric John Burgess, Hyannis USA, sisters; Helen (Betty) Paul, Amelia (Archie) Jesty; brothers; John W (Barabara) and Max Sylliboy, all of Eskasoni and godchild Ryan Paul. Survived by grandchildren whom she dearly loved; Vanessa, Landon, Jordan, Chantel, James, Eddie, Logan, Evan, Ben, Abby, Sam & Maddie, great grandchildren; Aeralyn, Dominic, Camryn & Fiona, foster sister; Harriet Lewis, Eskasoni; foster brothers, Alex Francis, and Sylvester Paul both of Eskasoni, godchildren Germaine Doucette, Anne Marie Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Georgina wanted to thank Dr. Crosbie for his kindness & care and especially her nephew Lindsey and his wife Vivian Paul, niece Lorna Paul and Belinda Stevens, for all their loving care, and a big thank you to all. Visitation will be at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni on Friday August 2nd, after 7pm. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday Aug 3, 2019 at Holy Family parish 10:30 am with Fr. Angus MacDougall. Meal & Salite will follow burial. To leave online condolences please visit www.twcurry.com


  • Francis P. Burgess, Husband
  • John G. Sylliboy, Father (deceased)
  • Bridget (Bernard) Sylliboy, Mother (deceased)
  • Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Deborah Waugh, Daughter (deceased)
  • Eric John Burgess, Son (deceased)
  • Helen (Betty) Paul, Sister (deceased)
  • Amelia (Archie) Jesty, Sister (deceased)
  • John W. (Barabara) Sylliboy, Brother (deceased)
  • Max Sylliboy, Brother (deceased)
  • Ryan Paul, Godchild (deceased)
  • Vanessa, Landon, Jordan, Chantel, Grandchildren
  • James, Eddie Logan, Evan, Grandchildren
  • Ben, Abby, Sam, Maddie, Grandchildren
  • Aeralyn, Dominic, Camryn, Fiona, Great Grandchildren
  • Harriet Lewis, Foster Sister
  • Alex Francis, Foster Brother
  • Sylvester Paul, Foster Brother
  • Germaine Doucette and Anne Marie Martin, Godchildren
  • Georgina is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019


Georgina Burgess

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Charlie Ryan

July 7, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Georgina. Life has been truly unfair to you and your family Uncle Frannie. Our sincere condolences at this very sad time.
The Ryan Family.