Richard Sisco

Obituary of Richard George Sisco

The family of Richard Sisco of Sackville NS is saddened to announce his passing on April 1, 2022 at the age of 81. Born in Yarmouth, he was the son of Elizabeth Jean (Scoville) and Walter George Siscoe. Richard joined the Halifax Regional Coin Club in 1973, served as Treasurer and Secretary and was a founding member of the Windsor Regional Coin & Collectible Club. Richard left school in Grade 9 but knowing the value of education received his GED at age 32, was great at doing math in his head and with numbers in general. He loved playing cards, especially when he was winning, and favored games like Cribbage over Texas Hold’em. Richard took up Bridge in 2012 at the Windsor Bridge club and was a sought-after partner and opponent. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and especially fishing Trout with his brothers and best friend Todd Swinamer from a camp in Lake Paul. Todd was like another son and is greatly appreciated by the family for the tireless efforts put forth to get Richard on the water. Richard made many cherished memories with nephew Blair Rhyno who shared his love of adventure and fishing. Richard worked hard all his life, from his time on the Bluenose Ferry to owning L&R Painting until a life-threatening fall in 1992. He learned to use a computer so he could buy/sell coins on eBay and was known at banks around the province where he would buy pennies and nickels in bulk looking for that hidden gem. He was great with spreadsheets but never learned a single shortcut and was suspected of downloading a virus or two whenever he wanted a new computer. While the fall changed his life it provided an opportunity to spend quality time with grandsons Aydan and Carter Jennings bringing a joy rivaled only by finding a 1948 Silver Dollar. Survived by his loving wife Lynn (Burrill) of 43 years, son: Brian (Lynne); daughter: Karen (Darryll) Jennings; 7 brothers: Doug (Joyce), David (Dorothy), Keith, Timothy, Jeffrey (Cleta) and Samuel (Tina); 2 sisters: Donna (Bruce) Blandin and Dianne (Wayne) Thibeau; grandchildren: Aydan, Carter Jennings, and 5 children from a previous marriage, Daughter: Anne Veinotte, and Sons: Chuck, Gordie, Roger, Kelly as well as many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by: Parents, Jean and Walter, Brothers: Daniel and Craig Siscoe. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Halifax (902) 835-4212. Where visitation will be held April 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held April 8th at 11:00 AM, followed by a light lunch and interment April 8th at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery, 954 Old Sackville Road, Middle Sackville. ln lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care | QEII Foundation. Richard will be fondly remembered by his many friends and acquaintances. Special thanks to Barbara Stewart, Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, Dr. Lindsay Flinn and all the care professionals of Unit 7A at the VG Hospital.
Thursday
7
April

Visitations

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2022
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Halifax
71 McQuade Lake Crescent
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-835-4212
Friday
8
April

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, April 8, 2022
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Halifax
71 McQuade Lake Crescent
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-835-4212

St. John The Evangelist Church
954 Old Sackville Road
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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