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Georgina Christina (Schima) Astephen

July 24, 1932 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 87)


Georgina Astephen

North Sydney



It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Georgina Astephen, age 87, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.

Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Rostek) Schima.

Georgina was a talented, self-taught painter and artist whose work was well known on the Northside and surrounding areas. Along with creating her own pieces, she spent many years sharing her talent by providing classes and workshops to those wanting to learn how to paint.

She was a member of the Cape Breton Artist Association, the North Sydney Garden Club, St. Joseph Parish in North Sydney and in her younger years, was an avid golfer and curler.

Georgina is survived by her daughter, Linda (David) Lehrman, Gainesville, Florida; her son Joe Astephen, North Sydney; her three grandchildren, Rachel, Meredith, Jessica and great grandchildren, Carmen, Dodger and Calloway

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Astephen, sister Margaret and brother John “Sonny” Schima.

There will be no visitation by request. A graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Cross Cemetery North Sydney, with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

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Graveside Service
November 27, 2019

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
Johnston Road
North Sydney, NS B1Y2Y7

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