Addison "Wesley" Spinney

Thursday, November 29th, 1923 - Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Spinney, Addison “Wesley” – age 97 of Yarmouth N.S. passed away peacefully on December 4,2020 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Pubnico Head, Yarmouth County on November 29, 1923, he was the only son of Clinton and "Leta" Spinney. Wes was a veteran of the Second World War, joining the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17. He served his country on HMCS "Kamloops" and HMCS "Qu- Appelle". Wes received the Liberation of France medal which he was very proud of. Upon his return to civilian life, he continued his military interests by serving 18 years with the 14th. Field Artillery and as an instructor for 33 years with the 110 Yarmouth Army cadets. Wes was employed with Cosmos Imperial Mills for many years, and worked for the Royal Store, Yarmouth. His last employment, prior to retirement was with the Vocational School, Pleasant Street, Yarmouth. Wes was a very active person, and he had many skills; it was not unusual for him to have several part-time jobs as well as his full-time job. He worked for Shell Service Centre for many years, as part time helper. He was one of the founding members of the Hibernia Street Housing Co-op. project and joined with others to build ..... houses under that development. His home with Marion at 52 Hibernia Street is a testament to his work skills and love of cooking, entertaining and gardening. Wes was a devoted "family" man with many close friends. He loved square dancing, ball room dancing, camping, fishing, and hunting. Wes was a former Lion's Club member, as well as Toastmaster International. He was a member of the Yarmouth Cursillo Movement and continued to be an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 155, Wedgeport. He served as a greeter and usher for the St. Ambrose Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Sandra; daughter-in-law, Linda Spinney and her daughter Melanie; grandchildren, Erica Spinney and Connie (Martin) MacAdam; 2 great grandchildren, Desmond and Autumn. Wes was the last surviving member of his immediate family and besides his parents Wes was predeceased by his first wife, Marion (Hubbard); son, Terry; sisters, Verna Roberts, Sarah Goodwin; and Doris Hopkins. Cremation has taken place under the care of Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A funeral mass and legion service will take place at a later date in 2021. Donations in memory may be made to the Yarmouth Food Bank, or the Salvation Army (Yarmouth). Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at
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Dottie Welch

Posted at 10:38am
On behalf of the dancers in the Square and Round Dance Federation of Nova Scotia, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Wes. We are glad that Wes enjoyed square dancing and shared in our many happy dance evenings and special events.
With sympathy,
Dottie and Gary Welch, SRDFNS Secretary

Barb Smith

Posted at 07:11pm
Sorry to hear of Wes passing away, he lived a good long life. Deepest sympathy

Keith & Linda Bain

Posted at 02:09pm
So sorry to hear of Wes passing. Deepest condolences to Sandra and family. Keith & Linda Bain

Ron Stonier

Posted at 12:32pm
My sincere condolences to the Spinney family and friends.
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Wes Spinney, but from reading his obituary, I have a clear picture of a man who helped others and served his community for his entire life. As President of the NS Army Cadet League, I have a particular interest in his 33 years of service to the youth of the area through 110 Yarmouth RCACC.
I wish to express my gratitude and respect for this gentleman's service to Canada and Canadians, both in war and peace. Wes, you have set a fine example for young and old alike, and I wish you rest in eternal peace.
J. Ron Stonier

Roy LeBlanc

Posted at 11:05am
Our most sincere condolences to the family of Wesley Spinney. I met Mr. Spinney a couple of years ago when my dad ( Alcide LeBlanc ) and Wesley received their French Cross from France. He was very pleasant and a fine gentlemen. We met again at several Legion 155 Wedgeport Branch functions and we always had an opportunity to speak. On behalf of my Dad, my sister Carol and myself, RIP Mr. Spinney. We will remember you. Thank you for your service.

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