Inez Josephine Speare
1930 - 2023
Inez Josephine Speare
Visitation Information
Monday, November 27, 2023
Visitation Time
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, November 27, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
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Charity of your choice
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It is with sadness we announce the passing of Inez Josephine Speare, age 93, of River Hebert.  Inez passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Harris and Helen (Melanson) O'Brien.

Inez was deeply devoted to her family and considered herself lucky to have them in her life.  They always knew how important each and every one of them were to her and her door was always open to them.  Inez moved to Ontario for work when she was younger and met the love of her life, James, who she would marry in 1954 and continue as soul-mates for 60 years before his passing.

She was an active member of the Anglican Church in River Hebert for many years and a member of the River Hebert Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #14 as well as Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed a good game of darts at the legion surrounded by friends.   She was also a member of the 50+ Club in Amherst and looked forward to attending each and every event.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl (Dwain) Davis of River Hebert; granddaughters, Tia Davis, Fox River, NS & Kelsi Davis (Isaac), of River Hebert (Nannie's girls); great granddaughters, Ellie and Evie; nieces who were more like granddaughters, Tairyja Donovan and Twilla (Steven) Quinn and great nephew, Ryker; brother, John O'Brien of England; sisters: Doris "Wendy" White of Amherst, Joyce (Gornald) Burbine of River Hebert,  and Debbie Carde of River Hebert.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her step-mother, Helen Goodwin; her loving husband of 60 years, James "Jimmy" Speare; her sisters, Ann Richard, Mary Donovan and Barbara White ; her brothers, Harris Jr., George, Donald and Jimmy as well as her special Aunt Hestel, who was like a sister to Inez.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Monday, November 27, 2023 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm.  Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery River Hebert in the spring.  

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their care and compassion to Inez and her family during her brief stay.

For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

Inez Josephine Speare