Lillian Mae Spinney
The passing of Lillian Mae (Goodeill) Spinney, wife of the late William John Spinney, formerly of St. George NB occurred at the Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews NB on January 5, 2022. Born in Utopia NB on February 22, 1933, she was a daughter of the late C. Austin and Vivian (Hamilton) Goodeill. A loving sister, aunt and friend, Lillian is survived by one sister: Frances (Blair) Thompson of Bayside NB; one brother: Larry (Donna) Goodeill of Lepreau NB; chosen family: Laura Lee (Jerome) Parker of Lord's Cove NB; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Lillian was predeceased by her sister: Alice Young.
Prior to retirement, Lil worked for NBTel as an operator and later went on to work in the office at Connors Brothers in Blacks Harbour and Scotiabank in St. George. A well known and active member in the local community, she was the first to volunteer her help for anyone who needed it. She loved gardening, knitting, quilting and had many stories to tell about her travels with friends and family. In her younger years, Lil could often be found at the camp in Utopia with her husband and friends. No matter the task, Lil made sure she had fun doing it and always had a smile on her face. She was a long time member of the St. George Baptist Church and her love, humor and devotion to her family and friends will be deeply missed.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a visitation and funeral service for Lil will be held in the spring. Burial will follow in the St. George Rural Cemetery. In Lil's memory, donations to St. George Baptist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.