Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


Wesley Mulley

June 21, 1935February 14, 2020

It is with profound sadness and heartbreak that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, Wesley Mulley. Wes passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Friday, February 14th, 2020. Wes was born in North Sydney on June 21st, 1935, to the late J.W. and Marion (Harnem) Mulley. Early in life, Wes worked as an underground supervisor in our local coal mines for 38 years, eventually retiring from the Prince Mine. He was an active outdoorsman, fisherman and golfer. Loving the outdoors, he loved nothing more than spending a summer’s day at his favourite place in Ross Ferry, appropriately named “Mull’s Point.” Wes was a dedicated member of Wilson United Church in Florence until its closure in 2015, being the lone male choir member. He loved nothing more than going to church every Sunday morning to enjoy fellowship with his friends and to sing his favourite hymns. As a member of the Bras d’Or Seniors and Pensioners club, he enjoyed playing darts and bingo weekly with all of his friends, and most importantly, his special friend, Barbara Pyke. He was a talented self-taught musician, with the ability to play any instrument. He loved to play and sing along to his favourite tunes, and up until his passing, could be found watching old school Merle Haggard on “The YouTube” at any given time. Wes had an immense love for his children. Never one to want time alone, he was fortunate to have a close circle of family and friends always willing to provide support. He was a man of great compassion, kindness and generosity; he was full of love, life and laughter. He had the most infectious belly laugh and wanted everyone to laugh along with him. Dad was our rock, our confidant, and biggest supporter. He had an innate ability to detect when one of his loved ones was feeling low and would do his best to lift our spirits. He is survived by and will be immensely missed by his dear children; Cathy (Ian), Joanne, John (Janine), Sherry (Eddie) and Troy (Leanne); his grandchildren, who he always referred to as his “sweethearts”; Melissa (Rick), Griffin, Kiana (Kyle), Joy (Makyle) and Ty; great-grandchildren; Dean, Chanel and Atlas. Also, surviving Wes are his spouse, Joyce Mulley, sister, Marion “Mamie” Johnstone, brothers, Wayne Mulley and John R. Mulley, and his long-time companion friend, Barbara Pyke. In addition to his parents, Wesley was predeceased by his siblings, Minnie, Murdock, Leonard, Angus, William, Ina May, Susan and Madeline, and his sweet grandson, Connor Wesley Mulley. Wes left this world the same way he lived, surrounded by everlasting love. Though he may have been a small man in stature, he had a presence that was larger than life. Wes could always be heard before he was seen, and we will miss hearing his stories. Our family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Northside Homemaker Service Society, the wonderful nursing staff of 4A and the Palliative Care Nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for taking such compassionate care of him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice Palliative Care Society at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. A private service will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”


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Kelli Mulley

February 29, 2020

My Uncle Wes was an ever present figure throughout my life growing up in Cape Breton. He always had a very enthusiastic greeting and was always interested to hear about what you were up to and how you were doing. He took great interest in talking to all of his nieces and nephews, making them feel important, and he was a tremendously giving father to his own children. In Middle River he had a huge garden filled with vegetables that he loved to share. I never eat beet greens without thinking of him. I remember one particularly good feast of deer meat with mushroom gravy...I remember many songs sung by the bon-fire, many hot dogs served, many many sounds of laughter and swinging in the swing and tire he hung from the tree. It feels like no time has passed since those days. It's not easy living so far from home and rarely seeing the people who are so important to you. He was a wonderful person who was wonderful to be around. My heartfelt condolences to my cousins Troy, Sherry, John, Cathy and Joanne, to my Dad (Wayne), my Aunt Mamie, and uncle John R., and to his grandchildren as well as his companion Barbara. I know he left behind a beautiful legacy of people who were inspired by his love and kindness.

Edward Russell

February 27, 2020

Truly so sad to hear of Wes's passing!
Always remember him as being an extremely friendly person. His genuine approach and deep respect for a person will always remain with me. Our trips to the Bell's were always brightened by his warm spirit. Although we were not close friends, I feel privileged to have known him.
Eddy Russell


February 25, 2020

Wes was always so good to us "kids " while visiting in Middle River. I would be staying at his brother Wayne's . Wes would always be sure to come see us kids ( myself and 3 neices)speak and be interested in what our lives held. Running into Wes as an adult, he always recognized who you were and would always have a chat. A beautiful man with a beautiful spirit.

Sharon McGean

February 21, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. He was a gentle soul and he will be missed at the Bras d’Or Seniors and Pensioners Club. Condolences to the Mulley family and Barb Pyke. RIP Wes

Diane Ramsay Ernst

February 21, 2020

Cathy, Joanne, Sherry, Junior and Troy. and families.
I was so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. My parents always told me to address my elders properly, but Mr. Mulley would insist I call him Wes. Wes was like a father, always caring, always asking how I was doing. He was a gentle, loving man and always had a kind word for a little girl he called, Di. I'll always remember our times watching 'Hockey Night in Canada' on Saturdays nights in the living room. During intermission Wes would hurry off to the kitchen and make some snacks. He was determined to recreate the flavor of a local chicken restaurant. Whether he ever was successful or not, I'm not sure but his creations were always good.
I am thinking of you all during this time and hope you can draw strength from the care and support of all who loved your father. He was one of the best.
Love, Di

Bart Cooke

February 19, 2020

To the Mulley Family.
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father.
I will never forget his kindness, he always treated me very well.
Please accept my condolences.
Bart Cooke

virginia & sandy lewis

February 18, 2020

Sandy and myself are very sorry to hear of Wes passing our prayers are with the family. We had many a laugh at the senior club with him

Irene Hill

February 18, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories that include Uncle Wes. But probably the most that come to mind are centered around Middle River. Our miners summer vacation spent in Middle River with all the Mulley cousins.
Our condolences to all Wes' special sweethearts, Cathy, Joanne, Junior, Sherry, Troy and Barbara
He will be missed
Love Irene and Hal xoxo

Colleen Roberts

February 18, 2020

Very saddened to hear the news that Uncle Wes had passed away. We had such wonderful memories growing up within the Mulley family, we were very lucky. Wes had a particular charm of always making each one of us feel special. Sincere condolences Cathy, Joanne, Junior, Sherry, and Troy. He will be greatly missed.

Maureen Murphy

February 18, 2020

Sherry and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Your father was a lovely person, heart of gold and beautiful smile. He will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure to have known him. Our deepest sympathy.