It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Whalen on June 20, 2021, at Joseph Brant Hospital, surrounded by his immediate family plus siblings and their family. Frank was 67 years old, born on July 5, 1953, in Flower’s Cove, NL.
Frank has had a wide range of career experiences but what he enjoyed most was the business he built in his hometown which included an auto repair garage, gas station, restaurant and a variety store. Plus, he owned and operated the school buses. He loved the camaraderie within the Lions Club membership! He also thoroughly enjoyed his truck leasing business in Toronto.
He is forever remembered and loved by his devoted wife Sheila, sons Paul (Angie) and Chad (Niki), and Poppy’s angels Olivia, Alyssa, and Gwenivere. He also really enjoyed spending time with his immediate and extended families. He had many very special childhood friends whom he thoroughly enjoyed keeping in touch with.
Survived by his sisters and brother Winnifred (Maxwell) Seymour, Wallace (Rita) Whalen, Glenda (Michael) Lloyd; nieces Krystal (Cam) Marconi, Amanda (Marc) Charlebois, Jackie (Randy) Rodney, Joan (Mladen) Zuvic; nephews, Jordan (Tina) Seymour, Andrew (Amanda) Lloyd, Alexander (Gaia) Lloyd, Willie (Ivy) Whalen, Gregory (Katrina) Whalen and many good friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary Jane Whalen, his brothers Baxter (Mary Ann) and Leslie Whalen, sisters Irene Whalen, Josie Whalen, Marie Morewood, Sybil March, and nephew Jock (Marilyn) Whalen. Also survived by loving in-laws Bill, Nat, Wince, Elva, and special sister-in-law Beulah.
Private Visitation will be held at at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, L7P 2S7 on Thursday, June 24th from noon-1:00pm. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 rules, visitation will be by invitation only. The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00pm. Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery 3353 Guelph Line RR1, Burlington, L7R 3X4 to follow. Remembrance can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
For those who wish to watch the funeral service from home, please see the livestream link below. The livestream link also includes an Online Family Guest Book for viewers to sign.
Sunday June 20th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Frank Whalen Sunday June 20th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:, Province: Ontario