Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer on September 25, 2020 at the L. A. Miller Centre of St. Thomas Line at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Eileen Whalen; brothers James, Tom, Leo (Sandra) Paul, Gerard, Pat and Loyola; sister Mary (Bert); and nephew Scott Whalen.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Florence; his pride and joy , daughter Lisa (Mike); his two precious grandchildren who he absolutely adored Madison and Zachary; two special step grandchildren Meagan and Mitchell; his four legged buddy who never left his side, Bailey; brother and best friend John (Lorraine); sisters Lorraine (Mike), Linda and the Brace family. Len had many nieces, nephews who will always remember his generosity, wisdom, humour and love; special friend William McCarthy and long time friend Cyril Baggs.
Special thanks to brother in law Lin for all of his help and support during his last two months at home; also his special niece Leona for all the visits and always making him laugh.
We would also like to thank all the Palliative Care Nursing Staff and clergy at the Miller Centre.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral, 329 Freshwater Road. Following COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will take place from 7 -9 p.m. on Saturday, September 26th and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Family Parish, Paradise. Interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery, St. Thomas Line.
At this time of COVID 19 we ask you if you could email your name and phone # for tracking purposes if you are planning on visiting. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flowers gratefully appreciated or donations in Len’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“That man is a great success – who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of friends and family and the love of children, who has accomplished his task, who leaves the world better than he found it, who has appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it. Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.