Mary Rockwell

January 21, 2018


Mrs. Mary Rockwell (nee Whelan) passed peacefully away at Pleasantview Towers on January 21, 2018, aged 85 years. Mary was predeceased by her husband Carman (A.C) Rockwell, her parents, Captain John and Marcella Whelan, her brothers, Dr. Patrick Whelan and Fr. John Whelan, and sister Agnes Greene. Leaving to mourn Mary are her loving family: step daughters Corinne (Bob) LeDrew, Carolynn McFarlane, and Claire (Laurie) Willar. Grandchildren, Bobby LeDrew and Lorne LeDrew, Tony McFarlane and Jeannie McFarlane, and Darin, Dayna, Devon and Denise (Caines) Willar. Siblings George Whelan (Gloria), Dr. Ron Whelan (Betty Lou) and sister-in-law Marie Whelan. She had many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends who will always remember her wonderful sense of humour and zest for life. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9. Wednesday, 10-12. Funeral service to take place at Carnell’s chapel on Wednesday, Jan 24th at 1:00pm.


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Not only a friend to my Mother but a friend to me. Only knew this lady from meeting on the occasion, but you would not leave the room without Mary making you smile…. 🙂

God Bless you Mary….rest in peace.
I always enjoyed your friendliness and kindness and interest in us. I remember the little gifts you gave when you came to Mom’s house for a dinner one time.

Claire and family,
Mary definitely had a piece of my heart and always will. She was one of a kind and I will never forget her humour, charm and quick whit. May she Rest In Peace and fly free with the angels. I’ll never forget you Mern. Love you xoxo

Claire and Corinne,
So sorry to hear of your stepmother’s passing and also your aunt. Regardless of age or circumstance the passing of loved family members leaves an ache in our hearts.
I am sure as well as sadness you are thankful for their lives. Please extend my condolences to other family members.

To the family of Mary Rockwell, from your friends in New Brunswick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Even though both my parents have passed, I still remembered both Carm and Mary with fond memories. Rest in peace Mary- perhaps you are sitting around a table with Mom, dad , Carm and Dick talking about Duck hunting season and enjoying a drink. Bless you all- Kathy Thomas Parks (daughter of Jim and Marion Thomas).

The Rockwell & Whelan Family
I will always remember the great times I had at Mary & Carm’s on regatta day. May she rest in peace

Claire and family,
So very sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May your happy memories be always in your heart…

Marcy and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear aunt. Thinking of you, and keeping your family in our prayers. Kelly, Herb and Sarah Kean

Marilyn, Gerry and family. Here you are again with another loved one gone to heaven. Although this has been a hard week for you losing two very special people, take comfort knowing they are sisters together as they did not want to be apart.

Losing someone can be hard to take
the pain that you feel when your heart has to break

The memories you keep are all in your mind
as you search your soul for more to find

The years will pass, memories shall fade
but I will assure you, you’ll see them again someday

Surrounded by clouds and pure white doves
they are listening and watching sending you lots of love!

May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Such wonderful memories fill my thoughts. Mary was such a beautiful person with an awesome sense of humour and quick wit that drew so many people to her, and a heart as big as life itself. My life was enriched by her presence. Fly freely, beautiful soul.

Our families have been blessed!

Mary you are gone but will never, never be forgotten. Your sense of humour and kindness will live into eternity. Love you forever. Elizabeth.

Whelan and Rockwell Families
My condolences to you.
Mary and I were in school together starting in grade one or three, and at 85 years that’s a long time ago. We grew up together all through high school,playing on the basketball courts, which for both of us was a lot more fun than in the classroom.
I have been living in B.C. for the past 58 years but we always saw each other when I was visiting at home. And of course, in between,the phone was our lifeline.
You and Agnes are both at peace now so enjoy being with the Angels. I won’t forget you.

Claire,Laurie and family,

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mary,she will be missed but the great memories will be with you always.

Kevin and Lillian Joy

To the loving family of Merny.

I am Joan Duffy’s granddaughter and Merny was like a second grandmother to my brother Nicholas and I. Whenever we would come to visit Grandma it always meant we got to go to the mall with Grandma and Merny and of course be spoiled then go to lunch and listen to all the stories they both had to tell. They were the best of friends and I was very lucky to have them both in my life. Now they are finally together again starting all kinds of mischief I am sure. An angel on earth was called home for sure with her passing. I wish your family lots of love and peace is this difficult time.
Love Natasha Wadden xoxoxo

Rockwell , Willar, LeDrew and McFarlane families
All of our memories of Merny involve the telling of stories ..laughter ..and usually some form of wisdom.. Mern always she told told us “remember where you came from.” Well we came from a wonderful family and we hope you and Aggie are together with Rupert and Carm having a laugh and singing a song…we will miss you every day …xoxo Love always
Marilyn Gerry Gerard and paddy Greene

Rockwell and Whelan families: I would like to express sincere sympathy to you all on Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who brought laughter and smiles to us a children with her funny little songs and recitations. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..

We’re so very sorry to learn of your loss, Ron and family. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. May Mary rest in peace.

Claire and family
So sorry to have read about your Mom’s passing. I know its been a while but having seen the notice I had to let you know your not forgotten. Please accept my deepest sympathy and hope hings get a little easier as time goes by.

Corrine & Bob,
Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. We go back many years ago when we worked together . Our thoughts are with you.

My condolences to Mary’s Family:
I worked with Mary at NL Housing for many years until she retired. She was such a great lady always good for a laugh and a story. RIP Mary.

Claire and family,
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Precious memories of her will live on as she now is at peace. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Dear Rockwell and Whelan Families,
I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was so kind and funny, and her voice could always be heard telling great stories in a crowd. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.


My condolences to you and your family, Claire!
Mary was a great lady, full of vim and vigor!
Thinking of you!

Sorry to hear of Mary s passing .My Sincere Condolences to Claire and Family

Margaret Willar

Rockwell and Whelan Families,

I was very saddened to hear Mary’s passing. She always had a smile on her face and had a special way to bring a smile to everyone she met with her great sense of humour. Please take comfort that she is with Carm now in a better place.

Sending you condolences and hugs from Ottawa.

Rockwell and Whelan Families,
My memories of Mary are filled with laughter, love and compassion. She was a wonderful person and has finally been called home. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Regretfully we are away for the winter and will not be there to share in the final celebration of her life.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
Love Brenda and Bill

Fly with the angles my friend

Rockwell and Whelan Family,

I was saddened to hear about Mary’s passing, what a joyous, positive spirit Mary was. She was one of my mother’s best friends and I will never forget her sunny disposition. There was never a time when I was in Mary’s company that she wasn’t laughing or joking around and having a glorious time. Every time I saw Mary coming to the house I knew I was in for a good laugh or funny story. She had that natural ability to make people laugh and also feel good about themselves. She had a heart of gold and would do anything to help you out.
Mary is now with Carm and also joins her sister, Agnes. I guess God wanted the package deal and got the two wonderful Whelan sisters at the same time.
God Bless Mary your humour and your love for life will be sorely missed!

Rest in peace my friend 💓 I’m gonna miss ur wonderful smile!! Your at peace now💓💓💓