Gordon Bruce Whalen

May 7, 1929 to August 23, 2016


Passed peacefully surrounded by his family on August 23, 2016 at the Health Science Centre at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Gladys, sister Blanche Noseworthy, brother Chesley Whalen, precious daughter B. Raylene Cull, parents-in-law Clarence Bert and Minnie Hudson and 3 infant brothers. Leaving to mourn his loving wife  of 63 years Dorcas (Hudson), children Lynnette (Guy),Bert (Patricia), Karen (Geoff), Paula (Doug) and Lori (Doug), grandchildren Tony (Clarice), Trevor (Gina), Christopher (Stephanie),Kendall (Danielle) Colin (Joline), Bradley (Kelly), Melissa (Jean), Jerry (Nicole), Krystina (Drew), Samantha (Len), Kayla (James), Kyle, Emily and Ethan (his buddy), great grandchildren Katie and Kelsey Whalen, Eryn Legrow and Spencer Raylene Cull, sisters Betty Gosse (Jack), Susie Legrow (Joe), Marion Vincent(Eric), brother Cecil Whalen(Lorna),  sister-in-law Laura Whalen  and special friends Bert and Laura Butler, Alton and Florence King. The family would like to thank the staff at the Health Science centre for their support and compassion, Rev. Grant Stuckless for his visits to the hospital during his last days. Gordon served as a Fire sergeant for 25 years with the St. John’s Fire department.   His retirement years were dedicated to small family business, fishing, great love for the outdoors which he instilled in all his family. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. On Thursday and Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Bauline United Church, with interment to follow in the Bauline United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Bauline United Church Fund. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.



2-4 p.m. on August 25, 2016

7-9 p.m. on August 25, 2016

2-4 p.m. on August 26, 2016

7-9 p.m. on August 26, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday August 27th

Bauline United Church


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Lynette and the Whalen family, so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Hold the wonderful memories you have of him close to your heart.

Dear Dot and Family, I was so saddened when I heard the news of Gordon’s passing. I have many fond memories of your visits to Portugal Cove Rd, Deep Bight and our visits with you to your store and home in Bauline. As a young girl I especially enjoyed my visits to the Kents Pond Fire Station while Gordon was on duty as the Fire Chief. I so enjoyed our visit with you back in 2008 and had hoped to see you guys this past summer but time didn’t prevail. Please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers.

Prayers and thoughts with your family, on the passing of a great man.
Rest in peace Gordon.

Dear Dot and Family. So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. He will be always remembered fondly, Loved the times spent listening to him and my dad talking old times and of course the meals of lobsters.

My deepest condolences to the Whalen family. He was a great man.

So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing, we are in Halifax and unable to get back to visit you and attend the funeral service, rest assure our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. God bless you all as we grieve the loss of this wonderful man.
Betty & Jack

Lori and family
so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad your thoughts and prayers are with us at this difficult time

Paul & Tracey Burton

So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to all the Whalen family. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the wake or funeral as we are away.

Aunt Dot and Family,So sorry to hear about Uncle Gordon.Cherish all your memories.

Dorcas. and family…… I am so very sorry to hear about Gordon’s passing. He was a wonderful man and we shared many laughs. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family……God Bless….

Howard Hyde and Family

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a beautiful person he was with such an infectious smile. He will be missed by many especially you, his nearest and dearest. Hold on to the great memories you all have. God will take care of you.