Leonard Michael Whalen

April 18, 1950 to September 25, 2020


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 mgmcgrath71@gmail.com.

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.



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Florence and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . Amen LEN. gerry/sandra locke

Our deepest condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Oh my Florence, I am so sorry to hear about Len. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. ♥️

Florence, John, Loraine and families;
Sorry to hear of Len’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.


John and Sharon Nolan

Aunt Florence, Lisa and Family,
So sorry to hear the passing of Uncle Len.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Love Tony, Tracey and Matthew Strickland

Lisa, Mike, your Mom and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your beloved dad’s passing. Our sincere condolences,
Eleanor & John McGrath

Florence, Lisa, Mike and Family,
We were heart broken to hear of Len’s passing. We had so many wonderful memories together over the years while camping in the park and our camping trips over the highway. Sending all of our love, take care and may god bless you all.

John: So sorry to hear of Len’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad time. Ding McGrath and Mary Ennis.

Florence, Lesa and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Len’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of our time spent together during our camping years.. Len was a very kind, gentle soul who cherished his family. Hold onto all of your wonderful memories and know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Very sorry to hear about Len’s passing…Condolences to all the family love from Betty and Gord/

Condolences to all the Whalen family. Len was a good friend of mine. I will miss our chats when we used to meet

So sorry to hear of Len’s passing. Condolences to all of the Whalen families.. I have lots of good memories of time spent with Len in our younger days. God Bless. Doug and Judy Tucker and family

so sorry florence for lens passing, i remember many a time we all had together, now rob is gone this 5 years and now len is gone. but that’s life I guess , love to you and family, louise.
sorry for the bad writing ,5 weeks ago I fell and broke my right arm and it is really hard with only your left arm to do any thing with.


Clara and myself wish to passed along our sincere condolence to all the Whalen family of the passing of our friend Leonard ( Len ). I worked with Len at Labatt Brewery and found Len to be a fine man who always had a smile for everyone. May he rest in peace and God Bless.

Florence, We were very sorry to hear of Len’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to you, Lisa and family.

My condolences to the Whalen family on the loss of Len from Don and Dan Follett that worked at Labatts Brewery together for years best of friends RIP Len u were a great bit of fun will cherish many years that they worked together at the plant

So sorry for your loss, Florence. We have many fond memories of our summers in LaManche. RIP Lenny.

Len was a wonderful man who always made time to chat or give you a wave whenever you seen him,. Our condolences to Lisa, Florence and the entire family Whelan family during this very sad time.

To Florence , Lisa , Mike and all the family ; We are so sorry to hear of Len’s passing . Sending love and prayers to you all at this very difficult time . Cherish the beautiful memories .

To the Whalen family we are so sorry to hear of Len’s passing please accept our Deepest a Condolences during this difficult time. .

Florence, Lisa, Mike and family,
So very sorry to hear of Len’s passing.
Thinking of you all.
Sending love and prayers to help you through this difficult time,
Dodi (Whelan), Mark, Charlie and Theo Todd

Sorry for your loss condolences to you and your family may he RIP..

Aunt Florence, Lisa & Family

I’m absolutely heartbroken and beyond what words can describe to hear of my Uncle Len’s passing. He was a gentleman, courageous to the end and so very kind hearted to a fault.

It’s extremely hard to accept the loss of my favorite uncle, and I will forever miss the very special relationship we shared. I’ll miss our talks, visits and the tormenting we would give each other. It was just our way of showing our love for one another. He was way better at it than I was and was a master for telling jokes.

He would always make me smile and laugh whenever I was in his company. I have so many fond and loving memories of him that will help me get through this difficult time. He was loved so much, well known and respected by so many and will never be forgotten. He left a pretty big hole in my heart that only time will heal.

My condolences to you all and may the memories you all made together through the years help carry you moving forward in life and know he is in heaven watching over us all.

Love Tina & Greg

Lisa , Mike and family, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all