Lorna Lillian Whalen

March 3, 1945 to February 26, 2017


Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, on Sunday February 26, 2017, Lorna (Brace) Whalen at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her father Dr. Alec Thomas Brace and infant sister Sandra. Leaving with fond and loving memories of 46 years of marriage: her husband Cecil Whalen, her cherished mother Elsene (Parsons) Brace, sister Beverley Brace, brothers Calvin (Sandra), Wayne (Beverly) and Jeff Brace (Melissa). Many nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held at St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave., on Thursday March 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. Interment at a later date.



2-4 p.m. on February 28, 2017

7-9 p.m. on February 28, 2017

2-4 p.m. on March 1, 2017

7-9 p.m. on March 1, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Thursday March 2nd

St. James United Church


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To Cec. We just heard of Lorna’s passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies.
Lorna and I were school friends at United Collegiate and reunited again as neighbours. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Frank and Linda

To Cec and Family. So sorry hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Rick and Marilyn Gruchy

To Lorna’s Family
Please accept my sincere condolences in he loss of a wonderful wife, daughtr &sister.
Lorna &I Were childhood friends from University Ave. We spent our summers together, enjoying life as teenagers, I had not seen her in many years but recall wonderful memories.
May she rest in peace.

To Cecil & Family; Elsene and Family:
I am very sorry to learn of Lorna’s passing. I first met Lorna in my grad classes in the mid 1980s and we became good friends working together on team/group research and presentations. She was a special lady… so pleasant, kind, loving and an absolute joy to be around. I know this is a heart breaking loss for all of you.
May your wonderful memories and the support of family and friends give you strength and courage to journey through the days ahead.
Belle & (Calvin) Butt
Bay Roberts

To Cec and all the other members of Lorna’s family,
I only knew Lorna in recent years when she came to my hair Salon to get her hair done. Cec, the love you shared was evident in your caring and thoughtful actions. Lorna was a lovely woman whose compassion and love of life always shone through. She will be missed.

The Brace Family: I want to express my condolences to you regarding the death of your daughter and sister, Lorna. I remember her well as the teacher of all of my children at St. Andrew’s Elementary School, and as a colleague when I, too, was in the field of education. She was dedicated and well-liked by all, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Elsene and family: sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. We have many memories of you and your family.Be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers during this diffult time.

Elsene and family thinking of you at this very sad time.
May your precious memories of Lorna give you comfort and peace today and always.

I felt genuinely cared for by Mrs Whalen when she was my grade three teacher in 1976 at St. Andrew’s I remember her as being very glamourous and kind. My sincerest condolences for your loss.

Cec, Bev, and families. So sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was always a ray of sunshine. The times we did get together, we enjoyed ourselves to the hilt. Fond memories for everyone who knew her. Thinking of you all and sending positive energy your way.

To Cecil, Mrs Brace, and Family. Our hearts were deeply saddened to hear of Lorn,a,s passing.Lorna and I became good friends during their years in Bauline..During that time we shared much fun, laughter, and even tears.There.are not enough adjectives to describe Lorna,s personality, but what warmed my heart most, was her ability to understand. Lorna was a shinning star to her family and friends. I realize oh too well, how broken hearted you all are,but may you derive a little comfort from the words of an old Hebrew proverb,which says” say not in grief she is no more, but live in thankfulness that she was” Rest assured that our hearts and prayers are with you as you travel this very sad journey. God bless you all. Hilda and Bill.

Lorna,s Family and Friends,
Saddened to hear of Lorna’s passing. Lorna made a lasting impression on all who she crossed paths with. She was very kind. May God bless you and give you strength at this very difficult time.

Mrs. Brace, CecIL, Calvin, Wayne, Beverley, Jeff and Families. Thinking of you all today as you mourn the loss of your loved one “Lorna”. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have of her. Please accept our deepest condolences. Jim and Maxine (Cuff) Rooney

Cecil and all members of Lorna’s family, I am very sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was a soft spoken, gentle, warm and graceful lady. Lorna and I completed the TEFL diploma program together and became friends following. She loved sharing memories of her family and husband. She was an exceptional person. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get to know you. May God Bless. Cecilia Converse

Cec and Family ,so sorry to here off Lorna ,s passing our prayers and thoughts are with you. we will always remember her may God be with you at this difficult time love to all and may she rest in peace. Betty Charl and Shirley

I knew Lorna , and her mother Elsene from water atobics at the Aquarena . Then met her husband Cec up the country . Lorna was a very gentle and caring person . Always spoke well of people ,
My husband George and I are so sorry to hear of her passing . Our condolences to all the family . She will be remembered for her kindness and personality .
Rest in peace , Lorna !

Sorry to hear of the passing of my beautiful cousin. Though I didn’t see her as much as I would have liked I will always remember her smile and her sincerity. Deepest condolences to Cec, Aunt Elsene, Bev, Jeff, Calvin, and Wayne

Cec and family. We are so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Cherish the memories. May God bless you all at this most difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to Cec and all of Lorna’s family. Len and I are so very sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. Lorna was a ray of light who was loved by all who were lucky enough to have known her. She had the gift of touching people in such a way that always made them feel special. A gentle soul who was kind and compassionate to all those she crossed paths with. The world will certainly be a darker lonelier place without her. Lorna’s memory will be cherished and will live on in the hearts of those who loved her best. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again.

Today I’ve learned of my friend Lorna’s passing. Lorna and I go back to the early sixties when we were teens; friends and neighbours on University Avenue. We shared clothes and makeup, as young girls do, and we laughed a lot. Many years later we reconnected. We holidayed together and visited each other. Like Nancy, I remember Lorna’s lovely smile and how she made me feel by being so interested in me. Lorna was an original with a gentle soul, a wonderful credit to Alex and Elsene. Wayne, Calvin, Beverley and Jeffrey – my condolences on your sister’s passing. Elsene, take care; Lorna spoke lovingly of you always. And Cecil stay well;
You were always Lorna’s rock. Rest in peace lovely Lorna, Pauline

To Lorna’s husband and family. I have fond memories of teaching with Lorna at Parkins Academy many years ago. She was always pleasant and helpful and kind to the children. Deepest sympathy from Phyllis & Max Beckett (FL)

I was lucky enough to be taught, and cared about, by Mrs. Whalen in Grade 3 at St. Andrew’s Elementary. She has been lovingly remembered ever since, as a favorite teacher. I am now 20 years into my own teaching career, and also teaching Grade 3. Reading of her passing in today’s paper, has left me feeling sad, but smiling with beautiful memories of her kindness, smile, and beautiful outfits!. My condolences to the family.
Nancy Russell Corbett