72, Glace Bay
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Hank Whalen 72, on Thursday August 6, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a battle with Cancer.
Born in Glace Bay on Oct. 25, 1936 he was the son of the late James and Sarah (Waye) Whalen.
He is survived by his loving long time companion, Kay Mac Neil; sons, Robin (Blenda), Glace Bay, Peter, Edmonton, Shawn (Marie), BC; daughter, Denyse Edmonton; grandchildren, Tyler, Bavnah, Zach, Emily and Robson and one great -grandchild.
He is also survived by his sisters, Georgina (Nina) Fowler, Mary-Lou (Art Billard), Hughena (Allan MacIntyre), Lucy Jackson and brothers, Joe, Llewellyn (Patsy) and Rannie (Marilyn) as well as sisters-in law, Ruth and Myrna.
Hank was predeceased by his brother, James (Junior) and sisters, Velma Wadden and Ursula Hynes.
At Hanks request there will be no visitation or public service. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.