It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa Ann Whalen (Duffney), age 88, of Sydney. Theresa passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Harbourstone Enhanced Care Nursing Home, Sydney.
Theresa was born in Sydney and was raised by the late Dolly Dalton and Walter Ardelli.
Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her husband, James Whalen; brothers, Pat and Raymond Duffney; sons, Raymond, Murdock Whalen and daughter, Patricia.
Theresa is survived by six children, Jimmy (Sharon) Debbie, Brian (Helen), Ronnie (Karen), Alice and Valerie (Roger); daughters-in-law, Agnes and Liz; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Theresa in her earlier years worked for the Little Flower Orphanage in Sydney, Holiday Inn and in the kitchen at the City Hospital until she retired. Theresa was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother who will be missed by all that knew her. Theresa enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially travelling to see her extended family as well. She was an avid dart enthusiast and bowler and loved watching soap operas, game shows and playing bingo and cards with the occasional visits to the casino.
The family of Theresa wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the many care organizations that helped to make her life better.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Theresa Whalen will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Theresa may be made to Diabetes Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Jim, Sharon and Family: So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Staff of Regional Chiropractic
Our most sincere Condolences, She will be greatly missed.
From: Ken & Joanne Duffney
I’m so very sorry for your loss, I played darts with Theresa for years at the East Bay Legion,she was a beautiful person,she will be greatly missed ???
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My fondest memory of her will always be her determination in being here to watch her granddaughter Theresa get married. R.I.P ❤️
Sending deepest sympathy
Doddy & Bobby Keel (Hollohan)
Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
Rest easy nanny I love you
Give mom a kiss for me.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Theresa.
Sorry for your loss, RIP Theresa
Thinking of you and your family. It is hard to lose a loved one.
Aunt Theresa was the best, I will miss her dearly. Hugs and sympathy to the family.
Sincere condolences to all Theresa’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences, prayers and peace to her family, God Bless and Rest In Peace
I’d like to offer my condolences to the family of Theresa(my grand mother)and may she rest in peace with my grandfather James Whalen ,Patricia Hillier(whalen)and uncle Murdock Whalen I will miss her deeply I have the fondest memories of her as I grew up making sure to visit all her grandchildren on holidays’,birthdays and even on grading day making us all feel special and loved by the kindest woman I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.she has lived a long selfless life dedicating her life those who needed her and no doubt will continue to do so until she greets us with open arms when our time come to join her in heaven where she will watch over us. r.i.p nanny whalen
Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all, sending hugs to each one of you.
So very sorry Sharon my friend for the loss of your beautiful mother-in-law. Hugs & prayers to you & your family .xo Sandra Caume.
Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family,
I’m very sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. I worked with her at City Hospital. She was a very sweet and kind person. My prayers are with you.
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all
Very sorry for your loss , they say only in passing can the true weight of any relationship truly be felt. I know the weight on you now seems heavy but in time it will get lighter…. if you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask … Margaret and Ed …..
you will forever be missed and loved. i will cherish all memories of our visits, shopping trips. lunch dates at Zellers, and wuick visit to timmies to get s sprinkle donut and chocolate milk. You may have lived so far away but you made sure to make such a special bond. You never missed a birthday or special occasion. I’m greatful you were apart of my special day. i know you’re out of pain and living it up in heaven. Though we lost you on earth we all gained a guardian angel. Rest in Peace Nanny I love you xoxo.
We would like to express sincerest condolences to your entire family on your recent lost. Although words cannot take away the sadness you feel please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the many happy memories you share with her be a source of comfort and strength as you move on. As you keep Theresa’s love in your heart, remember that you are surrounded by thoughts of support and caring at this difficult time. God Bless You All.