WHALEN, HENRY ROSS

ross small.jpg

October 30, 1934 - April 7, 2019

Passed peacefully away at Corner Brook Western Memorial Hospital in his 84th year, Ross Whalen of Flower's Cove on April 7, 2019. Born in Flower's Cove on October 30, 1934 to Henry and Chatfield Whalen. He married the love of his life, Ellen (Genge) and they were wed on November 27, 1958 and shared 60 wonderful years together. Ross and Ellen were blessed with three children, daughter: Judy Sheppard (Ed); Sons: Lorne Whalen (Wanda), Melvin Whalen (Judy); Grandchildren: Chuck Sheppard (Michelle), Chad Sheppard (Emiley), Corey Whalen (Shawna), Chelsie Astles (Andrew), Ross Whalen; Great-grandchildren: Jenna Sheppard, Kayla Sheppard, Logan Sheppard, River Sheppard, Gracie Whalen, Haley Whalen, Claire Astles; Sister: Hazel Archel. Family was the highlight of Ross's life but he also enjoyed berry picking, fishing, cutting wood and playing cards. He had several working skills, he worked with NL Hydro as a Meter Reader and a Groundsman; he also worked with Lundrigans building the roads in the St. Anthony area; he was part owner of a scallop dragger. He was a jack of all trades who instilled values of hard work and independence of his family. He was and is deeply loved and fondly mourned. Pre-deceased by his parents: Henry and Chatfield Whalen; Sisters: Hilda Way, Jessie Coombs, Beatrice Shepherd, Blanch Pitcher, Sue Gould; Brothers: Orick, Ralph; Visitation to take place from the St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Flower's Cove; Family Service is Thursday, April 11th, 8:00 pm and Funeral Service is Friday, April 12th, 2:00 pm. Interment to follow.