Patrick Whelan

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Patrick Gerard Whelan

September 30, 1926 – July 25, 2023

Pasadena, NL


It is with great sadness that the family of the late Patrick Gerard Whelan announce his passing on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at the Western Long Term Care, Palliative Care Unit in his 97th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his daughter Mary (Darren) Pardy; son-in-law Bill Warrick; grandchildren: Jennifer, Rick, Lori and Scott; great-grandchildren: James, Cayle, Parker, Keaton, Kaylee, Eliott and Everett; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite (nee Fitzgerald); daughter Patricia Warrick (nee Whalen), parents Joseph and Mary Whelan, brothers Jack, Joseph and Harold, sisters Helen and Josie. Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Patrick and Marguerite on Saturday, July 29 @ 11:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Parish in Pasadena with Father Gerard Patry officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Pasadena Christmas Hamper Association.


Done Roving

In the Humber Valley, where the mighty river flows,
My life’s tale unfolded, as love began to grow.
As I embraced marriage, my heart filled with glee,
My heart would forever belong to the beauty who captured me

Fortune smiled upon me, a job secure,
With Caterpillar, Newfoundland's allure.
From Pasadena to Corner Brook, each day,
Through Humber Valley, I'd joyfully make my way

The scenery, oh, so captivating and grand, Nature's artwork, painted across the land.
As seasons approached, I’d whisper in delight, "Watch the trees bud and leaves take flight."

The first signs of life, so healthy and fair,
Like my love’s gaze upon me, a gentle, loving stare.
Standing in the beauty of a perfect day,
Yet some days, rainstorms would have their say.

A glittering shower, a hundred rhinestones' gleam,
Nature's treasures, a mesmerizing dream.
And then, as I journeyed along the river's glide,
Frost-kissed trees adorned the scenic drive.

Excitement coursed through each moment's thrill,
A symphony of sights, a heart that couldn't be still.
Days at work, brimming with joy and cheer,
Each evening a feast, a happy day's dinner near.

In Humber's embrace, a tale was spun,
Of love and labor, of riverside fun.
Much roving through life's delightful display,
The Humber’s enchantment, forever to stay.



Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Holy Rosary Parish
Main Street
Pasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Patrick Whelan

1926 - 2023

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