John Whittle

Obituary of John William Whittle

It is with great sadness the family of John Whittle of St. Bernard’s announce his passing at US Memorial Hospital, St. Lawrence on July 7th,2021 at the age of 84 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Cynthia Whittle (Scott) of Marystown; sons Johnny Whittle (Kim) of AB, Tim Whittle (Sabrina) of AB and Shawn Whittle of St. Bernard’s ; grandchildren Gerard Whittle (Margaret), Nathan Whittle-Drake (Catherine), Jonathan Whittle, Landon Whittle, Helix Whittle and Sarah Coombs (Rico); great grandchildren Lily Coombs, Myah Coombs, Sophia Whittle, Nicholas Whittle and Lucas Whittle; sisters Pauline Marshall (Bryon) of Garnish and Irene Power (Johnny) of Burin; brothers Austin Whittle (Beth) of ON and Rudolph Whittle (Deanna) of AB plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by wife Loretta; parents Austin and Gladys and siblings Elizabeth, Mary and Leo. John was a very quiet man and when he did speak he was very soft spoken. His greatest love was berry picking if you wanted to get him talking you only had to mention a good spot of berries and that was all he needed to get the conversation going. He loved all animals and anything to do with boating he enjoyed. He was a great father, grandfather and great grandfather. His grandkids were his delight he loved them dearly. He will be missed by his family and will cherish their memories forever. Family will be accepting visitors on Saturday, July 10th 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Serenity Funeral Home, Burin and on Sunday from 1-9PM from Sacred Heart RC Church, St. Bernard’s. A maximum of 50 people are permitted in the funeral home at one time with a walk through visitation in keeping COVID 19 regulations. Everyone is asked to sign the contact tracing sheet upon entering the building and wear a mask. Please note there is no food permitted in the building. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, July 12th at 1PM from Sacred Heart RC Church, St. Bernard’s with interment following at RC Cemetery, St. Bernard’s. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to his daughter Cynthia who will decide a charity of her choice to make donation too. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin. “We listen. We learn. We walk with you.”
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