Harold Anthony Whittle
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 13th, 2016
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, on February 13, 2016, in the company of his loving family and special friends Alison and Martin Melvin. Predeceased by his mother Kyra; his father Frank; and his brother Patrick. Harold was blessed with a loving, caring, and compassionate family. He leaves to mourn and celebrate his life his devoted and loving wife and best friend, Joan (nee Kavanagh). He was an amazing father to his six children and they will miss him deeply, Harold (Lisa), Wendy (Derm) Ennis, Tena Fowler, Ann Marie Baker, Paul (Glenda), Kyra (Marcel) Elliott. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren whom he cherished with love and pride Matthew and Jennifer Whittle, Robyn and Andrew Ennis, Mitchell, Kyle and Noah Fowler, Maria Baker, Brandon and Curtis Whittle, Sarah and Zachary Elliott; and many close friends and extended family. Also, Harold leaves to mourn his brothers and sisters Anna Tobin (Fred), Leona (Peter) Charron, Julian (Barb), Phonse (Myra), Frank (Marg), Alice (Austin) Farrell, Chris (Norma), Beatrice (Gerry), Peter (Mary), Mary (John) Brushett; his brothers-in-law Ray (Marilyn) Kavanagh and Tom Kavanagh; as well as a large number of nieces and nephews. A special thank you to our granddaughter Robyn, BNRN, for all the help, love, knowledge, and support she has given us over this difficult time. Also, thank you to physicians and staff of ICU, St. Clare's. To the nurses of 7West, we thank you for your kindness and respect. It was such a comfort to us. Those were the qualities Harold valued in people the most. Harold lived his life to the fullest. Born and raised in St. Bernard's, Fortune Bay, he started working at a very young age aboard schooners with other fishermen much older than him. Harold always worked hard and had many jobs in his life. He later went on to start his own business where he became a successful and well respected entrepreneur. Just a drive around town with him was a story of how many buildings he had worked on and how they came together. He worked very hard to provide for his family and create the career of his dreams. Harold was a true outdoors man. His happy place was on the salmon river and in the back country on his ski-doo or ATV. Oh the adventures he had! More than anything, he loved his family. He leaves them with fond memories and many lessons on living a life of integrity and determination. "Don't be afraid of nothing!" is something that he reminded his children and grandchildren of quite often. He lived those words to the end. Harold will be resting at Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place from Corpus Christi Parish on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Spinal Cord Injury NL.
Family Caring For Family
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So he wrapped his arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to me".
You didn't deserve what you went through,
So he gave you rest,
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain,
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.