John Whiffen
John Whiffen
Visitation Information
May 18, 2021
Visitation Time
2pm to 9pm
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
Sacred Heart Church, Fox Harbour
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After a lengthy illness, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John Patrick Whiffen, age 74, of Fox Harbour at Carbonear General Hospital on May 16, 2021. 

Leaving to mourn his wife Maureen (his soul mate and best friend for 51 years); siblings Elizabeth Griffin (Ed), Deanie Pittman (Mike), Ben Whiffen (Theresa), Wish Pittman (Kathleen), and Andy Whiffen (Joan); sister-in-law Kathleen Whiffen, brother-in-law Jack Griffiths, in-laws John Hann (Rita), Anita Macleod (Bob), and Tom Hann (Anita); as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his "Little Brother" Paul Baker. 

Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Ellen Whiffen, sisters Martha Griffiths and Annie Whiffen, brother Joseph Whiffen, grandparents Elizabeth Dormody and Patrick Bruce, Maurice and Mary Ellen Whiffen, and father and mother-in-law Thomas and Kathleen Hann.

John was a veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 33.  He served his community for over 20 years as a councilor and mayor.  Her was a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, participated in a Habitat for Humanity Project, was an avid woodworker and loved music. 

Funeral Mass to take place 11am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church, Fox Harbour.  Anyone planning to attend Mass should contact Mary Griffiths at 227-6500.

John Whiffen