April 22, 1932 - October 21, 2017.
Bill was born in Vancouver to Bill and Kay Whalen. He spent his formative years (WW II through the 1950s) in Woodfibre, BC. He had an endless supply of stories from those days with which to regale his children and grandchildren. He met his love, Mary Johnson, at Southlands Riding Club and they married in 1963, eventually moving to Port Coquitlam. He started work with his father at Whalen Customs Brokers and retired from A&A Contract in 1996. They moved to a beautiful home in Kamloops where he was a member of The Dunes Golf Club. He loved gentlemanly pursuits, particularly fly fishing and hunting game birds. He is survived by Mary, brothers Brian (Ann) and Terry, sister Patricia, sons Bill (Laura), Patrick (Tanya), Michael (Tara), daughter Ann (Al) and his grandchildren, Emily, Peter, Rachel, Jack, Ayrn and Alice. He is predeceased by his brother Jim. There will be no service, by his request.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 27, 2017