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“Auntie Vi”

Lavina Ilene Whittaker (past President of Nobel UCW and avid volunteer) passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Age 93 years.

Beloved wife of the late Harold Whittaker. Precious mother of Bill; Jim and his wife Lisa, Patty Forbes and her husband Bert Woods; and Joe and his wife Peggy. Dear grandma of Jonathan (Julie), Sarah, Ryan, Benjamin (Donna), Danielle Harvey (Matt), Francine, Jim (Brandi), Scott, Pamela Nelson (Kirt), Christopher, Tyler (Michelle), Matt, Angela (Randy), and Shelley (Martin). Adored great grandma of Jamie, Jenna, Jordan, Calvin, Bella, Violet, Jax, Abby, Luke, Marissa, Branden, Weston, Alexa, Claire, and Madeline. Loving daughter of the late Emmeline (nee: Craig) and Willard Thomson. Dear sister of Fanny, Doreen, Ollie, and the late Fred, Phoebe, Martin, and Morley. Vi will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Resting in the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, where the family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 30th between 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. and also on Friday, January 31st, between 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 31st at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

Interment Fairholme Cemetery in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, Lakeland Long Term Care or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


She was a wonderful lady . I can hear her laugh and see her smile. You were blessed to have her as your Mom, Grandmother and GG.
Thoughts and prayers are with
Ken and Trudi

-Ken and Trudi Weeks

Lavina was an amazing woman and will be missed by so many .. my heart goes out to all who loved her.

-Holly Fawcett Brown

I wish you comfort during your sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)

-S. Ellis

We are truly saddened for the passing of my Aunt Vi. You were like a mother to me and I love you very much. I’ll never forget my summer and Christmas breaks with you. It was the greatest time of my youth. Rest peacefully Aunt Vi. I am missing you already.

-Rick and Dorell Davis

Sincerest Condolences to All of the Whittaker Family at this most difficult time. May You Cherish All of Your WONDERFUL MEMORIES with Her throughout your Lives. Aunt Vi touched the HEARTS of so many people in her Lifetime. Her Love and Caring of others was exemplary and her Joyous Personality was Second to None. Parry Sound and Nobel have lost a Wonderful Individual who was very well known throughout the Communities for so much, and her Legacy will go on Forever. Thanks For The Memories Aunt Vi and May God Bless You.

Clayton & Family.

-Clayton Stevenson

I was very sadden to hear of Mrs. Whittaker's passing. I would like to send my sympathy to Joey, his family and the entire family. Vi was a very important part of my childhood and I admired her very much. She was an important person in our community for such a long time. I will always think fondly of her and I will always remember the special time we spent together. Such a beautiful person and loving mother is how I remember you. I am sad as I was going to visit on family day weekend this year. I'm sorry I waited to long to tell you how very special you were to me. Rest in Peace Mrs. Whittaker. You will be missed by so many!!

-Ellie May Sutherland (Donnelly)

So sorry to hear about Auntie Vi. I have many fond memories of her.

-Rev. Wanda Winfield

So very sorry to hear of Vi's passing. I'll never forget the awesome baked goods she used to give to us kids around the village...she was a wonderful and always cheery lady.

-Wayne Scriver

Condolences to the Whittaker family, and all her other family and friends.

-Tom North

Condolences to the Whittaker family.Thoughts and prayers

-Shawn and Diane Stanley

Patti & Bert my condolences to you and your entire family. Vi was a lovely lady who always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed.

-Vivian Moore

sorry to hear of Vi's passing, a great lady
she will be greatly missed.

-Martin smith

I'm so sorry about the passing of your Mom Patty! I really enjoyed visiting her and listening to her stories. She was so creative with her recycling hobby. You are in my thoughts.
Leena Kennedy

-leena kennedy

I was so saddened to hear about Vi's passing. My heart goes out to her friends and family. I had the honour of working with Vi in Nobel at Crestvu Square. She was such an amazing person that always made us smile and I count myself very fortunate to have known her.

-Jamie Johnson

My first memory of, my good friends Mom, was as a volunteer handing out Field Day ribbons at Nobel School when I was in grade 1. And later, when Jim, Bill and I were off playing hockey, so was she, on a ladies hockey team coached by Bucko McDonald. However, she reached legendary status in my family for rescuing my daughter Kim who at, not yet 3, decided to leave our home in the CIL village square, and go visit her grandmother on Pine Ridge Drive. She was trucking up Hamel Ave. when Mrs. Whittaker, thankfully, saved her from her ill conceived venture. She also saved us, not being able to find our lost child, from full blown panic. I will be forever indebted.

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family.

-Ron Vankoughnett

Vi Whittaker was the happiest person that I have ever known. She had a way of making the day seem better. Vi will be missed by everyone that knew her. May God bless and comfort all her family and friends.

-Susan Aapro

My sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Vi Whittaker. A very kind, happy person who always met me with a big smile which was always so appreciated.

-Susan Johnson

The community of Nobel has lost a community icon, it didn’t matter what was happening in our community, a wedding, funeral, grade eight graduation , birth of a beautiful new born, vi was always at the front and foremost of taking the lead in all special celebrations. Our community has lost this special angel but hopefully has left a legacy for all our young folks to follow
May you rest in pease vi in gods loving arms
With such love dan and Cindy vankoughnett

-Dan and Cindy vankoughnett

We have known Vi over many years through the United Church life in Nobel and Otter Lake. She was always so welcoming and warm , and had the most marvellous positive outlook on things. A loving heart and a spirit of optimism - two very wonderful traits. Deep sympathy to you all, from Pat and Richard Poole

-Pat and Richard Poole

Our most sincere condolences go out to all of our Whittaker cousins. We dearly loved Aunt Vi and are thinking of you all at this time. She was such a wonderful person and a very special aunt. She has left everyone with many wonderful memories.

-Larry and Bonnie Thomson and family

Our thoughts and condolences go out to you all. Hoping that you find comfort in the good memories of times gone past. ❤️♥️
Helen and Abe.

-Helen Ayers and Abe Vander Welle

Sorry to hear of your loss .Patty you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time .

-brian forbes

Dear Bill, Jim, Patty, Joey and extended family members: i am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her from so many years ago as a kind, gentle person with a tremendous laugh. A great lady.

-Jewell-Ann Parton

Our sincere condolences to the Whittaker family. May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

-Sylvia Stanley-Gorham

She was a great gal. My sincere condolences to all the family especially Fanny. Cherish the memories.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Velma Daley

Are sincere sadness to hear of Vi passing she was such a inspiration to all.To all the Whittaker family are sincere Condoence and prayers.

-Terry Dianne and my mom Mona McConnell

Vina was one of the most giving person I have known.
Our family was blessed to have been counted in as her friends.
Love from Janet and Bob

-Janet Mckeown Woods

Thinking of you and sending our love. There has to be tons of good memories to treasure.

-Vince and Anita Chechock

I have told many stories to my husband and my son of Auntie Vi... especially her halloween gimmicks... the ghost sliding down the stairs... the "human" scarecrow sitting on the porch only to jump up and listen to us scream in terror and sheer delight all at the same time... the many craft nights at my moms house... the soap swans, crosses, snowman etc the list goes on... catering and my mom would say... "now Auntie Vi would not like it if you lick your fingers" so we took extra special care to not.. she will be missed but remembered so very fondly... xo to all family and dear friends. I'm sure her and Lynda are crafting up a storm!!

-Stacey (Taylor) Brayford

To the Whittaker Family
I am sorry for your loss today . Vi lived her life with a positive attitude . She warmed everyone's heart with her genuine kindness sense of humour. Many local babies were snuggles in her special blankets. Love to all❤️

-victoria eves

So sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of her and her infectious laugh. Her, my grandmother Audrey, Vida and Kay did a lot for our wedding.
We will always remember her kind heart.

-Robin & Dave O'Gorman

Patti, I am so sorry for the loss. Your mother was a lovely lady, she will be truly missed. Condolences to you and all your family. Karen(Dixon) Armstrong.

-Karen Armstrong