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Rosetta May Whalen September 27, 1934 - February 6, 2024

In the early hours of February 6th, 2024, wrapped in the warmth of her electric blanket and the loving embrace of her children, our mother Rosetta May Whalen completed her circle of life.

Born in Pool’s Cove Fortune Bay, September 27, 1934 to Philip and Lillian May, the second oldest of eight children.

Educated at Memorial University Parade Street campus in the early 1950s. A lifelong learner, she started her 26 year teaching career at age 17 in Hodges Cove and ended in Little Hearts Ease in 1991.

Predeceased by husband Harold (2002) daughter in law Gertie (2003), and childhood friend and late-life partner Eldred Bambury (2019).

Her children Harold Jr (Alma), Tom (Cathy), Dennis (Annette) and Daphne (Tom), and grandchildren Debbie, Deana, Daniel, Cody, Cassidy (their mother Laura Whalen), Spencer, Casey and Lenore, and special friend Rick Clarke are grateful for her loving kindness and will cherish the memories made over the years.

She will be missed by her surviving siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews, neighbours, colleagues and the broad church community, and especially by her walking buddy Alma.

Special thanks to Danielle Forbes for her kindness and devotion to our mother, and to Melinda Goodwin BN RN and Dr Sarah Small for supporting mom and the family to enable us to care for mom at home.

We would like to thank all who have helped sustain us over the past seven months with your kind messages and gifts of food. Thank you to neighbours Maxine and Roy for ‘keeping the light on’ as you promised her.

Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Visitation Wednesday February 7th, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. Funeral February 8th at 2:00 pm, Wesley United Church Caplin Cove.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Wesley United Church (Caplin Cove) Cemetery Fund via:

Dana Seward, Box 2536, Hillview NL, A0E 2A0 or by etransfer to:


Funeral February 8th at 2:00 pm, Wesley United Church Caplin Cove.


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    Jack Sweetapple says

    Junior, Daphne and Tom. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of her when You (Junior) and me hung out in our early years.

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    Lorie Noseworthy says

    Debbie and family , sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    Lorie and Glenn Noseworthy

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    Patsy Caines says

    To the family of Rosie (as I always called her), my heartfelt condolences. Rosie was a kind and special lady who never failed to visit Mom whenever she came home. They would enjoy their time together reminiscing about life in Pool’s Cove many years ago. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.


    Patsy Caines

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    Verna, Carl & family says

    Junior, Alma & family. Our sincere condolences to the family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

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    Darlene Snook says

    Dear cousins :Thinking of you all so much. Sending you my deepest condolences. The world sure has lost a beautiful l mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. May you rest in peace beautiful lady. Love you all.

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    Audrey Whalen-Way says

    Sorry to hear of Aunt Rose’s death. She sure had a long and full life. Thinking of you all.

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    Dave and Judy Myers says

    To the Whalen Family, we are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time. May she rest peacefully.

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    George Loveys says

    Dennis, Annette
    So sorry to hear your Mom has passed. Sending our most sincere condolences. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Tammy and George Loveys

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    Bev Whalen says

    So sorry for your loss, my condolences to all the family.

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    Doris Meade says

    Dear Tom and family
    Thinking of you during these difficult days. Your mom was a lovely lady and will be dearly missed. May your fond memories bring you some comfort.

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    Grace (Stringer) Keel says

    Junior, Tom, Dennis & Daphne, my heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your mom. Cherish your many memories to help you through the difficult days ahead. Hugs ❤️

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    Hans Noseworthy says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am sure you have lots of beautiful memories and as we know a mother’s love and touch is never forgotten God Bless.

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    Brake Family says

    Condolences during this time of grief. Thinking about the whole Whalen family today.

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    Sue and Wayne says

    Dear Tom and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Sue and Wayne

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    George Sweeney says

    Daphne and Tom, Liz and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family

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    Heather Connors says

    So sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family.

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    Louise Noftall says

    Tom and family , so sorry for your loss .Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time .

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    Gloria Squires says

    Tom and family.My heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your mom.May she Rest in Peace.

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    Charis Cotter says

    I just heard about Rose. I’m so sorry. Kitty, Tom, Rick and Daniel – please accept my condolences. Rose was always a bright light and a thoughtful presence and I know how much she will be missed by your family and by many others, including me. Take care. I know how hard it is.

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