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Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home - West Branch

20 Seventh Street West, Cornwall, ON

OBITUARY

John Whyte

29 July , 193215 September , 2019
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John (Jack) Chesley Whyte ~ Peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2019, of Cornwall, aged 87 years. Dear husband of 61 years to Joan Lillian (Malyon) Whyte, loving father of Kathy (Jacques) Laroche, Carolyn Whyte, Kenny (Rachel) Whyte. Dear grandfather of Joey, Sarah, Scott, Jonathan and Joshua, and great-grandfather of Emily, Aidan, Liam, Kaleb, Abby, Carter, Bradlee and Hailey. John is predeceased by parents Stanley and Florence (Marcellus) Whyte, and brother Stanley McLean Whyte and sister Lila-Jean (Whyte) Hisey. Jack taught geography and guidance at CCVS early in his career, and eventually moved into management and became the Co-ordinator of the A/V Department for the Upper Canada School Board. He also had a life-long passion for photography, animals and nature. A special thanks to the staff at Heartwood for their care and support during his last days. Family will be attendance at LAHAIE AND SULLIVAN, CORNWALL FUNERAL HOME, WEST BRANCH, 20 Seventh Street West, (613-932-8482) from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday September 22nd, and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with inurnment to follow. Donations to the Diabetes Association, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 22 September , 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, 22 September , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 23 September , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 23 September , 2019

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Jack & Shirley Martel

21 September 2019

So very sorry for your lose of your father
We are very longtime friends of your dad & mom
Thinking of you all at this sad time
Jack&Shirley Martel

Pete Hisey

20 September 2019

It was always an event at our house when Jack and Joan were coming to visit. Our mom would hum happily as she prepared and we'd watch out the window waiting to spot their car. We all knew it would be a week of warmth and laughter.

I remember their wedding, when I was about four. Jack got a priceless picture of me swiping a big gob of icing from the wedding cake.

I will always miss him and be grateful for the wonderful sense of family he provided. He was a wonderful man.

Rachel Whyte

18 September 2019

My father in law, second dad. Memories of camping, hiking in Algonquin Park with the kids and family.
So many beautiful pictures, he made my life a more picturesque world! Thank you Jack

Jackie St.James

18 September 2019

I am Joan's sister and Jack was more like a brother to me for I was 9-10 when they got married. He was a very kind man and a lot of fun to be with. He will sure be missed. My condolences go out to his children and grandchildren and family

Barbara Adams

18 September 2019

I remember being stranded on a chair lift at Mont Tremblant on an extremely cold day. Jack , Joan ! Clarence & I waited for nearly an hour to be taken off the chair by means of a pulley held onto by members of ski patrol, That was a memorable experience!
We also had many fun holidays together- Always enjoyed Jack's great sense of humour! Rest in peace Jack.p

Robin Tugender

18 September 2019

I remember when you lived on Sydney Street and it was winter. Your dad took me home on the back of his skis. It was pretty cool.

Mark Day

18 September 2019

I worked with Jack at the School Board for years, he patiently took this young guy at the time under his wing. I learned so much from him. He was a great guy to have as a boss. He put up with my musical passion and encouraged me without me even realizing. I haven’t seen Jack in years but even in 2011 he assisted me by writing a wonderful reference letter that helped me secure an O-1 Visa to live and work in the USA. I’ve thought and spoke of you often , Jack thanks for your kindness, patience and for truly being one of the good guys. I will miss you.

Mark

Sheila StThomas

17 September 2019

I have many fond memories of visiting Uncle Jack & Aunt Joan. After Mom and Dad, Susan and Tom moved to Arizona it was comforting to know that I had family just across the Canadian border. I enjoyed many delicious meals at their home and lots of laughs too! I stayed at their house the night before I was moving to Arizona in Oct 2011 they drove me to Montreal airport.

Bill Hisey

17 September 2019

Uncle Jack was the kindest soul I've ever met. He had such a great sense of humor and he always made me smile. He was a special man who I feel lucky to have known. My deepest sympathy to Joan, Kathy, Carolyn, and Kenny and all the grandkids and great-grandkids.

Bill Hisey

Carolyn Whyte

17 September 2019

I wanted to share this photo of my dad’s facial expression as he was so content with his favourite “Goatee” in his arms.

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