William Donald Whitten

August 31, 1930July 7, 2013

Whitten, William Donald, 82 of Halifax, passed away peacefully in the Halifax infirmary site of the QEII, July 7, 2013. Bill was born in Halifax, the son of the late William Henry and Margarita Clare (Myers) Whitten. He was employed by the Nova Scotia Liquor commission for 41 years, retiring in 1990 as Assistant Director of Store Administration. He is survived by his wife Doreen (Mitchell); sister Betty Wright; nephew Steven Wright, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Cliff Wright. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. Memorial Service will be held at Saint Paul’s Church, 1749 Argyle Street, Halifax, B3J 3K4, on July 11 at 11 am. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to Saint Paul’s Church or charity of your choice. To view or leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Susan White-Bona

July 16, 2013

July 17th, 2013
Doreen,Betty and family - I am sorry to learn that Bill has passed. Our condolences and sympathy are with you at this time.
I have often thought of you since our Dad's passing in February. At that sad time you were so kind and it was lovely to visit with you.
You are in my thoughts. Susan White-Bona and Byron Bona (North Vancouver)

John & Sandy Nield

July 13, 2013

Dear Doreen,
We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. John has many fond memories of Bill when they worked together at the NSLC. Our hearts go out to you at this sad time, may your memories help you through the months & years ahead.

Sandra Murphy

July 10, 2013

Doreen, I was deeply sorry to hear about your great loss.My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Sandra Murphy

July 10, 2013

Doreen, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May you find comfort in the happy memories you have of Bill and may he rest in peace. I also lost my dear husband last September.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marianne Ferguson

Ruth Bailey

July 10, 2013

Joan I want to express my condolences to you and Steven on the loss of your brother. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Deborah McNair

July 10, 2013

Betty and Steven :
Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and Uncle.
My thoughts are with you at this time.
Sincere Condolences

Donald Hume

July 9, 2013

I was saddened upon the passing of Mr. Whitten. Bill was a dedicated and conscientious employee of the NSLC. He would drop in to chat with the staff at the Chester outlet (where I was employed) during his stay at his summer cottage in Squid Cove.

My regrets and sincere condolences to Mrs. Whitten and family!
D.V. Hume