WHALEN, Don­ald (WHIP)

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with great sad­ness that the fam­ily of Don­ald “Whip” Whalen, 89, an­nounce that he passed away sud­denly on Fri­day, Jan­uary 20 at his home in Riverview, one week prior to his 90th birth­day.

Whip resided in Monc­ton, New Brunswick but was for­mally from Syd­ney River, NS.

Born in Sault St. Marie, On­tario in 1927, Whip moved to Syd­ney from Saint John in 1947 to play hockey for the Syd­ney Mil­lion­aires where he met his wife of 63 years, the for­mer Ber­tilla MacDon­ald.

He was in­ducted into the Nova Sco­tia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 as a mem­ber of the 1948 Syd­ney Mil­lion­aires team that won the Mar­itime championship ti­tle and went on to play for the Al­lan Cup against the Toronto Marl­boros at Maple Leaf Gar­dens.

After an in­jury ended his hockey ca­reer, Whip went to work for the Cape Bre­ton Post in Syd­ney. After re­tire­ment, he and Ber­tilla en­joyed trav­el­ling the world from Florida, to Spain to Mex­ico but al­ways re­turn­ing to Mar­ga­ree Forks to spend time fish­ing the Mar­ga­ree River, golf­ing in Cheti­camp and spend­ing time with fam­ily.

He will be missed by his chil­dren, Mike ( Con­nie) Groves Point, Joe ( Paul), Chelsea, Que, Dar­lyne, Monc­ton, Al­fie (Sylvia), Eastern Pas­sage; his grand­chil­dren, Troy ( Emily), Cal­gary, Kirk (Kelly), Cal­gary, Devin (Jessie) Toronto, Ja­son Power ( Laura), Saint John, Aaron Power, Monc­ton, Kayla (Sean), Coles Har­bour; his great grand­chil­dren, Tavin, Cal­gary, Oliver, Cole Har­bor and Essen and Lochlan Toronto.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Pri­vate memo­rial ser­vice will take place at a later date.

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