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In memory of
William MacWhirter
January 10, 1924 – February 28, 2019 - 95 years old
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. William MacWhirter which occurred at the age of 95 years on February 28, 2019 at the Hospital Hôtel-Dieu in Gaspé.
He was predeceased by his wife Mrs. Evangeline Doiron.

He leaves behind:
his son William MacWhirter Junior ("Champ") (Jann);
his daughter Jo-Ann MacWhirter (Mick Kennedy);
his grandchildren Dylan and Jenna Kennedy;
his great-granddaughter Bridget;
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Visitations will be held at the Valère-Fortin Funeral Home, located at 86 Jacques-Cartier Street in Gaspé, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm and on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1 pm to 1:45 pm.

The funeral service will be held at the Cathedral Christ-Roi in Gaspé on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 pm.

Interment will take place during the summer in Hopetown.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Legion.

Following the funeral service, we invite you to join the family at the Gaspé Legion for a light snack

The Valère Funeral Home has been entrusted with organizing the above mentioned services.
Message from Mitzi Ross March 05, 2019

My sincere sympathy to all of Bill's family. My father Lance Ross fought in the Battle of Hong Kong with Bill during the Second World War and were taken as POW's for nearly 4 years. I will always remember him as a hero who gave so much so that we may all have the freedom which we enjoy today. Rest in peace Bill. We will never forget!

Mitzi Ross

Message from Lance Enright & family. March 04, 2019

Thinking of you and your families at this time. Sorry for your loss. Can still remember staying with Aunt Lynn when Uncle Muck worked in Murdockville and driving around Gaspe passing out cigars to celebrate Champ.

Message from Ghislaine Coulombe March 04, 2019

En espérant que les souvenirs de cet être cher à vos yeux puissent vous apporter la paix intérieure et vous réconforter.

Nos plus sincères condoléances en ces temps de profonde tristesse.

Message from Bruce Lemieux March 03, 2019

My deepest condolences to Champ and Joanne. I will miss not going to visit him.

Message from Linda Smith March 03, 2019

I would like to take this time to offer our deepest sympathies from all my family to each and everyone of Mr. Bill's family. He was a great and honorable man and was loved by all who knew him. Growing up he was a big part of my family and I always considered him Gramps to me.
Due to the grippe I have, I may not be able to attend the services, but that doesnt mean my heart is not there with you all.
Love you Gramps, rest in peace and continue watching us from above.

Linda Smith and family xxxxx

Message from Marc Briand March 03, 2019

Mes condoléances les plus sincères aux enfants de Bill et les familles.

Message from Pierre Bergeron (LCol R'td) March 03, 2019

Champ and Jo-Ann,
On behalf of my mother Cécile, my wife and I, we extend our most sincere condolences to the family. Our family link goes back to the 50's and the support your parents gave my father as he started the Pentecostal Church in Gaspé. My personal link with you father is as a Canadian Forces veteran and the stories that we shared. Your father was a hard-working man with a deep sense of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as the community celebrates his life at the service this afternoon. May he rest in peace!
Pierre Bergeron (LCol R'td)

Message from Josette Marticotte March 02, 2019

En espérant que les souvenirs de cet être cher à vos yeux puissent vous apporter la paix intérieure et vous réconforter.

Nos plus sincères condoléances a Johanne et Champ en ces temps de profonde tristesse.

Message from Donald Leduc and Gina Fortin March 02, 2019

Our deepest sympathies Champ, Jann and family for the loss of your father. Will always remember him as a great man. Sorry to not be able to make it to the salon but our thoughts are with you. Will see you soon.
May your father rest in peace.
Donald and Gina

Message from May Smith March 02, 2019

My sincere condolences to all the family
He will be greatly missed!
R.I.P dear friend

Message from Gwen and George Roberts March 02, 2019

Champ and Jo-anne please accept our deepest sympathy. You dad was always welcoming and great fun to be around. He will be missed, but the memories of any of the times we spent togther will live on.
Gwen and George

Message from Peter and Gayle Churchill March 02, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you, Bill, Jan and your whole family on the loss of your beloved Father. Know you made his last months happy with his ability to stay at home and be cared for and loved.
We will see you in the Spring.
Peter and Gayle

Message from Bill Enright and family March 02, 2019

So sorry Champ & Jo. He was always my favourite uncle and I will miss him and Aunt Lynn very much.

Message from Darlene and Richard Webster March 02, 2019

So sorry to hear of your father's passing.....our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.....keep strong my friend

Message from KENNETH,DENISE COTTON March 02, 2019


Message from Barry March 02, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Message from Jim Jensen March 02, 2019

Champ, my sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. It was a great honour to have met your father and to have had the opportunity to talk with him. I really appreciated listening to some of his life adventures and his never ending support for members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Rest In Peace, He will Never be Forgotten.

Colonel Jim Jensen
Canadian Army
Royal Canadian Logistics Service

Message from Joanne Ahern March 02, 2019

Jo, Champ and families: sending my sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear Dad. How he loved you and always spoke to me about you both with such pride. Hugs going your way.

Message from Cynthia Enright March 01, 2019

My deepest sympathies to all the MacWhirter families, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.........Uncle Bill you will be messed ...... both you and Aunt Lynn are together again

Message from Benoit and Gail Dorion March 01, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family and friends of Mr. Mc Whirter.May He Rest in Peace.

Message from William Boulet March 01, 2019

My sincere condolences to Champ & Jo-Ann. Your dad was a true hero and distinguished Vet! We are all grateful and respectful for his time in the service . He was a great man who was inspirational, patriotic and fought for our freedom! Many fond memories while visiting your place and chatting with your dad!

Bill Boulet CD
Lieutenant Navy
Royal Canadian Navy

Message from Kelly Baylis-Smith March 01, 2019

offrons nos plus profondes sympathies en ces moments difficiles. Que nos pensées vous accompagnent dans cette épreuve.

Message from Eugene ADAMS (Coco) March 01, 2019

Champ, Joanne and families. I would like to pass on my sincere condolences, he was a great man that I enjoyed chatting with at the Legion on my trips back home. May he RIP.

Message from Nancy Risser March 01, 2019

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Will cherish all the great memories your father and I had during the Remembrance Day train ❤️

Message from Bernatchez Lynda March 01, 2019

Une pensée pour la famille..J'ai des bons souvenirs l'image d'un bon monsieur souriant xxxxx

Message from Blake and Nadine Patterson March 01, 2019

our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. MacWhirter..

Message from Art Jones March 01, 2019

My sincere sympathy Joanne, Champ and families.
I always enjoyed chatting with your Dad and usually saw him on my Gaspe trips.
He was a fine man.

Message from Linda Clements March 01, 2019

Johanne, Champ and the family
Je vous souhaite mes plus sincères sympathies. Je suis vraiment triste de savoir que votre père est décédé. Il est parti rejoindre sa chère Lynn! Pour moi, monsieur Bill, était un homme solide et une fierté pour tous les gens de Gaspé ! Ce sera donc une très grande perte! Je vais garder de bons souvenirs de lui ...

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