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Wednesday April 04, 2018

WHALEN, Olga Alice (nee Kuczer) 1936 - 2018 – surrounded by her loving family at the Sakura House Hospice, Woodstock on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, in her 82nd year.  Cherished wife of 63+ years to Roy Whalen of Simcoe.  Loving mother of Michael Whalen (Dale) of Barry’s Bay, Sue Jackson (Bob) of Burlington, Deb Whalen (Pete) of Simcoe, Dan Whalen of Port Sydney and Cathy Oakes (Paul) of Ottawa.  Cherished grandmother & great grandmother of Erin-Leah (Jason), their sons Colter & Griffin; Laura (Adam), their daughters Charlotte & Sophie;  Kayla, Ethan, Alexander, Emily & Jacob.  Olga was a go-getter who loved to travel and had been to every continent except Antarctica .  She loved to garden, shop and visit casinos to play the slots.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Norfolk General Hospital;  with special thanks to the wonderful nurses too numerous to list; Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Ali, Dr. Malo and nurse Lawson for their support.  Thank you to the home care support team from L.H.I.N. for the short time Mom was at home, specifically nurse practitioner Lora VanBerlo.  Most of all, special thanks to the team at Sakura House, the nurses Joan and Bonnie, doctors, PSW’s and volunteers for all that you do.  You are all angels.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Olga with her family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 211 Union St., Simcoe on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Lucio Couto as celebrant.  Refreshments will be served in the parish centre immediately following mass.  Private interment of ashes:  Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum, Burlington at a later date.  Those wishing to donate in memory of Olga are asked to consider Sakura House, Woodstock.  Personal online condolences at (519) 426-0199

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