Whiting, Robert “Dick” “Ray”

September 12, 1938 ~ August 1, 2014

rsz_whiting_pic2 rsz whiting pic2WHITING, Robert “Ray” “Dick” – Age 75 of Petrolia, formerly of RR#2 Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Clark) Whiting for 50 years. Loving father of Debbie (Steve) Thorkildsen of Hamilton, John (Lucie) Whiting of Sarnia and Corey Whiting of Blind River. Cherished grandfather of Christie, Cassie, Katrina, Tianna and Sierra Thorkildsen and Michael Whiting. Survived by siblings Marion (Joe) McPhee, Gordon (Bernice) Whiting, Leslie (Karen) Whiting, Gloria (Jim) Matthews, Ross (Lindy) Whiting, Grace (Charlie) Whiting, Dr. Wilma (Wayne) Whiting and in-laws Ferne Whiting, Audrey (Ken) Farr and Cliff Zavitz. Predeceased by parents Howard Whiting and Blanche (nee Allingham) (Whiting) Brooks and siblings Carl Whiting, Shirley Zavitz, Frank Whiting and in-laws Judy (Clubb) Whiting and Howard McPhee. Ray was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local 1256. He farmed on the Dawn/Enniskillen Town Line for many years.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.


Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:00am from the New Life Assembly Church, 421 Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia. Rev. Lorenzo Ramirez and Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment to follow in Oil Springs Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs Cemetery Fence Restoration Fund or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation

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  1. Marilyn,
    Sorry to hear about Ray. We are thinking of you. Once things settle down with you, we would like to set up a date to see you. Till then love Barb and Sue

  2. My sincere condolences Marilyn and family – he fought a terrific battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Marilyn I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers 🙁

  4. Hi Marilyn: So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. May he be at peace now and pain free. May God wrap His arms around you and your family, bringing you peace, comfort and love at this difficult time. Sorry we cannot be with you as we are on vacation. Hold tight to those wonderful memories and cherish them forever. We are lifting you all up in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Love, Jim and Elaine

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Ray will certainly be missed my many especially that huge smile he always had.
    Ken and Barb and families

  6. We are sorry to hear about Ray’s passing…Our prayers go out to Marilyn and the Whiting family…

  7. Marilyn so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Although I only met him a few times, he was such a nice man and so proud of his family. We understand that more now as we have grown up. My your memories bring him a little closer as we all walk closer to that great reunion day!

  9. Marilyn
    Bev and I wish to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss of Ray. We will always remember the kinship we forged on your visits in Germany and Nova Scotia. We will stop in and visit in the Spring on our way back through.
    Love Bill & Bev Doman

  10. Marilyn & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He’s not suffering anymore, cherish your memories and take care. will keep you in my thoughts at this time.


  11. Sorry to hear of your loss.Dick will be sadly missed.His smile will never be forgotten.Our Deepest Sympathy to you & the family. Wayne & Glenda.

  12. Dear Marilyn & Family – Thinking of you alll with Love and Prayers – Jim & Carol Michaud-Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

  13. Marilyn, we were so sorry to hear about Dick. Saying prayers for you both.
    Len and Judy McDonald

  14. So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Condolences to you Marilyn and the entire family. Thoughts and prayers.

  15. Our Deepest Condolences Marilyn and family .. Ray was a fun Guy he will be sadly missed by All our thoughts and Prays are with you!

  16. Thinking of you and your family Corey. May all the fond memories you hold of him help you through this tough time. Lisa

  17. I have many fond memories of Uncle Dick. He was a great man! My sympathies and condolences to my Whiting family!