Whisken, William “Bill”

WHISKEN- William “Bill” passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2016 in his 79th year. Bill is survived by sister Joan Haycock, wife Fran Whisken, children Steve Whisken (Patti), Kelly Garrison (Tom), Trina Whisken, Sherry Whisken (Hugh Watson), Adam Whisken and Wayde Graves (Susan). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Stephanie Jo, sons Harold and Bobby Anderson, brother Ron Whisken and sisters Georgina Moyes and Shirley Hemsley. Bill fulfilled many successes in his life. He enrolled in the army at the age of 17, where he learned to parachute having over 360 successful jumps. In the early 60’s he joined the St. Thomas Police Force, then later went on to join GMAC in collections. In August of 1970 Bill had a vision and went on to help fund and open the St. Thomas Jaycees swimming pool as a member of the Jaycees Service Club. He served as an alderman for the City of St. Thomas from 1970 to 1974. Bill was also the President of the Children’s Aid Society for Elgin County. In the 70’s Bill was awarded “Outstanding Young Man of The Year”. Bill also became a member of the ‘Gold Card Club” for donating blood over 100 times. After operating a family business for many successful years Bill went on to become the County Bailiff until his passing. Bill always helped the less fortunate and encouraged others to do the same. He will be remembered by many local businesses for his delivery of pizza at the end of each month. Most of all, Bill lived up to the phrase “I did it My Way”. Donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) in charge of arrangements. There will be a celebration of Bills journey on Saturday January 7th, 2017 at the Centennial Sports Club from 1- 5 PM. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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  1. Nicole Boughner Kirk

    Condolences to the Kelly and Tom and the rest of the family.

  2. Rick Brown

    RIP old friend condolences to the family.i always called Bill the man with a big heart.

  3. Katrina Louise Whisken

    He did have a huge heart for sure

  4. LiLi Hooks

    RIP Bill .. you sure were an amazing guy with a huge heart .. no matter the situation he always seemed to find compassion .. he did a lot of collections for me when I was with a few companies .. always a dry sense of humor .. sending condolences to his entire family ❤️❤️

  5. Patricia Ferguson Boughner

    Bill will be missed my condolences to Kelly and Tom and whisken family, RIP

  6. Michele Smith

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father Kelly. My condolences to you and Tom and the rest of your family.

  7. Denise Haun

    I’m very sorry for your loss my friend. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs and prayers.

  8. Jamie Gordon

    Rest in peace Bill . you will be missed !!!! Condolences to the family

  9. Vera McKillop

    So sorry to the family.I hope you find peace.

  10. Kelly. And The family..sorry for the loss of your dad..i remember him well, with kind memories..

  11. so sad Bill you were a great guy and when you make it to heaven those gates will open wide for you.

  12. John Albic-Viva Palmer

    RIP BILL. so sorry for your loss to all the family.i had lots of fun times working with Bill

  13. Jodi Mugford

    My condolences to the family

  14. Bill & Angela Simpson

    Are thoughts and prayers go out to the Whisken family.

  15. Sue Monaghan

    Rest in peace Bill comfort sent to all his family and friends

  16. Maryjane Charlton

    Trina I am so sorry to hear this news ! I will be thinking of you and your family!

  17. My condolences to the whole family. I always liked Bill….A genuine character!

  18. I’m going to miss my best friend forever. Condolences to the family. Pat Vowel

  19. Garg Holmes

    R.I.P. Bill,,,and you DID DO IT YOUR WAY

  20. Karen Connoy

    So sorry to hear this news Trina. Hugs to you and your family.

  21. Kimberley Gordon-Pighin

    Rest in peace Bill Thoughts and prayers for the family. John and I are thinking of you Kelly and Tom

  22. I’m going to miss my best friend. Condolences to the family.

  23. Ann Walker

    Thinking of the Whisken Family. Bill gave in a most caring way! Always felt welcome at the Whisken home.

  24. Carole Lawrence-Neil

    RIP Bill; condolences to the family.

  25. Bonnie June Baldwin

    I am so saddned to read this my sincere condolences to the family

  26. Vic Chetcuti

    R.I.P Bill. I will miss you.

  27. Rick Brown

    I helped Bill repossess a lot of cars.man we had some fun.id pull up with the wrecker and Bill would be all paranoid.id say no problem.within a minute I’d be out of the lane way or buisness.laghing my head off.Bill would say your worse than your dad Browns.

  28. Cheryl Small

    You will be missed Bill.
    Sad year

  29. Shannon McCallum

    You will be missed uncle billy