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Born: Nov 20, 1936

Date of Passing: Dec 25, 2020

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November 20, 1936 – December 25, 2020

Douglas (Doug) Whalley, aged 84, passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital on Christmas Day.
He is survived by his wife Denyse (Aikenhead) Whalley; children, Donna, Raymond (Dee), Brian (Sue), Bruce (Denise), Lesley (Kevin); grandchildren, Christopher and Zachary Whalley; sisters, Nancy Wiebe and Joan (Whalley) Russelle; stepmother Sandra Whalley and stepsiblings, Debbie Ryan, Kelly Whalley and Dave Whalley.
He was predeceased by his father Frank Whalley and his mother Marguerite (Franklin) Whalley.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Doug spent his summers from 1954 to 1956 in the Navy RCN Officer training program as a Cadet and later Sub-Lieutenant. He was also a summer student at Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. In 1959 Doug received his Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity. Doug and Denyse married, then relocated to Flin Flon and Snow Lake where he continued work with HBMS. In 1962, Doug moved his family back to Winnipeg and joined Manitoba Hydro as a Professional Engineer, where he continued his career until retirement.
Doug was an active member of Donnelly United Church and Trinity United Church and dedicated his time and efforts as a Board member. He was a very skilled DIYer and could fix just about anything . Doug was an avid cyclist and enjoyed a few trips through the rocky mountains, dabbled in photography, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Winnipeg Male Chorus for many years.
Doug's family was his first priority and he was there for every celebration. His keen wit and love of 'Dad jokes' was passed onto his children. Doug will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Manitoba.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • To Denyse Whalley and all the family, so sorry to hear the passing of your precious husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He may not be with us, but our memories of him will never fade. God bless you all. - Posted by: Marie Virtue (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • Denyse and family, I have such fond memories of Doug and Denyse and our years together at Donnelly United, especially our spirited choir practices! Doug is definitely singing in the greatest choir now - and I'm sure that his voice is joining with those other angelic voices in perfect harmony. Love and sympathies to you all. - Posted by: Myra Banman Wynne (friend) on: Jan 03, 2021

  • Bruce, Lesley...sending my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your dad. May all your memories provide comfort at this difficult time. Thinking of you. Take care. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Friend of Bruce, Lesley) on: Jan 03, 2021

  • A very nice person who never said a bad word about anyone. As an SPD he provided yeoman service to the chapter and the members. The world is a little darker now. - Posted by: Ken Puckall (Fraternity Brother) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • I am the Coord of the Lions Place Adult Day Club, and we enjoyed the live music of the Wpg Male Chorus every year at Lions Place! I remember speaking with Doug numerous times on those occasions, and want to say how touching it was to hear and see these men sing their hearts out every time! Peace to the family. - Posted by: Christine (Wpg Male Chorus connection) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • To DONNA and her family (special hugs to her Mom) I had the pleasure of meeting Donna’s Dad when I went to their home for dinner. Her Dad and I exchange many jokes. I found him to be very witty ..and quite the character. I am truly sorry for your loss especially this time of year. I know the family has many memories and it is those memories that may soften the loss. With sincere sympathy Carole Kowaliuk (friend of Donna’s) - Posted by: Carole Kowaliuk (Friend of Donna’s) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Condolences and well wishes as you grieve and remember Doug’s life He was always an active encourager in all aspects of life. - Posted by: Peter Dyck (Friend ) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Doug was the President of the Board of Directors of Hyline Credit Union. His contribution to Hyline was significant during the period of expansion and growth of the credit union. Doug provided the leadership needed to broadened the scope and vision of the board. He was respected for his insightful and calming approach. It was a pleasure to work with Doug. He could be counted on to supportive and encouraging. My condolences to Denise and family. - Posted by: Don Pavelick (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Know that our thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Lesley McCombs (Friend with Family) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Denyse and family, It is with a heavy heart that I learned of Doug's passing. He was a person who made a difference for many with his generosity and kindness. He was a true gentleman. Never had a bad word for anybody and would drive out of his way to pick up a friend for a golf game. Doug was always enjoyable company. He will be missed. Mavis joins me in offering condolences at this sad time. - Posted by: Will Tishinski (friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

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