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Born: Oct 16, 1986

Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2022

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October 16, 1986 – September 11, 2022

Peacefully at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 11, Whitney passed away in her mother's arms at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
Whitney was predeceased by her grandparents, Ed and Sheila Barham and Albert and Ombra Reece; her cousin Lorri, Uncle Jerry and Uncle Buddy and Aunty Joanne.
She will be forever missed by her parents, Lance and Grace Barham, sister and best friend Jessica Barham, her brother-in-law Jeff Grondin and niece Aubrey; her fiancé Travis and his children: Logan, Connor, Ben and Isabella.
She is also survived by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her cousin Jayme shared a special relationship with Whitney.
Her military family was large and was a very important part of her short life.
Whitney's military career allowed her to visit 36 different countries from South America to Northern Africa and countless points in between - receiving many accolades along the way for her contributions.
After sailing the high seas for many years Whitney wanted to be closer to her family. When offered a position in Winnipeg with the military, she was happy to move back home.
More recently Whitney met Travis McNichol and his four children. Mom was Whitney's new role and something that she cherished. Filling a void in both her life and theirs.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on September 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Teulon-Rockwood Centennial Centre in Teulon, Manitoba.

Arrangements by
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services Teulon.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (20 entries)

  • To Grace, Lance, Jesse and extended family. Words cannot express the sympathy we feel for your huge and grievous loss! Our most sincere condolences and love are extended your way. Praying that you find some comfort in the loving support of family and friends. Love always!! Swany & Vicki - Posted by: Sveinn and Vicki Sveinson (Cousins to Grace) on: Sep 30, 2022

  • Lance, Grace and Jess, So sorry for your loss. Our deepest and sincere sympathy. - Posted by: Kelly & Brian MacDonald (Friends from the old neighborhood) on: Sep 27, 2022

  • I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to your family, my prayers are with your family. - Posted by: Karen (School friend of Grace) on: Sep 25, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to Lance, Grace and Jessica and all extended family from myself, my parents and my family. I had the pleasure of knowing Whitney when she was in Anola Elementary school and Grace worked the canteen, I grew up across the road from Lance and Grace as a teenager, Saw them quite often as they would come over and play cards with my parents. So sorry to hear of her passing she will be missed! Rest in peace 🙏 - Posted by: Sharon Ewasko (Neighbour and friend) on: Sep 22, 2022

  • Sailed with Whitney for years on the Winnipeg, she was always so much fun and cheerful. I remember her and I chatting on the upper decks at sea, we did that fairly often when the nights in the ocean got long. We fell out of contact a few years after that but whenever we bumped into each other on base our in town we always chatted like we were still shipmates. I will miss you dearly Whitney, you made life on ship just a little bit better. - Posted by: Cody hardy (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2022

  • Whitney had such an infectious smile and was such a pleasure to work with. May she rest peacefully. Sending my condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Roseanna (Colleague/friend) on: Sep 21, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of Whitney's passing. We were in grades 3 to 8 together and always had fun at each other's birthday parties. We met again some time ago when I was an officer cadet in the Military and she too was just starting her military career. Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Samantha MacGregor (Early middle years classmate) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • Dear Lance and Grace, I am so sorry to hear of Whitney’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. Marci - Posted by: Marci Elliott (Cousin ) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Whitney's passing. I met Whitney when she worked at 17 Wing. I always saw her at the Remembrance Day services in Teulon. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace sweet girl. - Posted by: Dawn Gray (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • I knew Whitney while she was in the recruiting position and we traveled together to events. We became friends and started hanging out as that and more than coworkers. I last recieved a call from her about 3 months ago and she wanted to plan a get together. We were shocked to hear her passing and her RCMP coworkers want to pass on our deepest condolences. If someone can whenever they have the time can reach out on email to us for a little closer as this was very sudden for us as well. Again our condolences to her family and finance. She will be missed. - Posted by: Theresa Daranciang (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • I met Whitney when she started coming to the Teulon Remembrance Day Services. Whitney always had a smile for anyone, we got to chatting and I was very impressed with her and how much she had done in her life already. Whitney was a ray so sunshine for everyone, she loved talking to the veterans I think because she could relate to them, they adored her. she always brought a tear to my eyes when she played the last post at the services. I will miss her greatly and think of her often. She will be missed by so many. My prayers and thoughts to her family. She now has new seas to sail. Go with God Whitney. Miriam - Posted by: Miriam Blahey (Acquaintance) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to Lance and Grace and extended family. May you find strength and support from family and friends at this difficult time. - Posted by: Andy & Kathy (Gillespie) Bell (Neighbours and High School Friends) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Whitney’s passing. She was such a sweet girl and accomplished so much. Our deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Kathy Bially (Friend ) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathy Grace and Lance and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Friends from Dominion City. Joey and Bert Simpson - Posted by: Bert & Joey Simpson (friends) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to your family. - Posted by: Mitzi Borodenko (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • Lance, Grace, Jessica and family, Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family in this time of great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dale and Sharon Brad - Posted by: Dale and Sharon Brad (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • Dear Grace, Lance, Jessica and families. I can't begin to tell you how shocked and saddened we were to learn of Whitney's passing, and we can only imagine the grief you are experiencing now. Please know our thoughts are with you amid memories of horse and cutter, snowmobile, suppers and general all around fun times we had with your family, and how devoted you were to each other. Whitney's absence will leave a large hole in your lives, as well as in her new families lives, and as we all continue on with our own life, she will always be remembered for the successful young woman she became, in no small part due to your influence. We are unable to attend the Remembrance Service, but please know that we will be aware of the time, and will stop to reflect. Take good care, and stay safe. Peggy and Brian - Posted by: Peggy and Brian Llana and Deano McCowan (friends) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • Lance, Grace and family Our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy on the your loss of Whitney. A young life gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Barry and Joyce Mankewich - Posted by: Barry and Joyce Mankewich (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • You don't know me, however, I am very touched by this notification. I wanted to thank her for her service, everyone must be very proud of her. I am so very sorry for your loss. Darlene - Posted by: darlene newman (Stranger) on: Sep 17, 2022

  • Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Kristin (None) on: Sep 17, 2022

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