WHALEN, Howard Vincent (Howie) - Of Walford passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elliot Lake on Thursday, August 3, 2006 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lambert). Dear son of the late Joseph and Mary Anne (Denmark) Whalen. Loving father of Joseph (wife Jen), Terry (wife Joyce), Todd (wife Erin) and Tim (partner Freda) all of Walford and the late Dennis Whalen. Will be sadly missed by 12 grandchildren. Dear brother of Ray (wife Hilda) and Dorothy (Mrs. Joe Ouellette) both of Massey, Robert (wife Thora) of Sarnia, John (wife June), Kay (Mrs. Alex Morin), Joan (Mrs. Jim Ross) and Diane (Mrs. Gordon Beckett) all of Sault Ste. marie, Mrs. Oneta Harman and Mrs. Edith Duff all of Walford and the late James Whalen, Monica Cole and Mary Whalen. Resting at the Walford Community Centre on Monday, August 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday August 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Walford with Father Francis Reid officiating. Cremation to follow with interment of the ashes in the Walford Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME, Espanola.