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Sidney Whan

February 29, 1948 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 72)


Sidney Neal Whan

(February 29, 1948 - August 28, 2020) 

Sidney passed away suddenly at home on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the age of 72. Beloved husband and best friend of 54 years to Pauline (Gurnsey). Son of the late Lawson & Winnifred Whan. Loving father of Robert Whan (Gloria) and Teresa Cotnam (Jeff). Proud Poppa of Kyle Gibson (Allison), Brandon Gibson-Whan, Ian Gibson-Whan, Nicholas Cotnam (Jemmah) and Cailey Cotnam. Dear brother of Norma Granlund (Allan). Pre-deceased by his brothers Arnold Whan (late Rorie) and Ronald Whan. Brother-in-law of Mildred Moss (late Arthur), Floyd Gurnsey (Doreen), Thelma McMain (late Al), Barbara Reynolds, Nancy Rahberger (Johnny), late Leon Gurnsey (Linda), late Stanley Gurnsey (Laura), late Mary Lott (Roland)[Linda], Harold Gurnsey (Mabel), late Gary Gurnsey (Cathy), Judy Lott (Clifford), Connie Detlor (Ronnie), Diane Lang (Murray) and Kevin Gurnsey (Wendy). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.   

Sidney loved fishing, hunting, helping neighbours and had the ability to make friends where ever he went. He loved hockey! His favourite team was the Pittsburgh Penguins and favourite player was Sidney Crosby. He always joked that him and Sidney had a special bond in sharing the same name.

He was the best Poppa in the world! His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He would often tell them stories and always had their best interest at heart. Sidney was a very blessed by having four amazing grandsons and one grand-daughter who was Poppa's Princess. They will love and miss him forever as we all will.

As per Sidney's wishes, cremation has taken place with Goodfellow's Funeral Home, Parham with no visitation or funeral service. We wish for his loved ones, neighbours and friends to remember him with laughter. He loved a good joke and always had a smile. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at

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