WHEBELL, Charles - peacefully at Marian Villa on Friday, December 13, 2013, Charles Frederick John Whebell, of London age 83. Beloved husband for 59 years of Margaret. Loving father of Elizabeth Charters (James) of Brampton, George (Lisa) of Woodstock, James (Mary) of Orlando, Florida. Dear grandfather of Thomas and Andrew Charters, and Matthew Whebell. Dear brother-in-law of Dr. Arthur Cole (Judy) of Prince Edward County. Born in Nassau, Bahamas. Completed PhD Geography London School of Economics. Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario. Charles will be fondly remembered by his family, colleagues and dear friends. The family thanks all the staff at Marian Villa for their loving and compassionate care. Visitation on Sunday, December 22 from 2-4 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The memorial service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. at Queens Ave., on Monday, December 23 at 11 am. Memorial contributions to Canadian Red Cross or St. Paul's Cathedral would be gratefully acknowledged.
December 23, 2013, 8:46 am
Dear Whebell Family: As we remember a life well lived, we send you our sincerest condolences. Requiescat in Pace.
Hilary and Peter Neary
John & Vilma Clarke
December 20, 2013, 5:28 pm
A valued teacher and a good friend with a great sense of humour.
Vilma and John Clarke
December 19, 2013, 6:14 am
I, Mushtaq Ahmed , a tiny Geographer from Pakistan ...i am extremely sorry the death of Prof. Charles Whebell . I begin to remember not just like he died, but he that lived, and hos life hage us memories too.beautiful to forget...
Stay with patience to all his family ...because the life is like that ....
Mushtaq ahmed fom Pakistan ..Geographer
Philip and Kathryn Wiegand
December 20, 2013, 2:43 pm
Dear Mrs. Whebell, Liz, George and Jim: We were saddened to hear the news of Mr. Whebell passing away. It just seems like yesterday that we were living at Kirkton Court and the wonderful neighbourhood that we enjoyed. There are countless memories - whether snowballs in the summer that Mr. Whebell would surprise us with; his booming football punts from your front yard to the King's; to shovelling one another out in the winter snow storms; the list goes on. All great and enduring, which we were thankful to be a part of.
We pray that your faith and that of your husband's/ Dad’s is carrying you through these difficult days and for those ahead. We wish we could be there on Monday morning for the service, but will be thinking of you.
With sympathy and kindest regards
Phil and Kat Wiegand, Anna, Maisie, Ella, Christina and Tommy
December 21, 2013, 9:23 am
I remember Dr. Charles Whebell from my graduate studies at UWO. He was very knowledgable and laid the foundation for my personal research in early Ontario. I vividly remember the first few lectures on the geography of southern Ontario presented by him in the fall of 1966. I kept my notes and used them as the basis for lectures in my own career at Trent. Both Chuck Whebell and his colleague, the late Dr. Bob Wightman, made significant contributions to my own subsequent success in Geography. I was also influenced, as were many other researchers, by Dr. Whebell's "landmark" paper on "Corridors in Geography" that was published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers around that time.
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