A resident of Cornwall for the past 30 years, Solon Whitteker passed away at the Cornwall General Hospital on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was 79.
Solon was born in Matilda Township, on December 3, 1934, to his parents Mahlon and Alma Whitteker (nee Casselman).
Solon was a devoted family man who loved children. After his children grew up and moved away, he offered a playground in his backyard so he could watch the neighbourhood children play and laugh.
He loved watching John Wayne movies and listening to music, especially Stompin’ Tom Connors.
Solon is survived by his children Almon of R.R.#1 Iroquois, Lawrence “Tank” (Linda) of R.R.# 1 Iroquois, Lynn Bissonnette (Richard) of Calgary, Gloria Barnhart (William) of Cornwall, Steven of Cornwall and Heather Malyon (Greg) of Lancaster.
He was a dear brother to Betty Barkley of Winchester and Marion Barkley (Don) of Inkerman.
Solon will be fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Robert, his grandson Jamie Bissonnette, his sister Marjorie Baker and his brothers Bill, Don, Sheldon and Harry. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, July 4th from 10 a.m. until time of the Memorial service at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Janet Evans.
Interment followed at Dundela Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.