Jocelyn Whalen

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Our Lady of Lourdes
490 Days Rd.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


James Reid Funeral Home
1900 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Jocelyn Thérèse Whalen

Jocelyn Thérèse (Swatman) Whalen

entered Eternal Rest, on Wednesday, March 30th, with the aid of The Divine Assistance, the care of the medical and nursing staff of Providence Care Hospital and the love of her family. Beloved spouse of Nicholas Whalen.  Dear mom to Jacob and Meriel. Loving sister to Charlene Swatman and John (Eden) Swatman. Sister-in-law to Mary (Brian) Stinson, Sister Monica Whalen SP, Paul Whalen, Anne (Brian)Whalen- Knapp, Terry (Cathy) Whalen. Niece to Julie & Jack Lyons, Robert Jones & John Niles. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, and cousins both in Canada and the USA.  She was a much-loved friend and pharmacist to many.   Jocelyn was predeceased by her parents, George and Doris Swatman, and her nephew Christopher Swatman.


Jocelyn’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, April 8th from 2:00-8:00 pm, at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, ON.   The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 9th, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston. (There will be a musical tribute of gratitude and remembrance as well as the rosary before the Mass begins.) Masks are preferred at the Funeral Home and the Church.


Cremation will take place after the funeral.  Jocelyn’s urn will be buried in the family plot at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Picton, in a private ceremony.


In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to donate in Jocelyn’s memory, may do so on-line, to The Jocelyn Whalen Award, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. To learn more about the award click on the following link:


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Jocelyn served as a volunteer at the St Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston. You may donate to the Society by clicking on the following link:


Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may your perpetual light shine upon her.

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