Pamela Cecilia Whitley

Whitley, Pamela Cecilia-Halifax

Died peacefully in her sleep aged 84, at the Halifax Infirmary, April 5, 2007. Born in Manchester, England on April 23, 1922, the daughter of Frederick Nunan and his wife, Mabel. Pamela grew up in Ireland, Yorkshire & London, where she worked during World War Two as a secretary in the Ministry of Intelligence.

In 1956, she emigrated with her husband, Kenneth Whitley, and their son, Raymond, to British Columbia- eventually to Courtenay, where they lived for four decades. In her working life, Pamela was the office manager of her husband’s Chartered Accountancy practice. She was also an actor in the Courtenay Little Theatre, a local Red Cross volunteer and long-time member of the Courtenay Rotary Annes and the Soroptimists’ Club. In 2001, Pamela and Kenneth moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be nearer their son and his family.

Pamela is predeceased by her parents and her elder brother, Philip. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, and by her son, Raymond, his wife, Judith Campbell, and their daughter, Emma. Pamela is also survived by a sister, Patricia, and a brother, Howard, both in the United Kingdom. Her family gratefully acknowledge the care and attention shown to Pamela during her last years by the staff of the Halifax Infirmary and of NorthwoodCare. Donations in Pamela’s memory may be made to the Glacier View Lodge Society, the seniors’ home in Comox. She will be sadly missed and lovingly recalled.

Therefore we can go die as sleep, and trust

Half that we have

Unto an honest faithfull grave,

Making our pillows either down or dust.