Whittall, Norman Reginald Lafontaine (1891-1983)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 841.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 841.

Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall was the manager of the B.C. Iowa Lumber Company. He lived at 1973 Haro Street in 1917 and 1918.

Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 21, 1891. His parents were Frederick Edwin Whittall (1864-1953) and Adèlaïde Helen La Fontaine (1867-1948). Members of the Whittall family had been prosperous merchants in Turkey since the early 1800s.

Norman first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1911. He was living at 991 West Pender Street and working with the British Canadian Lumber Company.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1209.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1209.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 991 West Pender Street
1912 to 1915 Not listed under Vancouver names
1916 No home address under Vancouver names
1917 and 1918 1973 Haro Street
1919 3890 Cypress Street
1920 3789 Pine Crescent
1921 to 1931 1837 Matthews Street
1932 to 1934 2560 West First Avenue
1935 to 1940 3974 Angus Drive
1941 915 West Hastings Street (Vancouver Club)
1942 to 1955 Number 27, 1311 Beach Avenue
1960s to 1983 Number 803-1245 Beach Avenue

On January 14, 1914, in Vancouver, Norman married Glen Margaret McLennan. She was born in Victoria, British Columbia on October 24, 1891. Her parents were Robert Purves McLennan (1861-1927) and Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Archibald McKenzie (1863-1941). Robert Purves McLennan was a well-known hardware merchant, politician, and banker.

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 28, 1927, page 1, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0727uvic_24#page/n0/mode/1up [page 1 has date as July 29, 1927; rest of issue has July 28, 1927].

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 28, 1927, page 1, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0727uvic_24#page/n0/mode/1up [page 1 has date as July 29, 1927; rest of issue has July 28, 1927].

By 1916, Norman was the managing director of the Iowa Lumber and Timber Company.

In the 1920s he was the president of a towing business called Blue Band Navigation Company.

In 1934 he was with the stockbrokerage firm of Harold H. Peters.

In 1935 he and John C. Ross were in their own firm of stock and bond dealers, called Ross Whittall.

By the 1950s, the firm was called Norman R. Whittall Limited.

Norman was also a director of several other Canadian corporations.

In 1966, Norman R. Whittall Limited amalgamated with James Richardson and Sons of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 15, 1966, page 18, column 4.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 15, 1966, page 18, column 4.

Norman was a member of the Vancouver Club and the Capilano Golf and Country Club.

Norman died in Vancouver on November 8, 1983.

Glen died in Vancouver on December 31, 1983.

Norman and Glen had the following children.

 

James William Whittall

James William Whittall was born in Vancouver on October 12, 1914.

He went to Vernon Preparatory School in Vernon, British Columbia and to Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island.

During the Second World War he was with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He received the Distinguished Service Cross.

He was a financial analyst and the chief executive office of Reed Shaw Osler Ltd. This company was incorporated in Canada in 1968. In 1978, it became Reed Stenhouse Companies Limited in 1978, and it changed its name to Aon Canada Inc. in 1997.

He belonged to the Vancouver Club, the Capilano Golf and Country Club, and the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, along with other clubs in Toronto and in the Bahamas.

He was married three times. His first wife was Mary Elisabeth Filberg (1921-1967). He later married Gwynneth Anne Clark and Audrey Dolores Schatz (Mclean).

James died in Hawaii on February 3, 1999.

 

Roland Harrington Whittall

Roland Harrington Whittall was born in New Westminster, British Columbia in November 1915.

He died in Coldstream, British Columbia, on October 8, 1927, as a result of a snake bite.

Nanaimo Daily News, October 8, 1927, page 1, column 5.

Nanaimo Daily News, October 8, 1927, page 1, column 5.

 

Diana Eva Whittall

Diana Eva Whittall was born in Vancouver in 1918.

In 1939, she married Edwin Charles Gardner. He was born in London, England in 1917. His parents were William Alan Gardner and Audrey Grace Whittall. Edwin was killed in action on October 17, 1940.

Ancestry.com. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Edwin Charles Gardner; Father's name: W A Gardner; Spouse's Name: Diana; Death Date: 22 Oct 1940; Death Place [sic]: Tacolneston.

Ancestry.com. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Edwin Charles Gardner; Father’s name: W A Gardner; Spouse’s Name: Diana; Death Date: 22 Oct 1940; Death Place [sic]: Tacolneston.

On November 29, 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Diana married George Frederick Beurling, who was a flying ace during the Second World War.

Toronto Globe and Mail, November 30, 1944, page 10, column 3.

Toronto Globe and Mail, November 30, 1944, page 10, column 3.

Diana was in the process of getting a divorce from George when he was killed in in a plane accident in Rome, Italy, on May 20, 1948. Diana withdrew her petition for divorce.

Journals of the Senate of Canada, June 26, 1948, page 518; https://archive.org/stream/JSCe89_1948_uoft#page/n531/mode/1up.

Journals of the Senate of Canada, June 26, 1948, page 518; https://archive.org/stream/JSCe89_1948_uoft#page/n531/mode/1up.

In 1955, Diana married George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen. He was born in Vancouver on July 22, 1921. His parents were Matthew van Roggen (1886-1950) and Margaret Risteen (1895-1982).

He was a lawyer with Douglas, Symes and Brissenden, and he became a Liberal senator in 1971.

George died in Vancouver on June 8, 1992. (Some news reports said that he died in Ottawa.)

 

Hubert Richard Whittall

Hubert Richard Whittall was born in Vancouver on April 3, 1923.

He went to Brentwood College in Vancouver Island.

He served with the Royal Canadian Air force during the Second World War; he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar.

On October 29, 1949, in Ottawa, Ontario, he married Jocelyn Hamilton O’Connor. She was born in Edmonton on April 25, 1925.

Hubert was president of Norman R. Whittall Limited, and he later worked with Richardson Greenshields. He was associated with the Vancouver Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, and he was a director of many Canadian corporations.

Jocelyn died in Vancouver on October 9, 2012.

Hubert died in Vancouver on April 15, 2016.

 

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Frederick Edwin Whittall (father of Norman Reginald LaFontaine Whittall)

Frederick Edwin Whittall CBE (1864 – 1953); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-100: Husband of Adèlaïde Helen (La Fontaine) Whittall — married 28 Apr 1887 in South Kensington St Jude, England; Died 5 Mar 1953 in Moda, Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey.

Paradise Lost: The Merchant Princes and the Destruction of Smyrna, 1922, By A.J. Hobbins, 2003; http://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/download/177/199

Frederick Edwin Whittall CBE of Moda, Istanbul; http://www.levantineheritage.com/whittall2.htm. Includes photographs and family history.

Updating the Whittalls of Turkey Genealogy in 1996 and Organizing the Reunion of 1999, by Betty Ann Whittall (McKernan); http://www.levantineheritage.com/pdf/Updating-the-Whittalls-of-Turkey-genealogy-in-1996-Betty-McKernan.pdf.

Family Records – A record of the origin and history of the Giraud and Whittall families of Turkey, by Edmund H. Giraud; and a short history of the La Fontaine family by James La Fontaine – 1934 [excerpts]; http://www.levantineheritage.com/book1.htm.

The Yolande Whittall photo album, http://www.levantineheritage.com/whittall1.htm.

Relative Values; The Whittall dynasty, Cornucopia, Issue 18, by David Barchard; http://www.cornucopia.net/magazine/articles/relative-values/.

Whittall Papers, University of Exeter Archives; Reference: GB 29 EUL MS 259; https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/37706916-0808-3408-9513-a742a902f87f:

“The Whittall family can be traced back to one James Whittall, tobacconist of Worcester (1696-1780).

and other prominent European families of Turkey such as the Barkers, La Fontaines and Girauds.”

 

Adèlaïde Helen (“Lily”) LaFontaine (mother of Norman Reginald LaFontaine Whittall)

Adèlaïde Helen (La Fontaine) Whittall (1867 – 1948); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/La_Fontaine-14; Born 1867 in Constantinople, Istanbul) Turkey; . . .Daughter of James Stephen Edward La Fontaine and Helen (Barker) La Fontaine; Wife of Frederick Edwin Whittall CBE — married 28 Apr 1887 in South Kensington St Jude, England; Died 14 May 1948 in Moda, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Norman Reginald LaFontaine Whittall

Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall (1891 – 1983); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-204: Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall, Born 21 Aug 1891 in Constantinople, (Istanbul) Turkey; Son of Frederick Edwin Whittall CBE and Adèlaïde Helen (La Fontaine) Whittall. . . . Husband of Glen Margaret (McLennan) Whittall — married 14 Jan 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; . . . Died 8 Nov 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Father of James William Whittall, Roland Harrington Whittall, Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen and Hubert Richard Whittall.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YJD3 : 16 March 2018), Norman Whittall, 1911; citing Census, Nanaimo Sub-Districts 1-28, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN5G-S6X : 30 January 2018), Norman R. Whittall, 1913.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWL-R2L : 30 January 2018), Norman Reg’D La Fontaine Whittall, 1915.

1921 Canada Census; Norman Whittall; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX99-XFN : 12 March 2018), Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall, 1925; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Norman R. Whitttall, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 1157.

N.R. Whittall v. Minister of National Revenue, [1968] SCR 413, 1967 CanLII 97 (SCC); https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1967/1967canlii97/1967canlii97.html.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-1NL : 8 November 2017), Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4d7b378f-f529-46f1-a6e9-c19a1f5a9ef6.

 

Robert Purves McLennan (father of Glen Margaret McLennan)

Ronald Greene, “McLennan, Robert Purves,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed June 22, 2018, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/mclennan_robert_purves_15E.html.

McLennan and McFeely – East Cordova Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/robert-mclellan/.

McLennan & McFeely Catalogue; Vancouver City Archives [former website]; http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/digitized/McMcHTML/McMccompany.htm.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-9HZ : 18 March 2018), Robert Mclenan, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-M1T : 16 March 2018), Robert P Mccemen [sic], 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-LXK : 8 November 2017), J Robert Purves Mclennan, 1927.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QVB2 : 13 December 2015), Robert Purves Mclennan, 1927; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305911, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26305911: “Robert Purves Mclennan; Birth: unknown; Death: 27 Jul 1927; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD/4/01/009/0010; Memorial ID: 26305911.”

 

Elizabeth Archibald McKenzie (mother of Glen Margaret McLennan)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-9H8 : 18 March 2018), Bessie Mclenan, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-M1Y : 16 March 2018), Bessie Mclennan in entry for Robert P Mccemen [sic], 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Collieries Study Island Pulp Mill; Union Bay Considered as Site for Expansion of Operations,” by Bill Fletcher, Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1960, page 35, columns 1-2 (includes photograph of Norman R. Whittall).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2G-9H7 : 8 November 2017), Bessie Archibald Mclennan, 1941.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QVXH : 13 December 2015), Bessie Arch Mclennan, 1941; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305912, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26305912: Bessie Arch Mclennan; Birth: unknown; Death: 14 Aug 1941; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD/4/01/009/0011; Memorial ID: 26305912.”

 

Glen Margaret McLennan (wife of Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall)

Glen Margaret (McLennan) Whittall (1891); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McLennan-1018: Glen Margaret “Maggie Glennie” Whittall formerly McLennan; Born 1891 in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Daughter of Robert Purves McLennan and Elizabeth Archibald (McKenzie) McLennan . . .; Wife of Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall — married 14 Jan 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Mother of James William Whittall, Roland Harrington Whittall, Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen and Hubert Richard Whittall; Died [date unknown] in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PK-M27 : 10 February 2018), Maggie Glennie Mclennan, 24 Oct 1891; citing British Columbia, Canada, 24 Oct 1891, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1891-09-006017; Maggie Glennie Mclennan; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13809; GSU Microfilm Number: 2114717; date of birth: October 24, 1891; place of birth: Victoria.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-9HX : 18 March 2018), Harice [sic] Mclenan in household of Bessie Mclenan, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-9MQ : 16 March 2018), Margaret G Mclennan in entry for Robert P Mccemen, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QST-1ZJ : 11 March 2018), Glen Mclennan, Mar 1912; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-4853, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HP3-4DY : 11 March 2018), Glen Mclennan, Mar 1912; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-4865, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-XNY : 11 March 2018), Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall and Glen Margaret Mclennan, 14 Jan 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

1921 Canada Census; Glen Whittall in household of Norman Whittall; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24K9-7QX : 12 March 2018), Glen Margaret Whittall, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHD-RRD : 12 March 2018), Mrs Norman Whittall, 1950; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,199.

The Gazette (Montreal), March 27, 1950, page 17, column 1: “Mrs. Norman Whittall and Mrs. Knox Walkem, of Vancouver, B.C., who recently arrived in Antwerp, Belgium, aboard the Washington, are in London for a short time before returning to Europe for an extended tour.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2419-4QC : 16 March 2018), Glen Margaret Whittall, 1952; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HWB-YFV : 16 March 2018), Glen Margaret Whittall, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1J-J79 : 8 November 2017), Glen Margaret Whittall, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bae5a043-5e0b-40ad-ad53-ff37c4ce90d3.

 

James William Whittall (son of Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall)

James William Whittall (1914 – 1999); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-205: “James William “Judd” Whittall; Born 12 Oct 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Son of Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall and Glen Margaret (McLennan) Whittall; . . .Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Filberg) Whittall — married 1944 in Comox, BC, Canada; Husband of Gwynneth Anne (Clark) Whittall — married 1970 (to 1984) in Canada; Husband of [private wife (1930s – unknown)]; . . . Died 3 Feb 1999 in Hawaii, United States.

“Biography: James William Whittall, known as ‘Judd’ was born in Vancouver, Canada in October 1914. He was the son of Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall and Glen Margaret McLennan. James’ father had emigrated to Canada from Turkey in 1910 and his parents married in January 1914.

James was the President and CEO of Reed Stenhouse Insurance Brokers in Canada from 1936 – 1981. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve between 1939 and 1945 during WWII, and participated in operations in Africa, Italy, and combined Atlantic and Pacific operations. He was awarded the Distinguished Services Cross.

James was married three times. He married Mary Elisabeth Filberg in Comox, BC, Canada in 1944 and they had 2 children. After Mary passed away in 1967, in her forties, James married Gwenneth Anne Clark in 1970. They divorced in 1984 and he married Audrey Doloris Schatz (née Mclean) in 1988.

James passed away in Canada in 1999.”

James William Whittall, M, #103775, b. circa 1912, d. 3 February 1999; http://www.ancestraltrails.ca/walker%20for%20web-o/p1120.htm: “Birth: James William Whittall was born circa 1912. He was the son of Norman Whittall and Glenna [sic] Archibald. Death: James William Whittall died on 3 February 1999, in Hawaii, U.S.A.; his ashes were spread at sea..”

1921 Canada Census; James Whittall in household of Norman Whittall; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:241B-Q2S : 15 March 2018), James W Whittall, 1952; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Judd Whittalls’ Baby Baptised at West Vancouver Church,” Vancouver Province, November 25, 1958, page 22.

James William Whittall, Who’s Who in Canada, 1973-1974, pages 612-613 (includes photograph).

Reed Shaw Osler Limited; https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/hrcorpreports/search/detail.php?company=Reed%20Shaw%20Osler%20Limited&ID=1279.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMK7-FP1 : 19 May 2014), James W Whittal, 03 Feb 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFN-5XLJ : 16 May 2014), James W Whittall, Residence, Kamuela, Hawaii, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1RG-MWG : 23 May 2014), James W Whittall, Residence, Kamuela, Hawaii, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Mary Elizabeth Filberg (wife of James William Whittall)

Mary Elizabeth (Filberg) Whittall (1921 – 1967); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Filberg-1: “Mary Elizabeth Whittall formerly Filberg; Born 26 Dec 1921 in British Columbia, Canada; . . . Wife of James William Whittall — married 1944 in Comox, BC, Canada; . . . Died 10 Mar 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-MN1 : 8 November 2017), Mary Elizabeth Whittall, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5de71438-0335-4e8b-8633-b5b3c3289ed7.

 

Gwynneth Anne Clark (wife of James William Whittall)

Gwynneth Anne (Clark) Whittall (abt. 1930); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clark-39104: “Gwynneth Anne Whittall formerly Clark; Born about 1930 [location unknown]; . . . Wife of James William Whittall — married 1970 (to 1984) in Canada.”

James William Whittall; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-205.

 

Audrey Doloris Schatz (Mclean) (wife of James William Whittall)

James William Whittall; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-205.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Name: Audrey D Whittall; Address: 64 Puako Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI, 96743-9707 (1993).

 

Roland Harrington Whittall (son of Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall)

1921 Canada Census; Rowland Whittall in household of Norman Whittall; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Z-9C9 : 8 November 2017), Roland Harry Whittall, 1927.

 

Diana Eve Whittall (daughter of Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall)

Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen (1918); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whittall-322: “Diana Eve van Roggen formerly Whittall aka Gardner and Beurling; Born 22 Aug 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Daughter of Norman Reginald La Fontaine Whittall and Glen Margaret (McLennan) Whittall; . . . Wife of Edwin Charles Gardner — married [date unknown] [location unknown]; Wife of George Frederick Beurling — married 1943 (to 1945) in Vancouver, Canada; Wife of George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen — married 1955 [location unknown]. . .”

Vancouver in the Fifties: BC Revisited, by Richard Grant, February 5, 2010; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/northamerica/canada/7155828/Vancouver-in-the-Fifties-BC-revisited.html. Includes reminiscences of Geoffrey Grant and the Whittall family.

1921 Canada Census; Diana Whittall in household of Norman Whittall; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Edwin Charles Gardner (husband of Diana Eva Whittall)

Edwin Charles Gardner (1917 – 1940); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardner-7804: “FO Edwin Charles Gardner; Born 1917 in London, England, United Kingdom; Son of William Alan Gardner and Audrey Grace (Whittall) Gardner; Husband of Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen — married [date unknown] [location unknown]; Died 17 Oct 1940 in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FYX-935 : 1 October 2014), Edwin C Gardner, 1917; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Paddington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC3-CQNY : 4 September 2014), Edwin C Gardner, 1940; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wayland, Norfolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

F/O. Edwin C. Gardner, RAF Hemswell, 61 Squadron; June 26, 2016, Aviationtrails; https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/fo-edwin-c-gardner-raf-hemswell-61-squadron/:

“Flying Officer Edwin Charles. Gardner (s/n 72558) was stationed at RAF Hemswell with 61 Squadron flying Hampden Mk.I bombers. He was part of the RAF(VR) and was killed 17th October 1940 age 24. . . . Possibly out of fuel, the aircraft finally came down at Sporle, a few miles west of Norwich, killing all four crew, members.

Flying Officer Gardner was laid to rest at All Saints Church Tacolneston, Norfolk a few miles west of Norwich. His companions were returned to their respective parishes.”

 

George Frederick Buerling (husband of Diana Eva Whittall)

George Frederick Beurling (1921 – 1948); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beurling-1: “George Frederick “Screwball Buzz” Beurling; Born 6 Dec 1921 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada; . . . Husband of Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen — married 1943 (to 1945) in Vancouver, Canada; . . . Died 20 May 1948 in Rome, Italy.”. . . “George Frederick Beurling was born in Verdun, Canada on 6th December 1921 the son of Gustaf Fredrik Beurling (Norway) and Hettie Florence Gibbs (Canada). . . . His marriage broke down in 1945 but did not proceed to divorce. He struggled to adjust to civilian life and in 1948, he volunteered to fly P-51D Mustangs for the new Israeli Air Force. He met up with another volunteer pilot, Moshe Cohen, who was also a veteran of the battle over Malta during Beurling’s time. The two set about smuggling a Noorduyn Norseman cargo plane to Israel as part of their duties in the newly formed IAF. At Rome’s Aeroporto dell’Urbe, the plane’s engines inexplicably failed just after take-off. Trying to make it back to the runway, they crashed short and the fully fueled airplane exploded into a fireball. At the time, many thought it was sabotage, although the cause was never firmly established as the aircraft (and the pilots) were burned beyond recognition.”

George Beurling; Wikipedia wiki; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Beurling

Beurling, George and Leslie Roberts. Malta Spitfire: The Story of a Fighter Pilot. New York/Toronto: Ferrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1943.

Nolan, Brian. Hero: The Buzz Beurling Story. London: Penguin Books, 1981. ISBN 0-14-006266-1.

Death of WWII flying ace Buzz Beurling still a mystery; by Peter Worthington; Toronto Sun, April 6, 2013; http://torontosun.com/2013/04/06/death-of-wwii-flying-ace-buzz-beurling-still-a-mystery/wcm/1f909c91-7b1f-42e6-af46-b0e528c1b2d3.

 

Matthew Adolph Van Roggen (father of George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-XXG : 11 March 2018), Matthew Adolph Van Roggen and Mary Margaret Risteen, 15 Nov 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPS-THD : 8 November 2017), Matthew Adolph Van Roggen, 1950.

 

Mary Margaret Risteen (mother of George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-XXK : 11 March 2018), Matthew Adolph Van Roggen and Mary Margaret Risteen, 15 Nov 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL16-NZ4 : 8 November 2017), Mary Margaret Van Roggen, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6dbe0f45-1beb-4e84-a5bc-0cfc68e36398.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WQ71 : 13 December 2015), Mary Margaret Vanroggen, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368276, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26368276: “Mary Margaret Vanroggen; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/074/0009; Memorial ID: 26368276. Gravesite Details: Buried on Jul-09-1982.”

 

George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen (husband of Diana Eve Whittall)

George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen (1921 – 1992); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Roggen-5: “The Hon George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen; Born 22 Jul 1921 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]; . . . Husband of Diana Eve (Whittall) van Roggen — married 1955 [location unknown]; . . . Died 8 Jun 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-JKX7 : 17 March 2018), George Clifford Risteen Van Roggen, 1992; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/41bdedef-40dc-48b6-86bd-27c30941b00f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ece2822c-f2c3-4a46-832b-b9404d398b0c.

 

Hubert Richard Whittall (son of Norman Reginald Lafontaine Whittall)

Hubert Richard Whittall, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 1157.

H.R. Whittall v. Minister of National Revenue, [1968] SCR 432, 1967 CanLII 101 (SCC); https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1967/1967canlii101/1967canlii101.html

Hubert Richard Whittall, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2016; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=hubert-richard-whittall&pid=179820108:

“Died peacefully at home in Vancouver, surrounded by his garden, on Friday, April 15th, 2016, aged 93. Son to the late Norman and Glen Whittall. Brother to Diana Van Roggen and the late James and Roland Whittall. Beloved husband to the late Jocelyn Hamilton O’Connor Whittall, he will be greatly missed by his children Gerald Whittall, Pamela Whittall (Edwin Beange), Virginia Stark and Richard Whittall as well as his grandchildren Tristan and Vanessa Stark and Madeleine, William and Chloe Beange. Dick’s childhood home was in Shaughnessy. Following the 1929 crash, he lived briefly with his grandmother in Kitsilano, then with the family gardener in Burnaby. During the depression years, his happiest times were spent on the McLennan family farm on Gambier Island, fostering a love of boats, swimming and the West Coast. Dick attended St George’s School in Vancouver and Brentwood College on Vancouver Island. He loved his time at Brentwood where he was captain of the rowing team, on the first fifteen in rugby and excelled at track and field. Upon graduating at age 18, with the world at war, Dick immediately joined the RCAF. After three tours, including one with the Pathfinders, Dick received the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar. While training with the air force near Edmonton in 1941, Dick met the love of his life, Lyn O’Connor. Despite the war years, their courtship continued and they married in Ottawa on October 29, 1949. They raised four children on MacDonald Street in Kerrisdale, where Dick took great pride in his extensive garden. Summers were spent at Savary Island where tea was served on the beach at 4pm sharp. Over the years there was a series of boats, all named “Folly” into which Dick poured much affection. Dick had a highly respected business career, beginning with his father, Norman R. Whittall and later with Richardson Greenshields. He served as a director of BC Gas, Bank of Montreal, Grosvenor International, Lafarge S.A., Noranda Inc., Trans Mountain Pipelines, Alberta Energy, Weldwood and BC Sugar, and was particularly proud of his 33 year history with Placer Developments Ltd., later Placer Dome. Lyn and Dick shared a love of travel, including many adventures through Europe. In 1984 they bought a condo on Maui where Dick swam each morning and family gathered for three decades. Humourous, smart, loving, hardworking, accomplished, generous and always with a twinkle in his eye, Dick was a true West Coast gentleman. He took great pride in being a Vancouverite. Throughout his life he built relationships of mutual respect, both personally and professionally, and was equally comfortable sitting down to dinner with dukes or shooting the breeze with boat mechanics. He prided himself on the virtues of patience, courtesy and punctuality, rarely showing anger towards others. He always maintained that the greatest joy in his life was his family. He had a wonderful life, was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. The Whittall family is extremely grateful to Dr Carol Story, Lori Stewart and Sam Leung who attended to Dad so well; Zeny Nagy for her love and commitment to our family; Erica, Mercy and the team of wonderful caregiver-angels for their kindness and care of our father.

A memorial service will be held at St Philip’s Anglican Church in Vancouver, on May 12th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Foundation.”

Hubert Richard (Dick) Whittall (Class of 1940), obituary, The Brentonian, https://www.brentwood.bc.ca/fileadmin/pdf/2016_Brentonian.pdf, page 56 (includes photograph).

 

Jocelyn Hamilton O’Connor (wife of Hubert Richard Whittall)

Jocelyn Whittall, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=jocelyn-whittall&pid=160392555; also in Toronto Globe and Mail, October 15, 2012, page S7:

“Whittall, Jocelyn Hamilton O’Connor, April 25, 1925 – October 9, 2012

Died peacefully at home in Vancouver on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the age of 87. Daughter to the Hon. Charles Gerald O’Connor (d. 1949) and Victoria Mary MacMahon (Smith – d. 1969). Sister to Terence Hamilton O’Connor (d. 1949). Loved and cherished by her husband of 62 years, H. Richard (Dick) Whittall. Beloved mother to Gerald, Pamela (Edwin Beange), Virginia, and Richard (Jennifer Gibson). Devoted grandmother to Tristan and Vanessa Stark, and Madeleine, William & Chloe Beange. Lyn was born on St. George’s Crescent over looking the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. On her father’s appointment to the Exchequer Court in Ottawa, Lyn attended Havergal College in Toronto, followed by her studies in occupational therapy at the University of Toronto. Before heading East, Lyn met the love of her life in Edmonton, a young RCAF pilot in training. Dick and Lyn married in Ottawa in 1949, raised four children in Vancouver and served Granny Laing’s tea on the beach at Savary Island.

Lyn’s gentle smile, her warmth, and playful sense of humour will be remembered at every gathering from MacDonald Street to summers at Savary. She and Dick travelled the world with friends and family, hosted fabulous Sunday night dinners and were a great constant in the lives of many.

She was a passionate Anglican. She loved her church: the words, the music and the community. She took great interest and delight in the changing face of Anglicanism in recent years and was actively involved at St Philips and in the Diocese.

She had a love of beauty and it was reflected in all aspects of her life. With Judy Hager, she edited and published three very successful collections of prayers and meditations: Quiet Moments, Spirit of Gentleness and Spirit of Hope. These books became a huge comfort to many who were suffering in hospital.

The road to the end for Mum was a long, slow walk. Her gift to us was her unending sweetness and kindness; her loving heart and her generosity. Mum died as she lived her life, with quiet dignity.

The Whittall family is extremely grateful to Dr. Alison MacInnes for her compassion and to Zeny Nagy for her ongoing love and devotion, as well as, Mum’s team of angels for giving her such loving care over the last few years.

A memorial service will be held at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, in Vancouver, on Friday, October 19 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Foundation.”

 

Hubert Victor Lafontaine Whittall (brother of Norman Reginald LaFontaine Whittall)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY5-5DH : 8 November 2017), Hubert Victor Lafontaine Whittall, 1972.