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Warren passed away on September 1, 2020. He leaves behind his loving wife Dalia Whissell and their children Alison Whissell and Jason Whissell. He is also survived by his sister Jacqueline (Dave) Smith and his cousins Christoper, Kevin, and Michelle.

Born in Montreal, QC, Warren worked for CP Rail for 38 years. 15 of those years, he lived in Calgary, AB, but when he moved with his family to Kelowna, BC in 2013 he got a new lease on life.

Warren was spontaneous and full of life. He created beautiful scenic paintings, he even had his paintings displayed on the Douglasdale Community flag poles. He enjoyed contributing to his community as evidenced by the many organizations he belonged to: The Douglasdale Community Association, where he organized BBQs and block parties; The Knights of Columbus; and he was even a Boy Scout leader.

Warren will be missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Parish, 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. with father Gerald Sekanga as celebrant. If you wish to attend please click here to sign up. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join the family online by Livestream (see link below).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Parish, www.spxbc.com.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

St. Pius X Catholic Parish

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Service Details

The service for WHISSELL, Warren is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Pius X Catholic Parish

1346 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Henry Stanski says:

    Warren you were always laughing and full of life. You will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family. henry

  • Lilian Gray says:

    I worked with Warren over 22 years ago and we laughed everyday. I have 2 of his paintings. Warren succeeded at everything he put his hand to. I will miss him greatly for his wisdom and friendship. My heart is broken but I will treasure the memories I had with him last summer when I visited Kelowna. RIP Warren. You were one of a kind

  • Ginette Laferriere says:

    I remember cousin Warren as a kind and caring gentleman for the cards and flowers he regularly sent to his aunt Lucille despite the distance.

    The attention brought such joy to her and speaks volumes of his soul.

    Dalia, please accept my condolences. You and I met once a long time ago at your wedding.

    Ginette, daughter of the late Lucille Whissell and late André Laferrière.

  • Liz DiMalta says:

    Warren, I will forever cherish your friendship. The entire CP group that we worked with and travelled with will never forget you and your antics. We had great times which produced even greater memories. You often advised me through my small problems and often your advice helped. You are already so missed. but never forgotten. Liz

  • Sue Murray says:

    Warren I was so sorry to hear of your passing. I remember you fondly as we all grew up Paul Pau Street in Montreal East. We
    always had fun days. Jacqueline and I have always remained in touch. Love to Dalia and Children and , with heavy heart I say
    adieu. Jacqueline love to you and take care and God bless.

  • Angela Pomeroy says:

    Dear Dalia and family – I am so very sorry for your broken hearts with the hole that Warren’s sudden passing has left. He was such a joyous and kind gentleman and was always a willing and humble servant to his Parish. My prayers for comfort and healing to you all.

  • Darren Wattie says:

    Warren was the most positive and caring person. Our brother Knight and my friend, you will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with your family and may you rest in peace.

  • Karen and Ian Dick says:

    Warren was our neighbour and our friend. We will miss him dearly.

  • Paul Stover says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Dalia and Alison. Warren was such a wonderful man, and left his mark on our family – as a great friend to Peter, and as a blessing to my mom especially in her time of need. He was and did so much more than we could have ever hoped for. He will be missed.

  • Michael Mytko says:

    Though I did not know Warren that well, The few times I met him as a child when he was a co-worker with my Mother at CP, he was a kind and friendly man. To the family I offer my condolences at this hard time. I am sure the loss of Warren will leave a void that only time may fill.

  • Russ Byth says:

    Dalia, Allie, Jason and family. Like many others I was shocked to hear of Warren’s passing. I have only known him as a Sage Creek neighbour, but knew he was kind and generous and of course like me, a dog lover. I will miss our chats on the street or anywhere in town we bumped into each other when he was on his bike. I will also miss his tourtierres! I am very sorry to lose a friend and send my condolences to all who knew Warren. Russ & Kiki

  • Michelle (Smith) Newsome says:

    Our sincere condolences to Aunty Dalia, Alison and Jason. Uncle Warren was a kind, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humour and a beautiful smile. He never took for granted the simple things in life, surrounding himself with people, purpose, art and nature. You will be dearly missed.
    Michelle, Paul, Jackson & Isla

  • Wayne and Sylvie Goddard says:

    For the past 50 plus years we all had the chance to create great memories with Warren. Through good times and not so easy times, Warren always came out with a smile and an infectious laugh. He always shared his joie de vivre. He will be greatly missed.

  • Beth Heughan says:

    I have many wonderful memories of Warren. Especially a conference we both attended in California. Driving up the coast, eating dinner at the waterfront and getting lost driving back into Los Angeles. I am a better person for having known Warren. My sincere condolences Dalia, Alison and Jason.

  • Jean_pierre dube says:

    Hello Dalia, it is with sadness that we learned this new. We have very good memories during our passage. We are whole hardheartedly with you and your family and all if aunt Georgette’family join us for our sympathies. Pierre and Shirley

  • Ernie Poitras says:

    Dalia, there are 400 plus parishioners who will miss Warren at our masses and celebrations at St. Pius X Parish. The Knights of Columbus holds him in a very high level of friendship and will also miss his generosity.as he gave himself in his charitable works and actions. this picture shows how we honored him and you in “Family of the Month in 2019. WE all loved him!

  • Chris Smith says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Dalia, Alison and Jason. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Uncle Warren and spending special family time together growing up. I was glad to be able to attend his funeral today online with my mom & dad to say goodbye. It was such a beautiful, moving celebration of his life and his service to the church and to the community. Sending thoughts and much love to you all. — Chris, Levi, Jesse & Curtis.

  • Faye Laurie says:

    Dalia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. When Liz called me, I was so shocked. We shared a few tears and wonderful memories and laughs. He will never be forgotten. Take care and many hugs to you. Love, Faye

  • Kevin Gahan says:

    To Dahlia and family. Please accept my deepest condolences. I worked in the CP Treasury department in Montreal and Toronto with Warren from 1970 to 1989. Although we didn’t work directly together, I always found Warren to be a very warm and friendly person. He was also very helpful to the people around him. I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed. RIP Warren

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