It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Samuel Westmount Wheeler at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Friday September 21st, 2012 in his 83rd year.
Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory is his wife Maxine and his loving children and grandchildren.
Wes was born in Huntsville on February 4, 1930, the eldest son of parents Sam and Janet Wheeler, who predeceased him. Wes was well known in Huntsville, having spent 47 years employed by West End Motors. In his retirement years, Wes enjoyed time spent at his farm gardening and sharing his vegetable harvest with his neighbours and friends. Wes was always there for those who needed a helping hand. He enjoyed the outdoors and some of the happiest times of his life were spent up north moose hunting with his brother in law Bill. Wes loved to reminisce and share his stories with us all. We were blessed to have him in our lives.
In accordance to Wes’s wishes, there will be no service. Cremation has already taken place.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Muskoka Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society or Branch 232 of the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.
Hello papa!!!! I can’t believe its been a whole year since you left us. There isn’t a day I don’t speak to you or think of you. I love you and miss you every single day. You are well loved and missed dearly. Till we speak again.
I just learned of Westmount’s passing today through a friend in Huntsville. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I’m certain the Elizabeth is up there with her arms outstretched welcoming him home. Please accept my sympathy during this trying time.
Nancy (Waters) Brown
Dear Maxine,I was looking for the obit of the son of an old friend of ours, Bill Earl,but had the wrong funeral home! But I saw the one for Westmount. You might not remember me, but you used to babysit me when I was little. I am the daughter of Dorothy and Harry Waters, my sister’s name is Vickie, and we lived at #16 Wilmott Street across from the Bibbys. I had a “crush”” on Westmount when I got older because he was so good looking
I have missed our visits we used to have at the store and the laughs we use to share…Hugs to Maxine
A big and gentle squeeze to Maxine, Darlene(Bob), Kerry, Catherine & others of the Wheeler family.
I am so sorry and sad to hear about the recent and untimely loss of Wes, your life long soul mate & friend, father and poppa.
The eyes are the mirror of the soul and this photo of Wes wonderfully captures the spirit of a warm hearted man who was much loved. I am sorry that I never knew Wes but in knowing Darlene, Kerry & Catherine I feel I have known in part.
May the tapestry of a life that you have shared as a family blanket each of you with memories of love and hope to comfort you through this difficult time of grief together. May the hole left in the landscapes of your hearts be filled with hope and light for all of your tomorrows.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you Maxine & your family.Kim, Dan & Spencer Marshall
Condolences to Maxine and family. As a child spent a lot of time at the Wheeler family. Wes was a great Dad and Friend.
Tracy Sawyer Johnston
I can hardly believe your gone Uncle Wes. You were more then an Uncle, you were a second father to me, and for that I am blessed. It just seems like yesterday we were camping at Martin River, or you’d stop by Mom and Dad’s house on your way home from “Moose hunting”” to share some stories. Now you can relive it all with your best friend
Sharon Denomme ( Coker)
My sympathy to Maxine and FamilyAlways a friendly smile and time to chat.
Dear papa, You were more of a papa then you will ever know. I miss you more than you will ever know. But the memories we have is what is keeping me together (somewhat). From driving down those whiteout condition hishways to and from bracebridge to huntsville and back again. To can’t buy a car without you saying it was a good car. Even that sarastic smile you had when you were up to know good. As I am sure you are looking down on us with that silly smile. I just wanted to say papa cause we never said it enough that I love you and miss my papa soooo much. I am honoured to have had you in my life and you taught me so much. Till we meet again. xoxo.
The world is now without a great man, and such a wonderful Papa. I have so many great memories of my Papa. We are missing him terribly.
My condolences to Wes’ family. I got to know Wes during my time on council…we had a lot of discussions about road maintenance and snow plowing procedures etc. A good man with a big heart.