Obituary of Mabel Whale
Whale: Mabel Louise (Joyce), 78 years young, died peacefully after a valiant fight with cancer since 2003 on June 9, 2017 at her home The Village on the Ridge in Ridgetown. Mom fought a battle she could not fight off, yet throughout her struggle she remained humble and kind. Mabel was born on March 29, 1939 to her loving parents the Late Annie and Irvine Joyce. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Whale. Dearly loved and treasured by her children Kathy O'Connor (Tom) of Bermuda Dunes, California, Donna Fox (Garnet) of Chatham, Ellen McRae (Lou Kracjer) of London. She was a proud grandma to Stacey Barter (Shane), Meghan Merrill (John), Matthew McRae (Jordyn) and Bruin Milner and was blessed with 3 great grandsons Evan and Luke Merrill and Nolan McRae. Also survived by a daughter-in-law Robin Stickney (Jamie) of Wheatley and the father of their children Melvin McRae (Anna Way) of Woodstock. Mabel is the oldest of the sisters and is survived by Grace Foskett (Richard) of Grand Bend, Jean Steinhoff (late George) of Sarnia, Sandra Cochrane (Peter) of London, Ruth Mooser (Henry) of West Lorne and brothers Jim Joyce of London, and Dennis Joyce (Sheila) of West Lorne. Also survived by a special sister-in-law to Helen Morin (Jim) of Wallaceburg and many nieces, nephews, in-laws,cousins and special friends. Predeceased by an infant daughter and sons Jim and Roy McRae and her brothers Keith, William, Earl and Kenneth Joyce and sister-in-law Dorothy Joyce. In keeping with Mabel's wishes,cremation has taken place. A Private Family Graveside service will be held in Dresden Cemetery at a later date If desired donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, Dresden.