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Wheaton, Thelma

WHEATON, Thelma Jean (McCann) - In Loving Memory of Thelma Elizabeth Jean Wheaton (nee McCann), 75 years, who went to be with Jesus peacefully with her loved ones beside her on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-Memorial Site. Beloved wife of Orlie “Frank“ “Red“ Wheaton predeceased September 3rd, 1992. Dear daughter of Andrew and Eliza McCann both predeceased. Devoted and Amazing Mother to Reg (wife Janice) of Ajax, Mary-Anne (husband Garret Walsh) of Sudbury, and Kenny (wife Rosa) of Sudbury. Devoted and Spoiling Grandma to Kristianne, Keatha, Candice, Aaron, Joey, Joanna, Cory and Adam. Beloved sister to Jack McCann predeceased May 13th, 1992 (wife Gail of South Carolina), Mary Moth (husband Tom predeceased) of Woodbridge, Carmen McCann predeceased April 15th, 1990 (wife Lauren predeceased 2005), Gordon McCann predeceased October 10th, 2000 (wife Albina of Sudbury), Doreen Kallonen of Cambridge (husband John predeceased June, 2003). Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Thelma was born March 23rd, 1934 in North Bay, Ontario and moved to Sudbury in December 1939 to the Minnow Lake area. She began working at Uptown Cleaners on Lisgar Street in 1950 for 10 years. This is where she met the love of her life, the man of her dreams, Orlie Frank Wheaton, who then became a “faithful“ customer to Uptown Cleaners. They courted for a little over a year and were married September 19th, 1955 at Minnow Lake Baptist Church. Thelma was a member of the Berean Baptist Church for many years, and for the last 17 years she was a faithful member of Glad Tidings Tabernacle, thoroughly enjoying the preachings and teachings of Pastor John Shepherd. Thelma and sister Deen loved making road trips to Woodbridge to visit their big sis. Thelma babysat for the last 47 years and this was to her the most rewarding job ever. She is known to many as “Aunt Thelma“. She loved these children as her own and felt blessed to have been given the opportunity to care for so many. The many hugs and kisses, tummies fed, noses wiped, tears dried, potty trained, songs sung, bible stories read, are countless and she could probably name each and everyone of the over 100 children that Thelma loved so dearly. Thelma loved her home . . . it was her castle. Thelma will be remembered for her kind heart, genuine spirit, her generosity, her love to others, and that none would ever leave her home hungry, but mostly for her Christian walk, her faithfulness to her Lord and Saviour were shown through her daily life. Thelma believed her children are a heritage and blessing from God - an invaluable legacy, and felt that nothing was more worthy of her time and energy. Time spent with her children/grandchildren was time wisely invested. Her prayer was for all to know God, and for all to believe. She knew “to see Jesus would be heaven's greatest joy.“ Funeral Service in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel Street. on Saturday, July 18th, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Thelma's love for her one and only son-in-law Garret asks that all donations go to the ALS Society of Ontario - Sudbury Chapter in hopes that a cure can be found. (Friends may call from 2-5 and 7- 9 Friday and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday). Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at

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