RODNEY (ROD) WILFRID WHITERN July 28, 1923 - December 4, 2012 In his 89th year, Rod died peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Credit Valley Hospital from heart disease and dementia. Rod is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Mary Inez, and his daughters Christine Whitern (Toronto, ON), and Susanne Whitern-Hofer, his son- in-law Hans Hofer and three grandchildren Tina, Michael and Nicole Hofer (all of Qualicum Beach, BC) and his cousins abroad Jo Miller (Florida, USA), Maureen, Jennifer and Mark (UK) and Mary Whitern (UK). Rod was a wonderful father and husband and will be sorely missed by his family. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Credit Valley Hospital involved in his complex care, and especially Alek for her compassionate support. There will be no service by request. A private family gathering was held in his memory. It would be appreciated if donations to remember Rod were given to the Alzheimer Society of Peel to help others with dementia. Condolences may be viewed and left online at

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 8, 2012