WHITTLE, David Arnold

David Whittle Photofor web
December 5, 1930 – September 16, 2013

Our beloved Dave passed away September 16, 2013. He leaves his wife of 58 years Janette, daughter Debbie, son Kevin, grandchildren Steve and Angela, brother Ray (Marilyn), sister Joan (Steve), and many nieces and nephews.
Dave was born and raised in Cochrane, spending his entire life here. He attended U of C in 1949, and graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts. He worked at the Jumping Pound Gas Plant for three years, during this time, he played fastball for leisure. After games, he would frequent Hart’s Drug Store for milkshakes. It was there that he met Janette Fenton. They were married in 1954.
With the sudden passing of their father in 1956, he and his brother Ray took over the family business, Whittle Implements Ltd., and they ran it until 1978. Dave was always most satisfied when he worked with his hands. In 1979, he purchased Cochrane Upholstery, which he owned and operated until he retired in 1998. Sport was a large part of Dave’s life whether it was hockey, fastball, curling or golf. In later years, he enjoyed the corner table at Tim Hortons with his friends.
A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane on Monday September 23rd, at 2:00 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Chinook Intercare Hospice for their compassionate care during Dave’s final days. Those wishing to make memorial tributes in Dave’s memory, may direct them to The Tim Hortons Kids Camp,1 Tim Hortons Dr. and Hwy #40, P.O. Box 117, Kananaskis, Alberta T0L 2H0, www.timhortons.com

  1. On 17/09/2013 at 2:19 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Dear Janette,Debbie,Kevin and families; Dave and myself are so sorry to hear about Dave.The years Dave worked with him and Ray at Whittle Implements showed us that there are fair and honest people who would influence you in life.It didn’t matter where he was he always said hello.We have a picture of him as a young ball player playing for the Bottrel team his love of sports,still can hear the echo’s in the old curling club when the rocks hit or that golf ball off the end of his club. He will be remembered for the sportmanship he always showed no matter what was going on.Our thought and prayers are with you and the Whittle families.He will be remembered as a part of the history of the town he called home. God Bless

  2. On 18/09/2013 at 1:20 pm teresahurshman Said:

    Dear Aunt Janette
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Dave I will always remember when we came for a visit as kids going to the upholstery shop and he would let me help. I am glad the last time I was home I stopped in for a visit with guys.
    My thoughts are with Love Teresa

  3. On 23/09/2013 at 9:49 am Sandra Humphreys Said:

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Janette and Family. Our thoughts are with you.

    Bob & Betty Baptie and Sandra Humphreys

  4. On 11/10/2013 at 10:03 pm Sue Hawkwood Said:

    Debbie and Family –

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences – we are never prepared to lose those we love. Thinking of you -Sue Hawkwood

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