At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday March 28th, 2013, Mrs. Gwen Whalls of Chatham in her 86th year.  Cherished daughter of the late William and Lilla Mancell.  Beloved wife of the late William.  Loving mother of Beverley Whalls, Ken and his wife Van, and Mark, all of Chatham. Mother-in-law of Shirley Cameron.  She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christa and her husband Mike, Tobin, Sarah and her partner Jason, Rachel, Steven, Nathan, and Caitlin, and great grandchildren Audrey, Matthew, Logan, and Lydia.  Dear sister-in-law of Dolly Mancell.  Predeceased by her daughter Karen Whalls and son Rev. Bob Whalls, sister Vera Pollard and brothers Vern, Russell, Norval, and Allan Mancell.  The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for their compassion and care.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710, on Tuesday April 2nd visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service for Mrs. Whalls will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Perry of St. Andrew’s United Church officiating.  Interment Stewart Cemetery, Merlin.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Andrew’s United Church.  On-line condolences may be left at

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