Whittington, Richard (Dick) Lyle-of Chatham passed away on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at the age of 85 years.  He was the loving husband of Katherine Margaret (Jenner) Whittington for 62 years.  Dear father of Becky Knowles and her husband Peter of Sharon, Janet Whittington-Heeney and her husband Ralph Heeney of Ingersoll, and Richard and his wife Barb of Chatham.  Dear grandfather of Stephen Knowles and his wife Jennifer, Samantha and her husband Scott Shepperd, Davis, Graham and Taylor Whittington-Heeney, and Richard and Justin Whittington.  He is survived by his brother Bill and wife June of Harwich Twp.  He is predeceased by his parents Orville and Wanda Whittington, brother Jack and sister Jean Colwell.  Dick was respected and loved by several brothers-and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Dick graduated from both the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.  For 38 years he served as the Executive Director of the Chatham-Kent Children’s Aid Society and also served for more than 40 years on the Lambton Kent Board of Education.  Dick was a trustee of St. Andrew’s United Church and was an active and long time member of the Rotary Club of Chatham and served in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710, on Tuesday September 11th, 2012, visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service for Mr. Whittington will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday September 12th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Perry of St. Andrew’s United Church officiating.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  Friends and family planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider London Health Sciences Cancer Research.   On-line condolences may be left at http://alexanderfuneralhome.ca/

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