Norman Earl Whiting

Norman Earl Whiting of Exeter passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Jessica’s House on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Barbara Joan (Wright) and the late Margaret (Thomson) (1976). Loving father of Debra Johnston (Brian), and Nancy Mills (Barry) and loving stepfather of Randy Miller (Sharon), and Nancy Brock (Murton). Proud and loving grandpa of Ashley (Sal), Michelle (Bryan), Justine (Kyle), Brittany (Jeff), Lindsay (Rob), Dustin (Katie), Mike (Melia), Jason (Becky), Jessica (Steve), and Madison and great-grandpa of Sawyer, Zayn; Hayden; Denver, Harper; Caiden, Cohen; Chase; Alifa, Sierra, Kenzo, Sage; Chet, and Layne. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Melba Hamilton-Cornfoot, Shirley Kirk, Paul Ferris, and June Keller. Fondly remembered by the Thomson family, the Wright family and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Ethel (Kestle) Whiting, his siblings Blanche (Donald), Stanley (Evaline), Don, and Jean (Bill), brothers-in-law Bud Hamilton, Elmer Willis, Gord Kirk, and John McAllister. Norm had a busy career working at Brady Cleaners, Canada Bread, Hostess Potato Chips and a well-known Auctioneer. Norm was a salesman’s salesman. Eventually as an entrepreneur he and his wife Marg started Whiting’s Antiques and Used Furniture & Things. Together Norm and Barb enjoyed many years of card playing, travelling, and loved their very active social life. Norm will be remembered in his community as a member of the Exeter United Church, member of the Exeter Odd Fellows Lodge and an all round square dance caller.
Visitation was held at Haskett Funeral Home, 456 Main Street South, EXETER on Thursday, May 9th from 6 – 8 PM with an Odd Fellow’s Service at 5:45 PM. Visitation continued in the funeral home on Friday, May 10th from 10 until the time of Norm’s funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Stream the service at your convenience by visiting http://www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Donations to Jessica’s House or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank the staff at South Huron Hospital, Exeter Villa, and Jessica’s House, along with Dr. Jadd for all of the care and compassion shown to Norm and his family.

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