Sadly missed Bill Whitmore, aged 86, was from a sea faring family
THE death took place recently of William (Bill) Whitmore, of Bernadette Place. He was just one week short of his 87th birthday when he passed away.
Bill, an only child, was born in Allen Street, to William and Ellen Whitmore. He was from a sea-faring family and worked for a short time on the MV Kerlogue and also on the lightships. He served his time as a maintenance fitter at Pierce's Foundry. Bill then joined the merchant navy and went deep sea sailing on the Melbourne Star and the Irish Spruce.
By this time he had met and married Betty and then got a job as a maintenance fitter with Wexford Creamery where he worked for 30 years until his retirement.
Bill was a daily mass goer and liked nothing better than to go to 10 a.m. mass in Bride Street and then walk with his friends to sit beside John Barry's statue and put the world to rights.
He will be greatly missed by Betty, his wife of 61 years and his heartbroken children, Liam, Lilian, Kay, Pat, Gerard, Martin, Jimmy and Jennifer, his 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Times remembered in grief forgotten. May he rest in peace.