John ‘Doc’ Whelan
(June 19th 1962 – February 19th 2008)
May you rest easy my friend.
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.”
“My big brother, John was born in Cardiff on June 19, 1962. He died suddenly, without warning on the evening of 19th February 2008. He will always be remembered by his many friends and large family with much love and affection, as someone who lived his short life to the full and who most definitely did things ‘his way’. John and I shared with our other siblings, the heartbreak of losing our beloved parents during the last few years. I am so thankful they are not here to share in ours now…. His last few years were amongst his most stable and happy and those who grieve for him now have this to comfort them in the difficult days ahead. I feel privileged to have had him as my big brother and have not yet begun to contemplate the enormity of his loss……” – Mel Francombe (Nee Whelan) 25 February 2008