This web site was designed mainly for those who may have missed the memorial service which was held for Graham on Tuesday July 17th 2001, at the Patten Funeral Home Glace Bay.
There was an overwhelming turn out, to those of you who did show up, thank you, and I know Graham would have appreciated it so much.
Thank You for dropping by to visit Graham's site today.
Interment will be held -
Email the Family:
Wheeliker: We the family of the late Graham Wheeliker, who passed away on July 14th 2001, wish to express our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown to us during our recent loss.
Special thanks to Dr. Michael Gallivan (of Glace Bay) for his excellent care and compassion, also to Rev. Bill Matthews and his choir, The Patten Funeral Home (Glace Bay). To all those who attended the memorial service, sent mass cards, sympathy cards, floral tributes, memorial donations and to the many people who brought food to our home, telephoned and visited.
To each and every one of you who helped in any way, your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
Wife: Audrey & Family
Richard (Graham) Wheeliker- In Memoriam
Our father, our dad, was called away.
You left us without any goodbyes, You left us so quickly, our hearts wondered why.
You left us though with such great pride, with honor, respect and love inside.
You taught us that life would not always be fair, to learn from life's lessons and show that we care.
We are your children, who grew up by the sea. The children of a coal miner, we stand proud as can be.
You worked in the mines most of your life, to provide a good home for your four children and wife.
We have in our hearts so many wonderful memories, we share these great stories, they will always be treasures.
One we remember and we will share forever, was at Christmas time when we were all together.
Each year you pretended to be asleep near the tree, so you could peak and see our smiles, excitement and glee.
You have always been there for us 'till the end, your legacy, your honor through your grandchildren we send.
You are our father, our "Da", a man there was no finer. We are your proud children, of our hero a coal miner.
Greatly Missed by Children: Joan, Maureen, Eric, & Charles
Tonight the silent stars shine
on a grave not far away.
Where sleeps the one I loved so
the one I could not
My thoughts are always with
your place no one can fill.
In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you
They say time heals all sorrow,
and helps us to forget.
But time has proven,
how much I miss you yet.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
My heart still aches in sadness,
my silent tears still flow.
For what it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.
Loved Always, and greatly missed by Wife:
Loved Always, and greatly missed by Wife: Audrey