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Fox Harbour Connections

The last time I visited Placentia with a good friend I was not aware of my connection to the Whiffins in Fox Harbour. Had I known I would have visited. My grandfather on my mother’s side is Andrew Whiffin who … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Joan Marie Finlay(nee Whiffin), My Mother

My mother was born on September 4, 1935, to Elizabeth Slaney and Andrew Whiffin as one of a twin, into a family which would grow to include seven children. Her siblings were Carmel, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Patrick, Andrew and Joseph(the youngest). Andy, my … Continue reading

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Aunt Lean With The Twinkle In Her Eye

Growing up in Pasadena, I looked around for role models, really without knowing I was even doing that! My Aunt Betty, Aunt Carmel, and  Aunt Kathleen, my mom’s three sisters, were always so positive and encouraging that I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The Whiffin Family

My grandfather Andrew Whiffin and his wife Elizabeth Slaney were two of the first settlers in what was once called Midland.My grandfather arrived on July 17, 1936, according to the Midland Diary. They were one of the group of twenty-five families … Continue reading

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