It is with heavy hearts that the family of George (Bud) Whelan (Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay) announce his passing at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at the age of 56 years. Predeceased by his father George (2009); sisters Shari (1970) and Jackie (2005); nephew John (2008); grandparents Jack & Sadie Whelan and Johanna & Oswald Kelly.
Leaving to mourn his loss: daughter Kayla (Tracy); partner Charlie Hayes (Jazminn, Garrett and family); Kayla’s mother Beverley (Wes); mother Mary; brother Bob; sisters Teresa Bullen (John), Anne Squires (Billy), Marie, Geraldine, and Cheryl Bussey (Dave); best friend Gloria Lichty of Edmonton. Special friends Melissa Hagen and family. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Special thanks and appreciation to all of the caring staff of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and to Jennifer for her kindness and compassion during his final days. As Cheryl said, “all heroes don’t wear capes, but some do wear white coats and scrubs and take loving care of their hospital patients”.
At Georges request, cremation has taken place. Visitation to be announced at a later date with burial to follow in Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay.