George Oswald Whelan

July 5, 2019 21 Condolences Print Obituary

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.

  1. My heart hurts. I love you and miss you.

  2. To all of Bud’s family,
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bud.He was one of a kind.There was always laughter in the room where Bud was present.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.Rest easy Bud.

    • My deepest condolences to all the family. Sending prayers and hugs.
      Love Catherine, Leo and Family

  3. Sorry to hear about your father I know he love you alothe was my dancing partner all the time may he RIPfrom Sheila and John Coleman

    • My deepest condolences to you and your family

    • To all Buds family sending our condolences. Had lots of laughs growing up with Bud during our teenage years.
      Thinking about you all during this sad time. Rip Bud

  4. To buds family so sorry for your loss bud was a very kind person we have the experience of know him at the children rehab. He was so kind to my boys may his gentle soul rip

  5. Our deepest condolences to Bud’s family and friends! Memories last a lifetime!
    Priscilla(Boland) and Gerard Tobin

  6. To mary Whalen and family sorry about your loss our deepest sympathy????????☹️??hugs

  7. We are saddened with Bud’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May Bud be a peace and rest easy with his dad. Sending much love

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about Bud. He was always fun to be around and I will never forget his speech to the school board when he was trying to keep the school from closing – it was beautiful and compassionate and he brought the house down.

  9. So sorry for your loss Kayla and family.So very young…Cherish all your memories until you meet again…hugs

  10. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved brother, hugs to all the family

  11. Hi I am Gloria. George was my best friend. We used to work together and our friendship started a little after he moved to Edmonton. My heart is full of sadness. I loved my friend dearly. We supported one another through good and bad. Oh did we laugh he made me laugh everyday right up top our last visit in the hospital. No matter how bad things were sometimes we managed to pull each other through ?. God took my George home, away from the pain and suffering. George will be sadly missed by me and Mege (my dog) she too loved her George. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend, I know you will never be far away because I will always and forever carry you in my hear ♥. My deepest sympathies go to your wonderful family .

  12. To all Bud’s family,
    My deepest condolences to Bud’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  13. To the Whelan Family;
    Our heartfelt condolences to you all on Bud’s passing. He was quite the jokester when we were young. Always a laugh to be had when Bud was there. May all the memories that you made over the years with him, bring a smile and laughter to you and heal your aching hearts. God bless.
    Loyola and Shawna Molloy

    • You will be missed George. You had the biggest heart and always had a joke or two. My condolences to Charlie and your family.

  14. My deepest condolences to Bud’s family. Bud was such a sweet person and will be missed. I haven’t seen him in years but when someone talks about the ol’ days on Quidi Vidi Rd his name always comes up and we smile.Rest in peace Bud,hugs to your family.

  15. You are the best person I’ve ever known, funny jokes, adventurist, fun to be around and so helpful to others. Your passing broke my heart, made me cry. I have many great memories being with you. You are always in my heart. I love you George.

  16. Our deepest condolences to the Whelan family.

  17. I love you George
    Your baby girl and grandkids. we miss you everyday xo
    I miss our coffee nights and hugs
    The building feels empty without you ♥️

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