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Eldred Ellis Whalen


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Eldred Ellis Whalen Obituary
July 29, 1930 - January 13, 2018 Eldred Ellis Whalen was born in Victoria, NL, Canada, on July 29th, 1930. He passed away peacefully at age 87 years in Los Angeles, CA, on January 13th, 2018. Eldred was raised in St. John's and eventually became an auto technician. He played softball with the Guards and saxophone in the Canadian Army Reserve band and various local swing dance bands. He married Julia Butcher in 1960 before moving to LA in 1961. Eldred started as a Jaguar mechanic at Hornburg's Jaguar in Hollywood and then proudly worked in Engineering and Sales for General Electric in North Hollywood for 25 years. After Julia's passing, he met Deanna Schaefer at GE whom he married in 1985. He was an excellent wood worker and built many items for his house in his spare time. He enjoyed traveling and cruising throughout North America and Europe. Eldred was predeceased by his parents Henry and Emma, brothers Alfred, Donald, and Gregory, sister Margaret, and first wife Julia. Leaving to mourn are his wife of 32 years, Deanna, son Steven, brothers Henry (Linda) and Robert (friend Sadie Andrews), sisters Nina and Mona, and sister-in-law Caroline as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Carnell's Funeral home in St. John's, NL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or a . To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 1, 2018
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