Edith Frances Whalen

August 30, 1924February 14, 2021

Edith Whalen of Chilliwack BC peacefully passed away in her 96th year on February 14 2021. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her 4 surviving children along with 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grand children, 1 great great grandchild and a brother.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Harold, sister Maureen, 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Service will be a small private affair for family followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Edith's name to your local animal shelter.

An online memorial/tribute for family and friends will be established at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Donna Burke

February 26, 2021

From the time Michael took me home to meet his parents, I felt loved. Mum always made me feel welcome and I'll always remember her soft laugh. We used to make fun of her with her Toyota Corollas. Driving around Chilliwack, Sardis and Vedder Crossing with the nickname "Speedy Edy". I'll miss knowing she's not back in BC but praise God that she's in His embrace with Dad, Michael and Celie with no more suffering. My heart goes out to Maureen, Terri, Cathy and Pat and all the other family who are grieving her loss. My boys Jason and Philip have lost a grandmother that they didn't really get the opportunity to know but they grieve just the same. Blessings to the Whalen family.

Mary Keates (nee Kaye)

February 24, 2021

Beautiful memories of a beautiful lady. Auntie Bunty I remember when you came to England to visit Dad and the family.  You brought the sunshine with you and we got to meet your gorgeous family. We had so many laughs and so much fun. I was so happy when Dad and Mum said they had got their passports and booked their very first flight to Canada, I dropped them at Gatwick airport and watched their plane take off, it was so emotional knowing that they were on the way to their dream come true to spend three weeks with you, they had an amazing time and feel so blessed and thankful for all those lovely treasured memories. You will be forever in my thoughts. All my love. Mary xxx

Amanda Wallace

February 24, 2021

I have so many great memories of my Grandmum it’s hard to pin point just one as she was an incredible lady with so many stories. One of my favourite trips to BC was when my daughter Grace came along and got to meet her Great Grandmum, I will be forever grateful for that time together. I will love and miss you always Grandmum.

Ronda Shott

February 24, 2021

I have lots of great memories I could share, but a few of my favorites are; making her tea and watching her scowl at me when I would tease her about boiling the water in the microwave, the time she made us a traditional roast beef dinner with her special Yorkshire Pudding and the time she took us to Disney Land, specifically the Tiki Room. She really enjoyed that particular tropical show and wanted to share it with us. And she was right, it was a blast!

Don & Ann Kaye

February 24, 2021

Thinking of the good times when you came to England with Patrick, then with Celie, Jenna & Daniel and again with Maureen .
Finally we, your brother and sister in law came to Chilliwack to visit you in the year 2000, staying for a wonderful 3 weeks, travelling across Canada meeting all of your lovely family. So many lovely memories of the good times we have shared.
God bless. Don & Ann (England)
Photo attached, 3 siblings in brothers garden in Worthing, West Sussex

Sara Kaye

February 23, 2021

I have fond memories of my aunt coming to Worthing to visit her brother. (My dad). Going to arundel and doing the body shop tour with Celia and her daughter. Family times in my parents garden. Such a lovely lady.

John and Beverly Parrott

February 22, 2021

We were very saddened to be told of Edith's ("Mrs. Whalen") passing. She was a lovely lady and our neighbour for nearly 30 years. A genuine animal lover, she always enjoyed our dogs.

Pat Whalen

February 21, 2021

Mum was an amazing person who always put her family ahead of herself. She was a teacher, referee, councillor, nurse and confidont. She was the glue that held us together. Most importantly she was a mentor and a friend. I'll miss our regular talks but she'll always be with me in heart and soul.
I Love You Mum, Pat.

Chris Shott

February 17, 2021

My first cup of tea was with my great Grandmother.

Teresa Shott

February 17, 2021

I remember when my Dad was deployed overseas. It was Christmas and mom cut out hundreds of stars and glued sparkles on them, she then taped them on the ceiling, on Christmas Day they started to fall, and we sang ‘Catch a falling Star, put it in your pocket’ , it was a great fun memory.