Clarence Joseph Whalen, 84, of Edmonton, peacefully passed away on April 10, 2011.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Clarice; daughter, Sherry and brother, Joe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Napoleon Riopel, Myrtle Enger, George Biltek and Linda and Marvin Enger; and much loved nieces and nephews; cherished friends; relatives and neighbours.
Born, July 1, 1926, in Edmonton, to Joseph and Hermine Whalen. Clarence grew up in Edson, Alberta, delivering newspapers and working at Edson Motors where he became fascinated with the automobile. As a young man he worked alongside his father and brother in starting a road construction company. In his thirties, he started his own road construction company, and in later years became involved with apartment and hotel investment. Clarence always enjoyed travel whether it be in his camper, by ship, rail or plane. How he arrived to a destination was as important as the destination itself.
The family has chosen not to have a service. A Christian Burial, officiated by Reverend John Burrill has taken place at St. Albert Catholic Cemetery, Clarence being the fourth generation of his family to be laid to rest there.
Many dedicated care providers allowed Clarence to remain in his home for ten years and the family wishes to acknowledge - nurse Nancy Stewart, LPN’s Bernice Health and Victoria Gimis, and Dr. Paul Paludet. Heartfelt thanks to all for their compassionate care.