Eldred Ellis Whalen

July 29, 1930 to January 13, 2018


Eldred Ellis Whalen was born in Victoria, Newfoundland Canada on July 29th, 1930 and raised in St. John’s.  He passed away peacefully at age 87 years in Los Angeles, CA on January 13th, 2018.

Eldred began working when he was 13 in St. John’s, NL to help support his family and eventually became an auto technician. He played softball with the Guards as catcher and played alto saxophone in the Canadian Army Reserve band and various local swing dance bands.  He married Julia Butcher in 1960 before moving to Los Angeles in 1961.

Eldred started as a Jaguar mechanic in Hollywood.  He 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 Whalen as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Monday, February 5th from 5-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday February 6th at 11 a.m. from The Carnell Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of one’s choice.



5-9 p.m. on February 5, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday February 6th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dear Henry, Linda and family of Eldred (Tubby) Whalen,

We were saddened to read of Eldred’s death and want to send our deepest sympathy to you, his family. We only met him once – but that was a significant time. On a stopover in LA, he met us in our hotel and took us and our friends, Roy & Pat West, on a full day tour of the Los Angeles area, visiting every spot that a tour guide would chose and much more! We often speak of that visit and we truly appreciated his generous gift of time and knowledge. Love and prayers.

Henry and Shirley Andrews

Robert ,
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother. Cherish your wonderful memories and God Bless.