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Chester Whelen

June 22, 1921 - December 23, 2012


On December 23, 2012, Mr. Chester Whelen of Holden, formerly of Ashmont, passed away at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Annette; 2 sons & 1 daughter, Gary (Shirley) Whelen, Barry Dwayne (Marilyn) Whelen & Kris Kosteck (friend, Bonnie); 3 step-daughters, Frankie Lovli, Judy (Gary) Moore, Suzanne Amendolagine; 5 step-children, Marianne Semeniuk, Sally (George) Waselenchuk, Susie (Jim) McIntyre, Gordon (Crystal) Semeniuk & Judy Candy; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He was predeceased of by his parents, James & Margaret Whelen; 1st wife, Lillian Jean Chambers; 2nd wife, Beatrice Royar; 2 brothers, James & Edward; 2 sisters, Augusta & Evangeline. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Ashmont Agri-plex, Ashmont. Pastor Kelly Sibley officiating, with interment in Ashmont Community Cemetery, Ashmont. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30's (Cancer Support Society) or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Juanette Lovli
Relation: Granddaughter

He had a very unique and special way that warmed the hearts of everyone who knew him-and the qualities that made him the wonderful person he was.Pa-Pa has left us all with very nice memories and also many very,very,very funny memories! Love Juanette

From: Frances Lovli
Relation: Daughter

My dearest Dad,When you were born,God threw the mold away.There will never be anyone like you! I LOVE YOU with all my heart.Always in my prayers,thoughts and dreams. Your loving Daughter,Frank (Frankie)

From: Juliette Moore
Relation: step-father

Want to say good-bye sweet man. You were my hero for most of my growing up years and I will miss you, especially your jokes and down-right wise words. You had a heart as big as the world and when you took on the task of helping to support five girls you took on a job pretty big but you did it. I think the one thing that sums it all up in my eyes is “You did it your way” Adious Amigos

From: Juliette Moore
Relation: step daughther

You are now in heaven with all gone before. Love you Chester

From: Leah Marie Strynadka
Relation: Grandfather

My dear Papa, my bestt memories are camping with you and Meimiere’, visiting your relatives in Goodfish, and staying at Pow Wows…not sleeping because you were up singing all night! You moved to BC to save me, and I will always be grateful. I love you, this world was a better place with you in it. “A TippyToe and Cotton go fishin’ on the bayou, have a lotta fun on my little piero, along come an aligator overturn the piero…..” will forever be in my heart. You are missed.

From: Karl and Anne Berwanger
Relation: Sister-in-Law

Dear Chester,

Our good memories we have of you, will always be with us forever.

Ann and Karl Berwanger

From: Dustin and Crystal
Relation: Grandchildren

Grandpa Chester is a great man we will always remember and idolize. He brought joy and happiness each day to our lives. We will miss you! P.S The Flames are still in last place this year… One cup short of two!

From: Bill & Dianne Calder
Relation: Friend

Annette & family,
Our sympathy to you at this sad time. Thinking of you.
Bill & Dianne

Relation: stepdaughter

My dearest Father, thank you so much for coming into our lives as young children, showing us how to love by example. You have given us wonderful memories that will last our lifetime and we will be together again. Vaya Con Dios my friend!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 28, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Ashmont Agri-plex

Ashmont, AB Canada

Ashmont, AB Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:


c/o 5626 – 51 Street

St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1

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