Helen Whaley

Helen Barbara Whaley

Sunday, July 12th, 1936 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Helen Whaley, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Helen Whaley

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Helen's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Helen's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Our hearts are torn in two, saddened by the thought of never seeing again that sparkle in her eyes, or hearing the laughter in her voice; yet we are joyful in knowing that she is at peace in the arms of our Savior, reunited with the loved ones that have gone before her. We announce the passing of Mrs. Helen Barbara Whaley on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 83 years. She had spent the last few years in the loving community of the Eckville Manor House. Helen and her twin brother, Neil, were the beginning of a family for her parents, Eino and Bertha Granlund, followed by her sister, Joyce, brother, Ken and youngest sister, Rose. Raised in the Alhambra District, she met and fell in love with Ralph Whaley and the two married on December 29, 1956. Ralph and Helen went on to have four children of their own, Linda, Christine, William and Sandra. Family and friends were especially important to Helen and Ralph, as they raised their children with love and opened their home to many. Helen had the gift of hospitality; as there was always something fresh from the oven when guests would arrive. One of her specialties was chocolate cake with chocolate swirl icing. She had a memory for taking note of birthdays and anniversaries, and was especially excited when there was a new addition to the family. Helen had a talent for handicrafts; sewing, quilting, embroidery and cross stitching, that were all often gifted to her children and grandchildren. She also had the patience to teach those who wished to learn these crafts. Helen had a heart of compassion, as she cared for those with health issues; including Ralph, when he was stricken with cancer, which eventually took his life. She will be very lovingly remembered by her children, Linda Clancy, Christine (Gary) Curr, William (Cheryllynn) Whaley and Sandra Ploszak. Helen was blessed with eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, whom she loved very dearly. She will also be deeply missed by her brother, Ken (Donna) Granlund and her brother-in-law, George (Theresia) Whaley, along with numerous friends and family members. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Ralph Whaley; her sons-in-law, Chester Ploszak and Lyle Clancy, her parents, Eino and Bertha Granlund; a brother, Neil Granlund and her sisters, Joyce Fulk and Rose Granlund. A small Memorial Service in Helen’s honour will be held, and although we are unable to gather at this time, it would be greatly appreciated if you would share with us your stories and memories of our mom. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Barbara Whaley, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Helen

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Helen Barbara Whaley.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Helen here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Helen Barbara Whaley by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Joyce Zirk

Posted at 05:34pm
Sending my condolences to all the families of Helen Whaley. Helen was an important part of my families lives as they were growing up. The gatherings of friends and family will be remembered for years to come. May she rest in peace and forever be in a better place.

Sincerely Joyce Zirk

Heather Loomer

Posted at 12:49pm
Our deepest sympathy to your family in your sad loss. Helen was such a wonderful person. She will be missed by many.
George & Heather Loomer

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: