He will be lovingly remembered by Susan, his wife of 58 years; son Wayne (Brenda Marlene); daughter Lisa (Dale) Pitre; son Scott; daughter Marlene (John) Whytock as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother Dave (Debbie) Waddell; sister Grace Christie; sisters-in-law Anne Waddell and Marianne McMeckan; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was born into a family of 12 in Newdale, Manitoba and is predeceased by his parents, Allan and Lillian Waddell; seven brothers and four sisters.
He was a quiet, deep thinking soul, a man of few words but also a big softie at heart for his kids, grandkids and his many extended family and of course, all his friends.
He was very proud of his service to his country having served in the Korean War. One of his most favourite places was to go to the Royal Canadian Legion of which he was a member for 66 years and never missed a Remembrance Day.
Many family and friends are probably still enjoying his woodworking skills in the form of birdhouses, desks, jewelry boxes, etc. along with the many toques he loomed for family, friends and people in need.
At the age of 66, his adventurous side came out, unbeknownst to anyone he went on a tandem skydive. He also bought each of his grandchildren a skydive when they were 16 years old. Dad was always active and healthy enjoying his family and friends until his last day. Till we meet again. Love you!
Due to Covid restrictions, a private Family Burial will take place. Memorial Donations may be made in his name to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 8602 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, 4902 44 Ave, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V5, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Please join the family for a live stream of Wilfred’s Service at: https://youtu.be/u5XXGXG_B2I