Winchester Press – obit – Cecil James Waddell
Cecil James Waddell
Cecil James Waddell passed away suddenly andvery peacefully at the Township of Osgoode Care Centre on Thurs.,Dec. 28, 2006. He was 94. He was the fifth of six children bornto Ernest and Ethel (Peterkin) Waddell.
Born Oct. 21, 1912 in a farming community in Osgoode Township,Cecil and his beloved wife Nelda (Carkner) built a top-notch purebredHolstein herd over the years that won prizes at the local fairsand earned them recognition for their milk production.
He was a founding member of the Cooperative Medical Insuranceand served for many years as a board member. He was one of thefirst 4-H members in the county. He served on the Milk MarketingBoard for many years. He also helped found the Crop and Soil ImprovementBoard.
He was a faithful and proud member of the Osgoode Baptist andUnited Church congregation and a member of the Osgoode Male Choirfor some years. After his herd was dispersed in 1992, and withtime on his hands, he happily grew, harvested, and prepared vegetablesfrom his garden for the annual Church Harvest supper, devotedtime and energy to his family, and indulged his passion for watchinghockey games as well as curling.
He moved to Riverside Heights in 1998 and lived with his daughter,Neila Fowler and her family. He became a treasured and much lovedresident of the Township of Osgoode Care Centre in early 2005.
He leaves behind daughters Judy (Garry) Charette of Iroquois,Linda (Keith) Robinson of Riverside Heights, Ruth Doyle of Surrey,British Columbia, Karen (Gary) Marshall of Carp, Neila (Jeff)Fowler, and Sherry Waddell (Ron Grisdale) of Cambridge, as wellas one son Brian (Brenda) Waddell of Chesterville. He will besadly missed by his adoring grandchildren Marilyn Collins, ScottRobinson, Heather Prater, Valerie Besignano, Jamie Robinson, MikeDoyle, Jennifer Marshall, Curtis Fowler, Cory Fowler, Cole Fowler,five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many niecesand nephews who fondly remember “helping” their uncleon his farm.
Friends and relatives called at the Daley Family Funeral Homeon Jan. 1, 2007. The funeral service was held in the chapel ofthe funeral home on Jan. 2 with Rev. Kathy Petrie officiating,followed by interment at Springhill Cemetery in Metcalfe. TheOsgoode Baptist and United Church hosted a reception followingthe service.
His family gratefully acknowledged donations to the Township ofOsgoode Care Centre or the Osgoode Baptist and United Church inmemory of Cecil.