Cecil James Waddell
Cecil James Waddell passed away suddenly and very peacefully at the Township of Osgoode Care Centre on Thurs., Dec. 28, 2006. He was 94. He was the fifth of six children born to 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 purebred Holstein herd over the years that won prizes at the local fairs and earned them recognition for their milk production.
He was a founding member of the Cooperative Medical Insurance and served for many years as a board member. He was one of the first 4-H members in the county. He served on the Milk Marketing Board for many years. He also helped found the Crop and Soil Improvement Board.
He was a faithful and proud member of the Osgoode Baptist and United Church congregation and a member of the Osgoode Male Choir for some years. After his herd was dispersed in 1992, and with time on his hands, he happily grew, harvested, and prepared vegetables from his garden for the annual Church Harvest supper, devoted time and energy to his family, and indulged his passion for watching hockey 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 loved resident 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 well as one son Brian (Brenda) Waddell of Chesterville. He will be sadly missed by his adoring grandchildren Marilyn Collins, Scott Robinson, Heather Prater, Valerie Besignano, Jamie Robinson, Mike Doyle, Jennifer Marshall, Curtis Fowler, Cory Fowler, Cole Fowler, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews who fondly remember “helping” their uncle on his farm.
Friends and relatives called at the Daley Family Funeral Home on Jan. 1, 2007. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Jan. 2 with Rev. Kathy Petrie officiating, followed by interment at Springhill Cemetery in Metcalfe. The Osgoode Baptist and United Church hosted a reception following the service.
His family gratefully acknowledged donations to the Township of Osgoode Care Centre or the Osgoode Baptist and United Church in memory of Cecil.