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WADDELL – John (Jack) Jacob

November 22, 1915 – October 19, 2010

John Jacob Waddell, husband of the late Doreen Waddell, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, age 94.

Jack was a veteran of the Italian Campaign and the Liberation of Holland. He went on to become a founding member of The Public Service Alliance of Canada, serving as Director of Organization and as Executive Secretary of the National Component, PSAC. Upon retirement, he was honoured with a Lifetime Membership in the National Component. He was also instrumental in establishing the Vancouver branch of the Federal Superannuates National Association.

Jack is survived by son James (Pamela) Waddell; daughters, June (Jeremy) Hall and Sheila (Michael) Press; grandchildren, Chris Gibson and Glenn (Amanda) Gibson, Valerie and Douglas Waddell, Kevin and Stephen Hall, Helen and David Press; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Andrew (Iris) Waddell of Vancouver and David (Dorothy) Waddell of Sisters, Oregon.

An Open House and Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at The Manor Village at Huntington Hills (6700 Hunterview Drive N.W., Calgary) on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Service and Interment will be held at Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen, BC at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jack’s honour may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jack Waddell, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Colin & Debbie Gibson :

    Please accept our condolences. What presence Jack had and a legacy he leaves us. We did not have a chance to know him well but were graced by his charm, wit and intelligence during our last visit to Calgary.

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  2. Gary & Helene Labelle :

    Our condolences to the Waddell Family on your loss.

    Gary & Helene Labelle. Ottawa, Canada
    Good Friends of Jim and Pamela

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  3. Sheila (Smale) Gannon :

    To June, Jim and Sheila – my deepest condolences on the death of your Dad.
    He took a chance with me and started me on my career path which led to my being able to support myself at a difficult time in my life. I have had a wonderful life, due in a big part, to your Dad. He was a great mentor. I have thought a lot of him over the years, especially when I retired after 37 years with the PSAC. (2003)
    I was sorry to see that your Mom has died also.
    My Dad died last year, but my Mom is still alive (93 years old). She has dementia and lives in a nursing home in 100 Mile House, B.C. where my brother Richard lives in my parents home.
    I will be forever grateful that we were neighbours in Hearts Desire.

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  4. Laura Meyer and Owen Bentley :

    Jim, June and Sheila – our condolences on the passing of your father. Even after all these years I still remember his laugh – funny how some things stick with you over the years. He , along with your mom, were great friends of our parents and I have very fond memories of the families growing up in Ottawa. He will be missed.

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