Edith Joyce Waddell (RN 1948) of Calgary passed away following a long and difficult illness on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the age of 80 years.
Joyce was born on August 19, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was daughter to Jack and Mabel Galbraith and sister of Irene (Shipley) and of twin Jean (Eamer). Joyce was a woman of community, strength, courage, great wit, poise and style. She was a true daughter of the Prairies. Joyce inspired her husband Cal in a wonderful and loving marriage; her children and grandchildren with the gift of happy lives and many long time friends and extended family with her unyielding commitment to them. She will live long, and well, in all those who knew and loved her.
Joyce is survived by her son John Waddell of Victoria, B.C., her two daughters Janice Waddell of Toronto, ON and Joan Allison of Calgary, AB; seven grandchildren: Morgan, Connor, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Graham, Loughlin and Avery; mother-in-law to Linda Waddell, Edmond Kelly and Ian Allison. She was predeceased by her daughter Margaret and husband Cal Waddell and by her sisters Irene and Jean.
A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held at Living Spirit United Church (900 – 47 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1:00p.m. with the Rev. Rita Cattell Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Joyce’s family would like to thank the staff at the Beverly Midnapore for the wonderful care she received. Special thanks as well go to her companions Helga and Yolanda.
In living memory of Joyce Waddell a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences