Margaret Waddell

Obituary of Margaret Ann Waddell

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Margaret Ann Waddell (Sturgeon) – June 22, 1935 – April 16, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Margaret (Maggie) Ann Waddell, our loving and devoted wife, mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, on April 16, 2020.

After a battle with cancer, she was cared for at her daughters’ home and left us shortly after a move to the McNally House Hospice in Grimsby, Ontario.  Her beloved husband, Robert (Bob) of 64 years was by her side.  She was in her 85th year.

Born in Henlow, Bedfordshire England, she witnessed incredible changes to her world, working at Siemens in London, UK as a young woman and then started a journey of moves after marrying Bob in 1956.

After living in Singapore and then the north of Scotland, they immigrated to Canada in 1963.  Their years in Canada saw them living in Dorchester, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Edmonton, Ancaster, Kincardine, Alliston, Schomberg and then Smithville.   Bob and Maggie also had 6 enjoyable months living at the Court at Rushdale Retirement Residence in Hamilton before they moved back to Smithville so Maggie could be cared for by family. 

She was the beloved mother of Carol (Michael), Chris (Althea) and Martin (Sherry), proud grandmother of Daniela, Breanne, Robert and Brohn and great grandmother to Harper. 

Predeceased by her sister Nancy, brothers Robert, Michael, Alan and grandson Timmy.

Maggie lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker, and worker in the retail sector.  Her love of music and skill of dancing always made her life of the party. 

Having grown up in a family of 9 children she will be dearly missed by her surviving siblings, John, Gina, Mary and Pauline, along with many nieces, nephews, and close friends. 

A celebration of Maggie’s life will be held at a later date in the year. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Marshall, the nurses from St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare, the personal support workers and the staff at Rushdale for the support, care and kindness. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to McNally House at