VIOLET (Bell) WADDLE
In her 103rd year, our Matriarch, Vi Waddle (nee Bell) has been summoned home on Sunday
September 17, 2023 at St. Peter’s at Chedoke Long Term Care.
She is survived by her loving children Dennis (Ellen), and Brenda Thorogood and grandchildren,
Debbie, Jason, David, Brandon, and four great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren
in England. Predeceased by her beloved husband Verdun and dear son Bruce, and siblings Bill,
John, and Sally.
Vi was an amazing woman who defied the odds by living independently, with declining vision,
until age 100. Her life span touched on the following: a Belfast immigrant at age 8; worked for
the war effort at Westinghouse in 1940; helped Dad develop a successful Fuller Brush
enterprise:and became a golf addict in her 50’s.
She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church (formerly Eastmount) where she was a
soprano for the choir spanning four decades. If there was an ‘event’ in the church you can bet
that she would be at or near the epicentre. Her love of music accompanied her always.
Mom was a diminutive dynamo. She was an avid walker until 100 yrs of age. Her motto was
KEEP MOVING and (pass the Bailey’s please). She possessed a great sense of humour and a
quick wit. She elicited smiles, laughter, and head-shaking wherever she appeared.
Her heart, spirit, and tenacity to overcome all obstacles was and will always be an inspiration.
Cremation and a private family service has taken place.
Much gratitude to Senior Support Care and St. Peter’s at Chedoke LTC