Gordon William Waddell

13 May, 194919 November, 2021

We are saddened to announce the passing of Gordon William Waddell on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Calgary. Gordon is survived by his wife Lila (nee Sheepy); daughter Roberta (Sheldon); brother Ronald; and sister Shirley Gray. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Doris Waddell, and brother-in-law Earl Gray.

Gord spent most of his life on the family farm south of Calgary in the district of Red Deer Lake. He worked as a contractor for The City of Calgary for over 40 years. In Gord's younger years he was a radio disc jockey, obtained his certificate in aviation, and travelled abroad. After retirement he enjoyed visiting warm destinations, spending time on the farm and tinkering with his collection of antique John Deere tractors and Edsel cars. Gord also took pleasure in many visits with his cousins and many lifelong friends. He will be remembered for his humour and lighthearted attitude.

A private family service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the upcoming year at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Gord’s memory directly to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Gordon William Waddell

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henry zielke

3 December 2021

Henry wishes to express his condolences to you all .he had the pleasure of working with Gorden for many years and in different areas for the city a wonderful and kind pleasent man and hard worker he will be missed Henry Zielke

Danny Jepsen

2 December 2021

I worked with Gord on and off for 20+ years. A class act all the way . Great times and lots of laughs.
R.I.P. Gord.

Bill Brand

2 December 2021

GORD was a very special friend.I will miss the hour long phones we shared.GORD will be missed by the boys for our steak sandwich lunches A great friend for over 42 years RIP. GOOD BUDDY ALL MY LOVE TO THE FAMILY

Ken Hervey

30 November 2021

Lila, Roberta, Ron and Shirley

Our heavenly home of community pioneers will find a great surprise when Gordon arrives. He will be quite at home sharing his stories and wit with the many who left us before him. As he would say so often “time to catch up”.
Gordon will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to share his time over the past years. His passion for his family and many friends and memories of time well spent will be Gord’s legacy.
We share your sadness and our deepest condolences at this time. Please find strength in knowing we are right around the corner for any of you.

GOD Bless you all

The Hervey Family
Ken, Garry and Karen

Kathy Kennedy

29 November 2021

Gord and I had worked together for the City of Calgary since the 80’s, from paving to waterworks. Lots of great memories ! Gord was an amazing and genuine friend to many and will be missed . To his family I send my deepest condolences.

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