Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East, West Hill, ON


Kenneth Earl Waddell

November 27, 1942June 23, 2020

Kenneth Earl Waddell, in his 78th year, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 23, 2020 with his wife of 52 years Anita-Marie at his side. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Sandra-Lynn (Scott), granddaughter Alana-Marie (Arron) and great grandson Lyf Kenneth. Predeceased by his sister Judy (Jack). Proud member of Toronto Police Service for over 26 years. Ken retired as a sergeant in 1990 and then worked 3 years part-time for TD servicing their green machines.

Ken volunteered for many years on the Steenburg Lake Cottagers’ Association putting out rock markers & serving as Treasurer. After retirement he spent summers there with many friends & family. He thoroughly enjoyed making wooden crafts for his wife and Girl Guides and as a man of many talents helped friends and neighbours. After retirement Ken was pushed into joining the Tam Heather Police Curling League. Enjoying this so much he also joined the Venerable Curling group playing 3-4 times a week along with any bonspiel that came along. Cards and especially euchre became another regular event.

He fought a good fight until there was nothing more he could do. Ken will be greatly missed by his many long time friends, neighbours, fellow curlers, cottagers and family.

Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donation to a charity of your choice.


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Kenneth Earl Waddell

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Bob Bobbis

June 30, 2020

Still remember when myself, Ron,and you drove to Florida for the weekend.

Tom Wright

June 29, 2020

Ken sat two desks in front of me in the back corner of the classroom at The Greenfield Police College.
With Ken's sense of fun and me being in the far back corner causing trouble, poor Ron Warren could hardly keep a straight face stuck between the two of us.
Good times great memories.
Another good man down

Tom Wright 667 (one better than the devil)


June 29, 2020

I first met Ken and Anita just over 52yrs. ago ,shortly before their wedding. They were keeping anxious & watchful eyes on the construction of their home at 5 Charles Tupper Drive, where they lived together all their married lives. We lived next door at #7.
Ken's mischievous sense of humour was never ending and my responses were no match for his wit!This was countered by his selfless generosity to help with any jobs that arose and there were many! Nothing was too much trouble and there was always a solution.
They welcomed my son Andrew into the world and once he could walk he spent more time at #5 than#7! He was introduced to "
Auntie Anita's famous dill pickles and encountered much fun and mischief as "Uncle Ken's little shadow"
Ken and Anita generously agreed to be Andrew and Marc's Legal Guardians- a great relief for a family with no Canadian relatives.
The boys (now 51&48)! and I have nothing but happy memories of vacations spent at the Waddell Cottage enjoying boating, water skiing, bonfires, fireworks and great BB's cooked by Ken.
As we all went our various ways ,we could always depend on fun get-togethers with Ken & Anita and we were always welcome.
Ken, you will be greatly missed for the special person you were . You will be remembered by the Paumiers as a treasured and truly genuine friend.
Anita-Marie,Sandra-Lynn and Alana-Marie, we love you all and share in your sorrow and loss.
Ken was a unique and special person. We will never forget that special smile and twinkle.
Jean, Andrew and Marc

Ray Nason

June 29, 2020

We were Ken and Anita's next door neighbours for 35 years. In the early days all the young ladies were home with their young kids, and Ken was in many photos with them all. It was Ken, the girls and the kids. His police schedule was such that he would be around all the time for weeks, and then gone for some time. But when he was there, he was there playing in the street with the kids...they all played outside then. He was fun and he was always willing to help with various house problems...being locked out in our case, we found our locked kitchen window wasn't so secure after all. They were great neighbours and friends. Ken's being gone is a real loss for many people including our close neighbours from the 60,'70's, 80's and 90's. From all the Nasons, Anita, Sandra and Alana and entire family we are thinking of you and share in your sorrow, but also smile at all his antics, and for the special person he was.

Jean and Kevin Cahill

June 29, 2020

We are sorry for your loss.
Ken curled with Kevin and he supported our Guiding euchre fund raiser.
Thinking of you at this time.
Jeannie and Kevin Cahill

Bill Wilkins

June 27, 2020

My two years with the Venerables have been brightened considerably by Ken's humour and friendliness to me as a newcomer in X Group. I will miss him. My condolences to his family.

Amy Schofield (Marmara)

June 27, 2020

So saddened to hear about Ken’s passing. As our neighbor for many years at the cottage, there are so many fond memories of his kindness, sense of humour and great story telling. He was always generous with his time and help and these things will never be forgotten by my girls and myself. Thoughts and prayers to you Anita and family.

Amy, Riley & Taryn

David Golem

June 27, 2020

I am saddened to hear of Ken's passing. My sympathy goes out to Anita and the rest of Ken's family. As a past president of Steenburg Lake Community Association I worked with Ken on many issues. He was a strong contributor to the Association and the lake. He is gone too soon!

Judy Fowler

June 27, 2020

Anita, I just read of Ken's passing. I am so very sorry. Heartfelt sympathy to you and family.

Mike Mills

June 27, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Ken's family. I have only been a member of the Venerables for a few years, but had the pleasure of meeting Ken the first year, I always enjoyed curling with Ken, Ken loved to curl, but like most of us he loved the great fellowship within the club, I will always remember Ken for his good sense of humour.