Diane Waddell

January 22, 2020 8 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Diane Elizabeth Waddell, on January 12, 2020.

Diane spent her final days surrounded by the love of her family and in the care of The Grey Nuns Palliative Unit. While her last year was spent fighting pancreatic cancer, her entire life was spent living life fully.

Forever in the hearts of her husband of 40 years, Kevin Waddell, their children Chelsea Emmerzael (Graeme), Lindsey Lundberg (Shayne) and Taylor Waddell (Jenn), her grandchildren Rowan and Maeve, mother-in-law Shirley Waddell, and many other loving family members.

She was predeceased by her father Armando Tambosso (Joan), mother Mary Miller (Rocky), and father-in-law Neil Waddell.

Diane grew up in Riverside, California where she discovered a lifetime love for Disneyland. She met her soulmate, Kevin, in Hinton, Alberta, and they raised their family together in Edmonton. Diane was a childbirth educator for over 30 years running her own business while also maintaining her other passion in the fitness world. As a personal trainer in the 80s, Diane taught the original aerobics classes. As the fitness world expanded, she found fulfillment in teaching barre, pilates and senior's fitness.

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to;
Centre for Family Literacy http://www.famlit.ca/
Or to;
Edmonton public library https://www.epl.ca/

  1. The world lost a beautiful, dear soul. Diane, I will miss your laughter and joy. ❤️

  2. Our little Falcon is flying with the angels where we will meet once again. Missing your dear friendship and sending love and peace to the Waddell family during this difficult time. Charles and Kareen love you!

  3. Diane and I shared some beautiful time together. I will miss her dearly. Her love and friendship will never be forgotten. She showed zest for life at all times. Yes,so many LA Disney stories. Condolences to Kevin and the family 🙏

  4. Condolences to Kevin and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You’ll be in my thoughts.

  5. May the many happy memories that you’ve made help you through this difficult period. Sending you my condolences and heartfelt sympathies.

  6. I’ll miss Diane. She brought energy, humour and a zest for life to everything she involved herself in.

  7. A zestful inspiring aerobics teacher who always carried us with her humor and continued research on fitness. Diane is missed immensely. Diane physically leaves this world far too soon. May her wonderful giving spirit continue to guide us along with the angels and our dear Lord.

  8. I was so shocked to hear of Diane’s passing away. While I first knew Dianne and her lovely kids from working at Idylwylde Library many years ago I did many exercise classes with her instruction in later years. Her positive, upbeat enthusiasm and humour would just make my day! Such a beautiful girl inside and out.

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