Obituary of Candace Nadine SIDDALL
September 2, 1952 – Ormstown, Quebec
April 2, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
Candace Nadine Siddall (nee McCartney), beloved wife of Wendall Siddall, of Calgary, AB, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the age of 67 years.
Candace was born and raised in Ormstown, QC. She attended Acadia University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship in Halifax, NS. She married Wendell in 1973 and they moved to Montreal, QC the following year, where she worked as a dietitian at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Candy and Wendell moved to Calgary, AB in 1978. She worked at the Baker Centre for eight years as a dietitian. In 1985, she chose to stay home to raise her children. Candace returned to work as a clinical dietitian at the Calgary Children’s Hospital in 2004 and was still working there at the time of her death. She enjoyed the challenge of her job and was well-loved and respected by her patients and colleagues.
Candace was Clerk of Session at St Giles Presbyterian Church. She worked tirelessly to support the church and its members. Their annual Cream Tea was Candace’s passion project. Those who had the opportunity to attend knew it was the best-kept secret in Calgary. Candace also volunteered her time and expertise for a Moms and Tots Group that she helped establish at her church. She was able to draw on her circle of colleagues to bring new knowledge and support to young mothers.
The world has lost a gifted quilter, knitter, seamstress and baker. Many were lucky enough to enjoy one of Candy’s beautiful creations and homemade treats; her pies, cakes and shortbreads were incredible! Candy also enjoyed travelling, entertaining, and playing bridge with her friends. She always promoted nutrition, health and exercise. She loved swimming and walking along the ridge and in the botanical gardens near her home in Silver Springs. She was a lifelong learner who, most recently was learning to play the piano.
Most importantly, Candy was an exceptional mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, and friend. Wendell and Candy raised three wonderful human beings who continue to live by the important rule, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." More recently, Candy enjoyed her role as Nana to her adoring granddaughters, Sadie and Poppy. She called them, "Nana’s gorgeous girls." Her family will commit to keeping her memory alive and vivid for these two little girls, so they can carry her message through the next generation.
Candy had the most thoughtful and generous nature. She inherited these wonderful qualities from her dad, along with her unmistakable, unforgettable laugh. She genuinely cared about her family, friends, patients, and church and worked very hard to help everyone who needed her. She will be forever missed.
Candace is survived by her loving husband, Wendell Siddall, her mother, Margaret McCartney; her three children, Andrew (Erin) Siddall, Gillian Siddall (Marc Jacques) and Graham Siddall (Alyssa Thompson); and her two granddaughters, Sadie Siddall and Poppy Siddall. She is also survived by her sister, Janet (Kenneth) Huber, her nieces, Nancy Rogers and Diane Huber, and great-niece, Lily Rogers. She was predeceased by her father, Duncan Baird McCartney.
The family hopes you will keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this strange period of mourning without formal closure. Due to COVID 19, a celebration of Candace’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Candy’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Candace Siddall, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.