Flo Waddilove

Obituary of Flo Waddilove

July 31, 1927 - Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

April 26, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with profound sadness that the family of Florence “Flo” Waddilove announces her peaceful passing on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the age of 95 years.


Flo was born in Burnley, England in 1927 to parents, Thomas and Lucetta. She immigrated to Canada in 1952, where she would go on to raise her three children in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec. In 1997, she followed her family west and settled in Calgary, Alberta where she would spend the rest of her life.


Flo was a devoted mother with a tenacious spirit (or simply stubborn to those who loved her most) who overcame numerous adversities throughout her life. From being a single mother to battling breast cancer and losing two children, Flo always persevered with an infectious smile that she was well known for.


Some of the things she enjoyed most in life were spending time with her family, playing a game of bridge with the girls, or spending an afternoon shopping.


She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter Joanne (Stephen); daughter-in-law Lynn; grandchildren, Chris (Chelsie), Elsa (Cody), and Ashley (Eric); as well as numerous other extended family members and friends.


Flo was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Lucetta; sisters, Ada, and Lou; and sons, David, and Peter.


A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6), on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at AgeCare Skypointe for their care and compassion, especially the staff in Martindale West.


In living memory of Florence Waddilove, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Memorial Service

10:30 am
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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