Margaret “Anne” Waddell

On Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Margaret “Anne” Waddell, passed away at the age of 96 years.

Anne was born in 1926 on the Moore family farm outside of Wawanesa. She was educated at Northfield rural school and later at Wawanesa High School. After a business course in Brandon, she worked for two and a half years at the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. She married Earl Lawson in March of 1947 and they farmed North of Miami until 1971 when they moved into Miami. Two daughters, Laura and Earla, were raised on the farm.

In 1986 she married Jack Waddell of Newdale. They spent many Winters in Texas and the Summers in Miami and Newdale until Jack retired to Miami. In 2006 they moved to Oak West Estates in Morden and in 2009 relocated to Meadowood Estates in Carman. She was active in the Miami Agricultural Society, UCW and Seniors Center. Anne was a good singer and participated in the Miami church choir as well as the Winter Texan Choir group and the Carman Active Living Center choir.

She was pre-deceased by her mother Elizabeth Moore in 1932 and her father John Moore in 1964 followed by her two brothers, two husbands, a step-mother and her youngest daughter, Earla Zaretsky. She is survived by her daughter Laura (Don) Pritchard, beloved Moore and Lawson nieces and nephews, 4 Grandchildren and 4 Great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at the Miami Cemetery on June 24, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to Carman Memorial Hospital, Box 610, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0.


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