Barbara Anne Waddell (Greene)
February 12, 1951 to June 4, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of an amazing daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandma, aunt, and friend.
Barb passed away in Ft. St. John Hospital after a brave and valiant battle with cancer, with her family at her side.
Barb was born and grew up in the Bulkley Valley; later she graduated from Smithers High School. Upon marrying she resided in saveral locations throughout B.C. and lived in Alberta for awhile. Her family settled in Ft. St. John where she worked for over 25 years as a dedicated employee and manager at Canadian Tire.
We will miss Barb’s positive personality and her crazy sense of humour Not a day passed when she wasn’t smiling or helping someone.
She had a great love of the outdoors which included fishing and gardening. She truly had a green thumb and her flowers and greenhouse showcased her talent.
As an accomplished crafter, her fine works of knitting and Ukranian egg painting are found in friends and family homes. But her greatest love was her family. As an awesome mom and grandma she enjoyed her grandkids and met her newest grandson a day before passing.
Barb you will be missed terribly until we meet again. Can’t wait until we see you smile and are ready for your practical jokes.
Barb was pre-deceased by her father, Burt Greene of Telkwa.
She is survived by her mother Anne Greene of Telkwa, husband Colin Waddell of Ft. St. John, son Lee (Breanne) Waddell and grandkids Alyssa and Mathew of Ft. St. John, son Mike (Alina) Waddell and grandson Logan of Nanaimo, brother Fred (Veronica) Greene and niece Stacey of Prince George, sister Sandra Patterson and niece Tanya of Lethbridge and nephews Kelly and Jamie of Mongolia. brother Jim (Rhonda), nephew Zach and niece Emily of St. Albert, brother Raymond (Michell) and nieces Alysha and Amanda of Cobble Hill.