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Victor John Wadman

WADMAN, Victor John - November 2, 1924 to December 13, 2018 It is with great sorrow that the family of Victor John Wadman announces the passing of our beloved Father and Grandfather at the age of 94 years. Victor leaves to mourn two children, Charles (Lorena) of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Valerie (Mitch) of Sioux Narrows, Ontario, grandchildren, Alexis (Jon) of Winnipeg, Sarah of Saskatoon, Nathan (Jessica) of Medicine Hat, Alyssa of Calgary, Bryan, Brad and Amanda (Glen) of Kenora, Jarrett (Jessica), Jason and Tyler of Medicine Hat and two great-grandsons, Bowen and Blake. Cremation has taken place at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home and a graveside service will take place in early summer of 2019 at the Kenora Cemetery. Victor grew up in Keewatin, Ontario and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an SGT12 with the Royal Canadian Hussars from 1942 to 1946. He was assigned to Tank and Armored Car Regiment 8th RECCE in 1942, was stationed in England and was wounded in action in Rouen, France. Victor received the 1939-1945 star, the France to Germany star, Voluntary Service Medal and Bar, Defense Medal, and the Long Service Medal. He returned to Canada with fellow troops in 1946 where he became a meteorologist for the Canadian Government, working in Dauphin and Regina. Victor married the love of his life, Vera, in 1951 and raised their family in Dauphin and Regina. Victor retired at the age of 55 and with his wife Vera, they moved to Kenora, Ontario to spend their retirement years. Victor was a past president of Kenora Legion Branch 12, a past chairman of the building committee and assisted with the poppy fund during his time in with the Kenora Legion. Victor was an accomplished woodworker and made many pieces of cabinetry and furniture for family and friends. He was also an avid gardener with his wife Vera and loved spending time in the greenhouse and the garden. Victor was predeceased by his wife Vera, parents Charles and Florence, brothers George, Alfred and Charles and sisters Emily, Doreen, Elsie, and Irene. The family would like to thank the Portsmouth Retirement Home staff in Winnipeg, Manitoba for their love and care as well as the excellent doctors and nurses at the Grace Hospital. Memorial donations can be made to "It's a Dog's Life", P.O. Box 291, Keewatin, Ontario, P0X 1C0. 13320439
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Posted by Loris L Letain (acquaintance) On Thursday, January 10, 2019
Mr. Wadman was a true gentleman and a very kind man.

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