Sunday, June 02, 2013

Eulogy to Charles Waywell

My beloved father in law passed away 2 days ago.   It was 2 weeks before his 97th birthday.  He was reasonable healthy up until the last couple of months.

He did lead a long and full life but it is still very sad.

He was a professor at the University of Guelph in Horticulture for all of his adult life.   He did make some money in real estate by renovating homes and renting to students.

A few years after his wife died, he remarried (I think he was about 80) to Mary who was also his age.  He then moved to Victoria, BC.  He had lived in his house for almost 50 years so moving was a chore.  I still remember him (at age 80) trying to fit his bicycle in his car for the 4200 Km trip.

Mary is the nicest, most gracious person you could ever know.  She is still living in the home they shared in Victoria.  Yes - Charles lived in his own home to the end.

In his later years he talked a lot about his time overseas in World War II.  He served in the Saskali (Saskatoon Light Infantry).  He had lots of stories about Italy and Holland and even returned a number of years ago to a reunion in Holland.

He liked to learn.  He was well read and well informed right up to the end.   Always sharing a tidbit of information or asking me which way the stock market was going.

He will be missed.


At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a model life we all could aspire RO. God bless him.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

Sorry to here that Jim. Well wishes all around...

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Chris Waywell said...

He would have probably been in Italy when my Dad was there. Nice to know at least two Waywells survived the war. My Dad is 90 now so some male Waywells do live to a ripe old age.


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