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Brant Gordon Waddell

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On January 17, 2022 @ 12:10 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 31 Comments

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Son, brother, husband, father, papa, uncle, gymnast, engineer, coach, sideline fan, chauffer.

There are many titles you could affix to Brant Gordon Waddell, and he thrived at them all, but his greatest title was mentor.

It is with great sorrow that we announce his unexpected, and sudden, passing on the 4th of January 2022. The loss of his extraordinary leadership and support is felt deeply by his family and the wider community. The impact he has had on the lives of others is beyond measure.

Forever remembered and loved by his cherished wife, Lesley McLure-Waddell, his treasured daughters; Allison (James), Laura (Jack), Shelby (Alistair) and his much adored grandson Charlie.

He will also remain in the hearts and minds of his older brother David (Kathy) and his many nieces and nephews: Liza, David, Oliver, Adrian, Melanie, Leander, Alysa, Carrigan, Carson, Kendra, Aino, and Paige.

He will be longingly greeted by his parents, Alec and Phyllis, and his beloved dog Quinn.

The utmost loving family man, his family and friends were not prepared to say goodbye. He had so much more to live for and was needed to help lead the next generation, a task he was much looking forward to.

Daycare helper, Ham-pa, Wizard, B-Rant – Dad.

We love you. You will be greatly missed and always remembered.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the SickKids Foundation in memoriam.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Brant Gordon Waddell”

Condolence from Kevin & Gunda on January 17th, 2022 8:32 pm

Leslie, Allison, Laura and Shelby, we are absolutely destroyed hearing the news of Brant. We have so many fond memories of Brant on the soccer field with the girls, hanging out on the street, sharing stories. We were so glad to see you out walking together, for us to share recent stories All our love Gunda and Kevin

Condolence from Harper Rusak on January 17th, 2022 8:38 pm

I love Brant and I am so sad that he passed away. He’s the most loving person that I could ever love. I like playing with him. We played games and I would always eat his breakfast that Lesley made. I would always go to his office in the basement to see him when he was working. I love Brant.

From Harper Rusak
(4.5 years old)

Condolence from Stephanie Rusak on January 17th, 2022 8:49 pm

Sending love and hugs to the whole family.
We are very saddened by the news. Brant will be missed by the Rusak family. He played such a large and important role in our daughters lives. We never had to worry about their care. He was so good with and to the kids, everyone loved him! Harper & Victoria will miss him very much but we will cherish the memories that we have for a lifetime.

Lukas, Stephanie, Harper & Victoria Rusak xo

Condolence from Cam Lindsey on January 18th, 2022 7:28 am

So sorry to hear of the passing of Brant. He was a wonderful coach for our kids. He was caring and patient dealing with children. My condolences to his whole family. Brant will be missed by many.

Condolence from Donna McLarty on January 18th, 2022 5:45 pm

Our condolences to the family, from Donna and Tom McLarty. Formally from Bolton.

Condolence from Ashley on January 18th, 2022 10:32 pm

My heart aches for you Lesley, your girls and the rest of the family. I am so very sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. You are all in my thoughts, and I will be sending love, strength and positivity to all of you during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Lynette Scullion on January 19th, 2022 1:02 am

Our hearts break for you, a wonderful man who gave so much and had so much to give. Taken far too soon. We love & miss you all and wish we could be with you at this time

Lynette x

Condolence from Elizabeth & Billy McCall on January 19th, 2022 4:33 am

My heart aches for my sister Lesley, niece Allison, Laura and Shelby. Such a close knit family Brant will be sorely missed.Love from all in Australia.

Condolence from Steph Sant Van Noort on January 19th, 2022 7:43 am

Rest In Peace Brant ❤️ You’ll forever be in our hearts. Thanks for driving us kids to skating, hosting our first boy/girl parties with Lesley and rapping/singing all the greatest hits that came out of the 90s and early 2000s! You’re one hell of a dad to your girls and a great husband. Sending so much love to you Lesley, Allison, Laura & Shelby and family. Xoxo

Condolence from Debbie Marshall on January 19th, 2022 8:16 am

Lesley and family

So terribly sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Brant, we will always remember him fondly as quiet , generous, fun and giving. Lots of great memories of time spent with him, playing cards, dinners, backyard fun. Our thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time. Xo

Debbie, Ron Marshall and family

Condolence from Cindy Barratt on January 19th, 2022 9:24 am

Lesley and family
Words cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you during this very sad time and send our very deepest condolences and our very biggest hugs
Jim and Cindy Barratt and family

Condolence from Hannah McDonald, Chloe Sutton, BethAnn Brown & Brittany McCutcheon on January 19th, 2022 6:12 pm

Shelby and the Waddell Famiy,
Thinking of you during this time. We can remember how close your family was and our hearts break for you during this time. We hope you can find some smiles and laughs as you remember all of the good times you had with your Dad.
Sending our love,
Hannah, Chloe, BA and Britt

Condolence from Liza Natale on January 19th, 2022 7:48 pm

What to say, we are still at a loss for words as we can’t believe that this is real.
I still remember sitting on the steps of Brimell Court and seeing you Lesley and Brant when you were first dating, the fun and love you both had. Fast forward to seeing Brant be an amazing and inspiring Dad to Allison, Laura and Shelby. Then my kids came along and boy did they love and have fun with him, they loved going into your basement and just being with him. Just watching a new cartoon that he told them about, playing with him or learning gymnastics and soccer tips and tricks was always amazing to see.
We are all better people having had Uncle Brant in our lives. Love you.

Liza, Peter, Carrigan, Carson & Kendra

Condolence from Audriana Roque on January 19th, 2022 9:31 pm

I am so sorry to hear that Brant has passed. My best and favourite memory of him is when he would drive Shelby and I to the movies in high school and go circles around and around the roundabout in my subdivision. My condolences to the whole family, he will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Sandra on January 19th, 2022 10:15 pm

Learning of Brant’s passing was heart-wrenching. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are finding strength in your family and the love of your friends, as we are here for you. Brant will always hold a special place in the boys hearts. If there is anything I can do, whether it is to help you say goodbye, to keep his/her memory alive, to distract you from the pain, or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Love Sandra, Barry, Lloyd and Ethan

Condolence from Jacq, Nick, Alex and Ben on January 20th, 2022 2:22 am

We have no words to ease your pain. Brant was loved and will be sorely missed. We wish we could be there to help you celebrate his life. Love and hugs to all. From your family in Australia xx

Condolence from Alexis & David on January 20th, 2022 8:30 am

There are no words we can say, our hearts are with you all. Way too soon for everyone who knew him. We will, as always, be there for you guys no matter what. Stay strong and so much love, thoughts and memories always. Bless you all…

Condolence from Dee Trkulja on January 20th, 2022 11:02 am

Lesley, Allison, Laura and Shelby, we are so saddened to hear of Brant’s passing. I called Alex (junior) this morning and he reflected fondly of “the Bant”. Such a kind man and wonderful father and husband. Al and I remembered the time we ran into you and Brant at Swiss Chalet and before you knew it we were sitting down to dinner together chatting. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to help you during this difficult time. Hugs to you all.

Dee, Al and Alex

Condolence from Janet Jacobs on January 20th, 2022 2:56 pm

Lesley and family. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Brant. He was a true family man. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Janet McCormack on January 20th, 2022 9:31 pm

Lesley and your girls…

I am so sorry for your loss…
My sincere condolences.
Hold tight to your memories!

Condolence from Suzanne Skimming on January 21st, 2022 7:49 am

Lesley and family
We are thinking of you. We send our deepest condolences.
Suzanne, Ryker, Raiden

Condolence from Gail and Rod Woods on January 21st, 2022 3:12 pm

Lesley and your daughters
We are sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Brant
Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time
Our deepest condolences
Rod and Gail Woods

Condolence from Garry and Christine Hilliard on January 21st, 2022 11:16 pm

Lesley , Allison, Laura, Shelby
We are still in shock over Brant’s sudden passing .Great memories from the early Whitehead days. , soccer with our girls etc. Brant did everything with passion and purpose.As caregiver to our grandkids Brant treated them with love and care like they were his own and we can tell you they adored him. For that we are eternally grateful.

R.I.P. Grant
Love and Hugs to you all
Garry and Chris

Condolence from Nicole MacIsaac on January 22nd, 2022 9:30 am

Lesley, Allison, Laura and Shelby,
We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Brant. Our hearts are broken on this unimaginable loss.
You are in our thoughts.
Nicole, Greg, Megan and Kyle MacIsaac

Condolence from Joe Andrews on January 22nd, 2022 12:23 pm

Leslie and family
We are so sorry to hear of Brant’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Sincere condolences
Joe and Alison Andrews and family

Condolence from Micheline Robichaud on January 23rd, 2022 4:13 pm

Sorry to hear about Brant’s passing suddenly at such a young age, To Lesley and the girls my deepest sympathy. I’ll always remember Brant at James Bolton school yard helping out Lesley with the kids she’s looking after. What a gentle man.
Thinking of you.
Micheline and Noah

Condolence from Rae Jewett on January 23rd, 2022 4:30 pm

Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family and sending my love.

Condolence from Lori Arthur on January 24th, 2022 9:19 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
The Arthur family

Condolence from Maureen Kowal on February 1st, 2022 12:50 pm

Lesley I was on the site and found that you have lost your husband. Sympathies to you all. May God give you strength and peace. If there is anything you need help with. I know I haven’t seen you since the kids were school Maureen and Dennis Kowal

Condolence from David, Yvonne and Rebecca Shoalts on February 2nd, 2022 10:19 am

Dear Lesley, Allison, Laura and Shelby,
We just heard the terrible news and are very, very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of the years Brant and Lesley ran the Bolton Wanderers girls soccer team. Rebecca always enjoyed playing on those teams. Brant was always an enthusiastic and cheerful presence around the team.
Our condolences,
David, Yvonne and Rebecca Shoalts

Condolence from Pam and Oliver Seidel on February 9th, 2022 4:11 pm

Lesley and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your great loss. Sending our deepest condolences to your family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Pam and Oliver Seidel

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