Obituary of Grady Liddle
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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Mary’s Hospital, on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the age of 90 years.
Survived by his loving wife Ellenore “Ellie” of 47 years, his three daughters, Tracey (Greg) Steffens, Pam (Jim) Theaker, Lisa (Brad) Matthews, his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Nicole (Kody Michael) and Daniel (Michelle) Steffens, Tyson (Paola) Theaker, Alana (Travis) Boyce, Taryn (Jeremy) Bradley, Hilary (Kevin) Sherk and Rachel Matthews (Evan Schafrick) as well as his great grandchildren Charlie and Jack Steffens, Miller and Francesca Theaker, Caden and Ellis Boyce, Adriel and Thea Bradley and Mason Sherk. Graydon is also survived by his brother Keith (Helen) Liddle, sister-in-law Marilyn Liddle Henderson and brothers-in-law Bob (Joanne) Awrey and Don (Marie) Awrey as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his brother Bryce Liddle, son Scott Liddle and his parents William Arnold and Stella (nee Jones) Liddle.
Grady was a General Manager and later became President and C.E.O. of CAA Southwestern Ontario until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Westmount Golf and Country Club, a member of the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club, a member and past president of the International Skål Club, and a long-time director of the KW Oktoberfest.
Special thanks to Dr. Brickell, Dr. Kelly and the fourth-floor nursing staff at St. Mary’s hospital, Melle and Amy for their loving care.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, October 28 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow the service in the Fireside Reception Room. The service will be recorded and livestreamed on Graydon’s tribute page at www.erbgood.com
Private family interment will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau.
Condolences for the family and donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation may be arranged at www.erbgood.com
A tribute to Grady
Grady, the son of Arnold and Stella Liddle, was born on March 10, 1932, on the family farm in Essex County. He and his brothers, Bryce and Keith, attended Leamington High School, where he played football, basketball and ping pong (high school champion!). He loved playing the clarinet and saxophone in the high school band and often sang solos in church.
Grady married his first wife, Marjorie, in 1955 and had 4 children, Tracey, Scott, Pam and Lisa. He married his second wife, Ellenore, in 1974, enjoying 47 years of marriage with her.
Grady worked for the Royal Bank, and then for 30 years was the President and CEO of CAA Midwestern Ontario, where he was known as “Chief”. This job took him all over the world allowing him to enjoy his love of travelling and the game of golf in each place he visited.
He was a member of the Skål Association of travel and tourism and for years served the K-W community with the Kinsmen, Rotary, and on the board for Oktoberfest.
Grady had the unique ability to engage anyone in conversation and loved people well. He leaves behind a legacy of a strong, but quiet and confident faith in Christ. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.