Christopher Quadling

Christopher Quadling

March-13-1929 - February-26-2024

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Obituary of Christopher Quadling

Quadling, Christopher

With sadness we announce the death of Christopher Quadling, who died of natural causes on February 26, 2024, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday.  He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Margaret Quadling, his sons Andrew (Lise Labrecque), Steve (Ghislaine Regimbald) and grandson Chris. 

Born in 1929 in Uxbridge, U.K., the oldest of three children, Chris attended the University of London Imperial College of Science & Technology in London, England for his BSc and the Faculty of Science for his PhD in Microbiology. Before attending university, he worked as a postman during WWII from 1940 to 1945 on school Christmas breaks. He was conscripted to the RAF (1948 to 1950) and worked as a nursing orderly in Malta for six months. He was very proud of his military service and recently received formal recognition of his service in the RAF from the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa.  

Chris worked at Agriculture Canada (where he met Marg), the National Research Council and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Ottawa. He became a Canadian citizen in 1962.  As a long-time resident of Drummond Centre, Chris, curious by nature was a hobby farmer, avid reader, lover of cats, and music- including classical, ragtime and especially Abba. In recent years he became the primary caregiver to Marg as her dementia progressed. Chris achieved his wish to live independently in his own home to the end.

For those who wish, please consider a donation to the Perth Public Library in Chris’s memory. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth