Christopher Knox Waddell
January 13, 1975 ~ July 31, 2011

Christopher Knox Waddell, age 36, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away on July 31, 2011 after a three year battle with cancer. Chris was born in Newport Beach, CA where he lived until he was 12 years old when his family moved to Brush Prairie, WA.
After graduating from Prairie High School he went to the University of Idaho where he was a Beta Theta Pi and met the love of his life, Kristin Norton. They married July 18, 1998 and moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID where Chris became a financial advisor.
Chris and Kristin have been active members of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, ID.
Chris has always had a very loving and gentle way about him and a deep faith in our Lord. He had a wonderful personality and was loved by all. He loved his family deeply.
Chris was an outdoorsman, loving hunting, fishing, and the lake, but most of all playing sports with his children.
He leaves behind his wife, Kristin; sons, Connor and Kyle; and daughter, Brooklynn. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Pamela Waddell; sisters, Jennifer Waddell and Meredith McNair (Cory). He also leaves behind their very special friend and "Auntie", Ethel Schoenborn.
Private graveside services are being held with arrangements entrusted to Yates Funeral Home. A public Celebration service will be held at Real Life Ministeries church in Post Falls, ID, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Donations may be made to Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls, ID 83854.
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Published by The Columbian on Aug. 3, 2011.
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Although I haven't seen Chris in many years, I loved him dearly. He was a close friend to my son, Geoff, throughout school. I will miss him. His family will always be in my prayers.
linda west
August 20, 2011
Search Light Moms of Spokane wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your Christopher. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
Search Light Moms

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Kathy Davis
August 7, 2011
I am so saddened by your loss.

Draw your strength knowing Chris is still in your hearts and minds.
Dennise Davis-Larson
August 7, 2011
Our family was deeply saddened to hear about Chris. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord in perfect peace. May God's peace and eternal love uphold you during this difficult time. Fondly, The Park Family
Travis, Jamie, Emma, Will, and Lucy Park
August 5, 2011
I hope you are enjoying singing with that heavenly choir. May you find joy in a life free of pain and suffering and know that you will be missed here on Earth by everyone who knew you. We were the lucky ones.
Kim Lorengo
August 4, 2011
Rest now from your strong fight Chris! We admired your positive and uplifting attitude throughout your long fight. We enjoyed you greatly as our neighbor and will miss you as our friend. Prayers are with you and your wonderful family. May the love that you all shared and we were blessed to witness stay strong in your family's hearts and memories.
Walter & Lynn Litman (CDA, ID)
August 4, 2011
I worked with Chris at APG Security at Hewlett-Packard. He had an infectious smile and a wonderful sense of humor!!! He is remembered fondly by many of us and will be missed. May God be with his family in this difficult time. Tory DeBoard
August 3, 2011
RIP Chris & God Bless your family. I'll always remember the fun we had working at HP. Miss you bro!
Wally Bacio
August 3, 2011
Meredith and family, so saddened by your loss. We are thinking and praying for you! Hugs!
Victoria Thomas
August 3, 2011
To the Waddell Family: We are so sorry to hear about Chris. We just want you to know that we are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace in this time of sadness.
Jim, Mary Cay and Ian Moore
August 3, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength that you need to get through this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with you!
Amy Rhodes (Webb)
August 3, 2011
We are sorry for your loss and may God give you strength during your grief.

Rick and Debbie Avery
(Grandparents of Wyatt and Conner)
August 3, 2011
You will be missed by all! Rest in peace Chris! Drew Simpson Brush Prairie, Wahington!
August 3, 2011
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