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Danny Maddex

Obituary

Maddex, Daniel Paul December 1951 - May 2021
On May 23 Danny passed away at The Meadows with his wife Betty and Son Mitchell at his side.  Danny and Betty had moved to The Meadows after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  He was predeceased by his father Fred, mother Elsie; three brothers:  Dwayne, Brian, and twin Alan; and his first wife Patsy.  Danny is survived by his wife Betty; two sons Joey (Kristy), and Mitchell (Aimee); two daughters:  Jodey (Steve), and Jordon; brother Lyle; sister Cloy (Doug) Gould; and eight grandchildren.  Danny spent most of his growing up years in Regina with many summer vacations at his home away from home, his grandparents farm in Dewberry.  At the age of 18 he moved to Swift Current because he had obtained a job working on an oil service rig.  Oil soon became his life long calling.  Through the years he had many oil related jobs until, with encouragement from his wife Betty, he went on to become a consultant.  Danny had many interests outside of work.  He very much enjoyed working in the backyard getting it ready for family bar-b-ques and night time bon fires.  Papa's marshmallow roasts were a favorite with grandchildren Kailey, Abby, Korben, Jamie, Craig, Lex, Olivia, and River.  On hot summer days Danny would enjoy sitting in the pool with daughter Jordie.  Danny was a football fan along with son Joey.  They would discuss the game by phone.  At times, Danny was known to get pretty animated during a game.  One of the things Danny enjoyed the most was camping with his family.  His job enabled him to buy a 5th wheel camper for work.  But he was able to squeeze in one or two family camping trips a year.  One of his favorite camping spots was in Cypress Hills.  Danny was an avid wood worker and over the years completed many projects big and small.  One of the larger was a potting bench he made.  He made two of them, the first for his wife and the second for the Ability Center.  It was raffled off, the money going to the Summer Fun Program.  Danny was a supporter of the Ability Center for many years, and was the Ability Bowl King Pin sponsor two years in a row.  One project cost him a little more than he bargained for.  A trip to the E.R. while building a Mother's Day present for Betty (an outdoor house) he cut off the end of his thumb with a table saw.  Danny declared any future Mother's Day gifts would be bought.  A more recent addition to his skills was wood carving.  His dad had been a wood carver so he thought he would give it a try.  The first thing he made was a little owl he carved while on a camping trip at Cypress.  It was pretty good for a first project.  Danny was interested in older vehicles.  It was an interest he shared with his granddaughter Kailey.  Danny restored a 1969 Ford truck.  He had an old Bronco he was interested in restoring but was waiting for the money to do it.  Danny had a life long desire to learn to play the banjo.  He got one for Christmas and unfortunately he never got to play.  His life just ran out of time.  Danny was a very special man.  He had been through many hard times but this was the biggest battle of his life and he fought it with courage, dignity, grace and patience.  As sick as he was he had no concern for himself.  His only concern was his family. Mahatma Gandhi said "where there is love, there is life" and Danny will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.  Due to COVID restrictions, services will be announce at a later date at which time all will be warmly welcomed.  Donations in Danny's memory to the Swift Current S.P.C.A., Box 1163 Stn Main, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, S9H 3X3 would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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