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Kayden Cody Waisanen

Nov 28, 1996 - Feb 20, 2022


Saturday, March 12, 2022
1:00 pm
Eckville Community Centre


Kayden Waisanen, known to many as “Weezy” passed away suddenly, February 20th. He was born to parents John and Judy Waisanen. He grew up on the farm where he swore from his first day of Grade 1, that he was meant to be. He attended Eckville Senior High School, where he spent most of his days farming and socializing. For 25 years he mastered his craft of farming alongside his partner in crime, John. Many times, they would come home with unexpected guests (cattle) or new equipment and have to explain to Judy how it came to be. While many of his younger years were spent with Davin, Kelsey and Karley tearing up fields, painting eggs or jumping in puddles, his contagious personality and big heart were shared with many others later on. Kayden had an impact on everyone who crossed paths with him. His ability to light up a room or sing a tune would never fail to leave everyone with a smile. That is what he was good at – making people smile or laugh until they cried.

Beyond his humor and positivity, he was the most hard-working and dedicated person. He gave everything to his family, his cattle, his friends and his dog Dewart or “Dewey”. Kayden first learned to drive tractor at a young age – “clipping” the swing set and barn with the John Deere lawn mower. It was amazing that they were still standing. He improved with hundreds of hours dedicated to silaging, harvest and chores. Kayden eventually made his home on land where Grandpa Simon initially settled, when he immigrated from Finland. He was so proud of his home, his brand, his land and his Finnish roots that inspired his dreams of having a sauna and his own mini ranch to calve out his cattle.

Some of Kayden’s favorite pastimes were spending time with his friends “ranching” and processing cattle, adventuring at BVJ, playing “name that tune”, singing along to every country song (and convincing others to love country music), cruising the roads checking his crops and cattle, and going to auctions and bull sales.

He was our treasured son, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend. He loved his nephews and ensuring that they were provided with the noisiest of toys and everything John Deere. We are so grateful for the 25 years we got to spend with you and wish there were more. We will treasure every fond memory of you and watch for signs your spirit leaves for us.

Kayden will be lovingly remembered by his parents John and Judy Waisanen, his siblings Davin Waisanen (Christa), Kelsey Kenway (Riccardo), and Karley Saari (Owen), grandparents Rita Gust (Gordon Emms), aunt Brenda Markle (Keith), his nephews Everitt, Morris and Yannis, and his many friends.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund will be set up at the Eckville Connect First Credit Union, for a scholarship designated for students pursuing continuing education related to agriculture or animal-based careers.
Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes, Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


John Kaikkonen:

Hei sialla serkku Jussi ja Judy. Poikasi otettiin aivan liian aikasin olen niin surullinen tilantiista. Menatin naiseni, joka oli elamani rakkaus kuusi vuatta sitten kahdeksan vuoden yhdessalouvoden jalkeen. Joten tunnen osan surustasi. Soita minulle, jos haluat tuulettaa tai tula kaymaan juskus. Lampimat terveseit sinulle ja Judylle.

Wilfred and Jean Vos:

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

Ken and Erlene Ackerman:

No words can express our heart felt feelings. So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved son. Keep your heads up and know you will make it thru this. Our greatest sympathy is with you.

Gerry & Maureen Hansen :

Our deepest condolences to John , Judy and family, your family is is our thoughts and hearts , our sympathies are with you .

Heikki & Tuula Lehrback and family and relatives from Finland:

Our deepest condolences John, Judy and family. We didn't have the pleasure to meet Kayden in person but we have always had a very bright and positive image of him. You are all in our thoughts and hearts in this difficult time. Hugs and love from your family and relatives from Finland.

Colleen, Jess, Alyssa, Austin and Haley:

Dear John, Judy, and Family,
The loss of Kayden has left our family with broken hearts and a million memories. I remember the first day this little teeny boy first sat in my chair for a haircut, so shy. And then grew into the kid that would come through the door with his "Howdy!" and have us in stitches in no time. I know there are no words that can ease your pain, but please know he was loved fiercely by so very many people. He left an impact on everyone he met and will always be in the best of our memories. RIP Kayden, gone much too soon. Hugs and love from us.

Adrian and Audrey Valli:

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Adrian and Audrey Valli

Hope and Micalah Jensen:

Our deepest condolences John, Judy and family. We pray you receive strength and courage at this time and be blessed with the love n compassion that surrounds you. We are holding you in prayer.

Debbie and John Leitch:

Judy and John and family
There are no words to adequately describe the deep heartbreaking sadness and sense of loss experienced with Kayden's unexpected death. We have so many amazing memories of Kayden and David together and their many adventures. We feel honored and privileged to have been part of his life from infancy to adulthood. From the time he could talk he had a sense of humor and always a smile. He could nickname anything and was truly born to the right life into such a loving family who cultivated his love of farm life. He loved his family deeply and he was loved deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Eldon and Deb Rangen:

Deepest condolences words cannot express the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Sparrows Auto Service /Kaltire :

Our deepest sympathy, our hearts are broken at such a loss!! Kayden always had kindness and caring way! His big smile always made our day.
Our love and hugs for the whole family! There truly are no words, but please know we stand with you all and are here if you need anything!!
Love from,
Scott and Yvette, Charlotte and Maverick, our family and staff at Sparrow’s Auto

Shelley Dyrland:

Kayden brought joy to all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. His smile lit up a room and his sense of humor made everyone laugh. I am so sorry for your loss of this incredible young man. I will forever treasure my memories of him and his love of all things farming!!

Sheila Robin:

Judy, John and families,
I am so saddened to hear of your sudden loss. My sincerest sympathies and prayers are sent your way. I never knew Kayden, however, this write up tells me that I have missed out knowing a fine young lad. Keep all those wonderful memories close to your heart. Hugs, love and prayers.

Tina Sisson and family:

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Kayden. Condolences to you and yours. He was a amazing young man who will be remembered by so many.

Gail Nason :

My heart hurts for your families loss.

Laureen Safron and Family:

Our deepest condolences John and Judy and family. May the love you hold in your heart for Kayden bring you much comfort thru this very difficult time.

Valerie Hudkins:

John, Judy and family. I am so so sorry for your loss. Words can not express how you must be feeling. Such a wonderful young man gone so early. Hugs and love to all of you.

Susan Brown:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your great loss.

Linda,Lester and Melissa Eckenswiller :

May you always have fond memories of Kayden. He was a beautiful soul. Thinking of you Judy,John and family.

Gina and John Kodak (Merriman):

Our hearts and prayers go out to you in this time, he was such a pillar of the community and will be deeply missed by many.

Carol and Ron Skocdopole :

John, Judy and Family. Our Deepest Condolences. We hope the memories of the good times, the family had with Kayden, help to ease the sorrow.

Shawn Danbrook:

Dear John, Judy, Davin, Kelsey, and Karley,

I am shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy that has befallen your family. My wish for you all is that in time your insurmountable loss can be minimized by your positive memories of Kayden and that those memories come to you first as you think of Kayden in the future.
Gone far too soon and far too young.

Darcee Medin :

John, Judy, Davin, Kelsey & Karley plus your extended families, my deepest condolences go to all of you in this time of need. I’m sorry to hear about Kayden’s passing. If any of you need a shoulder to lean on or a ear that will listen, I’m always here for all of you. As I know the pain that you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Laurie eliuk and families :

Our very heartfelt sympathies on your huge huge loss. There just are no words, but please know we are thinking of you all during this most trying time. Bless you all and your treasured child

Tammy Mattson and Family:

Very sorry to hear about Kayden. Our deepest sympathy from my family to yours.

James Munro :

John, Judy and Family.
My condolences to you all. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak you all are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laurie Wacher:

Deepest Sympathy to you all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I recall many fond memories of Kayden while working at the Elementary school. Cherish all the memories. Thinking of you,
The Wacher Family.

Kayleigh Rempel and Family:

To the Waisanen family we are so sorry your hearts have to go through this painful loss may the signs Kayden leaves for you help ease that pain just a little and know that he will always be looking after his loved ones

Karen Lukens :

Deepest condolences to John,Judy and family. Kayden was a gift given and taken too soon. Didn't matter how bad of a day I was having, he would walk into the store and have me laughing or shaking my head at a story he told. He will be dearly missed and I am grateful I had the opportunity to get to know him if only for a short time.

Ken &Josie FRID:

Our deepest condolences to the family

Don& Josie Perepelkin :

John and Judy
We are so very sorry for your loss. The pain of your loss is unbearable but you were very blessed to have such a wonderful son to fill your hearts with so many joyful memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jacquie, Kirsten, Gabi (Winsten), and Alayna Matthews :

John, Judy and family,
No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.

Don & Sheila Perich:

Sorry about your loss. Our hearts and thoughts go out with you at this difficult time. May you cherish the memories and stories of Kayden

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