Nadalin, Anthony Cecil (Ceceil)

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Navy
  • Date of birth: May 29, 1919
  • Where born: Beachville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: March 22, 2005
  • Burial location: Beachville Cemetery, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: 1940 - 1944
  • Country enlisted with: Canada


Anthony Cecil Nadalin, to be known as Cecil, was the second son to be born to Anthony and Mary Beatrice (Mote) Nadalin on May 29, 1919 arriving a month late.

Cecil enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940. He served on minesweeper vessels as the HMCS Caribou and HMCS Milltown trolled the sea from the Maritimes to Europe. Due to ear problems, he was discharged in 1944 and returned to Beachville. Cecil then took a carpenter’s course in London and became an employee of Ellis Don Construction in London. Later, he left Ellis Don and took a position with the Board of Education in Woodstock as a carpenter.

On August 06, 1955, Cecil married Anna Irene MacDonald in London. The next year, on October 09, 1956 they welcomed their son Anthony Earl Nadalin into their family. He was born in Ingersoll, Ontario.

After Cecil retired, he became a member of the Lawn Bowling Club in Woodstock. Cecil was an exceptional player and went as far as to become a Canadian Champion. Along with his son and brother Kenneth, he indulged in his passion of producing wine directly from the grapes. They became well known for their efforts.            

Cecil had a massive heart attack at his residence on March 22, 2005 and died instantly. He is buried in the Beachville Cemetery in Beachville, Ontario.