Passed away peacefully at Hamilton Continuing Care on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in her 100th year, with her loving family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2010). Madeline will be dearly loved and remembered always by her son John (Judy); daughter Lynn (Ray Varey); daughter-in-law Jo-Anne; grandchildren Kelly (Evan Hildreth), Michael (Candice Thomson), Jeremy (Susie), Kerri (Billy Tonnies), Stephanie (Jon Fournier), Candice Montgomery, Lindsay (Sean Cline), David Cruickshanks (Andria), Krystie and Kailey; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces Deborah (James Llewellyn) and Heidi; nephew Michael Whitlaw; niece-in-law Donna Cobb; son-in-law Paul Cruickshanks (Rosemary Coomber) and sisters-in-law Joanne Hicks (Don) and Isabelle Whitlaw. Predeceased by son James Stephen Whitlaw, sister Norma Cobb and nephew David Cobb. Madeline was an Artist for over 35 years creating beautiful things that were appreciated by many. She was a volunteer in her community and the love of her life were her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton Continuing Care for the kindness and care they provided over the last several weeks. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00 for Madeline’s Service at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place and a private burial was held. If you so wish, donations to the Dundas Valley School of Art or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
“Madeline’s words of advice. Be happy…Be Good”
We would like to send our condolences to Grandma Whitlaw’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. She was the sweetest lady, I was thinking back to when she would give Hunter $5 in a Christmas card. Was the kindest gesture! She was so loved by all and will most definitely be missed. Rest In Peace Grandma Whitlaw❤️
Steven, Nicole and Hunter Willis
Sincere condolences. Madge will be missed by all who knew her.
Wishing you our deepest condolences during this very sorrowful time. We hope fond memories fill you with great peace and joy.
Please accept our condolences from the Rosart Family
What a lady! What a family! What a life!
No sadness here. Many have waited joyously for Madge’s arrival, especially my mom.
Dear Lynn, Ray and all your family,
Thinking of you all at this time.
Love Lin & Brian
John, Lynn and members of the Whitlaw family…my deepest sympathy. Nothing but great memories of your mother whether decades ago on Tweedsmuir or in recent years when we were neighbours here on Creekside…