Colleen  Madge-Williams

Obituary of Colleen Madge-Williams


October 31, 1927 - June 22, 2018

Died peacefully on June 22, 2018, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents, Gladys and Alva Roy Thompson, by her stepfather William Gilbert, by first husband, Reverend Douglas Madge (1991), and by second husband, Keith Williams (1999), and by sister Lorraine (Lorrie) Spain (2008) and brother-in-law Patrick Spain (2006).

Beloved mother to Derek Madge (Heather Massel-Whittle), Debra Bailey (Brian), David Madge (Nancy), Diana Madge (Tom Tanory),  and Dawna  Davis (Jamie). Special foster mother to Louise Drewitt (Bud) and Joan Vance.

Cherished and devoted grandmother to Jessica Bailey (James Steele), Jennifer Madge Warzin , Christopher Madge, Jamie Davis Jr. (Christina Miller), and Camila Mussa. Dear great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Connor and Malcolm Warzin.

She will be deeply missed by her brother-in-law and his wife, Richard and Laurine Madge, and her many nieces and nephews.

Colleen's passing leaves many friends and communities grieving, including Goderich, Paisley, Kitchener-Waterloo, Elmira, Brantford, Wingham and Tobermory. She was a dedicated Christian who embraced her spiritual life with love and humility always.  She was a devoted minister's wife and a strong member of each parish, and gave her all to any task that came her way.

When Colleen was 39 she went back to school and fulfilled another of her dreams, to become a Registered Nursing Assistant. She worked for many years at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, and Brantford General Hospital.

There will be two celebrations of Colleen's life.  Visitation will take place on June 27, from 11am to 12:45 pm,  at St. George's Anglican Church in Goderich, with the funeral immediately following at 1 pm.  A Memorial Service will take place in Tobermory at St. Edmund's Anglican Church on June 29, at 11am.

Please direct any donations in lieu of flowers to either the Kidney Foundation, St. Edmund's Anglican Church, or Innisfree House (Hospice)