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(nee SHEAD)

It is with heavy hearts the family of Madeline would like to announce the passing of our dear Mom, Nana, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, and dear friend at the age of 87.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Jim, parents, Frank and Betty, and sister Betty.
She will forever be remembered and greatly missed by her sons, Garry (Joan), Bruce (Mona), her grandchildren, Amanda (Justin) Catellier, Kim (Ryan) Orlesky, Brian (Allison), Scott, Brent (Tatum), great-grandchildren, Alannah, Gavin, Violet Catellier, Luca, Danica Orlesky, Ainsley Gembus, brother-in-law Wally (Sheila), nephews, Trent and Darrin.
Mom was born in Winnipeg and raised in West Kildonan. She was a stay at home mom when the boys were younger, and as they got older she worked part time.
When Dad retired from Air Canada they travelled to the West Coast to visit family and friends in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. They also went on southern winter vacations, enjoying the company of family and friends. Many fond stories and memories were shared upon return.
Mom jumped at the opportunity to attend her sons and grandchildrens sports and activities. She loved baking with the grandchildren and Sunday dinners with her family. Mom enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and during Covid she found ways to communicate with them virtually. Mom looked forward to going on car rides to Selkirk, Birds Hill Park, Lockport, and Papa's park.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the friendly and caring staff at Kildonan House, home care, and Concordia Hospital.
Garry and Bruce would especially like to thank Dr. Mark Barker for his years of caring for Mom to help make her life as comfortable as possible.
We are consoled knowing that Mom has now been reunited in Heaven with Dad, who she missed so dearly all these years.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration in Mom's honour will be held at a future date once the Covid restrictions are relaxed.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to a charitable organization of your choice.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Gary, Bruce & families, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We remember fondly having tea with Madeline and Jim and also visiting uncle Frank & auntie Betty. May the happy memories help you at this time. Love Heather, Bill and family - Posted by: Heather & Bill Jory (Cousin) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I played hockey with Garry when we were kids and although I have not seen him in decades I thought it appropriate to send my condolences to him and his brother Bruce on the passing of their Mother. Mr. and Mrs. Talling were two of the nicest parents I have ever known. When I didn't have a ride to games or practices, there were numerous occasions when they went out of their way to provide that ride so I could attend those games and practices. Their kindness has never left me, they were both truly wonderful people. I am so sorry for your loss, may the memories you of your Mom be a blessing and may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Gary Prost (friend) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • To Bruce, Garry and all family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences. May your mourning period be short and your memories and love be long and last a lifetime. May she Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt (Friend) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of your Mom/Nana’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you. Gregg and Susan - Posted by: Gregg and Susan Bosecke (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My condolences to you Garry and your family. - Posted by: Doug Black (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Rip Madeleine. Overwhelming memories of you over so many years fill our thoughts. Your dear kind soul has left a void but now you are with Jim and so many others who love you. No doubt it will be a special reunion. You were one of a kind! - Posted by: Susan Holder Shead (Cousin ) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of your mom, and nana’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family. Gregg and Susan - Posted by: Gregg and Susan Bosecke (Friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Bruce, Mona and family. Sending you hugs and prayers during this difficult time. - Posted by: Lidia and Kevin kupchik (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Death holds no power over love, especially the love to a mother.I am sorry for the loss of such a valuable person in your life.I had privilege to know her and I'll always remember her.From the time I spent with her I know she must have been someone special to have raise a great sons.You were a joy to your mother all your life and a huge comfort to her over these past few months.It's sad to lose her,but you were always there for her.I share in your grief and extend my deepest sympathy to you Bruce and all your family. Irena - Posted by: sikorski irena (friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Our condolences to Garry and family lots of memories with your Mom at the kids hockey games and all sports she enjoyed attending. Always smiling and waving to say hi to all. So proud of her family. Rest In Peace - Posted by: Shann & Lori Chartrand (Friends of family ) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Although I had only met your mom a few times, we always seemed to have allot to talk about when we visited. So sorry for your loss, may your happy memories give you strength though this difficult time. - Posted by: Joe & Joyce Roth (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Hello Garry & Bruce The Bos & Lankhout family would like to offer our condolences to you both and all family. We are most fortunate to have lived are lives amongst such good neighbours to our Oma on the great Kilbride Ave. Your Mom & Dad were such good people and still think of your late father as well.....just great stewards of the community. As you know I was able to see your Mom on occasion at the living centre, and she always greeted me with such pride and she was always in such good spirits. Take care, and all the best to a life well lived and respected Ron Lankhout - Posted by: RON LANKHOUT (FRIEND OF FAMILY) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to all of you. May your mom rest peacefully and may all your happy memories keep her close in your hearts. She is now reunited with your dad and they will watch over you. - Posted by: Loreen Coutts (Friend ) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Madeline was a very special lady who I have thought of for years. I remember laughing with her when she needed to be seen by a doctor during a snow storm. She told everyone she was responsible for having their street plowed! Rest In Peace 💕 - Posted by: Louise Raber (Nurse and Friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

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