Madeleine Marion McDonnell (Kirkham)
McDonnell, Madeleine Marion (nee Kirkham)
Madeleine passed away peacefully with family, while in palliative care, at the John Parrott Centre in Napanee on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 in her 93rd year. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Herrick McDonnell, and her parents, John and Mildred (nee Parks) Kirkham. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday April 25th , 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 26th at 10:30 A.M. Family and friends are invited to share refreshments and a Celebration of Life following the service in the Blair and Son Family Centre. Interment at Crawford Cemetery. Madeleine had a long, rewarding career working at the Public Health Unit in Sharbot Lake. Madeleine, along with her husband Herrick, were Frontenac County School bus operators for 37 years. They also received an Agricultural Service Diploma for meritorious service to Agriculture for their exceptional farming contribution in crops and livestock, primarily their herd of Hereford cattle. Madeleine has had many celebrations shared with friends and family including her 87th Birthday Party at Briargate Seniors Residence, and most recently her 90th birthday party at the John Parrott Centre. Many friends and family have spent memorable evenings at « the farm » including lots of music with fiddle, piano and guitar. Invariably, at some point through the evening, Madeleine would disappear from the piano, and you knew that she was preparing food, because you always had to eat before leaving. Madeleine will be fondly remembered for her excellent gardening skills, her handcrafts, her amazing chording on the piano, her delicious meals, and her wonderful hospitality. In remembrance of Madeleine, contributions to St. Andrew’s Church Sharbot Lake or the Maberly Agrucultural Society would be appreciated.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Madeleine Marion
McDonnell Kirkham 1926 2019..