Madeline Mary Purdy

22 October, 193120 March, 2021
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Madeline was born in Brantford, Ontario, on October 22, 1931 to James and Dorothy Freeman.

After high school, Madeline met Don; they were married in 1954 and had four children, Lorne, Janet, Greg, and Jeff. Madeline loved being a wife, mother, nana, and great nana and was the happiest when surrounded by her family. She dealt with many hardships in life, including the loss of her husband and son yet bravely carried on with grace and lived her life to the fullest. She loved being an active participant in the lives of her family.

Madeline is survived by her children Janet Newbigging (Rick), Greg Purdy (Brenda), Jeff Purdy (Amy), daughter in-law Brenda (Lorne) and grandchildren Michael Purdy (Christie), Mathew Purdy (Csilla), Keri Newbigging (Grant McLellan), Amy Newbigging, Elise Purdy, Eric Purdy, Katie Purdy, Sara Purdy, great grandchildren Joshua Purdy, Megan Purdy, Jackson Newbigging, Evelyn Purdy, her favorite big brother Jim Freeman and many nieces and nephews.

Madeline is predeceased by her husband Don, son Lorne, her parents and sisters Lorraine Clifford, Dorothy Lamb, Kathleen Wills and Mary Thomlinson.

Madeline will be greatly missed, but her spirit will live on with her family and friends.

In accordance with her wishes, a private family service will take place. Burial at Mount View Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family.


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Maureen Tomlinson

27 March 2021

Greg and family - my condolences to you. There is nothing like a mother or grandmothers love and adoration. Thoughts are with you.

Diane Davis

25 March 2021

Our family has many fond memories of Auntie Madeline . Myself especially.Madeline taught me so many things, how to sew ,how to be a good mother, and so much more.
We spent many weekends and good times with Madeline and Don
and their very special family at their cottage. Ron and I stayed with the kids for 2 weeks while Madeline and Don took a vacation to the west coast.
She will always be in my heart. I loved her so much. She had a very difficult
time in the past few years but she is now at peace and out of pain.
I love you.🙏😇💕

Louise McPhail

23 March 2021

Madelaine will be missed. A wonderful mother and grandmother who left her mark and lived life to the fullest. We loved her quick wit and laughter. Our deepest condolences and prayers for the Purdy family. A much admired woman who loved her family. With Love Louise McPhail, Brad Grimwood and family.

John & Sue McPhail

23 March 2021

Your Mother & Grandmother was a lovely lady. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
John & Sue McPhail