It is with Broken Hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Madeline, of Enfield NS, formerly Herring Cove, on December 18, 2021 (5 days short of her 103rd birthday). Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Wilfred Laurier McLellan and Helen Bowser.
Mom was a happy, funny, strong, generous and loving lady with a warm smile and huge heart who was cherished by all who met her.
A self-taught and talented pianist, she was the sole organist at Stella Maris Church in Ferguson’s Cove for many years playing for church services, weddings, funerals and her favorite candlelit Midnight Masses.
She enjoyed feeding everyone who spent time with her. For many years she accompanied her husband Rex on a multitude of golf courses across Canada, entertaining in the clubhouses on piano while she waited for him to finish rounds.
She was an incredible candlepin bowler, bowling in leagues with averages in the 90’s well into her 90’s! With a spirit for competition and natural abilities, Mom enjoyed playing golf with the family, many board games and cards, 8 ball & Poker Pool, swimming, singing, and dancing. A social butterfly who carried no ill-feeling, bias or prejudices, she loved meeting and conversing with folks of all walks of life. She held a spot in her heart for all animals, especially dogs and was known to exude a special aura that drew animals to her.
Always supportive and proud of her family, she had only one love, her husband Rex of 39 years, who always referred to her as “the Greatest”, that we all agree on. Mom was the best Mother, Wife, Nanny and Great-Nanny there could be.
Surviving are her children Bob Joudrey (Lulu) Halifax, Pam Myatt (Lou) Williamswood, Betty Ashley (John) Lantz, Grandchildren Christine, Lori, Karen, Chelsea, Alisha and Great-Grandchildren Jordan, Dante, Miley, Charleigh, Josh, Karlee and Brady. Also, a sister Eleanor O’Hearn, Baton Rouge.
She was predeceased by Rex Joudrey (husband), parents Wilfred Laurier McLellan and Helen Bowser, Step-Mother Lydia McLellan and sisters Marilyn and Lorraine.
Family only services will be held at J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, followed by a graveside service at St. Pauls Cemetery, Herring Cove. Proof of double vaccination and government ID are required. Masks and 6' social distancing are mandatory. No visitation due to covid. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, Save A Life Canada Animal Rescue Society, Hope for Wildlife or Magnolia Recreation, Enfield.
Thank you to the Magnolia Sand Dollar cottage staff, especially Jennifer and Doctor Sheehy.
Messages and memorials can be directed to Madeline's family, using tribute wall located in the sidebar.