February 21, 1930 – December 26, 2011
Madeleine Walker, beloved wife of Roland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the age of 81.
Madeleine was born in Meota, SK and grew up on the family farm with her three siblings. She moved to North Battleford where she joined the military as a Supply Technician in 1953. She was stationed at Sea Island before being posted to Comox, BC where she met Roland. In 1956, three years later, they were married. It was then she left the military and together, with Roland still a military member, moved to Cold Lake, Germany, Summerside, Greenwood, Ottawa and finally settled in Calgary to be near their children. During her many travels, Madeleine, along with her family and friends, loved to camp, her favourite places being English Bay and Lake Pleasant. Through the years Madeleine played many sports including softball, hockey, and broomball but her passion was golf. She was a skilled golfer and won many awards and tournaments. Madeleine also loved animals and would often be seen with a dog on her lap or wondering over to pet the horses in a nearby pasture.
Besides her husband Roland, Madeleine is also survived by her son Gordon of Calgary, daughter Patti and her partner Brenda of Cold Lake, AB and her beloved dog Jace. She was predeceased by her mother Ida, father Ralph, brothers Rowland and Maurice and her sister Rita.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Madeleine Walker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences