VAN NORDEN – Madaleen M., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 1st, 2013 at Mahone Bay Nursing Home.
Born January 7, 1934, she was a daughter of the late William and Lottie May (Munro) Callahan.
Madaleen married Asa VanNorden in 1952 and ran Ace Taxi for over 30 years. Madaleen returned to work at Stedman’s, Worthmore and Peoples where she retired in 1994. Madaleen loved to fish and hunt, playing cards and bingo, doing card tricks for her grandchildren, knitting everything from sweaters, socks to blankets. Madaleen loved doing ceramics and her family will always cherish her works of art.
She leaves behind her daughter Melinda (Paul) Hilchey of Bridgewater, her son Roger (Elizabeth Schnare) of Mersey Point. Her grandchildren Dan (Tomomi) Hilchey of Japan, Laura (Adam) Cook of West Dublin, Andrew (Gloria) VanNorden of Fredericton, NB., Latisha (Tyler) Hoadley of Kingston, ON., great-grandchildren Sam, Bennett and Wilson Cook, Hinako and Honoka Hilchey and Tyla and Aiden Hoadley.
She was predeceased by her husband Asa; sister Marie Cunningham, as well as a sister and two brothers in infancy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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iam very sorry to hear about Madaleen ,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family.
MARILYN WHYNOT / AVERY CROFT
To madaleen’s family just to let you all know that you are in our thoughts at this sad time. Just remember the good times that you all spent together .
evie and ed fisher
we are sorry to hear of your moms passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry to hear of Madaleen’s passing. She was a lovely lady who always wore a smile. May God give the family the comfort needed to get through this valley.
Sorry to hear of the passing of another great lady. Will always remember her from the Bingo halls. Roger and family my condolences to you all.
Peggy & John Whynot
Dear Melinda, Roger & Families:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time.
Barbara Greer and Brent Greer (Gloria's parents)
So sorry to hear about Andrew’s granmothers passing. He spoke of Madaleen and Asa often.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.We have made a donation to the heart and stroke foundation in Madaleens memory.
Alex and Amy Croft
Melinda and family, we were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know you will keep her memory in your heart . I will think of her allways in my childhood memories when we played at your house as children. Friends allways Amy
To Madaleen’s family;
I haven’t seen her for quite a few years, but I remember the talks we use to have whenever we met up. She was very proud of her family. Deepest sympathy to all the family.
Esther (Tarr) Doggett
she will be missed by all she was a very nice person
Bubby,Marcia & family
Melinda & family:
There are just no words that we can express on the passing of your Mom.Big hugs & lots of love to you & yours.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Madaleen. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
To Madaleen,s family ::We were so sorry to hear of your mom,s passing. She was a wonderful woman & will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our condolences to you all .
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Madaleen’s family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Andrew remember all the love your grand-parents gave you and keep following your dream! They were so proud of you. Take care of each other. God Bless
Greg and Susanne Hoadley (Tyler's parents)
We wanted to express our heartfelt condolences to all of Latisha’s family and friends who are grieving the loss of her grandmother. May the love and memories sustain you and God bless you and keep you in his care, in these difficult days. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Donna and Steve Callahan
Sorry to hear of the passing of a great lady.She will be forever in your hearts.Cherrish all the great memories you have of her and they will help you when you are missing her.May God bless and strengthen you at this difficult time.
Dear Melinda, Paul and Family,
My deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. May precious memories help you through the difficult times.
Sorry to hear of Madaleen’s passing. I knew her when she had Home Support. She loved her family and spending time with the grand kids and great grand kids, she would be so happy to see them.
I enjoyed the many hunting and fishing stories she told.
Sympathy to all,at this hard time.
freda and jim
so sorry to hear of madaleens passing she is with asa now malinda roger you are in my prayers madaleen and i had such fun on our little trips to the valley for week ends. and the grand childrens.
Adrian & Sharon Westlake
Melinda, Roger and Family. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Takecare.
Brenton and Barbara Corkum
What a beautiful video tribute and a wonderful collection of your memory pictures. It goes without saying how much we share your loss of a mother and grandmother and we know what a void that leaves in the lives of the ones left behind. Have no regrets…you did her proud and Melinda, no mother could ask for a more dedicated daughter. Our sincerest sympathy and love to you all at this time…Barb and Brenton
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
Melinda,Roger and Families, so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you.
Norma & Leon Robertson
So sorry for your loss. I remember the days when your parents and my parents were good friends and worked together. I always enjoyed talking with your Mom about the old days. take care and keep your memories. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
To the family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Madaleen is now free from pain . She loved her family very much. She will be missed but always remembered.Take care.
Camy ( Cross) Hage
Hi Melinda, So sorry for your loss. I,ll always be thankful for the meals your mom made us as kids. Your parents kindness is not forgotten! God Bless your family at this time. Camy
to the family,
we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. she will be greatly missed.
gary and gloria
Melinda, Roger and families.
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. all. Mom and Madaleen were friends as well as family. Take care.
Van and Faye Atkinson
To the family of Madaleen sorry for your loss our condolences
Mike & Sandy Roy
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom,God Bless you all.
Melinda and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know you will miss her very much. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Madaleen at Peoples many years ago. We always had a little chat whenever we would meet by chance. I loved her big smile and cheerful greeting. Be comforted by your memories.
Jamel & Rhonda Perry and Catherine MacEachern
Please accept our condolences on Madaleen’s passing, I enjoyed seeing Madaleen when she came to the local Bingo’s and we would take a few minutes and have a chin wag. She will be remembered fondly by our family.
Dear Roger and Family:
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Dear Roger and family.
I remember seeing your Mom at Bingo many times over the years. She loved to play. My sincere condolences to you all.
Melinda,I was sorry to read of your Mother’s passing.My condolences to you you and your family. Lynn
Roger & Family
I am so sorry to read the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.