Obituary for T. Madeline Chaplin (McGinnis)
CHAPLIN, Madeline (nee McGinnis)
Madeline passed away at hospital in Perth on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 in her 88th year. Madeline leaves son Kenn, daughter Lynn (Joslyn and Allyson Howatt) and daughter Janice (Randy Shiga), cherished grandchildren Kailey and Brennan, son-in-law Claude Lamontagne (Craig Chaplin) as well as a large extended family and many good friends. A special thank you to Pat and Shannon Cook for their steadfast care over the years. Predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years Arnold, son Craig, her brother George and parents George Henry McGinnis and Lillian (MacPherson), half-sister Dorothy, half-brothers Mervyn and Fred McGinnis. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Madeline taught in rural Lanark County classrooms, and piano at home, in the Perth area for many years, and at home and at Gault School in Valleyfield, QC where she was also organist and choir director at Valleyfield United Church before returning to Perth to continue teaching at home. A graveside service at Scotch Line Cemetery will be held on Monday May 21st, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. Alan Drummond for many years of wonderful, good-humoured care. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital (gwmfoundation.com), 33 Drummond St.W., Perth, K7H 2K1.